Blue Ice recrute

Senior Softgoods Designer/Developer

CDI , Les Houches

BLUE ICE is looking for an energetic and experienced Senior Softgoods Product Designer/Developer, to join its backpack and climbing harness team
  • Type de contrat & duréeCDI
  • Début01/02/2020
  • Expériences3-5 ans
  • LieuLes Houches

Description du poste

We are seeking a candidate who is both creatively and technically minded, who enjoys the processes of developing products, solving problems related to construction, process management, and sourcing, and ensuring that products are designed and developed to carry out the Brand Vision and DNA. This position is for an experienced professional in technical sewn products and will work under the Softgoods Director. This position takes place in a small and highly specialized teams in which each individual is expected to be able to carry their projects from the brief to commercialization. 

Focus on function and performance first, our mission at Blue Ice is to develop distinctive world class mountaineering products that intend to disrupt the status quo. 

DESIGN

Responsible for the creative design and execution of segments of the seasonal softgoods collection

Work closely with a concise group (Line manager, product team, sales & marketing, head management) to define briefs and directions 

Translate these briefings into conceptual design ideas

Ensure that the balance between innovation and commerciality of the product offering is maintained

Lead product design reviews, create and present seasonal trend and color overviews at design meetings

Ensure that its designs are on brand and meet the needed cost and margin requirements

Generate and maintain all technical documentation, including Product instructions, color specs and CAD files 

Collaborate with athletes, ambassadors, field testing team, specialists, and other inputs to ensure the products are exceeding our customers’ needs

DEVELOPMENT

Manage development of multiple styles from design to commercialization

Communicate and follow up with Suppliers/Factories on all development, status, and production deadlines/logistics

Keep development on schedule

Ensure timely and accurate data required at calendar milestones

Responsible for cost review to meet target FOB prices and profit margins

Review, validate and approve costing information throughout the entire creation process

Work on all fabric/trim development, daily development questions, and lab dip approvals

Coordinate and maintain material specifications to meet standards for quality, and performance

Manage the development status reports and maintain records to track project timeline 

Maintain accurate information and update BOM’s as needed

Work on all sampling status and distribution

Profil requis

Bachelor Degree in Design and/or relevant field of study

At least 3 years of design experience, ideally in backpacks and/or PPE products including climbing harnesses.

Experience in product development and manufacturing processes

Advanced skill level in Adobe package like Illustrator, Photoshop… and CAD software.

Knowledge of backpacks market, colors and trends

Extensive knowledge of target users and related needs and values

Fluent in English

Very good presentation skills

Excellent ability to sketch and communicate design ideas

Open-minded, self-driven with the spirit of creating best in class product and designs.

Highly organized team player with the ability to manage multiple projects at various stages at the same time

Comfortable with an international teamwork structure

Requires some domestic and/or international travel

Good social skills

Autonomy 

Mountains are your playground and part of your living aspirations

Contact & candidature

Please send your resume in digital format to hr@blueice.com