Senior Footwear Range Designer

Arc'teryx Equipment Inc.

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description
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