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Mountain Equipment - on 09 Apr 2010
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Mountain Equipment Equipment Designer

Mountain Equipment has been making some of the finest mountain clothing and equipment in the world since 1961. We believe in what we do; we design, test and build with passion and commitment because we know that our products are depended upon in some of the most demanding conditions on earth.

An outstanding opportunity exists for a designer to join one of the fastest growing brands in Europe and play a key part in taking an award-winning range into the next decade. The successful candidate will posses outstanding creative skills and a proven ability in delivering designs from conceptual stage through to finished product.

Primary responsibilities

Conducting design research by visiting trade fairs, exhibitions and retail customers.
Work closely with the Product Manager to develop seasonal range plans.
Innovating & designing products taking into account development briefs, factory capabilities, target price points and brand.
Sourcing & development of fabrics, trims and components
Development and integration of colour palettes on a seasonal basis in collaboration with other product areas
Follow the critical path for each seasons collection and meeting agreed timelines.

Other responsibilities

Production of detailed CAD illustrations and technical drawings for use in specifications, product marketing and other media.
Working with the equipment technologist to help resolve size and functionality issues & formulate product specifications.
Working closely with suppliers in the development of finished products.
Work on special SMU projects for retail partners and distributors as required
To develop additional aspects of the product including brand and care labels as necessary in collaboration with other product categories

Key skills/attributes

An understanding of technical performance product construction is essential.
An understanding of competitor products and the needs of active users is essential
Experience of working with factories in the development of prototypes is essential
A high level of competency in the use of Adobe Illustrator or relevant programmes, including 3D CAD
Excellent communication skills and a willingness to travel throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
Enthusiastic, self-motivated and a strong team player.
An active interest in outdoor sports such as hill-walking, climbing or mountaineering is essential
An understanding of the UK & European outdoor market is essential
Design qualification to degree level or equivalent.
At least 2 years experience working with a leading outdoor or similar sports brand.

This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and based at our head office in Greater Manchester.

Applications Louisa.whitworth@ronhill.co.uk

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