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Industrial Designer

White River Marine Group - Tracker Boats k

Springfield, MO

Apr 4
Job Description

The ideal candidate is a highly creative, self-motivated individual that works well in a fast paced, collaborative environment. Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage time effectively to meet project deadlines. You are passionate about the details and have a proven track record of creating products that are authentic to a brand, and connect emotionally with consumers.

Position Responsibilities:

-Lead design projects from concept to production release in collaboration with other disciplines, following the product development process.

-Ensure that early design concepts convey the consumer benefits, have best in class craftsmanship, excellent ergonomics and innovative solutions while meeting cost targets and manufacturing capabilities.

-Utilize competitive analysis, consumer and trend research to identify product opportunities, color / material trends and market trends to drive product ideation and proposals.

-Develop innovative design solutions according to brand design strategy

-Efficiently communicate ideas and generate design proposals through ideation sketches, refined 2D renderings and 3D CAD

-Develop 3D digital theme surface models

-Work closely with engineering team to establish product packaging criteria and guide surface development

-Create mockups to study ergonomics, packaging, and form

-Support new product development and engineering for six brands of power boat products.

-All other duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications:

-Minimum Bachelor’s degree in industrial, transportation or product design

-A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the design of marine, recreational, transportation or consumer products with proven, quantifiable results

-Experience leading design activity through the development process

-Professionally developed design and presentation skills including concept generation, sketching, 3D CAD and graphic design

-Desire and experience in physical prototyping. Experience with digital prototyping and prototyping soft/sewn goods is a plus

-Proactive in identifying, owning and solving problems

-Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and manage time appropriately

-Experience collaborating in the corporate environment for new product development, engineering and manufacturing

-Basic knowledge of composite, aluminum, roto-molded thermoplastic and soft good manufacturing techniques

-Proficient in Photoshop and/or Painter, Illustrator. Experience in CATIA, Rhino a plus

White River Marine Group - Tracker Boats

About Bass Pro Shops and White River Marine Group Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops joined forces with Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”