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.

Giorno d'inizio: We're ready when you are!

Materials Developer


Creare modi migliori per portare con sé gli oggetti.
Usare il business a scopo di bene.
Aiutare il mondo e il nostro team a progredire.


I nostri spazi

Bellroy è una fusione delle nostre due case - Bells Beach e Fitzroy. Bells Beach contribuisce con la sua atmosfera rilassata della vita all'aperto, per bilanciare lo stile urbano e creativo di Fitzroy. La città e il mare; ispirazione e avventura. Insieme creano un equilibrio perfetto.

Bells Beach

La nostra sede principale sulla spiaggia si trova dietro gigantesche scogliere di arenaria, che si affacciano su una delle coste australiane più famose per il surf. È qui che i nostri Product Designer fanno le prove nel Maker Lab e il nostro team di vendita consuma quantità impressionanti di caffè e traffico internet su Skype. Qui siamo più tranquilli rispetto ai nostri vicini a Fitzroy e ci piace la concentrazione che si viene a creare. Se hai bisogno di un boccone c'è un bar proprio qui accanto e alle 11:00 controlliamo sempre se ci sono le condizioni per fare surf, l'occasione perfetta per rinfrescare la mente con un po' di aria salina.


I nostri locali di Fitzroy sono immersi nel cuore del centro creativo di Melbourne. È qui che i nostri team di creazione, di marketing, di ingegneria e di gestione operativa sviluppano campagne e si assicurano che ogni Bellroy venga spedito in modo sicuro in tutto il mondo. Appena fuori dalla porta troverai strade che scoppiano di energia (e il miglior negozio di ramen fuori da Tokyo). C'è anche una piscina olimpionica proprio dietro l'angolo, per chi ha bisogno di rinfrescarsi a mezzogiorno.

Da remoto

Al di fuori delle due nostre sedi principali, abbiamo una squadra che lavora a distanza - dall'Australia occidentale a parti dell'Asia, degli USA e dell'Europa. Essere globale è un caposaldo in Bellroy, ci tiene connessi e ci permette di vedere la vita da molte prospettive diverse. Se sei dotato di una connessione a Internet e della flessibilità di diventare parte di un team che non vedi tutti i giorni, potresti valutare di unirti alla nostra rete globale costantemente in crescita.

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Il nostro Team

Ci vuole un equipaggio diversificato per far funzionare Bellroy. Siamo un gruppo di pensatori e realizzatori, provenienti da oltre 25 paesi diversi (numero in aumento). Ognuno ha un insieme unico di competenze, che si fondono per raggiungere una visione chiara - creare modi migliori per portare con sé gli oggetti; usare il business a scopo di bene; aiutare il mondo e il nostro team a progredire.

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