Senior Designer, Veilance

North Vancouver British Columbia
Required Experience: 10 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
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Job purpose: Designs and develops advanced concepts and comprehensive product solutions that lead product collections that are in line with Veilance design philosophies and customer needs, while mentoring others to build additional capability within the Arc’teryx team and bringing new collections and products to market.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
·   Create innovative performance or technology platforms that underpin product categories
·   Drive the commercialization of innovative technologies including materials, pattern/part shaping and construction techniques for existing and/or future product categories
·   Execute assigned collections and projects within seasonal time lines
·   Patiently and effectively mentor Designers and Developers by sharing skills, knowledge and experience to build additional capability within the organization and encourage advanced design development and problem solving
·   Create patterns, mock ups, and prototypes to explore, resolve, or prove new concepts or construction techniques
·   Provide detailed product initiations to Product Development, including spec drawings, pattern and fit direction, and fabric information
·   Collaborate with Technical Services to resolve fit style and construction issues and ensure a fully commercialised product Maintain up to date product illustrations throughout the development process
·   Coordinate with the Materials team to test new materials and ensure that necessary items are available for prototyping
·   Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the materials and manufacturing techniques that Arc’teryx works with
·   Collaborate closely with other Designers to create and bring new and better toolbox solutions that benefit the brand (such as new technologies, construction techniques, features, etc.)
·   Present work at internal reviews and annual sales meetings
·   Stay up to date with industry trends, collaborate with Arc’teryx athletes and other industry representatives to help ensure Arc’teryx is  exceeding our customers evolving needs
·   Assist with current product design changes where necessary in order to address in-line production issues
·   Collaborate with Merchandiser and Design Operations Manager on seasonal line plans and project resource planning
·   Assist Design Operation Managers in developing a schedule for the flow of the line plan through all development stages, including charting line plan progress
·   Collaborate with the Color team, providing recommendations and feedback
·   You assist the Design Operations Manager in compiling project scope, activities, and expenditures of projects deemed to be eligible for submission to funding programs (SR&ED, IRAP, NRC, MITACS, etc.)

  Additional experience, education and/or skills required:
·   Degree in Design (Apparel, Industrial or Textile Engineering)
·   Minimum 10 years hands-on experience designing relevant textile-based products
·   Advanced knowledge, skill and ability in mentoring others on the Arc’teryx design process, patterning, sewing, garment construction with advanced technical and creative skills to pattern and prototype new products
·   Excellent team player with the ability to take direction, work with minimal supervision and mentor and develop team members
·   Hands-on experience creating tools and construction methods to assist in solving construction issues
·   Entrepreneurial and innovative
·   Excellent time management skills
·   Excellent planning, organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
·   Technically proficient with 10 years experience using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or other visual platforms for presenting visual interpretations of Design
·   Experience in patternmaking programs such as Gerber, Lectra or 3D software including CLO3D or Optitex are valuable assets in this role
·   Excellent English communication skills, verbal and written
·   Familiarity with the outdoor market that we make products for and extensive experience using these products in their intended  environment
·   Attendance at tradeshows and company events as required
·   You are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues and developing solutions
·   You remain highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity
·   You are able to balance autonomy and collaboration