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Industrial Designer – Outward Hound – Centennial, CO
Outward Hound is seeking an Industrial Designer to aid in designing world-class dog and cat products that delight and enhance the lives of pets and pet parents.
Bring your dog to work! Outward Hound, a world leader in the pet products industry, is searching for an Industrial Designer to join our “Woof Pack”. As a member of our multidisciplinary team, you will be charged with designing world-class dog and cat products that delight and enhance the lives of pets and pet parents. We are looking for a team member with exceptional design skills combined with the ability to manage projects from concept through to manufacture.
Attributes we value include curiosity, creativity, self-governance, and the ability to effectively collaborate with our group.
Description: Responsible for translating rough new product concepts into viable product platforms and seeing them through to manufacture and commercialization.
Work alongside marketing, engineering and design leads to maximize creative output and assist with day to day product development operations.
Take the ball and run with it – start with an idea and make it better.
Engage in research and reporting of insights.
Work with team to expose areas of exploration and generate concepts.
Translate concepts into viable product platforms.
Maintain design continuity through to manufacture.
Sketch product ideas, build hand mock-ups and manage rapid prototypes.
Assist with material testing, research and documentation.
Develop accurate Solidworks CAD files and maintain revision control.
Create product specifications, bid packages and internal communication documents, keeping all current through commercialization.
Manage retail audits and document in-store POG and pricing activity.
BFA or BS in Industrial Design or related field is a must.
Ideally, 2 years of working experience in Product Design or Product Development.
Professional experience in consumer products, in particular, toy design.
Able to work independently as well as with a team.
Able to work under pressure and under extremely tight deadlines.
Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
Exceptional at concept sketching and product renderings.
Must display an eagerness to learn and a willingness to accept constructive criticism and thrive in a collaborative environment.
Understanding of basic manufacturing methods is a plus.
Proficiency in Solidworks; proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Assistant Product Line Manager
Assistant Product Line Manager – Outward Hound – Centennial, Colorado
Outward Hound is seeking an Assistant Product Line Manager to help in the product development and product design of Outward Hound merchandise throughout the entire product development life cycle.
Assist the PLM with all details of the product design life cycle from concept to delivery.
Supports PD and Design teams with daily follow-ups and communication of product.
Track and log samples going and coming from factories
Support all packaging, updating tracker, communicate with packing groups
Create and maintain line sheets by brand/customer
Follow-up and filing of testing product reports for QC
Coordinate product details across all departments
Daily communication with factories regarding product details
Create POG’s for customers with PD direction
Additional duties assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other:
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Access, Power Point, etc.
Strong knowledge of Illustrator
Skilled at communication across all levels of an organization as well as with external partners
Attention to detail
Ability to take direction from manager
Ability to train others on systems, processes, and software updates
Thorough understanding of business
Ability to learn quickly and take on more duties
Ability to work independently
Skilled at meeting deadlines
Ability to collaborate and work with cross-functional teams
Knowledge or the ability to learn the entire Product Design process
BS in Merchandising, Business or Marketing
Years of experience:
1 year of experience