15 days old

Product Developer

World Centric
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
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World Centric is a highly mission driven company that seeks to have a meaningful impact on people and planet through our compostable products and the donation of 25% of profits to the most vulnerable in the world. If you decide that the role below could be a great fit for you, please be sure to include a cover letter detailing your interest in working for World Centric.

This role is currently co-located at our headquarters in Rohnert Park, CA and wherever you are currently sheltering-in-place. Our office is currently closed and all employees are working remotely. Once restrictions are lifted, the World Centric office will continue to serve as a wonderful place to connect with fellow employees and the physical products we manufacture. Candidates should expect to be able to commute to our Rohnert Park office once the office reopens.

We are seeking a Product Developer to help bring our many compostable product ideas to market. This position reports to the Director of Product Development and will encompass many tasks across the product development and project management process(es). The position requires someone who is highly flexible, organized, and comfortable in an outward facing role that communicates and coordinates between multiple departments and external vendors.

Role Details

  • Actively support and run the day-to-day processes of developing and manufacturing compostable products.
  • Participate in weekly design and development meetings, ensuring activities and deadlines are tracking properly.
  • Read, respond, and aggregate all details communicated daily in email into actionable product development processes.
  • Communicate directly with outside vendors and suppliers to develop physical samples, prototype and production tooling; combining all associated costs, lead times, and final product specifications.
  • Actively maintain development calendars across all projects and regularly share across various departments and email requests.
  • Support our regional sales managers by coordinating with the Marketing team to create sell sheets and provide timely pre-production samples from our suppliers.
  • Work closely with our operations team, providing confirmed product, packaging, and timing specifications for manufacturing ramp up.
  • Build, support, and maintain various spreadsheets and documents which analyse related markets to help uncover new product opportunities.
  • Support new R&D initiatives as needed.

  • 2-5 years experience in a similar product developer role.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, industrial design, packaging, or related field.
  • Solid understanding of materials and manufacturing processes including; compression molding, injection molding, thermoforming, other...
  • Experience in domestic and international manufacturing.
  • Self-directed, not afraid of working under fuzzy circumstances, and willing to jump right into any problem.
  • Comfortable analyzing data via quantitative and analytical methods.
  • Comfortable synthesizing a point of view and communicating to a variety of audiences.
  • Familiarity with logistics and production planning processes.
  • Experience with Solidworks a plus.
  • Experience in disposables, non-durables, and/or consumer packaged goods a plus.

Working at World Centric

World Centric offers a competitive benefits package with the following:

  • Health benefits covered at 100% for employee/80% for dependents
  • PTO program starting at 20 days per year
  • 401k with 4% match
  • Lots of perks and incentives related to improving social and environmental impact
  • Regular social events and Friday lunches
  • An amazing group of employees who are passionate, committed, and welcoming!

Please visit the World Centric Website to learn more about our values and culture and if interested in joining our team, please forward your experience and a cover letter telling us how you see yourself fitting into World Centric.



Posted: 2020-10-06 Expires: 2020-11-06

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