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Product Developer Footwear - Salewa & Dynafit (M/F)

Date:  Mar 4, 2023

The Oberalp Group is a management driven family business - a house of brands that creates high quality technical mountaineering products. We have 6 own brands Salewa, Dynafit, Pomoca, Wild Country, Evolv and LaMunt. As an exclusive partner of other brands in the sports sector we offer our entire know how in communication, sales and image building. 
We are a team of 900 employees in 10 countries worldwide – a group of adventurers and dreamers, mountaineers, looking for their next peak. 

To strengthen the Product Development of alpine running/mountaineering/trekking shoes we are looking for a Product Developer for the brands Dynafit / Salewa.
The Product Developer is responsible for the R&D and modelling part of the running/mountaineering / trekking shoes. 
You will manage the product development and industrialization process for these products within the Footwear Team. You will closely work with Product Manager, Design, Quality Control and Supply Chain and with our suppliers in Romania and Asia, in order to plan and optimize the production process.


Task & Responsibilities

  • Development of the collection in compliance with the product Briefings received by Product Manager
  • Restyling and updating existing models
  • Translation of 2D sketches into 3D product
  • Prototyping of projects 
  • Prepare and execute fitting sessions (measures and comments on all products included)
  • Management of suppliers of raw materials/finished products during the development and production process
  • Development of industrialized solutions in compliance with the specifications provided 
  • Product cost analysis
  • Responsible for Product Specific data and information: creating technical sheets, BOM, detailed sketches, construction notes
  • Respect development timelines and ensure timely delivery of Prototypes and Salesmen Sample



  • Previous experience in Footwear Product Development, preferably mainly gained in Outdoor Sport sector
  • Good knowledge of Footwear modelling
  • Specific experience in developing parts of alpine running/mountaineering/trekking footwear is considered as a plus
  • Knowledge product development process, project costs analysis included
  • Very good English skills
  • Passion for mountaineering sports is considered as a plus
  • Availability to travel and visit production sites (East Europe and Asia)


Join us in a moment of unique growth and become part of an inspired team in an international house of brands, focused on the mountain and performance sports industry.

We offer: 

Flexible Office Time

  • Extended Parental Leave and Company Kindergarten (in Bolzano HQ)
  • Thrilling company activities
  • Free Climbing Hall (in Bolzano HQ)
  • A variety of training & development opportunities
  • Generous product discounts


Workplace: Montebelluna,IT

If you are interested to work in a challenging, international and dynamic environment then apply now!