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Footwear Product Developer

The Design team at John Fluevog Shoes is in search of a proactive and detailed-oriented talent who’s excited about the idea of working alongside other unique souls to develop unique soles! Based out of Fluevog HQ in Vancouver, BC, you’ll work with a team of designers to turn fresh ideas and production expertise into original collections of shoes and accessories regularly described as ‘stunning’, ‘weird’, and ‘Mine!’. Review the details below and apply now if this sounds like the right gig for you!


Key Responsibilities

  • Research new constructions, materials and processes in order to help identify best solutions to meet design’s requirements
  • Translate ideas into hand and technical drawings
  • Produce technical packages and details for designs using knowledge of materials and footwear construction
  • Produce and update reports at various stages of the development process, maintaining organization of files and development documents and ensuring these are always up to date
  • Constant management of development documents (including timelines, adjustment and colorway files, keeping all organized and documented all the time!)
  • Communication with vendors as needed to ensure that projects are proceeding according to timelines and that specs are being translated properly
  • Follow design calendar and meet appropriate deadlines
  • Troubleshooting to ensure tech packs are as clear as possible

 

Terms of employment:

Full time: 40 hours per week
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefit package:

Insurance: Group benefits included

 

 Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Footwear, Product Design or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Product Development
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Knowledge of 3D software is a plus
  • Technical and hand sketching abilities
  • Market awareness
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in a team setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and disposition
  • Excellent communication skills in English and flexibility to work and communicate with other countries
  • Must have interest in design and especially footwear, but have a more focused interest in product development, troubleshooting and efficiency
  • Must be able to work well under pressure to meet deadlines and be able to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Must be reliable and good at listening to what is required
  • Proactive and able to think outside the box to find solutions

 

About Fluevog HQ
Fluevog HQ is an office of hard-working, collaborative, creative, dog-friendly & human-friendly professionals. We are thankful, open minded, nurture talent, never forget to laugh at ourselves, and take celebrating birthdays and special occasions very seriously. Besides shoes, some of our shared interests include flaky pastries, Lego, Stranger Things, patios and doughnuts

 

TO APPLY:

Send your cover letter, resume, and portfolio in PDF format to designjobs@fluevog.com with a maximum file size of 5MB (links to online portfolios/ dropbox are also welcome)

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview!

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