Soft Goods Designer

Foxboro MA
United States
5 de abril de 2024

About us

Dorel Juvenile is the world's leading juvenile products company. Our well-known products and strong brands are available in more than 100 countries. We are proud to work with highly driven professionals in 25 different countries.

All our talented employees share the same mission: to Care for Precious Life. We help families live carefree lives by providing them with juvenile products with the highest safety and comfort standards.

Your mission

Dorel Juvenile is looking for a Soft Goods Designer to join the Fashion Team at our Design and Development Center in Foxboro, MA. The Designer will be responsible for developing Soft Goods designs for a variety of juvenile products, including car seats and strollers.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

Key responsibilities

The Soft Goods Designer must have a hands-on approach with strong visual communication through sketching and 3-Dimensional development including sample sewing.

They will have strong verbal and written communication, organizational, and presentation skills with a proven ability to work well with cross-functional teams. Key interfaces are with Fashion, Soft Goods Engineering, Industrial Design, Category Management and Project Management. Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment with demanding deadlines.

•    Create initial concept sketches based on trends/product planners/retailer space/cost.
•    Create concepts for multiple brands and price points using design language for differentiation.
•    Research market competitors and trends within all relevant and parallel industries.
•    Using 2D and 3D skills in collaboration with Sewing Team, Industrial Design Team, Fashion Team, and global partners to create initial patterns and white samples of soft goods concepts.
•    Develop 2D and 3D presentation materials for internal meetings as well as retailer meetings/presentations.
•    Use Adobe Creative Suite to create beautiful concept renderings.
•    Submit feedback for sample revisions to meet final approved standards.
•    Partner and communicate between internal teams and domestic and international teams to share and refine patterns and construction from concept through to final production.
•    Work closely with Costing Engineers to ensure designs meet project costing goals.

Your profile

• Bachelor’s degree in related design discipline.
• 5+ year’s experience designing and creating innovative products.
• Ability to create and evaluate 2D concept drawings and convert into 3D models.
• Ability to read and interpret, fashion and construction specs and modify as needed.
• Strong computer skills, specifically in Adobe Creative Suite, (Illustrator and Photoshop) and MS Office Suite.
• Technical sewing skills for constructing soft goods for mechanized products a plus.
• Pattern drafting skills to generate prototype sewing patterns a plus.
• Experience with industrial sewing techniques and soft goods manufacturing.
• Strong knowledge of textile types and manufacturing processes, from raw fibers to finished goods.
• Strong aesthetic sense, with ability to evaluate and make material/quality recommendations.
• Self-motivation, excellent communication and follow up skills a must.
• Flexibility to be able to switch modes and projects as needed.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

Are you ready to grow with us?

Dorel Juvenile provides people the invaluable opportunity to make a difference. To work on leading brands together with talented people across the globe, and to keep growing both personally and professionally. Take the next step in your career and join our quest to improve the parenting journey for millions of families around the world.