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Design Engineer-Boots


Position Purpose: Development of Snowboard Boot line. Hit quality needs, delivery goals, cost targets, budget limits, and innovation needs to be competitive in the market.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Boot Development

  • Concept development working with teams, sales force, product testers, and other development resources.
  • Development of product and management of development resources (Factories, ID firms, in house resources…)
  • Control the yearly timeline, keeping the model line on target from early design concept through Sales Sample delivery.
  • Meet the needs of the appropriate audience (Team, novice-advanced rider, rental shop…) for fit, comfort, durability, performance, convenience…
  • Manage the balance between design direction and cost needs.
  • Stay clear of existing patents and create new ones for us where possible.
  • Testing designs in fit checks, the lab, and on-hill to insure design efficiency.
  • Coordinate material selection that balances effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Manage tooling build and buy-off of all parts.
  • Insure that creative department hits timeline goals for color, graphic, logo, and other creative needs.
  • Manage color sampling and color buy-off to meet the goals of the creative department in a manner that keeps the boots within the cost targets.
  • Manage the sampling and buy-off of packaging materials (assist with development as necessary, get film to the factories on time, get samples made and in the hangs of the creative department for buy-off.
  • Achieve on-time full boot buy off to get sample and production boots delivered on time.

2. Quality Assurancy and Warranty

  • Update and guide setting up specifications for quality control.
  • Confirmation that Q/A processes are efficient and effective.

3. Line Management

  • Develop and maintain accurate spec packs and BOM’s.
  • Develop and maintain accurate tool lists and development lists for clear agreement and communication of development projects.

4. Assist with development of promotional material and sales force education as requested or desired.

5. Maintain market awareness through interaction with the team, dealers and sales force, on hill experience, trade show research, shop visits, and other interaction.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS in Engineering, or Industrial Design
  • Four years of experience in footwear development and manufacturing or applicable product development experience.
  • Experience with illustrator, Photoshop, Solid Works or 3d Modeling Program and Microsoft Office software
  • Experience initiating and completing design projects from concept through production.
  • Experience setting-up running, and analyzing experiments.
  • Experience setting-up specifications for quality control and analyzing quality control data.

Skill Ability

  • Knowledge: Well versed in aspects of footwear development and manufacturing.
  • Must have an in depth knowledge of the snowboard market.
  • Mental: Must be willing to travel to trade shows, test sessions, and factories. Must be self motivated and able to manage projects at the factory. Must have attention to detail for design, production confirmation, and quality control.  Must be able to manage a wide range of projects from engineering to aesthetics. Must be patient enough to deal with language barrier at the factory. Must be strong willed to hold our position at the factory.
  • Interpersonal: Must be able to motivate available resources to focus on our projects. Must be able to clearly communicate even while traveling. Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Physical: Must be able to travel frequently. Must be able to work while traveling.
  • Must be a snowboarder.
  • Please include a portfolio if you have one. Include in resume pdf

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Location:
Seattle, WA

How To Apply:
Interested candidates please visit http://jarden.jobs/ to access all K2 Sports job opportunities posted on the website of our parent company Jarden Corporation.

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