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Lead - Footwear Upper Engineer

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26 Jun 2024

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We are actively seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Inline Footwear Upper Engineer to join our dynamic design and development team. In this multifaceted role, you will be a key contributor to the success of our inline footwear products, responsible for creating and implementing pattern standards and overseeing last creation and management. Your expertise will play a pivotal role in establishing and maintaining consistency, quality, and efficiency in our inline pattern and last development processes, while also supporting the inline development team by up-skilling their technical expertise for footwear creation.

Your Mission

- Pattern Standards Creation:
- Develop and establish comprehensive pattern standards for inline footwear, outlining best practices, construction methods, and quality benchmarks.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with overall product development goals and inline design aesthetics.
- Last Creation and Management:
- Lead the creation and management of footwear lasts, ensuring they complement standardized patterns and contribute to the overall fit, comfort, and aesthetic goals of inline products.
- Collaborate with Design, Engineering, and Manufacturing teams to optimize last design for mass production while adhering to industry trends.
- Inline Footwear Pattern Development:
- Implement pattern standards in the development of upper patterns for our inline footwear collections.
- Work closely with inline product designers to integrate standardized pattern elements that align with design vision while ensuring production feasibility.
- Continuous Improvement:
- Conduct regular reviews and assessments of inline footwear patterns and lasts against established standards, identifying areas for improvement and innovation.
- Proactively research and incorporate industry advancements into pattern and last standards to enhance product performance and aesthetics.
- Collaboration with Inline Design Teams:
- Provide guidance and support to inline product designers on adhering to pattern and last standards, fostering collaboration to achieve optimal fit, comfort, and performance in inline products.
- Collaborate seamlessly with cross-functional inline teams, including Upper - - Engineers and Manufacturing, to ensure standardized processes are followed.
- Prototype Refinement:
- Oversee the prototype refinement process, ensuring that standardized patterns and lasts are effectively translated into prototypes.
- Work closely with prototyping teams to address fit or performance concerns, incorporating feedback into the ongoing evolution of pattern and last standards.
- Documentation and Training:
- Create comprehensive documentation outlining pattern and last standards, ensuring clarity in communication across the inline design and development teams.
- Conduct training sessions to educate team members on the implementation of pattern and last standards, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adherence to best practices.
- Pattern Grading:
- Implement and oversee pattern grading processes in accordance with established standards, ensuring scalability across various sizes while maintaining consistent fit and design proportions for inline footwear.

Your Story

- Bachelor's or higher degree in Footwear Design, Pattern Engineering, or a related field.
- 5+ years of experience in creating and implementing pattern and last standards for inline footwear, demonstrating successful integration into product development processes.
- 3+ years of experience in pattern-making software and CAD tools, with a deep understanding of materials relevant to inline footwear.
- Strong problem-solving skills, particularly in addressing fit and comfort challenges within standardized patterns and lasts.
- Detail-oriented mindset with a commitment to precision in pattern engineering and last creation.
- Effective communication skills, promoting collaboration within the inline team environment.

Meet The Team

If you're driven by the challenges of innovation and have a deep passion for product development, scaling technologies and sportswear manufacturing, join us at On. Lead the charge in a technological revolution that will reshape the sportswear industry.

What We Offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically - to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.


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