Product Development Associate (Contract)

| San Francisco, CA, USA | Hybrid
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Overview of Role

Heretic Ventures is seeking a dynamic and driven full-time merchandise product development associate to join our innovative team as a contractor. As a part of our early-stage generative AI consumer business, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and success of our products.

The ideal candidate is someone with a passion for product development, a keen eye for detail, and excellent communication skills. This individual will be responsible for placing sample orders, tracking and managing orders that have been placed with manufacturers, reviewing product designs and CAD files, and liaising with manufacturers to maintain product quality standards. Additionally, they will be involved in collecting and analyzing data from final products to inform future iterations and improvements.

This role offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in product development while contributing to the growth of a dynamic startup.

This is a hybrid role with the preference for at least 2 days per week in-person in our sunny Presidio, SF office.

About Heretic 

Heretic Ventures is a San Francisco-based venture studio ideating and launching new businesses in the creator economy, including those that capitalize on AI/ML technology. Heretic is run by Managing Partner Mariam Naficy, who founded and built the pioneering internet companies Minted and Heretic is backed by household names in Silicon Valley, who act as the studio’s advisors both in selecting and in advising companies.


  • Manage back and forth communication with manufacturer to develop sign-off sample for production
  • Handle end-to-end process including CAD development and refinement, including writing detailed instructions and information for CAD designers and manufacturer
  • Handle manufacturer questions on incoming orders related to CAD development, manufacturing, and quality
  • Train manufacturers on best practices, escalation procedures, and brand standards
  • Escalate critical issues to the management team


  • 1 ~ 2 years of experience in product design, product development, or manufacturing within the fashion and design goods industry
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to identify and troubleshoot issues
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Familiarity with CAD software and product development processes is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Enthusiasm for learning and a proactive attitude towards problem-solving

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Heretic is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws.

More Information on Heretic
Heretic operates in the Software industry. The company is located in San Francisco, California. Heretic was founded in 2021. It has 19 total employees. To see all 9 open jobs at Heretic, click here.
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