Cleveland Golf is a golf club manufacturer that was founded in 1979 by its namesake Roger Cleveland. We are currently regarded as a forerunner in product innovation and currently produce the number one wedge used in the PGA and LPGA tours. We offer great benefits that include health, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance, flexible spending, long term and short-term disability, 401k with company matching and profit sharing.

If you are interested please submit your resume to HumanResources@ClevelandGolf.com with the Job Title that you are applying for in the Subject line. Cleveland Golf is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Research and Development Engineer

Date Posted - 08/22/2014
Date of Availability - 08/22/2014
Location - Huntington Beach, CA
Employment Type - Full Time
Required Education - Bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mechanical Engineering with a strong emphasis on electromechanical devices.

New graduates considered.  Some experience (1-5 years) in relevant field helpful but not necessary.

Overview: At Cleveland Golf / Srixon, our mission is simple: create some of the highest-performing golf products in the world. As a Research and Development Engineer, you will join other highly-motivated and passionate employees and play a major role in achieving this mission. We seek a talented, hard-working, outstanding individual to fill this position.

Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the design, development, testing and implementation of various technologies and innovations within the golf club and golf ball industries, with a specific focus on digital and electromechanical devices.
  • Create, manage, and execute multiple projects in parallel, holding internal and external groups accountable for timelines and deliverables.
  • Plan, conduct and/or coordinate complex mechanical engineering experiments to test, prove, or modify product design.
  • Prepare, organize, and communicate findings in technical reports to management and other departments.
  • Work to ensure success with respect to product manufacturing and supply chain
  • Liaise with the Intellectual Property team as necessary to facilitate R&D and IP coordination.
  • Liaise with the sales and field marketing team to launch and support products throughout their life-cycle

Competency

  • Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mechanical Engineering with a strong emphasis on electromechanical devices.
  • New graduates considered.  Some experience (1-5 years) in relevant field helpful but not necessary.
  • Experience in golf industry is a plus; passion for golf is a requirement.
  • The successful candidate will exhibit high levels of creative problem-solving skills and a proven ability to project manage and interact with cross-functional teams

Knowledge, exposure to, or experience in the following categories is a plus:

  • Digital product development (Apps, APIs, websites)
  • Familiarity with electronics (Bluetooth, USB)
  • Familiarity with database management
  • Performance Testing: material testing, dynamic behavior
  • Familiarity with electromechanical devices
  • Design of Experiments
  • Exposure to CAE software (CAD, FEA) a plus

 

Patent Attorney

Date Posted - 09/10/2014
Date of Availability - 09/10/2014
Location - Huntington Beach, CA
Employment Type - Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Required Education -

  • BS degree in an engineering or science, with preference for mechanical or electrical engineering, physics, or metallurgy.
  • JD from an accredited U.S. law school, top 25% preferred.
  • Patent Bar registration or qualified to sit for Patent Bar.
  • Licensed to practice law and member in good standing of the bar of at least one state.
  • 1-3 years of patent legal experience, preferably with a law firm (exceptionally qualified new graduates may be considered).
  • Demonstrable interest in game of golf or sporting goods industry preferred.

Overview: This is a newly-created position, reporting to the Director of Intellectual Property of Cleveland Golf/Srixon, one of the world’s leading golf club and golf ball manufacturers, which markets and sells products under the Cleveland®, Srixon®, and XXIO® brands. Cleveland Golf/Srixon is headquartered in Huntington Beach, CA, and its parent company, Dunlop Sports, is headquartered in Kobe, Japan. This role will involve conducting patentability and freedom to operate searches and analyses, providing patent counseling to RND and Marketing clients, preparing and managing outside counsel’s preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications, and possibly providing agreement and litigation support as needed, all in support of the Company’s U.S. business operations, and in close cooperation with Dunlop Sports’ IP department in Kobe.

Responsibilities

  • Perform/manage novelty, freedom to operate, and validity searches, analyses, and opinions, to assist Company in designing and commercializing patentable/non-infringing products
  • Research and organize information relating to competitors’ intellectual property/ newly issued patents
  • Assist engineers in identifying patentable inventions
  • Generate invention disclosures in preparation for filing patent applications
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications in-house and/or with assistance from outside counsel
  • Maintain awareness of engineers regarding the importance of Company’s intellectual property
  • Identify potential infringement of Company’s intellectual property rights
  • Maintain knowledge of latest developments in the industry and intellectual property law
  • Assist as needed with trademark, litigation, licensing, and contract matters

Competency

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Prioritization – manages workflow by prioritizing projects, working efficiently, seeking assistance when over capacity, and requesting more work when under capacity.

Project Management - Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress.

Personnel Management – Communicates early, often, and effectively, both “up” and “down” the organization; Offers assistance where needed; Seeks assistance when required.

Technical Skills/Continuous Improvement - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. Understands and implements systemic processes to make improvements in the way work is accomplished.

Internal Customer Service - Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control and exhibits a high level of emotional intelligence; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things; Takes ownership of mistakes and areas for improvement; Communicates successes with humility; Exhibits compassion for others’ situations and offers sincere suggestions for improvement.

Verbal Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; communicates clearly and without using jargon the audience is unfamiliar with.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Delegation - Utilizes personnel resources available and delegates to or partners with staff to move items to closure while maximizing personnel effectiveness.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Integrity/Ethics - Maintains a high degree of integrity and ethical behavior in all business activities and decisions. Demonstrates the ability to preserve and maintain confidences when necessary. Treats people with respect; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and highest ethics.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.

Accuracy- Prepares and carefully reviews figures, computations, reports, etc., and ensures they have internal consistency. Ensures that information can be understood by all who receive it. Pays close attention to smaller details of a project or course of action.

