Our background and your main purpose...
Ruroc exists to make helmets cool. We believe that re-engineering protection with the perfect balance of art and science will make people want to wear our helmets, making them safer and will mean they live longer (and cooler!). In 2019 we had our first £1m turnover day and in 2020 we had our first £1m turnover hour and we’re now in a fabulous position to build further growth.
In January 2020 the business completed a strategic review to build on this foundation, leading to a number of initiatives Ruroc believes will unlock future growth. Firstly, the business is now investing in significant operational / systems upgrades to improve efficiency, leading to improvements in business processes and customer experience. Secondly, a clear product and target audience strategy that will help Ruroc create more amazing products, engaging content/stories that engage this audience and generate high lifetime value. Finally, a number of new roles across the business have been created and teams are being deepened to help expedite growth, the Design & Development team being one of them.
The leadership team believe this investment plan can unlock up to 100% growth in 2020 and then onto annual revenues of £50m within 3 years, making it one of the fastest-growing UK companies.
We are currently on the lookout for a like-minded, creative Industrial Designer who is enthusiastic to bring fresh new perspectives and to help us achieve our ambitious targets. We believe that by taking a design-first approach we can continue to push the boundaries and stay ahead of the competition.
If you are a creative and original thinker, have the passion for making a difference and impeccable attention to detail; here is your chance to be part of something new!
We move fast. We are agile. We seek the advantage.
This role is for an Industrial Designer that is ready to immerse themselves within the Design & Development Team to create class-leading, innovative products that not only enhance the safety of our users but deliver a signature Ruroc user experience.
You will help define our future.
Be a creative force in a small team, supporting with innovative, fresh concept designs and thinking.
Conceive, create, develop and deliver incredible products.
Drive creative solutions to problems.
Have the ability to craft strategic design stories that translate into concepts and ultimately class leading product designs.
Have your finger on the pulse and be future-focused.
Make it your mission to understand where we play and to understand what makes our users tick – you will translate these insights into breakthrough products and experiences.
Be able to support effectively in the delivery of concepts from initial insight through to manufacture.
Be able to compile engaging, on brand presentations.
Have an understanding or a passion for brands.
Be an avid motorcycle enthusiast, skier/snowboarder or show an interest and understanding of the markets we play in.
Collaborate with other teams in the business to promote creative design solutions to core problems.
Skills and Experience...
Three or more years experience in an Industrial Design capacity - In-house or consultancy.
The ability to work individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Strong sketching, concept design and visualisation skills – be able to effectively communicate your ideas.
Demonstrate the ability to create early mock-ups - card and/or foam modelling.
Proficient in any of the following 3D CAD packages: Solidworks, Rhino, Siemens NX, Blender or CATIA.
Proficient in the Adobe suite of products.
Strong KeyShot visualisation skills is a bonus.
A visually engaging portfolio that showcases your skillset and most importantly, you.
Successful people at Ruroc...
Stick to the playbook, don’t go rogue.
Stay ahead of the competition.
BE READY FOR ANYTHING.
Be prepared and be flexible. Discipline equals Freedom.
WE ARE GUERRILLAS.
Exploit opportunities. Be creative. Flank the enemy.
We focus on the 20% that makes the 80% happen.
THINK LIKE A CUSTOMER - EVERY DAY.
Understand our target audience better, delight them.
Generous bonus scheme
Employee of the quarter and year award
Private Health Insurance
Personal Training and Development Fund and Opportunities
Company events & social hours
If this sounds like you, what are you waiting for?