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Costing Manager

IT BEGAN WITH A FLIP-FLOP.

But not just any flip-flop. A sandal that revolutionized the industry, bringing biomechanical support to a quintessential summer staple. From these humble beginnings in Australia to the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, Vionic has grown from a fledgling business to a global footwear brand. We’re bringing together style and science and reimagining the look of supportive footwear.

The Vionic footwear collection is available at select quality retailers across North America, including Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Belk and Zappos.com, and at VionicShoes.com. Our corporate headquarters is located in San Rafael off of Highway 101, with easy highway access and plenty of free parking.

Vionic is nationally recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and has been voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the North Bay Business Journal FIVE years in a row. Gallup Polls has also rated Vionic among the top 98% of all companies based on “Employee Engagement” exceeding the national average by 65 percentage points.

About the Position

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Costing Manager ensures that costs for the company's products and services are hitting or exceeding margin targets. While focusing on how to improve the COGS, the Costing Manager works cross functionally with internal and overseas teams to ensure appropriate costing is applied to each product and always looking for ways to save. The Costing Manager prepares Margin Reports for presentation to management, gathers historical cost data (materials, labor, tooling, operating expenses, etc.) to properly provide targets to the manufactures and explain breakdowns to key departments.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide target costing to all seasonal tech packages.
  • Manage production and development costs to ensure products meet identified retail and wholesale margin targets.
  • Manage product composition to ensure it falls with-in desired duty rates.
  • Negoiate and finalize cost with our strategic partners then provide production costing to the Vionic purchasing team to ensure proper costs are applied to purchase orders.
  • Work with the design and development teams closely on cost engineering.
  • Assign appropriate tooling rates to new constructions and apply the corporate amortization rate to calculate.
  • Biannual reconciliation of tooling to confirm any tooling costs should be dropped by manufactures.
  • Partner with finance on seasonal exchange rates.
  • Work with the finance team to assign serial numbers to factory molds.
  • Other duties as required.

Note: Candidates must be able to travel internationally.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Abilities

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year institution (Finance, Analytics, Supply Chain preferred); or 7-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • Strong MS Excel skills (Pivot Table, V-lookups, creating charts)
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain productivity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Positive, flexible team player.
  • Demonstrates a positive view of role of relationship with customers, vendors, subordinates and coworkers.
  • Industry knowledge of footwear or consumer soft goods, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, not required, but a plus.

We offer a fun and dynamic workplace with a robust benefits package that currently includes 100% paid medical premium for employees, dental, vision, LTD, Life, a generous amount of PTO, and a 401K retirement plan with employer match. Fresh organic fruit and juices, Fitbit challenges, and celebrations abound, including Australian Day! You receive free shoes each season, and receive a seriously deep discount on our products, because you will want more!

Associate Footwear Developer

IT BEGAN WITH A FLIP-FLOP.

But not just any flip-flop. A sandal that revolutionized the industry, bringing biomechanical support to a quintessential summer staple. From these humble beginnings in Australia to the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, Vionic has grown from a fledgling business to a global footwear brand. We’re bringing together style and science and reimagining the look of supportive footwear.

The Vionic footwear collection is available at select quality retailers across North America, including Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Belk and Zappos.com, and at VionicShoes.com. Our corporate headquarters is located in San Rafael off of Highway 101, with easy highway access and plenty of free parking.

Vionic is nationally recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and has been voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the North Bay Business Journal FIVE years in a row. Gallup Polls has also rated Vionic among the top 98% of all companies based on “Employee Engagement” exceeding the national average by 65 percentage points.

About the Position

Reporting to the Senior Footwear Developer, the Associate Developer is responsible for assisting with the footwear creation process from initial concept, spec, final sales sample, and, if needed, the commercialization and production for assigned models. The Associate Developer keeps in mind target costs, on-time delivery, and development according to the company product calendar.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Participate in oversea travels to work with manufacturers and suppliers on existing and current development projects.
  • Provide technical product expertise to brand partners.
  • Initiate and lead meetings with assigned products to relevant teams during various phases of development to review, evaluate, update, and ultimately drive the decision-making process to maintain on-time delivery.
  • Recommend and specify to product, design, development, and costing team the material, component, and construction options to meet target costs as well as product integrity through testing.
  • Create and build a knowledge base and stay informed about vendor capabilities and performance, factory relationships, quality issues, and material costs and lead-times.
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary.
  • Manage and maintain development BOMS in Centric PLM system.
  • Assist with initial costing strategies to meet target costs.
  • Exhibits process discipline and provides insight on cost saving opportunities.
  • Other duties as requested by the Senior Developer.

Note: Candidates must be able to travel domestically and internationally.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from a four-year institution (Design, Fashion, Engineering preferred); or 0-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Relevant experience in Bill of Materials (BOM) creation, spec sheet construction, design translation, product and material experience with pattern engineering and project management is preferred.
  • Understanding of footwear construction, materials, and the product creation life cycle.
  • Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives.
  • Ability to champion complex projects both cross functionally and vertically within the organization.
  • Intermediate experience in Microsoft Office, required. Experience in Illustrator, PLM, ERP and PPT is preferred.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain productivity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Positive, flexible team player.
  • Industry knowledge of footwear or consumer soft goods is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in Chinese Mandarin, a plus.

We offer a fun and dynamic workplace with a robust benefits package that currently includes 100% paid medical premium for employees, dental, vision, LTD, Life, a generous amount of PTO, and a 401K retirement plan with employer match. Fresh organic fruit and juices, Fitbit challenges, and celebrations abound, including Australian Day! You receive free shoes each season, and receive a seriously deep discount on our products, because you will want more!

Benefits

We believe in a total value proposition that includes competitive compensation (base and
incentive pay), benefits, a positive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth.
We work hard and we make sure to build in opportunities for teamwork, creativity and fun. Our
comprehensive benefits package includes:

• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Long-term disability
• Life
• 401K retirement plan with employer match
• Semi-annual incentive program
• Generous time off program
• Wellness program
• Free shoes
• Friends & family discounts on shoes