Product Creation Director
Posted on 3/29/2024
Rothy's

201-500 employees

Rothy's offers washable shoes and bags made from recycled materials,
Company Overview
Rothy's offers washable shoes and bags made from recycled materials, prioritizing sustainability and eco-friendly production practices.
Consumer Goods
B2C

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$519M

Founded

2012

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

4%

1 year growth

2%

2 year growth

32%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
CAD
Communications
CategoriesNew
Industrial Design
Product & UX/UI Design
UI/UX & Design
Requirements
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant technical experience within footwear product creation or related function
  • Deep knowledge of footwear product creation, 3D knitting, sourcing, engineering and costing; extensive materials experience
  • Demonstrated portfolio of work, with clear examples of engineering design and problem-solving ability
  • Extensive experience with developing global sourcing strategy with a diversified country matrix and risk profile analysis
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience on-boarding, coaching, and developing team members
Responsibilities
  • Lead Product Development and partner with product design, CAD and our factory team to develop and produce innovative footwear and accessories
  • Develop and oversee the product creation budget, ensuring cost-effectiveness with efficiency improvements to meet gross margin (GM) targets across all product categories
  • Streamline product development processes for maximum efficiency and ensure all products adhere to industry standards and quality control best practices
  • Ensure that technical specifications for our footwear meet industry standards for performance and comfort
  • Drive material innovation excellence through the connection of design, development and sustainability and push the boundaries of design
  • Assess and select suppliers based on quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness, developing a strategic sourcing plan for materials and components to ensure a robust and reliable supply chain
  • Champion the adoption of new technologies and materials to keep our product development at the forefront of innovation and sustainability
  • Lead and engage the product development team, setting clear goals and performance metrics
  • Conduct regular meetings to maintain alignment and provide coaching for career growth
  • Optimize team productivity by organizing structures and roles, and encourage open communication, innovation, and collaboration