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Junior Softgoods Designer (Gloves)

Ringers Gloves k

Houston, TX

Sep 19
Job Description

Ringers Gloves, the world leader in hand safety, is looking for a highly motivated and passionate Junior Softgoods Designer with at least 3-5 yrs experience in Industrial Design with focus on soft goods.

DESCRIPTION
We are searching for a highly-motivated, self-driven, and pro-active designer to join our growing R&D product development team. The candidate must have a passion for designing and developing protective equipments for a fast growing and competitive industry. This candidate must have an amazing attention to detail, have good project management skills, have a thorough understanding and strong interests in innovative materials, yet also have a great team work and collaboration attitude to interact with the rest of the design and manufacturing teams. The R&D team embraces and enjoys the entrepreneurial work environment with the emphasis on innovative thinking. This position is not for the typical 8-5 clockers. We love what we do and passionate about design, inspired by everything around us.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
* Have the skills to offer product development support in a team environment
* Have the knowledge to source materials to meet target requirements
* Must have a strong understanding and experience with colors, finishes, materials
* Work in a collaborative team environment with R&D Director and Product Managers
* Must be able to convey innovative ideas through sketches, renderings, mock-ups, etc.
* Must be able to create and understand technical documents to communicate with overseas suppliers
* Must be able to ensure technical documents are followed and samples are made correctly
* Have the skills to validate all stages of sampling (i.e. managing samples, sizing, fit testing, etc.)
* Have clear, concise, and strong communication skills to work with domestic and international suppliers
* Reports directly to the R&D Director

REQUIREMENTS (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
* BFA / BID in Industrial Design with 3-5 years product design and development experience
* Must have at least 2 years of experience in softgoods
* Must have the ability to use 2D / 3D CAD software (i.e. Adobe CS Suite, Sketchbook Pro, Rhino)
* Must have the ability to use project management software (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite)
* A strong understanding and knowledge of the product design and development processes
* An exceptional knowledge of glove and soft goods construction and materials
* Must understand manufacturing techniques and have the experience of working with overseas factories
* Must understand cut & sew patterns and processes
* Must be very detail oriented and be able to prioritize projects
* Must be able to work under pressure to successfully meet multiple deadlines and demanding work environment
* Must be able to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and wear different hats for multiple tasks
* Must be able to travel domestically/internationally to visit trade shows and to work with overseas factories

Application Details

+ Resume and design portfolio samples which best show your skills and experience are required
+ Must submit design portfolio samples in PDF (no more than 10MB) along with resume to be considered
+ Candidate must have proof of legal authority to work in the US

Ringers Gloves

Since 1996, Ringers Gloves’ sole focus is creating high performing, task-specific work gloves to advance hand safety technology. Beyond our broad portfolio of gloves designed to serve the unique needs of customers worldwide, we offer value add programs such as work site assessments to help our customers achieve compliance goals and improve their safety records. We also provide opportunities to test pilot our gloves in the field, ensuring customer satisfaction is guaranteed.