Product Developer: Soft Goods

Casper

New York, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 03/17/2021
  • Website: casper.com
  • Company Address: 230 Park Ave South 13th Floor, New York, NY, 10003

About Casper

Casper is a global sleep company that launched in 2014 with one perfect mattress sold directly to consumers — eliminating commission-driven, inflated prices. Its critically acclaimed sleep surface was developed in-house, has a sleek design, and is delivered in a small, "how did they do that?"​-sized box.

Job Description

Casper is looking for a Product Developer focusing on soft goods to join our team in New York.  This role is responsible for the development of high-quality bedding, sleepwear, and other soft goods items; with knowledge in product and textile construction, performance, manufacturing and finish techniques.  The Product Developer of Soft Goods will report into the Director of Product Development and will work closely with our Product Merchandising, Design, Engineering, Packaging and Operations teams to ensure accurate and timely delivery of our seasonal products.

Casper (casper.com) believes everyone should sleep better. The Sleep Company has a full portfolio of obsessively engineered sleep products—including mattresses, pillows, bedding, and furniture—designed in-house by the Company’s award-winning R&D team at Casper Labs. In addition to its e-commerce business, Casper owns and operates Sleep Shops across North America and its products are available at a growing list of retailers.

We are deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce so that we represent all those who dream big equally.

When you’re not catching zzz’s, this is what you’ll do

  • Facilitate the overall management of multiple soft goods development projects, collaborating and leading in communication with cross functional team members and international manufacturing partners 
  • Lead prototype reviews with project stakeholders and senior leadership.  Document prototypes with image decks and comprehensive detailed call-outs for suppliers; working with designers to direct technical drawing updates and bill of materials as needed
  • Create development calendars and ensure key milestones are met for on-time launches
  • Help lead weekly internal team meetings to connect on status updates, problem solving, and align on next steps
  • Track and communicate cost and margin calculation updates, with an understanding for cost changes and general cost engineering.  Identify opportunities for cost savings and efficient manufacturing that meet quality expectations
  • Analyze the feasibility of new product briefs from a cost, sourcing, and ease of manufacturing point of view.  
  • Work closely with packaging engineers to prototype product packaging  
  • Assist in establishing processes and organizational systems for efficiency with category growth
  • New material and manufacturing technique research to support product innovation initiatives

Our dream candidate is...

  • Formal education in, and minimum 3-5 years experience developing soft goods and/or performance apparel, or related role
  • Knowledge of soft goods construction, fit, materials, and manufacturing processes with an eye on meeting function and end use requirements.  Developing with the higher goal to meet design and quality intent and business needs 
  • Detailed and efficient with a sense of urgency in managing time and ownership of deliverables.  Capable of handling multiple seasons in development; and a desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Capable of working independently with high success.  Ability to think strategically, problem solve, and roll with change
  • Excellent written, visual and verbal communication and presentation skills

The syrup on your waffles

  • Salary to pay your bills, a potential bonus for some splurging, and equity so that you’re part of the Casper family.
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance to help you with those coughs or cavities (too many waffles...).
  • 401K program so you can still spend money later in life.
  • Extra cash incentives for being healthy and fit (we actually give you money to track your sleep!).
  • Unlimited vacation policy.  If you need time off just take it; we trust you!
  • A generous product allowance 

 

If you dream about this stuff this job is probably right for you.  We look forward to learning more about you, but if you’re feeling sleepy, take a nap before applying!

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