INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEER

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Job Description

OVERVIEW:

We’re here to unite the conditioning community. We believe that putting the sweat in today, prepares us for tomorrow. So, we give people the tools they need to reach further, go faster, be stronger. We celebrate those who show up – for themselves – to be their physical or mental best, whatever that means for them. It’s what we want for our community, and our team. A team that’s growing rapidly around the world. A collective of talented individuals working together to invent Gymshark’s future. Our plans are ambitious, and we’re looking for people who want to join us for the ride – our growth will be your growth.

Are you our next Industrial Design Engineer? We’re looking for someone to join our Innovation team, to help us drive and support projects aligned with the Innovation strategy roadmap.   Someone who wants to be part of a team that lifts each other up; a team that fails together and celebrates together. Someone who likes each day to be different, the challenge of doing things differently, and the freedom to figure things out for themselves. We work hard, sure, but we have a laugh while we do it. Sound like you? Here’s the role up close:

As a newly created function, the Innovation Team have a duty and responsibility to drive business impact for all product areas of the business. We support the strategic and tactical needs of our internal clients with highly flexible, tailored and innovative bespoke solutions to help drive real business outcomes.

You will be responsible for creating viable concepts for new ideas that disrupt and excite our customers and business. You will be part of the team that rolls out the strategy and provide technical expertise to the inline team and business. You will help with key relationships, internally and externally, and ensure they are maintained.  You will have a creative and technical focus; ensuring all the products are built with customers as a key focus and demonstrate clear performance benefits.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
  • Report and introduce emerging product innovations, technologies, products and services from across all industries
  • Identify key aspects of future trends for application, ensuring they are relevant for enhancing our future customer experience
  • Design and imagine concepts for functional performance apparel, footwear and accessories that are proven by research and data
  • Demonstrate concept ideas through ‘look like’ and ‘work like’ presentations and prototypes
  • Expertise in being able to source and ‘hack’ components in order to build prototypes which can be subject to an iterative process of test and learn
  • Lead and support Innovation projects on footwear, apparel, accessories and digitalisation, through concept delivery, project management and testing, ensuring all necessary departments feed into the delivery
  • Ensure project plans are created in relevant software to deliver projects on time in full.  Present regular project updates with clear plans on deliverables of project status
  • Ensuring project briefs are created and all relevant information including cost are applied
  • Understand and anticipate the need for change, diagnose the underlying issues and build the case for change with stakeholders
  • This is a creative and technical role, where you will need to demonstrate a clear talent for both. Excellent creativity, communication, presentation, trouble shooting, time management and analytical skills are required
  • Act as the connector between the innovation department and others such as insight, tech and inline design, ensuring that all people are fully updated on all projects
  • Build and maintain close communication with relevant counterparts across the different departments, ensuring an all-inclusive approach
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
  • Experience working in industry or profession
  • Must have a Graduate education (Master’s degree) in a relevant subject such as Industrial Design and Engineering, Product Design, 3D Design or Sports Design and Engineering or equivalent experience
  • You must be highly proficient in the use of 2D and 3D visual enabling technology such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Autocad, Solidworks etc which are all necessary for the creation of visually, and verbally engaging presentations, and proposals for departmental heads and management, senior and junior management, stakeholders, and business partners
  • Must be able to create and make early prototypes by ‘hacking’ together resources and materials they source and identify, to show believable ‘works like’ and ‘looks like’ early prototypes
  • Proficiency in all aspects of the design process, with particular skill for understanding how to apply data and insight into iterative design and being able to rapidly test and learn
  • You understand how things work and how they are made commercially in all or one area of apparel, footwear and accessories
  • Must be capable of collecting, tailoring and applying data and information to enhance succinct impactful concept creations
  • Must be self-motivated, be proactive going beyond the call of duty, have a keen eye for detail, be result-oriented, and have an ability to work stay calm under pressure and in uncertainty inspiring the same in the team
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with both technical and non-technical colleagues, translating complex concepts into simple terms where required
  • Strong project management and prioritisation skills
  • You are a naturally curious thinking, self-driven character with a passion for understanding athlete and consumers meeting their needs
  • Commercial awareness and a creative problem solver with the ability to think laterally and understand the cost and value drivers within a competitive business environment
  • Industry knowledge of product solutions with the view of pushing the boundaries
  • In-depth understanding of human needs related to product development

Here are some of the perks we offer:

🙌  Competitive ‘Win Together, Lose Together’ Bonus

🩺  Full private medical insurance with no excess

🏖  25 days holidays + your birthday and all the Bank Holidays which can be substituted and taken whenever you want.

💻 A truly Flexible Working Culture

👥 A collaborative, creative and inspiring working environment

💰  Employer pension contributions up to 7%

🤩  Life Assurance at four times your basic salary

🦈  50% Gymshark Discount

🎁  Gymshark Gift Card for each year of service

🥇  Financial, Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support

📚  Great Training and Learning Resources

🖥  Choice of hardware and access to the best software

🤒  Paid time off when you’re physically and mentally unwell

🧸  Very Generous Family Leave package – we support you extending your family

GS Campus Perks:

🍎  Refuel – Healthy fresh food at GSHQ

🏋️‍♂️  Lifting Club (LC) Gym Membership

👉  Free monthly massages

💈  Beauty and Barber facilities

🚘  Free on-site parking

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