Footwear Designer ii - Running
Who We Are:
Since 1906, New Balance has empowered people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change in communities around the world. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We foster a culture in which every associate feels welcomed and respected, where leaders and creatives are inspired to shape the world of tomorrow by taking bold action today. At New Balance, We Got Now.
New Balance has a history of 116 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. New Balance thrives because of the passion and dedication of the people we hire. We rely on our associates to match our enthusiasm for the business and to help drive consumers to move further, faster and more frequently. We seek associates who are always on the move. Associates who push themselves forward and are motivated to move New Balance forward. Ask yourself: Are you ready to move the world?
To create performance footwear that helps athletes of all types perform better than before. Do this by being inspired from seasonal brand creative direction, incorporating consumer engagement, researching key functional attributes, featuring appropriate color, material, and trend information, and including innovation and engineering elements. Ultimately your design work is the perfect blend of style and performance as they are both essential for success.
Participate in creative vision and other design events.
Under minimal supervision, exhibit solid design skills with ability to meet key project deadlines.
Work on a variety of projects across several seasons.
Assist others in projects to ensure that category is delivering against deadlines.
Work independently within the multi-functional product team and have a strong understanding of the product creation process and timelines.
Have a strong understanding of shoe construction, process and costing as well as able to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
Travel 1-2 times a year with senior level designers.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS:
BA or Masters in Industrial Design and/or Fashion design or related area. Innovation, Engineering degree is a plus
3-4 years minimum footwear design experience with a general understanding of footwear, design, construction, materials, sourcing and commercialization.
Strong 2D-3D visualization by hand or digital drawing.
Required skills in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
Optional skills in Sketchbook Pro, Modo, Rhino
Job descriptionFlexible Work Schedule:
New Balance is committed to creating a culture that allows our associates to do their best work. Ourcorporatework-from-home policy does not mandate an arbitrary number of days in-office. Instead, we've designed a flexible hybrid model that empowers individual teams by letting the type of work dictate where it will most effectively be performed. We are capitalizing on this unique opportunity to evolve how we work based on efficiency, productivity, and the well-being of our associates.