Sr. Director, Product Development

Requisition ID:  4104
Job Location(s): 

Broomfield, CO, US, 80021


The Senior Director of Product Development is responsible for the oversight and direction of the product development process from end to end. Reporting to the Vice President of Product Execution, you will lead the development team to deliver innovative and sustainable footwear products that meet market demands and consumer needs.  You will develop initiatives designed to reach both seasonal and long-term strategic goals and revenue/margin plans. You will drive clear processes to enable operational efficiency within the product lifecycle and will leverage cross functional collaboration to get key team members aligned.  Above all, you are passionate about being a part of a collaborative team and want to support and develop those around you.

What You'll Do

  • Set the vision and strategy for the product development process that ensures the successful launch of new footwear products.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, competitor products, and consumer preferences to advise product development decisions.
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors to ensure that materials and production meet our specifications and standards
  • Develop new product concepts for the brand and integrate sophisticated concepts into our development processes
  • Work closely with senior executives to implement business unit plans, product and geographic expansion efforts, ensuring delivery of a world-class product as measured by market share, client happiness scores, and various industry rankings 
  • Build strategies, plans, and tactics that will scale for success across the product development process
  • Lead all aspects of a flawless footwear development process from initial product ideation through successful production
  • Lead process improvement efforts and drive lead time and quality gains
  • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.
  • Drive complex projects and processes in collaboration with product owners and leaders of all levels 
  • Represent PD and collaborate closely with the Innovation team as well as Product Design and Category Management teams to ensure commercial successful new product introductions.
  • Champion using 3D digital tools and technology to streamline the product creation process.
  • Mentor, lead, and inspire the team to develop excellent products within an ambitious calendar.
  • Recruit, select, and train top resources to build the development team's capabilities.
  • Provide the leadership and vision to create a best-in-class development organization.
  • Dynamically develop a culture encouraging innovation and collaboration across geographically dispersed teams.

What You'll Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of twelve (12) years of product development or related experience
  • At least four (4) years leading a team
  • Subject expertise in the product development process
  • Significant knowledge of 3D design and development
  • Success working in a sophisticated matrixed organization with a global scope
  • Outstanding project management skills
  • Problem solver who can work independently and deal with ambiguity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to influence peers and help set goals and direction 
  • Significant knowledge of footwear construction and materials preferred
  • Domestic and international travel as required


The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We accept applications on an ongoing basis.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability, or any other classification protected by law.


Title: Sr. Director, Product Development 

Salary or Pay Range: $200,000 - $220,000  

Workplace Persona: Collaborator  

Pay offered will vary based on job-related factors such as location, experience, training, skills, and abilities.


This position is eligible to participate in a company incentive program. 


This position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short and long-term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional voluntary benefits. 


Job Category: Corporate  

Nearest Major Market: Denver