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Product Designer (March 2021)

Jettribe Texas is looking for a Product Designer for their Sulphur Springs office. Both in-house and remote freelancers will be considered for this position. Hours are part time 25-30 hours per week to start, with more hours available as programs develop in the near future. If you meet the qualifications, please email your resume to careers@jettribe.com

 

Product Designer

Looking for a design professional that must have a good eye for the vision and concepts of product development. The Product Designer must create products that are manufacturable, scalable, and sustainable on a global market. Designs must be reflective on the 25 year history of the brand, but also relevant to current and future trends in the powersports industry.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Inspire and create innovative soft goods and power sport products across all existing domestic and global emerging markets. 

  • Able to balance creative direction, business and design in a fast-paced environment.

  • Evolve with global style, material, and aesthetics of product lines while maintaining a creative product that follows and evolves the overall brand direction and culture.

  • Develop and execute distinctive and new customer specific product lines.

  • Ensure design consistency and accuracy to communicate product specifications to build thoroughly and effectively.

  • Interact with the Sales Team, Design Director, and Product Development Director to create trending, sellable products that are scalable and sustainable.

  • Possess an acute understanding of the competitive international arena. 

  • Harness sub contract designers for maximum efficiencies.

  • Continuously research the power sport lifestyle via online, observation research, attending events, ride groups, forums, and shows.

  • Recognize products that have long term lifespans for B2B, B2C, ecommerce platform, mass retailer, and OEM sales. 

  • Work closely with account directors and clients to determine the product line for each account & participate in the brainstorming process.

  • Prepare and communicate art direction as needed from global clients and domestic clients.

  • Hypersensitive on cultural nuances when developing products.

  • Communicate with factories on prototypes, materials sourcing, trims, packaging, POP, etc.

  • Keep up to date on industry trends, lifestyle, culture, identity, growth, demographics, and changing regulations affecting power sport segments and market activity.

  • Work closely with the graphics team, import subcontractors, raw material sourcing, and cut and sew factories in order to present the design projects completed on time and a timeline from concepts to store shelves. 

  • Aid in preparing product presentations for Sales Team based on market targeted segments. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelors or related degree from a 4 year accredited University preferred. BA in Industrial design and minor in graphics.

  • Candidates must have 2-3 years experience in product development / design, preferably inside of power sport, surf & skate, board sport, kite surfing, wakeboarding, etc. 

  • Candidates must be capable of managing multiple projects at once with tight deadlines in an extremely fast paced work environment.

  • Prior experience in soft goods product line development is a must. 

  • Must have general awareness of the retail market, pricing, and perceived value.

  • Must be a motivated self-starter.

  • Must be able to work both autonomously and in a team setting.

  • Ability to communicate with top management, clients, team members, overseas factories, foreign clients, and local consumers. 

  • Must possess an obsession for detail, quality, consumer-centric, commercial design mentality that brings the best in quality, innovative, producible, scalable, and cost effective product to the consumer's hands. 

  • Proficient in Office Programs (Word, Excel, MS Outlook and etc.) 

  • Able to work with “Monday.com” online workspace

  • Proficient in Corel Draw, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

 

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