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Product Developer

Roark Revival - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Posted: January 27th, 2021


Description

-Maintain the development and quality of assigned styles by serving as the liaison between the Designer/Merchandiser and Supplier.

-The Product Developer is responsible for managing to the product development calendar, execution of the product, and on-time sample delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
-Monitor and maintain the development communication with suppliers, the product developer is the main point of contact for the supplier

-Build and populate the seasonal line list document, and keep up to date. Insuring accuracy at all times and insuring clean and accurate hand offs for samples and production
-Review and communicate design, fit and construction comments to the supplier & maintain the seasonal style design comment sheet at each sample stage
-Monitor & track the samples, trims, fabric, print, and color development approvals to/from Suppliers and internal communication
-Manage the sample production cycle and WIP tracker to secure on time salesman/showroom sample delivery
-Work with Production team each season to ensure that each style is commercialized
-Work with Fit Tech to prioritize and maintain fit approval schedule
-BI-annual development trips to the Suppliers (International)
-All other duties assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor Degree required
  • At least 2-4 years experience in apparel development.
  •  Strong organizational and communication skills, work ethic, and teamwork.
  • Strong problem solving ability.
  • Strong attention to detail for constant accuracy, self motivated with strong decision making capabilities.
  • Current industry standard technical knowledge of apparel development and manufacturing processes.
  • Unique abilities required: Overseas and domestic travel will be required on a seasonal basis, irregular working hours should be expected during peak periods when deadlines are present.


About Roark Revival

Affectionately known as Roark. A return to bold adventurism through the eyes of an idealized figure. The brand follows "Roark" and his meandering travels as an illusive, idealized figure, weaving his story into a timeless line of lifestyle products, T-Shirts and Trinkets. You never know where the artifacts of Roark's journey might appear. Fans of Roark can follow the story online, in zines distributed at our dealers each season, and through various Roark creative marketing expressions.

The line is derivative of Roark's experiences, consisting of images, thoughts and trinkets collected along the course of his adventures. They are the artifacts of his experience. Roark is as comfortable at the Sydney Opera House as it is in an Argentinian holding cell and the products reflect that - basic, durable, timeless, and well coordinated. The Roark Revivalist crew is a fashionable but understated faction, willing to spend 30 hours on an airplane, in a car, or on a train, just to shred alone.

If you follow the story of Roark, you'll understand when I say he's somewhere around Ocean Beach, revving the engine on a cafe racer, about to tear down Highway 1 in the inky blackness towards Santa Cruz. What Roark experiences is ever changing, but it is always based in a timeless sense of adventure and independence. Roark's story and his ethic sits, unreachable, brightly guiding us forward. Roark is therefore, what no team rider, surf contest, film premiere or sponsored artist could truly be, but what they all espouse to be. Roark can only exist as fiction. 

Abruptly honest, independent, adventurous and pragmatic. Roark is all those things simultaneously. Roark is born in the surf and skateparks of Southern California, but the design is not confined to surf or skate. Roark operates out of a quaint cottage in Laguna Beach, a refined but simple place that embodies the heart and soul of the character that wears the name. Roark's artifacts can currently be found in hand-selected stores in North America and on-line.