Product Design Manager - Vancouver, BC | Mountain Equipment Co-Op | | 03/10/11
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Product Design Manager full-time

Location: Vancouver, BC
Company Name: Mountain Equipment Co-Op ()
Category: Account/Project Mgmt, Design
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What you'll be doing

  • Providing leadership and direction to the Product Development Team to enable them to deliver great product

  • Ensuring MEC's product development is delivered on time, on cost and on quality

  • Ensuring the skills and knowledge of MEC's Product Development Team is one of the highest in the industry

  • Upholding MEC's brand by designing products with quality and integrity in mind

  • Incorporating MEC's sourcing policies and social & environmental initiatives into product design

  • Forecasting of MEC specific materials, trim developments and raw materials

  • Keeping all cross functional team members engaged, informed and aligned

What you need to do it well

  • Post-secondary education in Apparel or Industrial Design

  • 10-15 years' experience managing a design department

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Proven ability to manage, coach and develop others

  • Design expertise within, or related to, outdoor apparel and product

  • Exceptional passion and knowledge for outdoor equipment and the related activities

  • Strong technical fabric and garment construction knowledge

  • Strong project management, problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills – proven success in the ability to develop a credible, trusting rapport with individuals as well as small and large groups of people is a must have

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and an egoless nature
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