Product Developer, Women's Footwear & Bags

Recruiter
Dolls Kill
Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
Posted
13 Sep 2021
Closes
18 Nov 2021
Ref
b427bd66-5ad6-4411-bd7a-75bb2200f5d5
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
Dolls Kill is a global fashion brand that empowers everyone to celebrate their individuality through radical, unapologetic self-expression. Our cult following of over 5 million social media followers includes some of the most influential personalities in music, art, pop culture, and fashion. We're also backed by strong consumer-focused investors who share in our vision of building one of the world's next great consumer brands.

Our team is growing quickly in both our SF and LA locations and we are hiring across all business functions. We are looking for team members who are equally passionate about what we do and excited about joining the Dolls Kill crew.

About Us

Named "The Fastest Growing Retailer in the US", Dolls Kill is a fashion brand that boldly empowers young people to celebrate their individuality. With over two million followers on Instagram, we've become a cult favorite among DJs, celebrities and artists around the world.

Based in San Francisco, we have an amazing team of retail leaders, scrappy hackers, creative marketers and fashion trendsetters who are fun to work with and serious about what they do. We're also backed strong consumer-focused investors who share in our vision of building one of the world's next great consumer brands. Look for our latest press mentions in Business Insider, Racked, TeenVogue, PopSugar, Elle, and more.

About The Role

You will be part of a super creative, talented team of footwear and handbag designers and product developers based at our San Francisco Bay Area HQ.

The Footwear Product Developer will support the design and development of fashion footwear product from concept to commercialization.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Non-Apparel Design Director. Candidate must be based in or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area. We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time

Responsibilities

    • Work closely with junior designers to expedite techpacks and proto corrections
    • Communicated daily with overseas vendors as related to product development and commercialization
    • Track and manage prototypes, ad samples, and confirmation samples and ensure accuracy of bulk production orders
    • Assist development/ design teams to hit seasonal calendar timelines. Anticipate challenges/ changes and communicate with key players


Requirements

    • The Footwear Product Developer should possess extensive knowledge of footwear constructions, materials, manufacturing processes, commercialization and off-shore sourcing as it relates to women’s fashion footwear (dress footwear) vs. performance or athletic footwear.
    • Must have experience working with overseas vendors as it pertains to footwear development and production.
    • Must possess strong communication and project management skills
    • 3+ years of women's fashion footwear experience in design or development
    • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel (or Google Sheets) is desired


Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

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