Senior Designer – Hard Goods

Job ID: 1458
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The Senior Hardgoods Designers primary purpose is to lead and oversee the conceptualization, development, and execution of innovative and high-quality hardgoods products for Speedo.  

They leverage exceptional design expertise and deep understanding of materials and manufacturing processes and drive the creation of cutting-edge designs that set market trends and meet customer needs.

The role will involve collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, mentoring junior designers, and applying a keen eye for detail to ensure the production of functional and aesthetically pleasing product that consistently exceeds customer expectations.

Blending creative vision with practicality and technical proficiency, they play a pivotal role in strengthening our brand's product portfolio and market competitiveness within the industry.

Key responsibilities:


Lead Design Initiatives: Spearhead and lead design projects for hardgoods, overseeing the end-to-end product development process from ideation to final production.


Conceptualization and Ideation: Generate innovative and compelling design concepts that align with market trends, brand identity, and target audience preferences.


 Material and Manufacturing Expertise: Possess a deep understanding of various materials, manufacturing techniques, and production processes to ensure design feasibility and cost-effectiveness.


Design Validation: Conduct thorough research, prototyping, and testing to validate design concepts, ensuring they meet functional requirements and comply with industry standards.


Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers/merchants, developers, commercial and marketing, to integrate design requirements and ensure seamless execution throughout the development lifecycle.

Mentorship and Guidance: Provide mentorship and guidance to junior & associate designers, nurturing their skills and fostering a culture of creativity and excellence within the design team.


Trend Analysis: Stay abreast of emerging design trends, technological advancements, and industry innovations to drive continuous improvement and innovation in product design.



Brand Consistency: Uphold brand consistency and identity by ensuring that all hardgoods designs align with the brand's visual language, values, and target market.



Design Documentation: Create comprehensive design specifications, technical drawings, and documentation to facilitate smooth collaboration with manufacturing partners and suppliers.



Quality Assurance: Enforce rigorous quality control processes throughout the design and production phases, ensuring that the final products meet the highest standards of performance, durability, and aesthetics.

Key performance metrics: That the role influences and controls.


Product Design Innovation


Design-to-Production Efficiency


Customer Satisfaction and Feedback


Cost Management and Value Engineering

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