Position summary

  • Asia based Product Operations Department manages the development process and are the eyes, ears, and hands of the USA/Cham product management teams.
  • As an extension of the brand, they are to uphold the standards of performance, quality, integrity and delivery Specialized customers and riders expect.
  • Ensures development project spec’s, colors, costs and test results meet the expectations of the product management team and are approved in time for production.
  • Maintaining the development tracking tools (Agile), updating weekly status reports, and being able to report the status of a given project for delivering control is standard work for this role. 
  • The Product developer is chartered with getting the most out of our vendors, so relationship skills and communications are as important as technical knowledge and work ethic.
  • The Product developer will need to act as a leader in diagnosing, solving and defining a corrective action plan when product issues arise that threaten production.


Role Responsibilities

Product Development

  • Work with SBC and manufacturers to develop new products, materials, finishes and systems in line with the design direction
  • Ride, understand the needs of riders, participate in the categories you work on to bring rider empathy to the work you do.

Data Management

  • Manage Product information: pricing, approvals, test results, photos, color matching, development project specification and descriptions.
  • Maintain Development Project status & timeline in PLM systems
  • Maintain Graphic Project status & timeline in PLM systems
  • Send Weekly Report(s) Every Monday on project status


  • Communicate issues found in the field and work with Quality and Engineering teams to expedite our response and ability to solve them.
  • Work with QC on the diagnosis and holding the vendors accountable when production issues are found.
  • Work with Suppliers and uphold SBC policy and ensure vendor alignment with SBC strategy.
  • Collaborate with Compliance to ensure ALL new products and combinations are tested

Supply Chain

  • Helping to discover new sourcing options & new technologies and introduce them to the team for future business consideration.
  • Work with suppliers closely to build and maintain the relationship and trust
  • Work with suppliers to improve product performance, quality, testing and delivery while pushing them to innovate both in product and manufacturing to bring new products to market with improved efficiency.
  • Collaborate with Bike Development Team \ Supply Chain Team to ensure on time delivery of products 


  • Attend Tradeshows, Vendors, Events, Field, Specialized offices as needed.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Good communication skills, both in English and Mandarin/Taiwanese, including listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Familiar with MS system (Outlook, Word, Excel etc.)
  • Experience working with international cultures
  • Understanding of principles for intellectual property ownership and confidentiality.
  • Good problem-solving abilities and a sense for getting to the cause of issues
  • Knowledge of bicycle assembly, process, material, logistics and delivery flow.


  • Three year’s work experience in product development, project management or trading.


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