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Product Designer

Salary
No less than £30,000 per annum. Flexible salary dependent on experience.
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Full Time
Location
Camden, London, UK
Closing Date
01/07/2021
Advert expires on
23/06/2021

Apidura

Main Duties

  • Generating innovative product concepts in line with Apidura’s design philosophy and quality standards.
  • Managing the product creation process from ideation to finalized commercial product.
  • Interacting with the factories and being involved with the prototyping and manufacturing process.
  • Effectively communicate and present design concepts, within the team and wider.
  • Identifying, researching and sourcing new fabrics/materials and production processes.
  • Sourcing, evaluating and negotiating with new manufacturing partners.
  • Evaluating designs for opportunities to enhance performance, quality, and cost.
  • Processing consumer insights to inform product design and development.
  • Working with the wider team to create product and performance descriptions, as well as marketing materials.
  • Understanding and adopting future trends in design, technology, and materials.
  • Working closely with the product team to develop factory-ready samples.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience successfully bringing products from ideation to commercialization.
  • A strong understanding of materials and industrial fabrication processes; ideally supported by a background in industrial design with experience covering soft goods or other fabric-based products.
  • A full understanding of both creative and technical design, as well as of product costing models.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills to liaise successfully with factories, suppliers and management.
  • The ability to understand and adhere to product development timelines.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, a creative eye, and the ability to design outside the box.
  • Interest, energy and flexibility to work in the fast-paced environment of a growing business and wear multiple hats.
  • A degree in outdoor product design or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ideally, five to ten years of experience in outdoors sporting goods design or related field.
  • Full literacy in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Excel and PowerPoint.
  • A persistent attitude and self-motivated working style.