Do you have a creative eye and a passion for the outdoors? Exxel Outdoors has the perfect new job for you! Keep reading to find out more about this great opportunity!
Exxel Outdoors is looking for a talented and passionate designer to join our product development team.

As a Product Designer you will be responsible for providing creative design solutions which address gaps, opportunities and consumer needs, as defined by the Mass Camp Product and Sales teams.  This position will convey these solutions through concepts and sketches, technical design specifications, prototype development and finally, the finished product stage.  Additional responsibilities will include ongoing research and understanding of new materials, manufacturing processes, technologies and design trends. 

We offer great benefits, product allowance, generous employee discounts, and awesome people to work with.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast that thrives in a results-driven, dynamic, and fast paced environment – then you’re in the right place! We can’t wait to meet you!


Responsibilities and Duties
Design
  • Design new outdoor products and clearly communicate product features through sketches, renderings and mock-ups.
  • Design new product solutions coinciding with the business unit’s overall brand and sales strategy.  Concepts should contain design language specific to each brand’s positioning based on its individual style and design ideology. 
  • Assist in defining each brand’s product design aesthetic based on brands’ design ideologies and overall business unit design portfolio.
  • Maintain product design and pattern libraries for efficient reference and adaptation.
  • Research, understand and identify new processes and procedures that will help increase efficiency in the manufacturing of new products.  This can pertain to fabric use, patterning, assembly, etc. 
  • Interpret product testing results to improve a product’s functionality, style, quality and success in the marketplace.
  • Test working prototypes to ensure any newly developed design features function as intended.
Trending
  • Research, strategize and communicate effective color and pattern strategies that can be applied to specific product lines. 
  • Maintain a constant gauge on the latest market, retail and competitor trends and technologies and how they may translate to our products, brands and customers.  Regular communication with Product Team with findings and recommendations.
  • Travel to industry trade shows, development trips and retailer presentations as needed.

Communication
  • Work with the Director of Product & Marketing to continually improve design communications.
  • Design technical drawings that visually communicate a product’s form, features, functionality and material. The visual communication language should be universal,  and be able to be interpreted by internal teams or overseas vendor, and translated into an accurate, functional prototype.
  • Prepare product presentations for internal and external review.
  • Effectively present product concepts, prototypes and samples to large groups.


Qualifications and Skills
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in Industrial Design or related fields.
  • 3-5 years design and development experience in consumer products.  Outdoor industry and soft goods experience a plus.
  • Must have basic knowledge of pattern making, coatings, finishes and manufacturing processes of applicable textiles, foams, composites and metals.   
  • Strong computer skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Working knowledge of Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point and In-Design.  Working knowledge of Solid Works a plus.
  • Must have a strong understanding of color theories and ability to develop and analyze color palettes based on consumer demographics.
  • Takes personal responsibility, optimistic outlook, strong networking skills, and results oriented
  • Must be able to travel (10-20%)
  • Experience working with mass channel and ecommerce customers a plus.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
  • Creative, flexible, solution-based thinker
  • Enthusiasm, drive, and a positive attitude
  • Self-Motivated to achieve personal and team goals
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Excellent presentation, verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Analytical skills for evaluating product performance. 
  • International experience a plus; ability to work with overseas teams and suppliers 
  • Passion for the outdoors is a plus


Additional info
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 the responsibilities of this position may change. The job must be prepared to accept new responsibilities and transfer others.

 

This is a full time position

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