Industrial Designer

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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.

Specific Responsibilities:

1.TEAM

•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.

2.DESIGN

•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.

3.EXECUTION

•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.

Requirements:
•A BFA or BS in Industrial Design 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 as well as 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.
•Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power-Point.
To apply: Please submit your resume, salary requirements and a link or copy of your portfolio to this post. Please include a brief cover letter telling us how you "Raise the Woof" everyday.
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

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