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Senior Designer

Company: Exxel Outdoors
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Exxel Outdoors

The Senior Industrial Designer will be responsible for researching and understanding market trends for all product categories and responding appropriately. The Senior Designer will also lead and develop content, creative design concepts and solutions that address specific product requirements. This position should drive innovation in design by understanding and identifying trends in the outdoor industry, gaps in product categories and product solutions for these gaps. Thorough knowledge in soft and hardgoods manufacturing, color, materials, finishes, and understanding of a products life cycle are key. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for Market and Trend Analysis (Research market and product categories, for both trends and gaps.)Supports in leading product design (Conceptualize products based on brand, aesthetics, function, trends, retail price/cost goals, and key stakeholder & buyer directives.)Responsible for visual presentation. This role will communicate product concepts and ideas through product renderings, sketches and illustrations.)Conducts color and print trend research, pattern and print design, color-ups and material lab dip review, ensuring the brand color and pattern integrity.Assist in the design and development of product by creating design specs to add to production tech packs for overseas and domestic manufacturing.Product development which includes sample reviews, testing and spec revisions. Leads the communication with global factory partners and material suppliers.Conducts BOM analysis, Cost engineering and Material selection based on product brief to ensure business goal objectives are reflected within the finished design.Supports production preparation by ensuring informational accuracy on all product.Ensures that product designs meet all safety standards and requirements, verifying this with Compliance if in question. QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLSBachelor's degree in Industrial Design, Engineering or related field. At least 5 years working in a Designer I and Designer ll role.Experience in Softgoods design and development. (Sewing and patterning experience preferred).Must have a deep understanding of the overall product design process. Demonstrated ability to use the essential design tools to communicate design concepts and functionality. Strong leadership skills to facilitate constructive conversations, manage projects and timelines and mentor junior level designers.Deep understanding of sales channels and retailer market position by brand, and category.Must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, MS Office.Robust understanding of 3-dimensional design and visualization.Knowledge of cost engineering, materials to design the price-right product for various market position.Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to tackle very complex challenges with multiple creative solutions. Strong written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to create and present solutions at a management level within the organization.SolidWorks, Rhino 3D, CAD modeling experience a plus.BUDGET QUALIFICATIONS To ensure products designed meet the Brand and Product team goals regarding costs associated with production and materials of products. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None CERTFICATIONS (If applicable) None WORK ENVIRONMENT A collaborative, open space work environment located on the second floor of the 40,000 sq. foot facility located in Broomfield, Colorado. Team members share a common desk area, as well as a Design Center, inclusive of sewing machines, pattern tables, color swatches, fabrics is located on the first floor of the building, in addition to a Design Meeting room for sketches and designs to be created, discussed, pinned up and placed for review. The design area is faces west and looks out on open space and the Flatirons. There are approximately 125 employees in the 40,000 sq. ft Broomfield corporate facility which houses a workout facility, multiple quiet telephone booths and a large employee breakroom for the employee's use. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for this job and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of Exxel Outdoors, LLC, the responsibilities of this position may change. The job must be prepared to accept new responsibilities and transfer others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.Exxel Outdoors offers 3 Medical Plans, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, programs for additional life insurance for self, spouse and family, critical illness, short-term disability, and pet Insurance. Additionally, we offer an open work environment with a workout facility for employee use, telephone booths for privacy, and an expansive employee breakroom with an awesome view of the Flatirons. All employees receive 60% off MRSP on all our company websites, in addition to discount programs from many outdoor industry companies through Pro-Deals. Each year every employee receives a $200 allowance to buy any company product, plus you still can get the discount on any items purchased. In our corporate office, employees can bring dogs to work 2 days a week, and after 90 days have option for one work from home day, 4 10-hour days, or 9 9-hour days dependent on role in the organization. Exxel offers a minimum of 80.0 hours vacation, and 7 days sick to all Full-time employees, prorated for Part-time employees, and when during the year an employee begins with the company. We offer a 401k program through Fidelity, and the company matches 50 cents on the dollar for the first 4%. Exxel invests in their employees by offering this benefit selection to all employees in our Colorado market!


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