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Sr. Product Developer
Nike Sideline
Posted on 8/12/2022
Tampa, FL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field
  • Sports industry / active apparel experience strongly preferred
  • 7+ years relevant experience in apparel product development and management
  • Advanced technical knowledge of fabric, construction, and product engineering
  • Advanced knowledge of factory operations as they relate to costing and manufacturing limitations
  • Experience working with vendors in Asia and South/Central America
  • Understanding of apparel and raw material testing
  • Working knowledge of tariffs and duty rates
  • Understanding of supply chain logistics
  • Intimately familiar with industry standard development processes/procedures, quality standards and compliance regulations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an advanced ability to communicate new ideas, concepts, and functional expertise within project teams and to external stakeholder
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that inspire and build trust resulting in effective working relationships across the company
  • Demonstration of innovation and initiative - Curious and open minded: always open for a challenge. Ability to challenge the status quo - always looking at improving product and processes while also displaying a willingness to dive into the details
  • Ability to introduce and implement new processes and procedures
  • Ability to communicate across multiple cultural and experience levels, internal & external
  • Proven leadership skills are a must
  • Strong Computer skills in Excel, Word and necessary systems needed
  • Travel Required
  • Oversight of development across multiple Channels of distribution
  • Partner with quality and materials team to anticipate & resolve potential quality issues
  • Partners with Creative and Materials Team to develop and engineer product in accordance to cost target and vendor capabilities
  • Leads pre-costing efforts for the channel of distribution with vendor and internal partners
  • Manage development projects from insights, through concepts, validation and into seasonal integrations in collaboration with project teams
  • Work with Design to proactively manage the styling, material and trim requirements relative to manufacturability, performance, quality, cost, lead-times and minimums
  • Maintain cost and master bill of materials during development process
  • Ensure the delivery and evaluation of quality lab dips/print strike-offs and communicate comments to vendor
  • Communicate information and any issues to all related internal parties as well as to overseas mills, agents, and manufacturers
  • International and domestic travel as required to achieve a high level of product and technology development, including visits to manufacturing facilities, R&D partners and consumers to assist in the creation, development, commercialization and integration of product
  • Mentor the Development Team
  • Passion for product and innovation
  • Develop product that ranges from a Basic Tee to an Innovative Performance Garment
  • Create strong team interaction with Merchandising, Design, Production, Planning, Materials Research, Quality Assurance to ensure a coordinated and efficient process
  • Foster and maintain key partnerships with vendors
  • Create and maintain dashboarding of product development metrics for corporate transparency and executive review
  • Review and continuously update standard operating procedures in partnership with team for best departmental efficiencies and practices
  • Work on special projects as assigned

1,001-5,000 employees

Retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise
Company Overview
Fanatics mission is to facilitate sports community through apparel. The company is one of the largest retailers of officially licensed sports merchandise.
  • Work Life Balance - At Fanatics we place our focus on results and empowerment and encourage you to enjoy your time on and OFF the field with our competitive time off policies.
  • Recognition and Rewards Program - Fanatics values our internal fans too! Our programs are designed to thank and reward Fanatics athletes for their hard work and commitment to winning as a team.
  • Company Sponsored Events - From breakfast to happy hour and every hour in between – Fanatics employees can enjoy time together at one of our many company events.
  • Fanatics.com Employee Discount - As an employee you will receive a special discount on all of your favorite sports merchandise and memorabilia.
  • Give Back - Fanatics cares about the fans around us. We encourage you to partner up with your teammates in giving back and serving the communities where we work and play.
  • Meet & Greets - You never know who will show up to the office. You might just meet one of your all-time favorite athletes.
  • Invest in You - Here at Fanatics we want you to accomplish your goals. We offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Healthy Lifestyle - Fanatics cares about helping and supporting our teams in their busy lifestyles. Through wellness relationships with fitness and weight management partners we are here to support you in whatever your lifestyle goals.
  • Wellness Coverage - Your health is important to you – and it’s important to us too! We offer a number of benefit plan options for convenience and flexibility.
  • Financial Security - Through our plans, Fanatics offers you a way to budget for health care expenses that you’d typically pay for out of pocket.
  • Retirement - The sooner you begin planning for your retirement, the better. Fanatics offers generous plans to help you prepare for the future.
  • Network of Support - Fanatics understands that sometimes you may need someone in your corner. Through the Life Assistance Program, you and your family have access to support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Fanatics Family First - Afterall we are #OneFanatics. Put your family first with our paid maternity and paternity leave program, or take advantage of our infertility treatment reimbursement program to get the support you need while you try to grow your family.
  • IDEA - We invite you to join one of our Employee Resource groups, or celebrate and honor what’s most important to you through our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equality & Advocacy) floating holiday. We recognize diversity helps foster innovation, and people perform better when they can be themselves. Gender Affirmation Treatment reimbursement is available to employees.
Company Values
  • By Fans, For Fans - By Fans = Bringing passion and pride to the work we do; For Fans = Exceeding fan expectations
  • One Fanatics... Win As A Team - Our combined efforts; growing and succeeding together; WE before ME
  • Missionary, Not Mercenary - At Fanatics, working here is more than a paycheck, it’s doing what you love everyday
  • Innovative Products and Fan Experiences - Offering fans unique products and ultimate experiences – there is no one else doing what we do, better than we do it
  • Execution and Agility... Over Talk - Quickly adapting and delivering our best in a fast-paced, high growth environment while maintaining humility