Targus Inc
Date Posted: 3/15/2017

Senior Soft Goods Designer

  • Company: Targus Inc
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location: Anaheim, CA , Possibly located in Hong Kong
  • Required Exp: 5 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Since the introduction of the first laptop over 30 years ago, our mission at Targus has been singularly focused on enabling mobile connected workers to perform at their best, anywhere, anytime. With technology and work styles evolving faster than they ever have in human history, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team and be part of a culture that’s focused on being the world leader in mobile workforce solutions.

Us: The Targus Global Design Team has the speed and variety of a design firm, with the ability to build a brand and product portfolio over time that one can only do in a corporate environment. We’re nimble, entrepreneurial and empowered to shape and steward our brand wherever and however makes sense for our business.

You: As the Senior Soft Goods Designer on our team, you will collaborate cross-functionally with design, product management, marketing and our Hong Kong sourcing team to bring user needs, market objectives and brand experiences to life through a wide range of cut & sew bags/cases. Our soft goods products are an ever-growing offering ranging from backpacks, sleeves, briefcases, messenger bags and more. Primary responsibilities will be focused on Targus branded products but will regularly contribute to OEM projects with partners like Dell, HP and Lenovo. We’re looking for a passionate, talented and strategically-minded designer to join our team and be part of where we’re headed.

The right candidate will:

• Hold a degree in Industrial Design from an accredited university, or related experience.
• Have 5-7 years of professional experience in consumer products with concentration in soft goods/cut & sew design. Consultancy experience preferred.
• Have a proven track record of market success designing challenging and innovative products.
• Have a high degree of construction, manufacturing, materials and product development competence.
• Be driven by a Fail, Forward, Fast mentality.
• Be comfortable with demanding timelines and schedules.
• Demonstrate natural empathy, disciplined processes and child-like curiosity.
• Live and breath our Values – Quality, Commitment, Collaboration, Empowerment and Continuous Improvement.
• Bring “it”, every day. Sleeves rolled up and egos checked at the door.
Responsibilities Include:

• Lead design of new global soft goods products – i.e. backpacks, sleeves, briefcases, messengers, totes, etc. As well as hardware, trims, etc.
• Inspire project teams through problem solving, storytelling and concept presentations.
• Work closely with design peers, Product Management, Hong Kong sourcing team and suppliers to develop products through to mass production.
• Material and CMF application across product types.
• Software mastery in Illustrator, Photoshop. Additional experience with Solidworks and Keyshot preferred.
• Wearing multiple hats and contributing to a broad range of design work-sessions: soft goods, hard goods, packaging, CMF, etc.
• Work closely with leadership and team to shape yearly CMF strategy.
• Assist with color, material, fashion and technology trend documentation.
• Asia travel 2-3 times yearly

Job Requirements

Must Haves:
• Mastery of soft goods design and development
• Strong sketching and problem solving skills
• Speed and efficiency in execution
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Uncompromising commitment to excellence
• Ability to ideate and prototype rapidly
• Team oriented work ethic
• Ninja-like ability to juggle multiple tasks
• A passion for making peoples’ lives better

Perks

Date Posted: 3/15/2017

Senior Soft Goods Designer

  • Company: Targus Inc
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Anaheim, CA , Possibly located in Hong Kong
  • Required Exp:5 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Since the introduction of the first laptop over 30 years ago, our mission at Targus has been singularly focused on enabling mobile connected workers to perform at their best, anywhere, anytime. With technology and work styles evolving faster than they ever have in human history, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team and be part of a culture that’s focused on being the world leader in mobile workforce solutions.

Us: The Targus Global Design Team has the speed and variety of a design firm, with the ability to build a brand and product portfolio over time that one can only do in a corporate environment. We’re nimble, entrepreneurial and empowered to shape and steward our brand wherever and however makes sense for our business.

You: As the Senior Soft Goods Designer on our team, you will collaborate cross-functionally with design, product management, marketing and our Hong Kong sourcing team to bring user needs, market objectives and brand experiences to life through a wide range of cut & sew bags/cases. Our soft goods products are an ever-growing offering ranging from backpacks, sleeves, briefcases, messenger bags and more. Primary responsibilities will be focused on Targus branded products but will regularly contribute to OEM projects with partners like Dell, HP and Lenovo. We’re looking for a passionate, talented and strategically-minded designer to join our team and be part of where we’re headed.

The right candidate will:

• Hold a degree in Industrial Design from an accredited university, or related experience.
• Have 5-7 years of professional experience in consumer products with concentration in soft goods/cut & sew design. Consultancy experience preferred.
• Have a proven track record of market success designing challenging and innovative products.
• Have a high degree of construction, manufacturing, materials and product development competence.
• Be driven by a Fail, Forward, Fast mentality.
• Be comfortable with demanding timelines and schedules.
• Demonstrate natural empathy, disciplined processes and child-like curiosity.
• Live and breath our Values – Quality, Commitment, Collaboration, Empowerment and Continuous Improvement.
• Bring “it”, every day. Sleeves rolled up and egos checked at the door.
Responsibilities Include:

• Lead design of new global soft goods products – i.e. backpacks, sleeves, briefcases, messengers, totes, etc. As well as hardware, trims, etc.
• Inspire project teams through problem solving, storytelling and concept presentations.
• Work closely with design peers, Product Management, Hong Kong sourcing team and suppliers to develop products through to mass production.
• Material and CMF application across product types.
• Software mastery in Illustrator, Photoshop. Additional experience with Solidworks and Keyshot preferred.
• Wearing multiple hats and contributing to a broad range of design work-sessions: soft goods, hard goods, packaging, CMF, etc.
• Work closely with leadership and team to shape yearly CMF strategy.
• Assist with color, material, fashion and technology trend documentation.
• Asia travel 2-3 times yearly

Job Requirements

Must Haves:
• Mastery of soft goods design and development
• Strong sketching and problem solving skills
• Speed and efficiency in execution
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Uncompromising commitment to excellence
• Ability to ideate and prototype rapidly
• Team oriented work ethic
• Ninja-like ability to juggle multiple tasks
• A passion for making peoples’ lives better

Perks

Date Posted: 3/15/2017

Senior Soft Goods Designer

  • Company: Targus Inc
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Anaheim, CA , Possibly located in Hong Kong
  • Required Exp:5 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available