Product Developer

Posted by Vasque Footwear on 01/05/2024

Product Developer Job Basics

Industry Sector
Job Type
Job Categories
Design & Development - Product
Required to Relocate
Required to Travel
Employee May Telecommute
Job Seeker Must Live Within
Red Wing
Required Experience
5 - 7 years

Product Developer Job Description & Requirements


Vasque, part of Red Wing Shoe Company, is looking for a Product Developer, focused on global footwear development, for our outdoor brand. This position is a great opportunity for an experienced product developer to build and expand our presence in the global marketplace. Brand website: vasque.com

The purpose of this role is to provide strategic support for the Innovation, Design, Development, and Sourcing, including all Global Manufacturing Partners- from Product Brief to Commercialization.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field, with a minimum of 5 years of product development experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and education. 

Qualified candidates should have prior footwear manufacturing experience; Knowledgeable in technical footwear development, including relevant experience in spec sheet construction, design translation, product and material testing, costing and advanced prototyping; Experience with pattern engineering and project management; Ability to work with multiple projects, brands, and cross functional partners in their day-to-day role; Strong communication skills with the ability to lead group discussions and milestone meetings to sufficiently influence and impact working teams; Excellent organizational and time management skills to ensure timely completion with multiple deadlines; Ability to solve development problems utilizing both shoe making knowledge and project management skills. 

Candidates must be able to travel internationally. Relocation to a commutable distance to our headquarter campus in Red Wing, MN is required. Relocation assistance provided by the Company. Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding suburbs for example, fall into commutable distance. This position is categorized as "hy-flex: with approximately 3-4 partial or full days/week in the Product Creation facility collaborating with teams in person and the other times remote, work wherever it is most productive to do best work.

About Vasque Footwear

Making purpose-built product since 1964, Vasque is a family company built on tradition and excellence. We believe that when we spend more time outside, we feel better inside. Connect to the power of nature and join us on this journey.


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