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Industrial Designer II

Quality Bicycle Products k

Bloomington, MN

Feb 12
Job Description

We understand that it is our employees that make us successful and we do our best to make QBP a fun and rewarding workplace. Our community is passionate about pushing creative boundaries, sparking innovation in the industry, living healthy lifestyles, and having fun. We have a welcoming environment that welcomes employees from all backgrounds and allows individuals to be themselves. QBP provides a lot of great perks for employees, including product discounts, commuting incentives, fitness and wellness programs, flexible schedules, weekly massages, and the ability to bring your dog to work.


As an Industrial Designer II, you will help us deliver exceptional products for our proprietary brands; Salsa, Surly, All-City, Whisky Parts Co., Teravail, 45NRTH, MSW and Problem Solvers. You will have a proven track record of managing products from research to concept to final design.

You will work together with our multi-disciplinary product development team to advance innovative concepts and provide design direction for our house of brands. You will be responsible for coordinating rider research, concept generation, prototyping and refinement. As an Industrial Designer II, you will have a strong control of aesthetics, problem solving, visual communication and integrate effectively into a multi-functional team culture.

This position will have the following responsibilities:

-Follow the QBP Product Development Process

- Integrate effectively into a multidisciplinary group that includes mechanical engineers, art directors, and product managers and deliver to strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

- Define aspects of form, geometry, aesthetics, mechanical parameters, fit, function, end user interface, and meet defined expectations for product features, cost, manufacturability, and production schedules.
- Uncover problems and develop them into ideas that become design solutions grounded by end user requirements, providing a solid value proposition.

-Lead projects from defining the problem through to final concept review.
- Quickly identify and create appropriate design concepts with follow through to production.
- Follow up with manufacturing and production processes as required.

-Prepare and present new product concepts.

This position will report to the Industrial Design Manager.

*Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned



- Must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited industrial design program.

-3-5+ years of experience as an Industrial Designer or related position

-Working knowledge of relevant manufacturing processes: Casting, Forging, Welding, Metal Fab, Carbon Fiber and Injection Molding.

-A strong portfolio that demonstrates proficiency in all phases of product development: research, ideation, sketching, concept refinement, prototyping and validation.

-Proven record of delivering strong product designs to market.

-Experience in outdoor sporting goods, transportation or cycling is a major plus, but willingness to learn the industry is expected.


o Domestic and International Travel

§ Ability to travel Internationally and domestically 4 or more times a year which includes flying by plane and driving a motor vehicle. Must possess a valid Passport, a valid US driver’s license and fulfill the requirements of being a QBP Approved Driver.

o Physical Requirements

§ Ability to perform work on a computer extensively

§ Ability to perform work on a phone and computer extensively.

§ Ability and willingness to learn cycling skills to test products.

§ Ability to work outside in various weather conditions


· Act with integrity

· Be a true partner

· Create something special

· Deliver greatness

· Keep the customer first

All candidates are subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and a drug screen. Some applicants may be subject to a credit check as well.

Quality Bicycle Products

Quality Bicycle Products is in the business of bikes! From creating a portfolio of our own award-winning brands to distributing the top names and best products in the industry, we’re working to further bike-kind. With distribution centers in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Colorado, and Taiwan, QBP serves a network of more than 5,000 independent retailers and 450+ suppliers worldwide. We strive to be an extraordinary business for our partners and employees. QBP has been a values-driven company since its inception in 1981 with making the world a better place at the center of those values.   We believe that our actions as individuals and as a company make a difference and we work every day to improve the sustainability and health of our industry and our communities. 

At the heart of our success are our employees, who create extraordinary results every day.  With that understanding, we endeavor to make QBP a fulfilling and rewarding workplace. Our work community is passionate about pushing creative boundaries, sparking innovation in the industry, and living healthy lifestyles. In addition to a fast-paced and dynamic culture, QBP provides great perks for employees, including commuting incentives, fitness and wellness programs, flexible schedules, dogs-at-work, product discounts and more.