Position summary

  • Aids the Development & Sourcing process for Propriety Parts
  • Responsible for Initial Production Costs associated with Propriety Parts
  • Uphold the standards of performance, quality, integrity and delivery Specialized customers and riders expect
  • Ensures Parts (spec’s, tolerance, dimension, colors, costs and test results) meets the expectations of the product and engineering team and are approved in time for production
  • Executing in \ Maintaining the development tracking tools and being able to report the status for a given project for deliver control is standard work for this role

Role Responsibilities


  • Support Process Development, in relation to Sourcing & Product Development, for process/system optimization to fulfill the compliance requirement, delivery,and improve the operation effectiveness and customer satisfaction


  • Introduce Innovations and New Suppliers to the product and engineering teams
  • Collaborate with product, engineering and quality teams to transform challenging designs\concepts into sustainably produced, commercially viable products
  • Collaborate with the product and engineering teams to reduce weigh\waste\cost yoy


  • Partner with Design Engineer from Start of Project to identify potential suppliers
  • Assist in Identifying new suppliers to fill gaps in our supply chain
  • Responsible for driving and encouraging a collaboration in the sourcing team to make timely a final decisions on product suppliers for design, development and production
  • Responsible for Creation and Maintenance Costing Bill of Materials
  • Aid in Communicating and implementing sourcing standard procedures to suppliers
  • Aid in Coordination, clarification and resolution of sourcing issues between Specialized and suppliers


  • Responsible for Initial Production Costs associated with Propriety Parts(Tooling & Unit)
  • Responsible for ensuring Finance team receives Tooling costs or estimates in timely manner
  • Aid in Coordination of Creation, Sending and paying Purchase Orders

Data Management

  • Manage Product information: pricing, approvals, development project specification, descriptions etc
  • Maintain Project status & timeline in PLM systems
  • Collaborate to improve process yoy. (Functionality \ Speed)


  • Work with product, engineering and Quality teams uphold SBC policy and ensure vendor alignment with SBC strategy
  • Work with product, engineering and Quality teams expedite our responses to issues and ability to solve them
  • Collaborate with QC(and associated departments) on the diagnosis and holding the partners accountable when production issues are found

Supply Chain

  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Team to ensure on time delivery of Products are met
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Team to ensure tooling investments are made & negotiated to fulfill annual demand
  • Responsible for Alerting Supply Chain Team to potential bottle necks such as tooling capacity, lead times, general capacity, etc

Intellectual Property

  • Partner with Legal Team in counterfeit supplier investigations


Visit Trade shows, Suppliers, Specialized offices as needed

Skills & Knowledge

  • Keen sense of engineering with a curiosity about what is possible with manufacturer and how
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Organized and highly detail oriented
  • Comfortable in a rapidly changing environment with competing and shifting priorities
  • Works well under tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills, Fluent in English and Vietnamese. Mandarin/Taiwanese a plus, including listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Familiar with MS system (Outlook, Word, Excel etc.). Oracle, Agile, Atlassian Confluence and JIRA experience a plus
  • Experience working with international cultures
  • A passion for cycling and the Specialized brand
  • 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 manufacturing processes(Forging, CNC ,casting,molding,etc.) and materials(steel,Alloys,composites,etc.)
  • Knowledge of assembly processes of bicycles, from procurement to logistics

7 -10 years experience


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