Product Designer - Softgoods - Armada

Job Locations US-UT-Park City
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(4/16/2024 1:17 PM)
ID
2024-3921
# of Openings
0
Category
Product

Overview

Amer Sports is a dynamic, global sports company offering passionate achievement-oriented professionals the chance to succeed and flourish in an international environment. Our globally recognized brands include Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Armada, Arc’teryx, and ENVE.  We are a company where ambitious, competent and motivated people can make their mark. All our team members are ready to strive for the best of the company and to win together. Just like our customers, we are dedicated to an active lifestyle and sports.  Join us.

What You'll Do

We are seeking a highly creative and skilled Softgoods Designer to join our dynamic team. As a Softgoods Designer, you will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and developing softgoods products that align with our brand's vision and market demands. This role requires a strong understanding of textiles, materials, and manufacturing processes, as well as a keen eye for detail and innovation. The ideal candidate will be passionate about creating functional, aesthetically pleasing softgoods that resonate with our target audience.

 

Key responsibilities of this position:

  • Conceptualization and Design: Develop innovative concepts and designs for softgoods products such as apparel, accessories, and home textiles. Translate design ideas into sketches, renderings, and technical drawings.
  • Material Selection: Research and select appropriate materials, fabrics, and trims for each product, considering factors such as quality, performance, cost, and sustainability.
  • Technical Development: Work closely with cross-functional teams including product development, engineering, and manufacturing to ensure that designs are technically feasible and optimized for production.
  • Prototyping and Sampling: Oversee the creation of prototypes and samples, collaborating with suppliers and manufacturers to refine designs and address any issues that arise during the sampling process.
  • Trend Analysis: Stay informed about current fashion trends, consumer preferences, and market developments related to softgoods, and integrate insights into the design process to create products that resonate with our target audience.
  • Quality Assurance: Conduct thorough quality inspections of prototypes and samples to ensure that finished products meet design specifications and quality standards.
  • Documentation and Communication: Maintain detailed design documentation including specifications, measurements, and technical drawings. Communicate effectively with internal teams, suppliers, and vendors throughout the design and development process.
  • Maintaining development schedules and budget

  • Increase volumes in SG business

  • Improve margin metrics and product efficiencies.

What We're Looking For

This role requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Development, Marketing, Business, or equivalent combination of relevant experience.

 

Other qualifications include: 

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in apparel design
  • Experience working within retail a plus
  • Completed studies (university/technical college) and/or specific professional experience with minimum 2 years in apparel industry
  • Project management and problem-solving experience.
  • Excellent technical, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Team player attitude
  • Ability to multi-task and work at a fast pace
  • Excellent follow-up
  • High product affinity, sound understanding of consumer needs and commercial market
  • Solid computer skills (MS Office) are required
  • Independent and structured work method
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Outlook, Teams, Gerber or another CAD software
  • Content management capabilities
  • Fluent communication skills in English
  • Secondary language a plus

 

What We’ll Provide

 

This role is part of the Amer Sports Winter & Outdoor category of Brands – located in the city of Park City, Utah. 

 

We offer a great working environment in the sports industry with talented & passionate colleagues all over the world!  Other benefits and perks include:  

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Life insurance, pre-tax transit benefit program
  • Discounts on Amer Sports products

 

Amer Sports is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.

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