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Accessories & Equipment Designer

Accessories & Equipment Designer - Poole, Dorset

Salary: £25,000 - £28,000per annum

Hours: Full time

The Company

My client is an innovative design and manufacturing company that is now the go to brand for top riders and racers, from EF pro cycling to Scott Reading.

Due to their continued fast paced growth, they are now looking to recruit an Accessories & Equipment Designer to join their product design team.

The ideal candidate will strive in a fast-paced environment for a brand that continues to grow, you should be prepared for quick responses and comfortable reacting to quick changes.

Role responsibilities

? Working closely with the head of product design to support design and develop new bicycle and motorcycle accessories and equipment to fit into a growing product portfolio.

? Testing new designs using models, prototypes, 3D printing or physical hands-on testing of the models
? Responsible for generating new ideas and designing new soft goods accessories including cases, packs, bags and other on/off bike accessories and equipment.

? Managing multiple NPD projects and taking the design from concept through into production.

? Creating specifications and detailed tech packs for sign off and to send out to suppliers.

? Maintaining an awareness of current design trends and influences from other industries.

? The ability to communicate effectively with factories and key suppliers
? Sourcing new fabrics and keeping awareness of new innovations
? Have a good knowledge of fabrics and fitting development
? Ensuring all new products meet technical, price and production parameters
? Conducting product and market research as required

Essential Skills & Requirements:

? Educated in a relevant degree discipline
? Have at least 18months experience in multi-product design across soft goods and accessories/equipment
? Great attention to detail
? Passion for innovation and develo