Product Designer at Samsonite

The Opportunity

Founded in 1910, Samsonite is the world’s leading luggage brand with an extensive legacy in trendsetting travel solutions. Renowned for breakthrough research, development and its commitment to innovation, Samsonite has since its inception excelled in a number of industry firsts, including the exclusive use of the revolutionary Curv® material in the luggage arena. Samsonite offers an extensive range of travel, business, kids, casual and personal accessory products to help travellers journey further, with ever lighter and stronger products.

Today, the Samsonite group establish its leadership throughout the world, primarily under the Samsonite, Tumi, American Tourister, Hartmann, High Sierra, Gregory, Speck, Lipault and Kamiliant brand names as well as other owned and licensed brand names

For its Design team based in Belgium (near Ghent), Samsonite is currently looking for a result-driven:

 Product Designer

The designer will be part of Design team reporting to the Design Director. He/she will be mainly responsible for supporting the design team during all stages of the product development cycle from concept through to production.

He/she will build and maintain excellent relationships with the Product Managers, with the Product Development team, external suppliers and any other internal and external parties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creates and generates new product concepts, design styles, colour palettes, graphics, illustrations and material based on marketing brief’s requests dedicated to softside, hardside and hybrid solutions.
  • Carefully follows up on projects in cooperation with the Project Manager, the Product Managers, the Purchasing Manager, the Quality Manager and any involved suppliers.
  • Prepares and makes clear and persuasive presentations for team meetings and monthly product presentations to the senior management team.
  • Prepares technical information’s files (Design Package) for product sampling and final references before the final launch to production.
  • Works in close collaboration with the marketing and development teams.
  • Constantly seeks inspiration through attending fairs, looking for trends online and offline, going to libraries, attending design shows, reading magazines, visiting suppliers, materials and new techniques, towards implementing them in new and innovative products.
  • Keeps abreast of product design and fashion industry trends.
  • Be open to travel locally and globally to help implement dedicated projects in cooperation with the company’s subcontractors.
  • Continuously investigates innovative ideas materials and processes.

 

Applicants should:

  • Demonstrate successful experience working in the design team of a consumer goods company or consultancy.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign Rhinoceros, Keyshot, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be empathetic.
  • Think out of the box.
  • Have excellent skills in hand sketching and visualisation.
  • Continuously pay strong attention to details and accuracy.
  • Have excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Be pro-active and show problem-solving skills.
  • Show strong creative skills and lateral thinking.
  • Be able to work in a “hands-on” manner with a pragmatic approach to developing conceptual design ideas.
  • Show the ability to perform well under pressure in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work requirements and environments.
  • Be a strong team player.

Interested ? Send us your CV & portfolio

Location

Oudenaarde, Belgium

Email subject: "leManoosh - Product Designer"

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