Industrial Design Manager

Impassioned by the goal of delivering high-performance products to both the professional athlete and the recreational cyclist, Cycling Sports Group encompasses several powerhouse Cycling brands, including Cannondale, GT, Charge, and Fabric. Cycling Sports Group is proud to present a truly unique and powerful portfolio of cycling brands to the market, continually striving to evolve through the very best products and service available today.

Wilton, CT

Cycling Sports Group

<strong>At Dorel Sports, innovation and product is at the heart of what we do. Every project, every meeting, every moment is an opportunity to create the perfect ride for millions of consumers around the world. From a Sunday family ride to the Tour de France, Dorel Sports employees are helping people find the perfect ride.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Walking the Talk.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Health insurance and a retirement savings plan is just the beginning for our employees. Our culture is as fun and lively as the lifestyle brands we represent.</strong><br /><br /><strong>STAY WELL.</strong> https://www.dorelsports.com/

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Full Time

Overview: <p style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">The Industrial Design Manager oversees the design team, partners with product development teams and engineers on product design for all product lines. This role is a combination of a hands-on design leader, project leader and people manager. </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /><br /></span></span></strong></p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Act as an internal industrial design resource for the Cannondale and GT brands, design product components, frames and other items with the direction and assistance of product managers, executives, vendors, and engineers.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Conceptualize and build prototype samples and new platforms.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Guide marketing department and graphic designers on the desired image of the brands as it is incorporated into marketing media and projects. </span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">In cooperation with product managers, identify, define and articulate consumer targets for new product development</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Keep products current with new and developing trends in the area of design and development.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Oversees work and performance of vendors.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Domestic and International travel required.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Identify and propose solutions for emerging markets in cycling.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Manage a team of 5 designers, including direct day to day management, reviews and career development.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Contributes to the success of company by assisting with or leading other projects and tasks as assigned.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Follow internal controls and company policies as set by CSG and job function.</span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p>
Requirements: <ul> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in industrial design or related field required.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">7+ years prior experience in industrial design with bicycle/sporting goods company required.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Bicycle parts and assembly knowledge required.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Intimate knowledge of manufacturing processes required.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Experience with Illustrator, Quark, PageMaker, Freehand, Photoshop and/or other related programs required.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Ability to hand sketch and draw is a must. </span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Must understand technical drawings and can make modifications and revisions as requested to achieve desired design. </span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Ability to start projects and drive to completion</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Experience with AutoCAD, Solid Works and/or other modeling programs required. </span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Must be familiar with PC and Apple computer systems.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Prior work experience in product development required.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Must be willing and able to perform project management duties.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Knowledge of MS Office applications required.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Understanding of the product development process required.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Knowledge of marketing principles required.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Ability to work in a team environment required.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Excellent communication skills required.</span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Beneficial Qualifications:</span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Experience in bicycle product development beneficial.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Experience with Asian vendors beneficial.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Proficiency in Catia design software, or similar beneficial.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Experience with Asian manufacturing helpful.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Experience in product decal and color design helpful.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Knowledge of MS Office applications beneficial. </span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Experience with Flash or other web-based design software. </span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Experience in Graphic Design beneficial, preferably in consumer products or sporting goods.</span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Physical Demands:</span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Must be able to lift products, samples &amp; components up to 50 lb.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 8px 0px 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Must be able to travel internationally.</span></span></li> </ul>