Director, Industrial Design

YETI Coolers

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description

At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary. When you work here, you’ll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side. Together, you’ll help our customers get the high-quality gear they need to make the most of their adventures. We are BUILT FOR THE WILD™.


The Director, Industrial Design leads the growing ID team.  This is a leadership role, both in the sense of setting the design direction as well as guiding and mentoring the design team.  This key role works closely with Product Marketing and Engineering teams to develop new products and shape the future of the company.


You are a passionate design professional with a proven track record of crafting premium products and leading world-class teams.  You thrive in fast-paced environments with entrepreneurial DNA and are comfortable charting new territory.  Your creative vision and design talent allow you to turn ideas into thoughtful products.  You can leverage your passion for product and leadership experience to guide the design function and seamlessly collaborate with your partners within the organization.



Be the expert voice of design at the company. Consistently and uncompromisingly create authentic YETI product experiences

Be a thought-leader to drive innovative new product concepts

Lead industrial design activities across all categories. Establish a consistent and thoughtful design language

Direct and guide prototyping needs and plans for design review, including both hard and soft goods

Collaborate with Engineering and prototyping resources to accomplish builds

Proactively prioritize and manage department workload. Direct and influence the ID team

Ensure timely completion of team deliverables

Develop ID staff and department capabilities

Develop an environment that supports the creative process and truly puts the product first

Set the standard for the team by leading by example in the following areas: attitude, maturity, productivity, collaboration, and communication

Collaborate and influence NPD partners across Marketing, Engineering, R&D, and Executives

Respectfully provide feedback and present viewpoint of product designs with stakeholders


Qualifications and Attributes:

10+ years of progressive experience in Product Design with a minimum of 6+ years experience leading team

MA in Industrial Design, Product Design or equivalent work experience

Must have experience leading and developing design staff

Experience in designing premium products, preferably within the Outdoor industry

Demonstrated experience working across both soft and hard goods

Proven track record of designing world-class and market successful products

Demonstrated experience collaborating cross-functionally

Experience with designing and facilitating cross functional exercises / workshops (e.g., ideation sessions, design sessions)

Advanced 3D visualization skills via SolidWorks, Rhino, KeyShot, etc.

Inspiring 2D skills via sketching, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.


YETI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.