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Apparel Designer 2 (Everyday category)

Arc’teryx k

Vancouver, BC

Feb 11
Job Description

Job purpose: As a Designer 2, you are responsible for designing product solutions that are aligned with Arc’teryx design philosophies and that continuously exceed our customers’ evolving needs. You bring your curiosity and passion for product to imagine and build innovative, relevant and resolved designs. You are an innovative problem solver with a focus on collaborative team work.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

• You are responsible for the creation and execution of assigned product designs within seasonal time lines to complement existing collections and/or product line plans
• You contribute to the commercialization of innovative technologies including materials, pattern/part shaping and construction techniques for existing and product categories
• You create patterns, mock ups, and prototypes to explore, resolve, or prove new concepts or construction techniques
• You provide detailed product initiations to Product Development, including spec drawings, pattern and fit direction, and material information
• You collaborate with the Fit & Pattern Team to resolve fit style and construction issues and ensure a fully commercialised product
• You coordinate with the Materials team to test new materials and ensure that necessary items are available for prototyping
• You develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the materials and manufacturing techniques that Arc’teryx works with
• You collaborate closely with other Designers to bring new and better toolbox solutions that benefit the brand (such as new technologies, construction techniques, features, etc.)
• You stay up to date with industry trends, collaborate with Arc’teryx athletes and other industry representatives to help ensure Arc’teryx is exceeding our customers evolving needs
• You assist with current product design changes where necessary in order to address in-line production issues
• In partnership with Design Manager, you contribute to developing a schedule for the flow of the line plan through all development stages, including charting line plan progress
• You partner with Development Team Manager to gain visibility into cost estimates, MOQs and LOM concerns throughout concepting and prototyping for seasonal products
• You present work at internal reviews, annual sales meetings and attend tradeshows and company events as required
• You are responsible to compile project scope, activities, and expenditures, of projects deemed eligible for submission to funding programs (SR&ED, IRAP, NRC, MITACS, and so forth)

Additional experience, education and/or skills required:

• You have a Degree in Design (Apparel or Industrial), or Textile Engineering
• You have 5+ years hands-on experience designing products, preferably textile based
• You have hands-on experience creating tools and construction methods to assist in solving construction issues
• You are technically proficient with 5years’ experience using Adobe Illustrator and Gerber or equivalent pattern software
• You are an excellent team player with the ability to take direction and work independently
• You have technical and creative skills to pattern and prototype
• You are entrepreneurial and innovative
• You have excellent time management skills
• You have strong planning, organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
• You are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues, seeking the best (sometimes not the easiest) solutions with an unwavering commitment to do what is right
• You remain highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity
• You are able to balance autonomy and collaboration
• You inspire breakthrough thinking and continuous improvement
• Your passion for your work is paralleled by your passion for getting outside and living it
• A strong knowledge of Arc’teryx products and interest/involvement in activities Arc’teryx makes products for


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