Product Development Specialist- Paddle Sports APPLY NOW

Culver City, CA
Full time

About the company

Based throughout Southern California, Retrospec is committed to a no-barrier, inclusive entry to nature and honest conversation about the industry. Over the last decade, Retrospec has grown exponentially to serve consumers of all ages, ignite their passion for fresh air, and fuel their love of nature through all seasons. Everything we create is designed and tested in beautiful California to ensure it’s ready for your next journey. Choosing the road less traveled is rarely easy but always worth it.

Product Development Specialist- Paddle Sports

We are looking for a Product Development Specialist to join our team! This role will include managing an assigned group of paddle sports products. Building solid relationships with all the manufacturers is extremely important for this role. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Search for insights into consumer needs and wants to make category and product expansion recommendations to upper management
  • Competitor and market trends research
  • Collaboration with the customer service team on customer education and experience and product enhancements
  • Plan and implement long-term development strategies for product categories
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with manufacturers
  • Ensure product availability and work with demand forecasting team to ensure efficient inventory planning
  • Strategize positioning of a paddle sports product to maximize its visibility
  • Collaborate with the marketing team on storytelling and conveying product quality, benefits, and value
  • Research competitors and suggest appropriate pricing and promotional activities 
  • Work with customers and merchandisers and find new ways of expanding product categories 
  • Continually working on opportunities to improve paddle sports products
  • Research and analyze data and market insights
  • Ensures department level deliverables align with Product Research, Quality, and Testing strategy and support team for optimal product execution

Basic Qualifications:

  • Paddlesports- Industry experience is required. Open to all levels.
  • Knowledge about the category, competitors, distribution, marketing, and sales operations and processes
  • Analytical and critical thinker
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor's Degree

Benefits and Perks 

  • Competitive pay  
  • Options for Medical, Dental, and Vision 
  • 401K
  • Paid Vacation
  • Sick Time leave
  • Company Discounts 
  • Company culture fosters a fun work environment
  • Strong emphasis on a Work-life balance
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Bonus Potential 
  • Company social events such as dinners, holiday parties, and more!

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