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Associate Product Developer-Men’s

Associate Product Developer-Men’s

Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Converse is the story of a sneaker that started on the court and moved to the stage and street. We're a company ready for change and that's who we hire: the most malleable, the most innovative, and the most creative. Our clothes and sneakers have been worn by rebels, rockers, rappers, artists, thinkers, and individuals. So that's why we hire individuals. So we're speaking the same language.

Global Apparel Product Creation, Product Development

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What we wear is personal. But envy is universal. To make that unique thing, the clothing someone reaches for and thinks, "This is me" is a cool power to wield. If you care about clothes, about how it wears, broadcasts, and creates tidal waves of coveting, then you're our designer. Plus, you can wear what you want to work.
Description

As an Associate Product Developer, you will provide project and process organization within Converse Footwear Product Development. You'll lead the individual project creation, converting a project brief and a two-dimensional design rendering into three-dimensional samples that meet the needs of the team and the consumer and that can be successfully and profitably commercialized and produced.

You will guide the product creation process from initial concept through to commercialization and production for assigned models to lead to on time delivery and development according to critical dates, product specification, sustainability, performance, and profitability goals. You'll also regularly participate in meetings with Design and Product Marketing during all phases of the product development process and implement the choice making process that leads to on-time concept confirmation and sample delivery. You will also work cross functionally and collaborate with CTS, Materials Development, Product Engineering, Manufacturing and Costing teams to effectively implement product development goals and deliverables.

You'll create and revise appropriate documentation for assigned products; ensure all appropriate development documentation is maintained including product specs and sample prototype notes. You will also effectively select and use the most appropriate communication tools to successfully manage the development process.

You'll develop a thorough understanding of category best practices to identify and addresses key issues and challenges in construction/manufacturing and plans accordingly to deliver proven and tested product. Monitor and communicate progress and challenges throughout the product testing process to meet product integrity requirements.

Keep abreast of market trends, Segments goals, new technology and consumer needs throughout the development process and engage appropriately to ensure projects are completed within corporate guidelines and goals for all facets of product creation.


Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree and 0-2 years' experience in footwear product development.
• The key to this position is a Developer with a passion to innovate and a passion for footwear. Someone who thinks outside of the box and is willing to look at new ways to solve problems. A person who will develop processes and manufacturing techniques to resolve a problem. Detail oriented with excellent working knowledge of footwear development, commercialization, and manufacturing.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with overseas office development personnel on a daily basis via e mail and phone.
• Self-motivated with excellent decision making capabilities. Person must also be team oriented and willing to step in where needed. Dates and Gates management is critical to success
• Person must be proficient on a PC with knowledge of Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Office, Outlook. Illustrators, Photoshop, 3D Software are a plus.
• Overseas travel is required on a seasonal basis. 2-3 trips to our Asia office each year is normal. Some domestic travel is also required for trend trips and competitive shopping. Office or large flexible cube workspace environment.

Converse is more than a company; it's a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we're different.

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