• Product Specialist

    Job Locations US-MI-Rockford
    Job Function
    Product - Brand
    Min. Exp.(Yrs)
    Full Time
  • General Function


    Merrell believes nothing should get in the way of enjoying active outdoor adventures. Merrell hiking boots, trail running shoes and apparel are built on Merrell’s outdoor heritage, quality and performance. The trail is the core of our design philosophy and has continued to guide us in the development of innovative products that inspire and enable enjoyment of the outdoors.


    Assist Developers, Product Managers and Product Expeditor with the development and commercialization of product.

    Primary Duties

    • Assist in development and commercialization of new product.
    • Enter and maintain PLM, including daily/weekly reports.
    • Coordinate approvals of materials and specs.
    • Manage incoming and outgoing shipments, incl. international.
    • Order, review/approve and, when necessary, distribute sales samples.
    • Communicate effectively with sourced and domestic factories.
    • Coordinate meetings with suppliers and sales/marketing.
    • Make prototypes in owned factories.
    • Maintain all WB CFM samples, incl. close-out.
    • Maintain library of outsoles, BPs, lasts, toe caps, footbeds.
    • Arrange testing of materials/footwear per industry & brand standards.
    • Performs duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
    • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Bachelors degree in Business/Engineering.
    • 1 to 2 years of experience in Footwear/Engineering.
    • Ability to multitask effectively
    • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • High proficiency with MS Office, AS400, PLM, BW, Database Analyzer etc.
    • Efficient with computers/Microsoft Excel.
    • Understand global markets and economies, including US and foreign customs regulations.
    Office and factory environment. Travel is required.
    Ability to lift 30lbs+

    Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.


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