Materials Developer


At Bellroy, our mission drives us to discover and inspire better ways to do, well, everything. We are a for-purpose business out to help the planet, and its people, flourish. Our environmental goals have been inspired by Cradle-to-Cradle principles, and we need a Materials Developer to help us create and push towards more sustainable performance material solutions.

We are in a time of growth, and as our first full-time materials developer, you’ll be the champion of materials development in Bellroy. Working between our design, product development and production teams, you will have full oversight of our materials program – researching what’s going on in the industry, thinking about how we can improve, then developing, testing and approving new materials, trims and hardware that will elevate our products to new levels of function and delight.

We’re in need of someone with the technical chops as well as a taste for the kind of material design that will trigger emotional connections with our customers.

Sound like you? Read on.


You’ve spent plenty of time in a softgoods environment – perhaps you’ve worked in accessories, performance apparel, bags or the outdoor industry. And over a few years, you’ve developed strong technical knowledge of materials used in softgoods including wovens, knits, hardware and trims, including working with vendors to bring compelling commercial solutions to life.

You’re practical and process driven, with a strong interest in the sustainability of performance textiles.. You probably have a relevant degree, but we’re more interested in your hands-on experience. We need someone who can really hit the ground running with calibrated standards and strong work habits.

You’re imaginative yet thorough. You’ll find a way (or make your own) even when the path isn’t clear. And you’ll keep an acute level of attention to detail the whole way through. You can juggle projects, but manage to complete them all with a high level of effectiveness. Because you know getting lots of stuff done doesn’t matter if it’s not done well – or in the right order.

And while you can put your head down and manage yourself through multiple projects at once (you’re just as allergic to micro-managing as we are), you’re just as good at bouncing around ideas, communicating your efforts, and collaborating with the broader team.

We’re an extremely collaborative bunch, and that’s music to your ears – you are ambitious and humble in equal measure. And you thrive in a team environment.

Our mission is to inspire better ways to carry, use business as a force for good, and help the world, and our crew, flourish. To do this, we need smart people, with good intentions, who can get shit done. And that just about sums you up. Your world-class ambitions will fit right in with our vision to be the global leaders in carry.


  • Checked the latest production masters from the factories, compared them to the approved samples and provided feedback
  • Worked with our CMF lead and design team to develop the vision of our new product range, ensuring it is relevant and energising; and helped them with material insight in those discussions
  • Made a plan for implementing new materials that need to be sourced/developed, and checked these can be sourced sustainability according to our standards
  • Researched new water-resistant technologies for textiles, and prepared a summary of the available options
  • Worked on the new material testing specification we are developing for our suppliers
  • Checked test results received from the external lab and made a report on next steps to be communicated to the wider team
  • Had a few calls with our overseas mills about the new textiles we are developing with them, to ensure the required finishing and performance is met
  • Discussed the ordering and financial terms of new materials with your manager
  • Worked on our sustainability guidelines and researched the latest changes to the global standards we are following – before making a plan to implement the changes
  • Helped our development team select a material to suit a particular performance function.


This is a full-time role based in Fitzroy with our Product Development team, with regular days in the Bells Beach studio with our design team. Overseas travel to our suppliers and trade shows is required a few times a year.

Date de début du contrat : We're ready when you are!

Materials Developer


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Nos espaces

'Bellroy' est un mélange de nos origines – Bells Beach et Fitzroy. Bells Beach apporte un côté décontracté alors que Fitzroy apporte un style urbain et créatif. La ville et la mer ; inspiration et aventure. Ensemble, ils créent le parfait équilibre.

Bells Beach

Notre QG à la plage se trouve juste derrière une grande dune de sable qui surplombe les spots de surf les plus réputés d'Australie. C'est là, dans le Maker Lab, que nos Product Designers innovent et que notre équipe commerciale passe la journée sur Skpye en consommant une quantité copieuse de café. L'ambiance est plus tranquille ici que chez nos voisins de Fitzroy et nous aimons nous concentrer sur notre processus créatif. Nous allons au café d’à côté dès que nous avons une petite faim ou que nous voulons espionner les surfeurs. Parfait pour se ressourcer en respirant un peu d'air (salé) frais.


Notre espace à Fitzroy est immergé au milieu du hub créatif de Melbourne. C'est là que nos équipes créatives, marketing, ingénierie et opérations développent nos campagnes et s'assurent que tous les produits Bellroy sont expédiés à travers le monde sans encombre. Les rues de Fitzroy regorgent d’énergie (et on y trouve le meilleur restaurant de ramen en dehors de Tokyo). La piscine olympique au coin de la rue est également parfaite pour ceux qui ont besoin de se rafraîchir à l'heure du déjeuner.

A distance

En plus de nos deux sièges sociaux nous avons une équipe qui travaille à distance - de l'Australie occidentale à des régions de l'Asie, aux États-Unis, à l'Europe. Être global est au coeur de Bellroy car cela nous maintient connectés et nous permet d'envisager la vie sous plusieurs regards. Si vous disposez d'une connection internet et si vous avez de la flexibilité pour faire partie d'une équipe que vous ne verrez pas tous les jours, vous pouvez envisager de joindre notre grandissante toile globale.

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Notre équipe

Le succès de Bellroy dépend de la diversité de nos équipes. Nous sommes une belle bande de penseurs et d'artisans venant de plus de 25 pays (pour l'instant). Chacun a des compétences uniques qui sont mises à profit pour réaliser une vision commune - Imaginer de nouveaux moyens de transporter vos essentiels ; utiliser notre entreprise pour influencer le monde de manière positive ; aider la société, et notre équipe, à s'épanouir.

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