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Product Developer - Temporary

Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: Apr 08



Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young‐minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company‐owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e‐ commerce channels.


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 Men’s T-shirts.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing assigned categories (Men's Tees) to ensure on time samples (product life cycle management) that meet design intent and brand quality standards
  • Daily communication with Americas sourcing HUB and vendors to ensure all samples are accurate and received on time
  • Timely communication with internal/global teams on product updates
  • Negotiate costs with vendors to ensure margin requirements are met at style and category level. Partner closely with sourcing team in Americas HUB
  • 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’s 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 fabrics/construction techniques to support company initiatives of R&D and design team for assigned categories
  • Attend fittings and send fit and visual comments to vendors and or Americas HUB


  • 5+ years experience in product development
  • Must have prior experience working with overseas suppliers
  • Must have prior experience working in a wholesale business model
  • Must have experience in product construction/fabric construction/wash and print techniques/component level cost management and calendar 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 PC & MAC computer literate in Applications – Adobe Illustrator, Word, and Excel
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Experience in Tees is a major plus
  • Experience with PLM is a plus but not required
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