Director, Outdoor Design - North Vancouver, BC | Arc'teryx Equipment | | 02/10/15
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Director, Outdoor Design full-time

Location: North Vancouver, BC
Salary: 150,000-175,000
Company Name: Arc'teryx Equipment ()
Category: Design
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Arc’teryx Equipment

A Division of Amer Sports Canada Inc.

Location of Work:

Arc’teryx Design Centre

100-2155 Dollarton Highway

North Vancouver, BC V7H 3B2

Head Office Address:

#110-2220 Dollarton Hwy,

North Vancouver, BC, V7H 1A8

Full time, permanent

Salary: 150,000-175,000CAD annually

NOC: 0016

Benefits: extensive benefit plans for extended medical, prescription drug, life, accidental death & disability, long term disability, dental, vision, and EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Program), relocation package and support, Arc’teryx Annual Incentive Plan (performance based bonus), 25 days paid vacation per calendar year,  employee product discount, RRSP (with employer matching)

Eligible for annual performance based salary increases

Arc'teryx is an energetic and exceptionally innovative company, with over 500 employees. Our ongoing success stems from an uncompromising passion to continuously challenge, and radically improve, the status quo. At the foundation of our organization is a dynamic team of exceptionally talented, fun, and active people.

Our modern head office is located on Vancouver's picturesque North Shore, near the Second Narrows Bridge. We promote a casual and fun work environment that supports and encourages work-life balance. We also have plenty of parking, a bike room, indoor staff bouldering gym, frequent summer BBQs and other events, as well as a great employee discount.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:(including but not limited to)

  • Guide the development of product performance and creative initiatives across multiple design teams to ensure cohesive application of defined product direction

  • Coordinate the validation and application of new technologies and construction techniques to relevant product categories

  • Collaborate with Design Director, Design Managers, and Product Line Managers, to build seasonal range plans that will drive the growth of the category

  • Work with Product and Operations teams to refine the design and development process

  • Guide Design teams and manage the design process for seasonal and long term design projects from concept through commercialization and on time delivery

  • Present new product lines at internal reviews and sales meetings

  • Collaborate with Product Line Managers, Marketing, and Sales to ensure that key product developments are being communication internally and to the market

Additional experience, education and/or skills:


  • Education: Degree in Apparel Design, Fashion Design or Industrial Design

  • 5+ years hands-on experience designing technical apparel and/or performance apparel products in the outdoor industry

  • Significant experience coming up with tools and methods to assist in solving construction issues

  • Significant experience leading and managing creative teams in the performance apparel industry

  • A keen interest in technical equipment or apparel and its application to a variety of environments.

  • Ability to travel 4-6 times a year as required

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