Language Skills:                                                      
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills:                                                
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:                                                    
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills   
                                                
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have some knowledge of: CAD system design software and ability to comprehend CAD drawings; USPTO classification system; and Microsoft Word or similar word processing system.

Other Skills and Abilities  
 
                                                
Ability to speak read and write Japanese is very helpful in this position, but not required.     
                                      
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

 

Senior Patent Engineer

Date Posted - 09/10/2014
Date of Availability - 09/10/2014
Location - Huntington Beach, CA
Employment Type - Full Time
Required Education -

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • At least four years of Patent Engineering experience directly related to mechanical devices, and preferably to golf equipment
  • Familiarity with laboratory procedures and associated instruments for testing objects, and preferably golf equipment
  • Familiarity with US, Japanese, and International patent-classification systems
  • Advanced searching ability using the JPO Industrial Property Digital Library (IPDL), USPTO PatFT & AppFT, as well as EPO Esp@cenet, Delphion and NERAC databases.
  • At least two years of Mechanical Design experience using solid modeling applications and reverse-engineering techniques
  • Previous experience as a Patent Examiner in the art of Mechanical Engineering
  • Successful completion of the USPTO Patent Agent Registration Examination

 

Overview:

  • Use mechanical engineering skills and knowledge of patent laws and regulations in furtherance of the Company’s objective of creating patentable, commercially successful golf products offering a competitive advantage
  • Assist in the design or redesign of future products taking into consideration engineering and patent-related constraints
  • Help develop the Company’s intellectual property portfolio by assisting patent preparation and prosecution activities
  • Identify infringement of Company patents

 

Essential Functions

  • Routinely attend engineering-design meetings and interface with product-design and development engineers to identify and resolve patent-related issues
  • Oversee or perform novelty, patentability, validity, and product clearance searches
  • Analyze patent-search results vis-à-vis corresponding products to assess freedom to produce and/or patentability
  • Assist in the preparation of utility and design patent applications
  • Communicate/coordinate with Company patent attorneys in furtherance of performing these functions

Equipment Used

  • Computer
  • Basic office and filing equipment
  • Instruments for testing golf equipment (e.g., COR and  MOI machines)
  • Precision-measurement instruments

 

Buyer/Planner

Date Posted - 09/25/2014
Date of Availability - 09/25/2014
Location - Huntington Beach, CA
Employment Type - Full Time
Required Education - College degree in Business or planning related field and/or certification (APICS) in Planning, Inventory Management and Purchasing areas and advanced PC software applications or equivalent of 2-3 years of Production Planning and Inventory Management experience with JD Edwards or other similar manufacturing software system.

Overview: The Planner/Buyer position is responsible for detailed short and intermediate range production scheduling (one day to 3 months) and material procurement of all components related to finished clubs in assigned product group.  The Planner/Buyer responsibilities include insuring inventory, customer service, throughput, production goals and other inventory and production related targets are met. Planner/Buyer is responsible for detailed planning/material procurement of all assigned products as well as overseeing other planning responsibilities and department functions as assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Insuring inventory, customer service, throughput, production goals and other inventory and production related targets are met.
  • Responsible for detailed planning/material procurement of all assigned product lines
  • Participates on Product Development Team as buyer/planner
  • Provides purchasing and production plans for assigned product lines in accordance with established inventory guidelines
  • Reviews Stock Status report and notifies all departments of stock-out and near stock-out situations or delays in new product introduction release dates
  • Works with master scheduler to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts and/or customer orders
  • Prepares purchase orders to obtain materials, tools, and equipment
  • Manages purchase orders to demand requirements and communicates changes to suppliers
  • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions

Competency

In order to perform the job successfully, and individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
AnalyticalAbility to: Collect data and research products; use intuition and experience to compile research and data; design work flows and procedures; analyze complex information
Problem SolvingAbility to: Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; develop alternate solutions if problems arise; work well in group situations
Team workAbility to: Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness toward the views of others; give and welcome constructive feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put success of team above own interests; support group commitments to goals and objectives; recognize accomplishments of other team members
Planning/OrganizingAbility to: Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; set personal goals and objectives

Language Requirements:

Reading skillsAbility to: read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations.
Writing skillsAbility to: write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
Oral skillsAbility to: effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, or the general public

Math Requirements:

Problem solving skills – Ability to: solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
Reasoning skills - Ability to: interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

Computer Requirements:
Intermediate or Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Outlook and Excel; ERP/MRP Manufacturing software such as JD Edwards or similar software; Showcase Strategy database reporting or similar software

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; walk to various departments; and is occasionally expected to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities are required by this job including depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Jr. Graphic Designer

Date Posted - 10/14/2014
Date of Availability - 10/14/2014
Location - Huntington Beach, CA
Employment Type - Full Time
Required Education - Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Graphic Design. Photography and/or video experience a plus.

Overview: The Jr. Graphic Designer will be responsible for creating marketing materials such as in-store retail graphics, print advertisements, posters, product information materials, and various collateral pieces. Also, performing/overseeing product photography and editing are a plus.

 

Responsibilities

  • Creating various marketing materials under the supervision of the Senior Designers.
  • Able to communicate well both in-person and via email with fellow employees and vendors.
  • Must possess a good sense of design while incorporating creativity.
  • Management of suppliers for production of marketing materials with a solid understanding of the printing process and photography.
  • Be aware of current trends in the market as well as competitive executions.
  • Ability and willingness to complete jobs at a rapid pace.
  • Able to juggle shifting job priorities, moving from one thing to the next quickly and easily.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Graphic Design. Photography and/or video experience a plus.
  • Creative abilities
  • Self motivating
  • Ability to handle many projects
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of Golf or sports related advertising
  • Team player who can appreciate criticism
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Powerpoint, Excel, Word, exporting and converting graphic files, E-mail