Position summary

  • Asia based Sourcing & Development Department manages the development process and are the eyes, ears, and hands of the Global 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 Photos meet the expectations of the global teams and are approved in time for production.
  • The Photo Studio Manager & Lead Photographer is chartered with getting the most out of our team and supporting them to accelerate the photography process and deliver on time.

Role Responsibilities

Time Management

  • Build and Lead a team to execute and improve Specialized's Product Photography
  • Implement standard process internally
  • Implement KPIs to ensure delivery goals.
  • Success in this position is measure by building an effective and motivated team, 95% OT delivery rate for all Photos, and seamless communication\collaboration between internal teams


  • Coordinate Photos for marketing, ERMs & photo shoots and athlete \ team requirements.
  • Prepare bikes\equipment, following styleguide to do set up
  • Managing \ Monitoring Photoshoot Process
  • Sending Daily Summaries
  • Retrieve \ Return photo samples from factory and warehouse
  • Responsible for managing the equipment and capital expenses associated for photoshoot
  • Initial Clipping \ Editing Photography, following guidelines
  • Editing Photography based on Feedback from Product Managers and Designers
  • Managing \ Monitoring Photo Approval Process


  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Design Suite
  • 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 Oracle ERP system is a plus.


  • 15+ Years Photography Experience
  • 3+ Years Management Experience
  • Studio Management Experience


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