To enhance the strength of our team we have immediate openings for the ION Bike product department, based in Oberhaching (near Munich), Germany:


The Product Developer Softgoods is responsible for driving the development, engineering, fit exe-cution and specifications for innovative products while maintaining our surf inspired aesthetics.


  • Reports directly to the Head of Bikewear and Apparel on all issues relating to development,
    product quality, garment costs, vendor relations, and daily communication for the assigned product lines
  • Creates and maintains tech packs including bill of materials, measurement chart and construction detail page to ensure consistency throughout the entire development process
  • Distinct understanding of fit and quality
  • Negotiates garment cost breakdown directly with the factory on material costing and consumption to meet agreed target cost
  • Reviews and responsibility for all prototypes, salesman samples and pre-¬production samples
  • Ensures both the technical superiority and the product quality of all assigned products
  • Responsible for trim and fabric sourcing for the assigned product lines
  • Communicates closely with all related vendors and suppliers on a daily basis
  • Plans and tracks the development of all assigned products to ensure a timely completion within the agreed development timeline


  • Bachelor‘s degree in apparel design, construction, and/or patternmaking, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three or more years of related professional experience in the outdoor/action sports industry
  • Knowledge of product life cycle and product development key deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Participation and proactive approach to process and/ or calendar optimization with supervision
  • Participation in goal setting and driving them to fruition
  • IT knowledge in Adobe Illustrator and MS Office
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Willingness to travel internationally and domestic
  • Specific knowledge of trims and embellishments are a plus
  • Willingness to contribute to the Team success and walking the extra mile to lift ION Bikewear to the next level

Please apply with your salary expectation and the earliest possible starting date at:

Boards & More GmbH
Cordula Thiele (Office Mangement) Keltenring 9 | 82041 Oberhaching
Email: [email protected]

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