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Senior Product Designer- Perth Australia

 

Posted by Sea to Summit on 03/06/2019


Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Design - Product

State:

City: Perth

Country: Australia

Required Experience: 10+ years


Job Type: Full Time

Salary:

Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:


Job Description & Requirements

Sea to Summit is an innovative design and product development company that engineers a wide range of intuitively simple products that help make time in the outdoors fun, efficient and comfortable. Outdoor enthusiasts and active travellers purchase our products in over 60 countries through diverse retail channels. In our 36 years of operation, Sea to Summit has become an award-winning global brand, recognised internationally as an industry leader in product design and business innovation. Significant growth and international recognition haven’t diminished our start-up spirit though—we’re still a highly creative, fully collaborative team with a radically innovative approach that mirrors the hungry, young company of our roots.

We are a dynamic business with offices in Perth, Sydney, Germany, China and Hong Kong and our growing Perth-based product design team are now seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Product Designer.

 

The role and work environment

Reporting to the Product Manager and based in our Perth head office, the role is responsible for the progression of an idea from concept to realisation. This includes the key features, actuals workings, and features of the product, presenting to management, writing specifications, resolving technical design, issues and performing the model and off-tool review.

objective is to accelerate sales, drive growth internationally and continue to elevate the Sea to Summit brand products that equip and inspire adventure in the outdoors.

Custom-designed by one of our Senior Product Designers, our Perth workplace enjoys a product testing and sampling area, photo studio and showroom. The light-filled open plan space encourages healthy outdoor lifestyles and features height adjustable workstations, greenspaces with native Australian plants, a rooftop swimming pool and change rooms with showers.

About you

As an experienced, talented, highly motivated Senior Product Designer, you will have exceptional skills in Solidworks, AutoCAD, prototyping and a true passion for creating things. You will possess an intuitive understanding of mechanics coupled with a strong sensibility for aesthetics plus a penchant for managing complex projects and keeping things organised. 

As a values-led business, Sea to Summit has a deep commitment to social and environmental consciousness, sustainability and outdoor adventure. Your like-minded approach and personal affinity for the outdoors will be a strong cultural fit for the role.

Specific Accountabilities:

=         Collaborate with Design Team and Business Owner to assist with Sea to Summit product design vision as well as long term product line strategy.

=         Create a strong working relationship with our factory partners overseas and communicate on a daily frequency. Travel when needed.

=         Utilise research and observation to better understand user needs. Help to develop and nurture customer intelligence feedback loops through Sales and Marketing.

=         Drive the commercialisation of innovative technologies including new materials, constructions, and manufacturing techniques.

=         Deploy project management best practices and Product Team SOP to meet Go To Market objectives and deliver on-time and in-full.

=         Collaborate closely with other members of Product Team and patiently and effectively mentor Designers by sharing skills, knowledge and experience to build additional capability within the organisation.

=         Create patterns, mock-ups, and prototypes to prove new concepts. Become a master of shop and sample room tools and skills. Invest appropriate time and energy into prototypes, favouring iteration over preciousness.

=         Provide detailed guidance and support to Product Development.

=         Source, develop, and test new materials, construction methods, and technologies.

=         Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of Sea to Summit materials and manufacturing techniques.

=         Collaborate closely with other Product Design Team members to create new and better processes and procedures.

=         Present work at internal reviews and annual sales meetings.

=         Stay up to date with industry trends.

=         Assist with current product design changes where necessary in order to address in-line production issues.

=         Have meticulous attention to detail while also being able to maintain a big picture perspective and maintain a cohesive Sea to Summit product collection.

=         Incorporate our sustainability priorities into all work.

=         Attend tradeshows and company events as required. Spend time and travel as required in order to understand our key foreign markets.

=         Contribute in a positive manner to Company culture, striving to inspire passion for design, for quality, for craftmanship, for process, and for adventure.

Requirements:

=         Must be willing to relocate to Perth, Western Australia

=         Bachelors or technical degree in industrial design or closely related field.

=         Minimum of 10+ years of design experience at an esteemed consumer product brand.

=         Strong mechanical aptitude. Proven skill and passion for making things.

=         Passion for the outdoors and outdoor gear.

=         Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritise multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

=         Best-practice training in project management.

=         Detail oriented, diligent and meticulous.

=         Team-oriented and collaborative.

=         Position may require extended work hours prior to concept reviews and other product creation milestones.

=         Must read, speak, write, and understand the English language.

=         Must be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally up to 10%.

How to Apply:

You can apply by simply submitting your cover letter and resume toemployment@seatosummit.com.au

For a confidential discussion regarding the role please contact Kellie Owens – HR Manager +61 8 6462 7401.


About Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit is an innovative design and product development company that engineers a wide range of intuitively simple products that help make time in the outdoors fun, efficient and comfortable. Outdoor enthusiasts and active travellers purchase our products in over 60 countries through diverse retail channels. In our 36 years of operation, Sea to Summit has become an award-winning global brand, recognised internationally as an industry leader in product design and business innovation.

Significant growth and international recognition haven diminished our start-up spirit though still a highly creative, fully collaborative team with a radically innovative approach that mirrors the hungry, young company of our roots.

We'e a dynamic business with offices in Australia, Germany, China and Hong Kong.