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Senior Footwear Designer Innovation

Closing date
25 Jun 2024

Job Details

We are seeking an experienced Innovation Designer with an exceptional design portfolio and a robust background in the industry designing elite athlete products. In this role, you will spearhead innovation and design initiatives, collaborating closely with the broader innovation team. As an Innovation Designer, your main responsibility will be developing and executing revolutionary performance concepts and solutions that drive performance at the highest level.

Your Mission

- Be an integral part of the Innovation Design team and push the boundaries of On's future products with an emphasis on disruptive performance solutions.
- Own your projects from design concepts through to final delivery.
- Collaborate closely with our global athlete teams (OAC), sports science and external stakeholders to translate athlete data and insights into innovative high performance footwear solutions.
- Develop new concepts, mock-ups, visuals, 2D and 3D files for new projects
- Collaborate closely with our Zurich based- and our Vietnam based development team on creating functional and performance-driven product

Your Story

- You have 5-8 years of experience in performance footwear (road running/track experience preferred)
- You hold a bachelor or master's degree in product/industrial design and/or design engineering
- Strong interest for performance footwear, athletes data as well as a connection to sports/running and are able to translate those into products
- You have the ability to quickly get up to speed with new technologies, softwares and tools.
- You seamlessly move between digital and physical design and product creation tools.
- You have worked in Innovation and High performance athlete product creation teams.
- Deep knowledge in advanced footwear materials and manufacturing processes for road racing and track & field
- Advanced prototyping and making skills
- You have an curious and innovative mind with a strong drive to pushing the boundaries of our industry
- You have excellent 2D, 3D software skills (Rhino (grasshopper), Blender, Fusion,
- You have a structured mind, excellent communication, and presentation skills
- You are fluent in English both written and spoken

Meet The Team

You will work in the Innovation Design Studio with an international team of experts, developers, engineers, material specialists across different disciplines, designing and developing the most advanced products and technologies at On. This team is tasked with designing and developing the most exciting long-term innovation solutions into high level product concepts that are driven by Athlete Performance and our Sustainability goals. To be truly disruptive in this space this team rethinks the ways our products are made from the ground up and seamlessly integrates design and technology to unlock new potential.

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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