2 Feb 2016

Full-Time Footwear Designer (m/f) – Jack Wolfskin (Rhino)

Jack Wolfskin – Posted by joballianceIdstein, Hessen, Germany

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Job Description

Job Description

Outdoor is our passion. Whether in the mountains, the wilderness, in faraway
countries or in the countryside on your doorstep, JACK WOLFSKIN offers all
the products you need to make you feel right at home in the great outdoors,
whatever the weather. Founded in 1981, we have become one of the leading
providers of functional outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment.

Join us at our HQ in Idstein/Germany (Frankfurt Rhine-Main Area) as a creative

FOOTWEAR DESIGNER (m/f)

YOUR CHALLENGE:

• Consumer trends and competitor research: you keep yourself permanently up to date regarding latest consumer trends and competitor design innovations and derive systematically future fields of potential for our division
• Technological/design innovation: participation in cross-functional development of product innovation together with product marketing, development and external partners; further development of our unique design language
• Design concept creation and presentation: presentation and discussion of first concept sketches; proactive processing of feedbacks and input from our cross-functional team; very good sense of proportions and details required
• Tech pack preparation: design finalization with all required detailed views of uppers and bottom units including material specification, decoration, cosmetics, features, construction and measurements
• Prototyping: ongoing review and optimization of prototypes, update of shell patterns and final CAD up-date
• Coloration: active support of creation of our color strategy and color card; preparation and ongoing update of color briefings files; review of color prototypes
• Coordination of external design partners: participation in briefing of external design partners and execution of ongoing feedback loops

REQUIRED BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS:

• Attitude: we are a passionate footwear team working heavily on shaping the footwear future of a great brand with players of hands on mentality; future colleagues have to be self-starting, pragmatic and have to love to work and interact in a multicultural team
• Education: Degree in product design, industrial design or related field
• Working experience: minimum of three to five years of footwear design experience with a well-established outdoor or athletic footwear brand (e.g. in the field of technical running footwear)
• IT skills: advanced user of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat Professional 11, Rhino 3D/Modo (or comparable modelling tools)
• Language skills: English business fluent; German speaking an advantage
• Travelling: ~20% international travelling required (predominantly Asia)
– International candidates must (be able to) hold a valid German working Visa

TAKE YOUR FUTURE INTO YOUR OWN HANDS.
We can offer you a range of benefits in recognition of your committed contribution to our company. Among them is an
attractive campus with an excellent work environment and even areas where
you can relax – during a game of table tennis or basketball, for example, or
while having a barbecue. We also believe in flexible working hours combined
with flat hierarchies, modern workspaces and a casual dress code. In a laid-back
yet rapidly evolving environment, we are committed not only to cementing
our success but also to pursuing a wide range of sports (swimming, climbing,
mountain biking, yoga, back exercises … and a lot more besides). Last but not
least, we will reward your efforts by offering fringe benefits and staff discounts
as well as team events that you will never forget.

Join us and APPLY ONLINE at our career portal by using the link below, stating your desired salary and earliest start date.

Applications in the first stage should consist of a cover letter (one side A4) outlining why you consider yourself to be the most suitable candidate for the position, CV and your references.

We are looking forward to meet you soon.

How to Apply

Application Details APPLY ONLINE at our career portal by using the link below. Your Contact is Michael from our HR Department. Telephone: 0049-6126-954300 Apply online at: http://www.jack-wolfskin.de/hq-footwear-designer-290116.html

Job Categories: Footwear Design. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Rhino.

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