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Senior Product Developer- Bottom Woven's, Denim & Jackets

Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: Mar 15


RVCA is the brainchild of company founder and president, PM Tenore. Transcending the boundaries of traditional action sports apparel, RVCA is a design-driven lifestyle brand free from passing trends. Appearing as a natural on the shelves of boutiques as on those of a local skate shop, RVCA is brought together by a group of like-minded individuals from various subcultures, a collaboration of sorts, a lifestyle within itself. 

RVCA in essence is redefining the way the market views art and fashion as represented through the balance of opposites and how they coexist: water, oil; air, land; destruction, industrialization; art, science; foreign, domestic; order, chaos; past, present. 

The Senior Product Developer is primarily responsible to manage the product lifecycle from design concept to production of assigned categories.  Able to ensure product maintains design intent while meeting all company margin targets, quality standards and on time deliverables. The Senior Product Developer is the in-house expert on technical fabrics and fit/performance of active sport product. The developer must partner closely with vendors on achieving design intent. This position will also oversee/manage fit wear test trial of product with athletes. This position is the link between merchandising/design –production/sourcing and the factories.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing assigned categories to ensure on time samples (product life cycle management) that meet design intent and brand quality standards.
  • Daily interaction with Design, Sourcing, Technical Design, Production and Vendors as well as communication with Sales to deliver a design-directed sample line that meets all the requirements for quality, garment construction, price points (meeting margin) and delivery.
  • Negotiate costs with vendors to ensure margin requirements are met at style and category level. Partner closely with sourcing team.
  • Manage to 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’s.
  • Partner closely with production team on all production deliverables; including awareness of greige projections.
  • Be the category expert – be knowledgeable of category status and manage all reporting for assigned categories.
  • Validate and manage time/action calendar received from sourcing channels and vendors.
  • Partner closely with design to engineer product to meet margin targets. Take the lead on fabric first initiative and pre-costing.
  • Partner closely with development team, design team and tech design team on all approvals related to product development.
  • Take the lead on Research and Development of new fabrics/construction techniques to support company initiatives of R&D and design team for assigned categories.


  • Candidate should have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in product development
  • Must have prior experience working in a wholesale business model
  • Prior experience managing technical, active and performance apparel product is a plus.
  • Prior experience working with performance product suppliers (domestic and overseas) is preferred.
  • Must have experience in product construction/fabric construction/wash and print techniques/component level cost management and calendar adherence management
  • Must have experience in technical fabrications and we able to lead R&D fabric initiatives
  • Must have experience in both men’s and women’s product
  • 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 PC & MAC computer literate in Applications – Adobe Illustrator, Word, Excel, and PLM is a plus but not required
  • Must work well in a team environment
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