Overview

Helmet House is the leading U.S. distributor of helmets and apparel in the Motorcycle and Powersports industry. We are in search of a creative and highly dedicated Product Developer to join our Calabasas Hills, CA Headquarters Products Team.

Our Company was founded in 1969 and has its headquarters and a distribution center in Calabasas Hills, CA along with an eastern distribution point in Southaven, MS. Our digital marketing team is located in Lake Oswego, OR. For decades Helmet House has supplied Powersports Dealers across the U.S. with two of the world’s top helmet brands; SHOEI and HJC. Helmet House is also the manufacturer and distributor of Tourmaster, Cortech, NORU, Sidi, and 100% motorcycle riding gear, and Alpinestars Riding Gear. With a market-leading sales team located across the country, along with the addition of new brands, Helmet House is on the move and plans to grow significantly over the next five years. If you’re passionate about action sports, are a top performer, and want to be on a winning team, Helmet House is the right opportunity for you!

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Product Developer will be responsible for supporting the design, development, and production team from concept to delivery. This includes technical design, tech pack creation, quality assurance, daily communication with factories and agents for all areas of sampling and production (both written and verbal).  This position reports to the Director of Development and Production.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Assist in the development of products within assigned categories from concept to completion.
  • Conduct in-depth market research to determine market needs and demands for assigned products.
  • Communicate and collaborate with all departmental stakeholders to outline product features, benefits, and specifications.
  • Work directly with overseas factories to develop prototypes and sales presentation samples.
  • Assist with fittings & fit comments throughout the proto-development process.
  • Produce and maintain detailed development sample notes and approval records for assigned products.
  • Proactively manage development tracking tool, providing real-time status of garments, trims, fabrics.
  • Maintain sample and development calendars.
  • Collaborate in costing exercises including negotiations and cost improvement opportunities.
  • Manage BOM and necessary tech pack revisions.
  • Organize department sample archive.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with all vendors/agents to receive standard WIP reports weekly.
  • Work in collaboration with the merchandising department to ensure on-time issuance of purchase orders and SMS requests.
  • Manage WIP report, working with cross-functional departments to ensure accurate information and KPI’s are met.
  • Assist in the production of packaging, product labels, sales tools, and marketing collateral for all assigned product categories.
  • Enforce packaging guidelines with all vendors to ensure labeling standards are met.
  • Assist the marketing department with any product-related request.
  • Act as liaison between customer service and the products department and assisting in any QC issues that arise.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Possible overseas travel

REQUIREMENTS

  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and punctual.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing tasks.
  • Able to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment.
  • A positive and open approach to work and challenges.

BENEFITS PACKAGE (For full-time employees)

Medical/Dental/Vision, Supplemental Insurance Plans, Café 125 FSA, 401(k) Savings Plan with very generous match, Vacation/Sick Time off, employee discounts, EOE

About Helmet House LLC

Our Company was founded in 1969 and has its headquarters and a distribution center in Calabasas Hills, CA along with an eastern distribution point in Southaven, MS. Our digital marketing team is located in Lake Oswego, OR. For decades Helmet House has supplied Powersports Dealers across the U.S. with two of the world’s top helmet brands. Helmet House is the exclusive US supplier for SHOEI Helmets, Sidi boots, Fasthouse, and Kriega, while also distributing Alpinestars, 100%, Molecule, Pinlock, Cardo, and Sena to motorcycle dealerships in the United States. The Tourmaster, Cortech, and NORU motorcycle apparel brands are manufactured and marketed directly by Helmet House. The premium brands we carry represent our commitment to the motorcycle industry and our dealer partners.

With a market-leading sales team located across the country, along with the addition of new brands, Helmet House is on the move and plans to grow significantly over the next five years. If you’re passionate about action sports, are a top performer, and want to be on a winning team, Helmet House is the right opportunity for you!