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Senior Product Developer - Footwear

 

Posted by Erem on 02/11/2021


Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Design - Apparel, Design & Development - Product, Manufacturing, Operations, Production - Apparel, Sourcing

Company Type: Apparel/SoftGoods, Conservation, HardGoods/Equipment, Retailer

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Required Experience: 7 - 10 years


Contact Name: Sam Fisher

Job Type: Contract

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Required to Relocate: No

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: Yes

Job Seeker Must Live Within: Telecommute


Job Description & Requirements

Erem Senior Product Developer

Erem Company Overview

Erem is a direct to consumer outdoor footwear and apparel company whose mission is to enable people to experience the beauty, extremes, and vastness of the desert, while positively impacting people, place, and planet. 

Founded by Jeff Swartz (Former CEO of Timberland) and Noah Swartz (Harvard MBA), Erem is growing and looking to add new members to our team. Do you love the desert? Do you love spending time outdoors? Are you motivated to have a social and environmental impact? 

If Erem’s mission resonates with you, then we want to hear from you. 

Senior Product Developer - Footwear

Erem is looking for someone to lead all aspects of footwear product development and commercialization. Your primary focus will be to work with Erem’s design team, factory, and suppliers to turn Erem’s products and design vision into commercial reality beloved by desert seekers and outdoor enthusiasts around the world. 

Key Product Developer responsibilities will include:

  1. Calendar Creation and Management.  

    • Work closely with all facets of the business (marketing, design, factory, vendors, and operations) to establish a product calendar, and manage its on-time execution

  2. In-line Product Development 

    • Lead development process from tech pack handoff to first delivery while working closely with the design team to ensure that the seasonal product lines meet brand standards for performance, sustainability, cost, and aesthetics

  3. Product & Sustainability Innovation

    • Source and develop commercial-ready, product innovations at intersection of performance and sustainability by identifying new vendors and working with existing ones on R&D

Nuts & Bolts of the Role:

Erem is an early stage startup looking for team members that thrive in fast paced environments and embrace the new and unknown. The Senior Product Developer should have at least 5 years of experience in the following areas:

  1. Leading the development of outdoor performance footwear

  2. Current knowledge of tech and product trends in the outdoor industry

  3. Passion for and familiarity with sustainability and circularity principals

  4. Direct costing and budgeting experience

  5. Working ‘in factory’ with development and production partners

  6. Sourcing, negotiating, and on-boarding new vendors and supply chain partners

  7. Proficient at communication and modification of 2-D and 3-D technical drawing files for lasts, molded parts and shell patterns.

  8. Experience with vendor management: issuing P.O.s, tracking order logistics, executing development process

  9. Familiarity with shipping process between factory and warehouse

  10. Experience with commercialization: coordinating wear and fit testing, size grading and engineering changes in lead up to production


Additionally, the Product Developer should:

  • Love the desert and love being active outdoors

  • Be inspired by having a positive impact and giving back

  • Enjoy being part of a team, yet is self-motivated leader

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • A patient and persistent problem solver willing to roll up their sleeves and get things done, no matter the challenge

  • Want to enter at the ground floor of a new business and help build something special

  • Can establish order and organization in fast-paced and dynamic environments


Erem is seeking to build a team of the most inspired and talented desert lovers and outdoor seekers, wherever these people are. However, we also believe that spending time together is an important ingredient to happiness, impact, and good work. So when it is safe and appropriate, Erem intends to occasionally gather in offices near Las Vegas, NV, just a short commute from some of the most beautiful desert hikes on earth -- which in our view, are the best kind of conference rooms. In the meantime and for the foreseeable future we will be working remotely, and intend to remain very flexible even after the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are the right person for this role, we will gladly make it work no matter where you are based.

Perks of the Role

Erem is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age. As a member of the Erem team you will:

  • Spend a lot of time outdoors & in the desert

  • Be one of the first members of an ambitious team trying to do something  really new and really big. We are motivated to have a positive impact, and are intent on having fun along the way.

  • Receive competitive compensation package

  • Enjoy free Erem product

  • Paid time off to do community service

Does this role sound like the right opportunity for you? 

Email Sam@erem.life with any questions and to apply. 



About Erem

Founded by Jeff Swartz (Former CEO of Timberland) & Noah Swartz (Harvard MBA), Erem is a new, direct to consumer outdoor footwear and apparel company for the desert. Our mission is to enable people to experience the beauty, extremes, and vastness of the desert, while positively impacting people, place, and planet. 

Erem is growing and looking to add new members to our team. Do you love the desert? Do you love spending time outdoors? Are you motivated to have a social and environmental impact? 

If Erem’s mission resonates with you, then we want to hear from you.