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Product Developer

Company: Samsonite
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are: Samsonite is the worldwide leader in superior travel bags, luggage, and accessories combining notable style with the latest design technology and the utmost attention to quality and durability. For more than 100 years, Samsonite has leveraged its rich heritage to create unparalleled products that fulfill the travel lifestyle needs of conscious movers everywhere.-- With a portfolio of brands including Samsonite, Tumi, American Tourister, High Sierra, Gregory, eBags, Hartmann, and Lipault Paris, our products are sold in over 100 countries in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America through our company-operated retail store, websites and a variety of retail partners. What You'll Be Doing: The Product Developer at Samsonite is an integral member of a highly collaborative Design team.-- This role is part-project manager, part-product developer, and part-product engineer, acting as the bridge between designers, sourcing, and offshore factory merchandisers to complete projects within the company's published timelines, costing and spending goals. You will work on-site 4 days per week with the opportunity to work remotely one day per week.

  • Acting as a partner to Design, Sourcing, and several other internal teams
  • Managing product development from timeline adherence, material sourcing, costing, through to production handover
  • Partnering with designers and factory teams to create technical illustrations and BOM specifications
  • Communicating product status and suggesting process improvement cross-functionally
  • Working with design to bring their vision to life, balancing cost, and commercial requirements
  • Maintaining various Product Development tools, including accurate records of styles and costing We're Excited If You Have:
    • 5+ years experience developing luggage, bags, hard goods, or footwear
    • BS/BA related field
    • Experience working with global manufacturers and suppliers
    • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Excel (3D / Solidworks a plus)
    • Basic knowledge of pattern making
    • Strong communication skills and ability to make judgment calls on critical communication and approvals with Asia-based manufacturing partners Why you'll love working here:
      • Our employees matter. As a people-focused business, we work hard to provide meaningful rewards and development opportunities for our employees, recognizing performance, and creating a supportive working environment for them, wherever they are based.
      • Vibrant culture. We are committed to a diverse and rich culture, welcoming people from all walks of life.-- Our long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion empowers us to bring our authentic selves and unique differences to work every day.
      • Socially responsible. We want to minimize our products' impact on the environment and help create positive journeys worldwide.-- We do this by creating the best products using the most sustainable and innovative materials, methods, and models.-- What we value:-- At Samsonite, we do more than create the bags that move with our consumer, we inspire and celebrate the moments that move them. We believe we have a responsibility to the world in how we operate, the products we sell, the communities where we live and work, and how we treat the people we employ.-- We're as diverse as travel itself, and like travel, your journey with Samsonite presents the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and explore your passions.-- This is why we offer various paths for professionals and celebrate the knowledge and skills they bring to our team.-- We are committed to a respectful workplace that allows our team members to bring their best selves to the workplace daily.-- Samsonite is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and maintaining a work environment in which all applicants, associates, customers, and other individuals are treated with dignity and respect free from unlawful harassment, discrimination, or retaliation

Keywords: Samsonite, Boston , Product Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Mansfield, Massachusetts

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