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Posted On Apr 26

Product Developer

New Balance

Location : Lawrence, MA

Headquarters : Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Hiring Role : Developer

Experience : Mid Level

For over a century, New Balance has inspired athletes and communities of all kinds in their pursuit of excellence. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and we are driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We seek leaders and pioneers — because there’s no time to wait around for next. At New Balance, We Got Now.

Job Mission:

As a Product Developer on the Domestic Development team, you will coordinate with a cross-functional project team on development tasks and monitor associated deadlines for various Made In the USA footwear initiatives. You will be responsible for maintaining open lines of communication with product engineering, engineering services, purchasing, planning, marketing, design, and development center. In this position, you will gain an understanding of shoe construction, terminology, technical drawings, and manufacturing processes. You will work directly with domestic and international suppliers to select, order, and track materials needed for prototyping and sales samples. You will learn to evaluate prototypes and extreme samples. You will develop your understanding of margins, FOB (free on board), and costing factors.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Understanding of shoe construction and raw materials.

  • Spec writing, creating quality standards, reviewing tech drawings.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Project management experience.

  • Highly organized.

Requirements for success:

  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of project management experience. Footwear experience is a plus.

  • Basic comprehension of patterns and molds; ability to identify materials and components.

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong computer skills, including Adobe Illustrator.

Our Benefits:

Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. In addition to a comprehensive traditional benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) we proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks – opportunities like on/offsite seminars, customized team building sessions, tuition reimbursement, and various mentorship programs – that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You’ll also enjoy a flexible work schedule, gym discounts, fitness reimbursements, and volunteer opportunities, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword – it’s part of our culture.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.

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