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Product Developer - Hard Goods CMF - CamelBak


Posted by CamelBak Products on 11/09/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike, Lifestyle, Outdoor

Job Categories: Design & Development - Product

Company Type: Apparel/SoftGoods, HardGoods/Equipment, School/Military

State: CA

City: Petaluma


Required Experience: 3 - 5 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 50+ miles

Job Description & Requirements

Come work with us at CamelBak! We are creators, explorers, tinkerers, and leaders; passionate about improving the outdoor experience through hydration and striving to make the planet a better place for all of its inhabitants through our work in sustainability and clean water access.

This Product Developer role is an excellent opportunity for someone who is excited to own and optimize the development and execution of Color, Material, and Finish in our hard goods line.There is a ton of opportunity to work collaboratively across the business, ensuring that CamelBak stays a rad place to work. This role is based in our Petaluma headquarters, and will require some time per week in the office to keep your eyes and hands on product (but we are hybrid and flexible). There is occasional overseas and domestic travel!

Want to apply, but don't have exactly the experience listed below? Write a cover letter along with your resume letting us know why you, why CamelBak, and why now.

CamelBak is a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment where we all move the ball forward. We promote and celebrate a diverse and equitable workforce. We acknowledge the unique needs of our workforce through the creation of supportive spaces in our work environment, creating opportunities for growth with education, training, and mentorship.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for managing the development and execution of Color, Material, Finish on all CamelBak hard goods products, in effort to deliver to market on cost, on goal, and on time.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage CMF development and prototyping process for all Camelbak hard goods projects across multiple business channels.
  • Ensure product color and finish application accuracy and consistency through sample review and analysis, detailed documentation, and proactive communication.
  • Partner with hard goods colorant suppliers and manufacturing teams on color chip and custom graphics initiation and execution, project timeline deadlines, and CMF development challenges.
  • Effectively manage CMF development for evolving hard goods SMU business, through quick-turn prototyping, complex spec sheet management, and detailed graphic artwork reviews. 
  • Create and maintain complex multi-layered product Bill of Materials in PLM system at style, sku, and material level.
  • Oversee development and pre-line sample process through collaboration with engineering team, factory team, and product management team.
  • Actively participate in product core team meetings to communicate project challenges and solutions, mitigate risks, and coordinate actions with cross functional partners.
  • Partner with design, product management, and engineering teams on cost effective implementation of sustainable color and finish applications into hard goods designs.
  • Partner with engineering team on new CMF application DVT testing in a timely manner.
  • Create, implement, and manage factory and supplier development process improvements that increase workflow efficiency.
  • Partner with Product Operations and QA teams to troubleshoot manufacturing and production issues.
  • Consult on development needs, deliverables, and timelines during hard goods project calendar builds.
  • Utilize project management tools to accurately track CMF development against given timelines.

Job Requirements/Experience/Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years product development and color review experience.  Open to experience in adjacent product categories outside of bottles and hardgoods
  • Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test score between 0 and 16
  • Thrives in an evolving, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Demonstrates perseverance and determination to achieve goals despite challenges
  • Maintains a positive attitude and strong enthusiasm for the brand, their work, and the products they develop
  • Demonstrates elevated attention to managing and tracking finite detail
  • Committed to excellence and high quality product build standards
  • Ability to foster teamwork and communicate across functional teams
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to escalate issues in a concise and timely manner
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates proficient computer skills MS Office and Adobe Illustrator, with strong working knowledge of PLM systems

About CamelBak Products

CamelBak invented hands free hydration and is the leader in mobile hydration systems for outdoor enthusiasts, performance athletes, and military serviceman throughout the world. Over nearly 30 years CamelBak has built a reputation for innovative products that promote hydration as a healthy part of your daily routine to increase athletic performance, even in the most extreme conditions.

CamelBak promotes and celebrates a diverse and equitable workforce. We acknowledge the unique needs of our workforce through the creation of supportive spaces in our work environment, creating opportunities for growth with education, training, and mentorship.