Product Developer - Accessories

RVCA - Costa Mesa, CA

Posted: August 17th, 2020


The Product Developer is responsible to manage the product lifecycle from design concept to production of assigned categories. The Developer is responsible to ensure product maintains design intent while meeting all company margin targets, quality standards and on time deliverables. This position is the link between merchandising/design –production/sourcing and the factories. This particular position is heavily focused on Mens/Boys/Womens/Sport Inline Accessories.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing assigned categories (All categories Mens/Boys/Womens Sport Accessories) to ensure on time samples (product life cycle management) that meet target margins, design intent and brand quality standards
  • Creation and maintance of styles in PLM, accountable for data integrity
  • Daily communication with HKO (Hong Kong Sourcing Office) and vendors to ensure all samples are accurate and received on time
  • Timely communication with internal/global teams on product updates
  • Work with HKO to ensure costs are negotiated to meet or exceed margin requirements are met at style and category level. Partner closely with internal Strategic Sourcing Manager
  • Partner closely with Design to engineer product to meet margin targets
  • Partner closely with Design team on all approvals related to product development
  • Manage calendar to ensure all critical milestones are met (support peers across departments) to meet all deadline deliverables and ensure fully commercialized product prior to PO issuance
  • Partner closely with production team on all production deliverables
  • Be the category expert – be knowledgeable of category status and manage all reporting for assigned categories
  • Take the lead on Research and Development of new materials/fabrics/construction techniques working with the Materials team in the HKO to support company initiatives of R&D and design team for assigned categories
  • Send visual comments to HKO/vendors

Required Experience:

  • Candidate should have a minimum of 7 years experience in product development
  • Experience in Accessories is a major plus
  • Must have prior experience working with overseas suppliers or Sourcing Offices
  • Must have prior experience working in a wholesale business model
  • Must have expereince in product construction/materials and print techniques/component level cost management and caledar adherence management
  • Must be deadline driven and detail oriented
  • Must be able to multi task and work in fast paced environment
  • Must be proactive with a solution/result oriented attitude
  • Must have excellent communication and follow through skills
  • Must be MAC computer literate in Applications – Adobe Illustrator, Word, Excel, and PLM type system
  • Must work well in a team environment

About RVCA

Clothing company with close connections to the skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding lifestyles.

Known for its expensive t-shirts which are made of thin cotton and depict artistic and obscure designs.

The company's name is pronounced "ru-kah", as its main logo is the word RUCA spelled with a Roman "V" in place of the "U". It is frequently misread and mispronounced as an acronym "RVCA".