Senior Footwear Range Designer

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 5 days ago
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Job Purpose: As Senior Footwear Designer, you will design and develop comprehensive product solutions that are aligned with Arc’teryx Design philosophies and continuously exceed our users’ evolving needs.Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
⏵ Responsible for designing the footwear range from concept through production in collaboration with the Design Team based in North Vancouver, Canada
⏵ Focus on user needs through research and observation (user-centered design approach) with strong problem solving skills
⏵ Continuously research emerging trends in design, technology, materials, and sport/activity evolution
⏵ Collaborate with Range Development Team (Product Line Manager, Project Manager) to design and develop product solutions that meet the needs of the product brief
⏵ Address construction, manufacturing, and cost constraints as needed
⏵ Create design documents for the development of all the range products (Illustrator files, shell pattern, 2D drawings, tech pack, materials) and update as needed
⏵ Provide a thorough understanding of soft goods, molded/tooled parts, and various manufacturing processes
⏵ Execute projects within both seasonal and long term timelines
⏵ Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the Arc’teryx materials, constructions, and manufacturing techniques
⏵ Brief internal and external resources (consultants, agencies, etc) for projects as needed
⏵ Adhere to Arc’teryx Sustainability requirements while also contributing to future improvements and solutions
⏵ Excellent communication skills both verbally and visually
⏵ Attend tradeshows and company events as required
⏵ Collaborate with Vancouver Design Team (Design Director, Footwear Designer, other Designers)
⏵ Work with other Designers to create new and improved toolbox solutions
⏵ Collaborate with athletes, field testing team, biomechanic specialists, and other inputs to ensure Arc’teryx is exceeding our customers’ needs
⏵ Collaborate with Vancouver Color Team: provide end use needs, material considerations, and feedback
⏵ Ensure the footwear category direction is aligned with overall company strategy and category/activity direction
⏵ Travel requirements include Vancouver HQ, overseas factories, and additional travel as needed
⏵ Present designs and strategies at annual meetings and internal reviewsAdditional experience, education and/or skills:
⏵ 10+ years designing footwear
⏵ Bachelor degree in Industrial/Product Design or equivalent industry experience
⏵ Proficiency in English
⏵ Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite (primarily Photoshop and Illustrator)
⏵ Refined sense of both 2D and 3D design, extensive knowledge of target users (customer needs and values)
⏵ Set ambitious targets, create plans to achieve the targets with set timelines, reflect and learn
⏵ Promote information sharing and team spirit, contribute to collective efficiency (effectively balance autonomy and collaboration)
⏵ Remain highly flexible and adaptable to achieve the results needed
⏵ Seek the best (sometimes not the easiest) solutions with unwavering commitment to do what is right
⏵ Your passion for your work is paralleled by your passion for getting outside and living it. Actively participate in the activities you design product for to experience the product firsthand.
⏵ You are curious and always explore different ways to achieve better solutions
⏵ Respect corporate values and confidentialityApply for this job