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Senior Materials Developer

Posted by PEARL iZUMi on 03/21/2024

Senior Materials Developer Job Basics

Industry Sector
Bike
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Categories
Manufacturing
Salary
80-90,000
Required to Relocate
Yes
Required to Travel
No
Employee May Telecommute
Yes
State
Colorado
Job Seeker Must Live Within
25 miles
City
Louisville
Required Experience
3 - 5 years

Senior Materials Developer Job Description & Requirements

SR. MATERIALS DEVELOPER

Department: Product Development/Materials

Location: Louisville, CO (HQ)

Introduction to careers at PEARL iZUMi:  

At PEARL iZUMi, we all play an integral role in our mission to “Unlock the Power of Inspiration and Impact” in a supportive, fast-paced and productive work environment.  This is why we exist, and all team members contribute in tangible and sometimes profound ways.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.  The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.  If you see value in “unlocking” this potential, then PEARL iZUMi could be the place for you.  We are looking for passionate like-minded people, fueled by an innate desire to work in an environment focused on team success.  Whether your role is to create, to sell, or to support, careers at PEARL iZUMi give you an opportunity to make a difference.

 

We are also laser-focused on finding the right people who share our core values – Trust, Craft, Empathy, Impact, and Plus 1.  Check out our website to see how PEARL iZUMi defines and captures these critical internal values.  To be clear, we evaluate all candidates on their demonstrated commitment to these values.

 

Overview of Role:

                     

The Senior Materials Developer is responsible managing cross-functional team initiatives via Material expectations. This person will drive the Product Creation Process through the sourcing and development of the material and trim toolbox, seasonal sustainability initiatives, supply chain reduction and system adoption management. The Sr. Developer will manage overhaul and re-org of current physical textile libraries in-office for team reference and seasonal use, in addition to managing Material Sustainability strategies through HIGG process implementation and standardization.

 

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Manage development of seasonal material Toolbox and cross-functional team needs

Manage long-range material line planning strategy, meeting with cross-functional teams monthly to identify phase-out and replacement opportunities, as well as Deadstock initiatives and volume driver identification, ultimately creating reduction

Work closely with Material Planner on Supply Chain Team to align on seasonal opportunities, risks and solutions. Align seasonal Sourcing plan to optimize supply chain, costs and lead times

Work with Raw Material Suppliers on cost, minimum order quantities and lead time negotiations to ensure most viable solution is adopted into toolbox for seasonal product use. Ultimately reducing supply chain risk

Manage Supplier relationships and ensure timely communication / follow-up and work with Supplier Success Team to build SOP for Supplier Onboarding

Work with Quality, Development and Sourcing Teams to develop SOP around Material Quality Assurance prior to production - facilitate internal testing of NEW Toolbox BULK Material Lots if needed (in conjunction w/ Wear Testing)

Manage weekly cross-functional team meetings to discuss material developments, applications and strategies to ensure alignment amongst all team members

Manage all fabric details, costs, surcharges, lead times and order/color minimums (MDS reports) from all Raw Material Suppliers and ensure PLM System has been updated with all accurate data capture

Manage HIGG strategy amongst cross-functional teams, act as sustainability lead. Manage seasonal HIGG material scoring and sustainable identification platform

Facilitate Material Line Plan rationalization and feasibility of adoption with SC Team

 

Job Qualifications:  

 

B.S. in materials engineering, textile engineering, textile design preferred.

3-5 years leading fabric development in the outdoor industry.

Thorough understanding of materials and the processes required to ensure successful adoption into product development, commercialization, and production.

Strong global network of material partners (suppliers / mills) and the ability to interact with them at a high level of business acumen.

Ability to travel to trade shows and fabric mills.

Coach internal partners to elevate material knowledge throughout the organization.

Excellent communication skills that foster collaboration and drives effective decision making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualification associated with the job.  The successful candidate will be expected to perform all functions from administrative processing to leading change initiatives.

About PEARL iZUMi

At PEARL iZUMi, we all play an integral role in our mission to “Unlock the Power of Inspiration and Impact” in a supportive, fast-paced and productive work environment.  This is why we exist, and all team members contribute in tangible and sometimes profound ways.  If you see value in “unlocking” this potential, then PEARL iZUMi could be the place for you.  We are looking for passionate like-minded people who are fueled by an innate desire to work in an environment focused on team success.  Whether your role is to create, to sell, or to support, careers at PEARL iZUMi give you an opportunity to make a difference.

 
We are also laser-focused on finding the right people who share our core values – Trust, Craft, Empathy, Impact, and Plus 1.  Check out our website to see how PEARL iZUMi defines and captures these critical internal values.  To be clear, we evaluate all candidates on their demonstrated commitment to these values.
 
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