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Footwear Testing Analyst

Footwear Testing Analyst II – Man Rev

Description

Footwear Product Testing works with creation teams to test new innovative footwear to ensure that it fits and performs up to the highest standards.  As our Product Testing Analyst II in the Man Rev Category, you’ll manage all aspects of testing; including planning, recruiting testers, running tests, analyzing data, capturing athlete insights, writing reports, delivering presentations and program management. You'll use your understanding of footwear’s manufacturing processes combined with your understanding of the athlete to offer suggestions to the product team regarding material, component and construction options to meet the product's performance goals.  You’ll specify the performance issues that need attention prior to production. You’ll be responsible for training and mentoring new analysts and coordinators on the day-to-day obligations of the position, as well as train other product testing teammates as needed. 

Qualifications

Requirements for the position include:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a scientific or technical field
  • 2 years' experience in footwear industry, product testing, development, marketing, engineering, retail, customer service or some combination preferred
  • Understanding of footwear components, materials, and inline production processes is preferred
  • Able to analyze test information and subjective feedback in a concise and understandable manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills focused on athlete/tester relationships, gathering insight, and communicating to product creation teams
  • Ability to converse and discuss footwear products, processes and components in technical terms with Engineering Teams and Asia Liaison Offices.
  • Experience as a player or sport-specific knowledge relevant to category team focus is a plus
  • Experience working with Collegiate level athletes, coaches and equipment managers
  • Demonstrated leadership skills are required
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software and statistical analysis procedures
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Budget management
  • Ability to travel up to 10% per year

Additional Strengths (but not Required):

  • Engineering (mechanical, industrial, process) education