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Product Designer, Outdoor (Vancouver) At Canadian Tire Corporation

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Job Description

At Woods we have been supporting the spirit of outdoor adventure since 1885, by delivering exceptional outdoor equipment and gear to let you perform your best and get the most out of your outdoor experience; Wherever your adventure takes you. We are fortunate to be a part of the Canadian Tire family of brands. The Company's vast list of private-label and exclusively licensed brands also includes names such as Outbound(r), Motomaster(r), MasterCraft(r), Denver Hayes(r), WindRiver(r), Diadora(r), Firefly, McKINLEY(r), Canvas(r) and Nakamura(r). These brands have earned a level of credibility that is on par with national brands, and are sought after by consumers from across the country.

The Product Designer is a part of a highly motivated team of professionals that share an appreciation and passion for outdoor adventure. You are inspired by innovative design and recognize that both style and performance count.

With direction from senior team members and collaboration with all cross functional partners, you will create concepts/ideas that answer seasonal design briefs. The Designer will be garnering feedback from their ideas/concepts and bringing them to all categories (Backpacks, Luggage, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Outdoor Accessories, etc) under our outdoor recreation brands. You are equally comfortable developing fresh ideas as you are refining proven concepts. As a product designer, you will communicate product concepts through line sketches, photo renderings and technical specification packages. You use colour, patterns, textures and imagery to communicate the line's core brand positioning. Highly detail-oriented, you thrive in a fast-paced environment where design projects are delivered on time and on budget.

What you'll do

Accountable for creating products that are on-brand by ensuring the design meets all requirements and targets as briefed by the product and merchant teams.

Effectively execute seasonal product creation goals and deliverables, by managing the cadence of product development according to the product creation calendar.

Build productive relationships with our manufacturing partners, product teams and all other cross functional partners, through effective communication and appropriate onsite visits.

Ensure all new projects and current mainline products are engineered to meet and exceed cost targets and financial objectives

Support the broader business team members to deliver project deliverables on time and on budget.

Ability to incorporate relevant insights from global marketplace trends, construction techniques, materials, fabric, color and category needs to deliver market ready product.

Attends selected trade shows for market research and solicits feedback to gain thorough understanding of customer and product requirements.

Accurately assesses the overall competitive market landscape to design brand appropriate equipment that reflects an understanding of the target consumer.

What you've done

Accredited degree in Industrial Design or related field

A minimum of 3-5 years' experience in a product design role

Strong expertise in Adobe C-Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop); additional 3D modeling experience highly desirable

Familiarity with common manufacturing techniques including cut-and-sew, screen printing, embroidery, injection and compression molding, high frequency welding, etc

Experience in the Outdoor Sporting Goods industry is an important asset with proactive interest in the outdoors and related equipment

A thorough understanding of the design, development and merchandising process from inception through production

The ability to collaborate among dynamic cross-functional teams to achieve business goals

Results orientation while exhibiting great energy and resourcefulness

Self-starter who brings passion, enthusiasm and focus to each project

Exceptional project planning, organizational and time management skills and a high level of initiative and attention to detail

Sense of humor and a passion for what you do

Why Us

Canadian Tire is one of Canada's most iconic and diversified companies. Our culture and values uphold our pledge to sustainable practices, and commitment to our local communities through Jumpstart cannot be beat.

To learn more about this team and the Canadian Tire Family of Companies follow us on LinkedIn.


Canadian Tire is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We recognize that our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees -- their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

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