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Senior Industrial Design Manager, Sports Accessori
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Senior Industrial Design Manager, Sports Accessories
Our client is a leading supplier of competitive athletic gear and has an immediate need for a senior design professional for all accessory categories. This individual works to create product that is innovative and bold, that communicates an engaging story, and provides consumers with a positive experience. This established brand is highly recognizable, with a domestic and international leadership position in its industry sector. The product lines include men’s, women’s and children’s.
Education and Experience:
Bachelors or Masters, Industrial Design
10+ years of professional experience with demonstrable results.
Required Skills / Qualifications:
Exhibit continual design Innovation and ideation.
Ability to manage original designs from concept to final production.
Professional knowledge and experience designing plastic, fabric and other materials, as well as a full understanding of the manufacturing process.
Proficient in Solidworks, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Office.
Experience with and knowledge of rapid prototyping.
Excellent interpersonal skills and business acumen.
Superior follow-through and detail orientation.
Energetic and open mind to creating innovative product for today’s professional athletes.
Maya and Rhino 3D programs a plus.
Conceptualize new and innovative product ideas and improve existing products for the entire breadth of the eyewear and accessories line.
Solve technical difficulties in concept, prototyping, 3D creation and manufacturing samples.
Advocate on behalf of new product throughout the entire design and production process from early stage concept illustration to sample creation and mass production.
Coordinate with the sports promotions department, sponsored athletes, coaches and the sales team to solicit feedback for product testing and marketplace optimization.
Maintain intimate knowledge of marketplace trends, industry standards, legal compliance, and brand objectives.
Develop and maximize relationships with factories for product sampling and material capabilities.
Meet production deadlines and manage approval process, including first line sample approvals.
The successful candidate will be both highly creative and skilled developing durable products that are consistent with the brand’s reputation.
The company functions like a team and offers a competitive compensation, medical and dental benefits and a matching 401k plan, along with work/life balance perks.
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