Senior Product Designer

Ergobaby k

Los Angeles, CA

May 2
Job Description

-Defines product design language - look/feel (Ergo & Tula brands)
-Trends & Innovation – Materials, Technology, Design, CMF
-User Experience
-Product Ideation/Prototyping
-Final Design Intent
-First Patterns
-LMA: Lead, manage and hold team accountable for results

Essential Job Duties:
-Lead product designers and work as an individual contributor to design new soft goods and hard goods products. Responsible for assuming ownership of projects, working without close supervision, and balancing multiple concurrent projects.
-Create (design, sketch and prototype – including sewing) new product concepts across a variety of baby categories to meet identified consumer needs as well as our product roadmap goals.
-Monitor and document color, material, finish and category trends as well as consumer use or behavior insights as they relate to design and have a passion for creating beautiful and meaningful product experiences.
-Lead Design Process from concepts, prototypes, to final design intent specifications.
-Work with tech designers, production partners and factories to ensure prototypes can be translated into high-quality and manufacturable products. The final product should deliver on our brand promise of making great product.
-Own, manage, and take responsibility for all assigned projects and their timelines which have been developed with both speed and quality in mind
-Work with outside design resources (including outside designers and regulatory consultants as required).
-Work with the Compliance team to ensure that products meet all relevant and specified current domestic and international standards throughout the development process.
-Work closely with internal teams and contract manufacturers to ensure products that meet design specifications, cost targets, scheduled time of delivery and design for manufacturing and assemble guidelines (DFMA) - using Teamwork and the company’s Phase System to bring products from initial concept to mass production.
-Continuously communicate with our CMs to keep their resources focused on our projects and our schedules. Resolve communication blocks and technical obstacles to keep projects on brief/spec and on schedule. Make hard calls on pricing, schedule, features as needed to move products toward the market-place.
-Regularly report project progress to internal teams.

Supervisory Responsibility: Two (2) direct reports (Product Designers)

-Up to 15% travel including international travel up to twice per year.
-For manufacturing support and product development purposes, your job could involve travel of up to four weeks two times per year, depending on the density of activities for that time period.
-These trips will involve international travel. For this purpose, you will need to hold a valid passport and obtain the necessary visas to allow travel on your passport to Vietnam, India, China, Poland and Germany.
-For your trips, and for product design reasons, you will need to be able to stand for up to 8 hours a day on your feet, work occasional weekends, and travel by plane.

Education and Experience:
-At least a Bachelor degree in Product Design or Industrial Design (or closely related field of design study) from an accredited university
-Minimum of 5-8 years in soft structured goods design, such as back packs, carriers, seats, or footwear preferred
-Proficiency in Optitex, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Solidworks and Acrobat
-MS Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Please send your resume including portfolio to jobs@ergobaby.com


Become the Newest Addition to Our Ergobaby Family! At Ergobaby, we are continually amazed by how the tiniest person can transform our lives with just one exquisite breath. Similarly, we understand how one professional can transform a team and a company. Our family of companies started with one simple idea…to make innovative baby products that support everyday parenting needs. We understand that it takes a team comprised of talented, caring, innovative people to take that idea and make it real. Our team of sales, marketing, product design/engineering, quality assurance, supply chain, and back office professionals are the Ergonauts who make it happen. We are looking for the next Ergonaut… The Ergobaby Culture: There is a blend of a friendly, relaxed, and fun environment mixed with a results-oriented drive, a passion for our product, and a collaborative work ethic. We understand that our products touch the littlest of people…our future. That shared understanding unites us. There is nothing so great as knowing that what we do, we do for “them”. Take a closer look at who we are on our websites, Instagram, Facebook, and blogposts. If WE sound just like...YOU, take a look at our job postings and let us know which role you are interested in at jobs@ergobaby.com. SNEAK A PEAK AT THE LIFE OF AN ERGONAUT at Instagram.com/teamergobaby www.ergobaby.com instagram.com/Ergobaby www.tulababycarriers.com instagram.com/babytula We have main offices in Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Hamburg, Germany; and offices in Paris, France, London, UK, Poland and China. The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc. is currently held by Compass Diversified Holdings ("CODI").