Head of Design - Pet Furniture

RefinedKind Pet Products

Austin, TX

May 1
Job Description

Have a love of pets and an eye for design? This may be the position for you.

For over 10 years, RefinedKind Pet Products has designed and manufactured stylish pet furnishings under the brands The Refined Feline and The Refined Canine. These include designer cat towers, dog beds, litter box cabinets, cat scratchers. We are seeking an experienced furniture designer with a finger on the pulse of contemporary form, as well as a love of pets, to head our design department to develop new products.

Responsibilities would include:
- Review furniture trends in the market and apply them to develop new products
- Consult with pet owners and animal experts to ensure safety and functionality
- Work with overseas factories to ensure designs can be produced at target costs
- Direct CAD designers to create factory drawings
- Oversee freelance designers and contribute to their submissions

Ideally you have:
- At least 5 years in furniture design
- Extensive knowledge of KD/flat pack furniture design
- Experience collaborating with overseas factories
- Working knowledge of CAD programs

- Contract to hire. Hired employees are offered health care benefits and well as end of year bonuses

Company culture:
- While we have been in business for over 10 year, we have a start up mentality. We give our employees the freedom to be creative and innovative, without micro-managing. We are going through a strong growth period and we're seeking those willing to expanding that growth even further. Plus... we offer the opportunity to play with cats and dogs, an irresistible perk!

Candidates in the Austin TX are preferred, however, remote work may be considered. Relocation assistance available.

To apply please include your resume, cover letter, and portfolio

Freelancer designers are welcome to submit their portfolio for freelance design work. Note “Freelance” in your application.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

RefinedKind Pet Products

For over 10 years, RefinedKind Pet Products, under the brands The Refined Feline and The Refined Canine, has designed and manufactured pet products both pets and pet lovers enjoy. Stylish designs that look great in a home with all the functionality pets need. Our products have been sold throughout the world and have been featured in movies and TV shows. See our products here: TheRefinedFeline.com and TheRefinedCanine.com