Job Description The Hardparts Designer will work on a variety of
different product categories: helmets, goggles, boots and bags.
Use your perspective to create products that merchandize back
with the apparel line and capture the KLIM DNA. Understand the
competitive landscape, leverage hands on experience and customer
feedback to uncover areas to improve functionality and create game
changing products. Collaborate with the POD (Product Developer and
Product Line Manager) throughout the process to insure the
functional, design, price point, and quality expectations are met.
Develop strong working relationships with sourcing, sales, and
Responsible for the cohesiveness of assigned product categories
and ensure the product is consistent with market trends and
business strategy. Design a given number of products per season as
well as managing carry- overs for assigned collections. Attend
trade shows,research global markets, andreview industry
publications to stay current with market trends andnew construction
techniques. Administers a pro-active role through the entire
design/development process: research, design concept presentation,
ideation, fabric/trim/print direction, tech pack generation, and
sample review. Maintain an in depth understanding of customer.
Gather customer insight on existing products and future designs and
concepts. Meet all timelines. Keen ability to follow a product
brief and design to a specific target FOB. Mentor team to
accomplish the same task. Capacity to imagine, capture and express
a brands essence through unique product concepts, design and
styling. Collaborates with sourcing, factories, suppliers and other
team members to achieve 'state of the art' opportunities for
product innovation. Assist in setting and follows creative
standards established by Management. Supply complete Tech Packs to
the Product Development on schedule that are 100% accurate.
Maintain tech packs throughout the development process. Work with
the product development team to review samples, strike offs and
counter samples and make recommendations for corrections. Performs
other duties as required/assigned by manager. Travel as necessary
to facilitate the development and sampling process. Performs duties
consistent with the companys AAP/EEO goals and policies.
Education/Experience 3-5 years of professional experience
designing hard parts and/or accessories. Bachelors degree in
Industrial Design. Possess the ability of communicating a concept
thru free hand sketching as well as on the computer. Proficiency in
Solidworks (3D CAD). Hand sculpting is a plus. Highly developed
conceptual, creative and analytical skills. Excellent communication
and presentation skills. High level knowledge of competitive
product, retail environments and market influences. Self-motivated
and flexible. Eager to learn. Ability to work independently toward
project goals and timelines with little direction. Ability to
identify unseen problems and come up with appropriate solutions.
Ability to work with multiple personalities in a diverse, fast
paced environment to create a team atmosphere. Must have
exceptional ability to manage time professionally and execute ideas
from initial concept to completion. Ability to work under pressure
to meet strict deadlines. Exceptional knowledge of the action
Working conditions Responsibilities sometimes require working
evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
If the job is physically demanding, this should be stated in the
job description. A physically demanding job is one where the
incumbent is required to stand for extended periods of time, lift
heavy objects on a regular basis, do repetitive tasks with few
breaks, and so forth.
Key Measureables Meeting Deadlines and Calendar Drive innovation
Highly organized and good with time management Creative problem
solving Ability to bring a concept to market Ability to create
merchandisable product lines Precision Innovative thinking Ability
to follow design direction
Company Description Teton Outfitters houses multiple brands in
the Portfolio. - This position is for the KLIM Brand