Senior Industrial Designer

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.

Frome, England

Cycling Sports Group

<p><strong>Big companies don&rsquo;t make great bikes. Great people do.</strong></p> <p>Here at Dorel Sports, we help people from all walks of life make the most of their bike ride by creating some of the most innovative, easy to enjoy, and best performing bicycle products across multiple brands.</p> <p>From Schwinn, to GT, Fabric and Cannondale we make cycling products for everyone &ndash; and as cycling develops and grows internationally, we&rsquo;re looking for more great people to join us. If you enjoy working with a challenging, inspiring and forward-thinking team of likeminded people, then we may just have something for you.</p> <p>Our offices are located in various cities across the world, health insurance and personal welfare are taken care of, and positivity is most definitely encouraged. If you love riding bikes as much as we do, then we&rsquo;re already off to a good start. Let&rsquo;s see what we can create together.</p>

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Overview: Responsible for working with all product development teams, individuals, and engineers on product design for all product lines.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>Conceptualize and build prototype samples and new platforms.</li> <li>Guide marketing department and graphic designers on the desired image of the brands as it is incorporated into marketing media and projects.&nbsp;</li> <li>In cooperation with product managers, identify, define and articulate consumer targets for new product development</li> <li>Keep products current with new and developing trends in the area of design and development.</li> <li>Oversees work and performance of vendors.</li> <li>Domestic and International travel required.</li> <li>Identify and propose solutions for emerging markets in cycling.</li> <li>Manages one designer.</li> <li>Contributes to the success of company by assisting with or leading other projects and tasks as assigned.</li> <li>Follow internal controls and company policies as set by CSG and job function.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Essential Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in industrial design or related field required.</li> <li>5+ years prior experience in industrial design with bicycle/sporting goods company required.</li> <li>Bicycle parts and assembly knowledge required.</li> <li>Intimate knowledge of manufacturing processes required.</li> <li>Experience with Illustrator, Quark, PageMaker, Freehand, Photoshop and/or other related programs required.</li> <li>Experience with AutoCAD, Solid Works and/or other modeling programs required.</li> <li>Must be familiar with PC and Apple computer systems.</li> <li>Experience in Graphic Design required, preferably in consumer products or sporting goods.</li> <li>Must be willing and able to perform project management duties.</li> <li>Knowledge of MS Office applications required.</li> <li>Understanding of the product development process required.</li> <li>Knowledge of marketing principles required.</li> <li>Ability to work in a team environment required.</li> <li>Excellent communication skills required.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Beneficial Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Experience in bicycle product development beneficial.</li> <li>Experience with Asian vendors beneficial.</li> <li>Proficiency in Catia design software, or similar beneficial.</li> <li>Experience with Asian manufacturing helpful.</li> <li>Experience in product decal and color design helpful.</li> <li>Prior work experience in marketing or product development helpful.</li> <li>Knowledge of MS Office applications beneficial.</li> <li>Understanding of the product development process helpful.</li> <li>Experience with Flash or other web-based design software.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Environmental Factors:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Working conditions are normal for an office environment.&nbsp; Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.</li> <li>Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time.</li> <li>Must be able to lift products, samples &amp; components up to 50 lb.</li> <li>Must be able to travel internationally.</li> </ul>