A world renowned designer and distributor of luxury eyewear based in LA is seeking to add a Product Developer to their design team. In this role, you will be involved in product development of new eyewear designs, developing technical drawings in CAD, working with international manufacturers on exact specifications, production timelines, materials, scheduling, communication with both internal and external teams, all the way through to a finished product in current manufacture. We are seeking someone who has the desire to perform product development responsibilities - if you only wish to be a designer, this role is not for you - our designers are already in place, we need a skilled product development professional.
Requirements: - 5+ years of product development experience, eyewear product development experience highly preferred, apparel product development experience may be acceptable. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY if you do not have at least 5 years of product development experience from initial technical drawings thru to final product. - Absolute attention to every detail in the product development process - Exceptional follow-up skills, ability to work independently and be "on top of" every facet of the development process - Exceptional communication skills both oral and written in English. Proficiency in Japanese, German, or Italian a plus. - Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, CAD, and MS Outlook, as well as experience in other software related to product development - EXTREME ATTENTION TO EVERY DETAIL IN THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS - if this is not you, please dont apply - Ability to work within tight product development timelines (development of two new collections per year - Spring and Fall - 1 year product development cycle) - Experience with international manufacturers preferred but not required (experience with both eyewear lense and frame manufacturers highly preferred)
Basic Responsibilities: - Full responsibility for multiple project schedule coordination and tracking within a fast paced product development environment - Develop technical spec drawings from the designer's drawings/renderings (to scale) - Consistent and continual communication with both internal design team members and external material suppliers and manufacturing teams. - Continuous communication of project status to department manager and applicable departments. - Development and continual updating of production timeline tracking sheets for each and every new design, maintaining materials spec code sheets of lenses/frames/etc, colorization spec sheets - Development of price packages for lead designer - Verification that all specs from manufacturers match tech drawings - Limited travel to international factories (1-2 times per year possible) - Will be the "right-hand person" of the Creative Design Director
We are seeking a person with eyewear product development experience. If you have that experience and want to work for a premier luxury eyewear designer with top design talent, in a well run and well managed environment, please send resume and contact information ASAP. Good salary and benefits.