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Thule Group is a world leader in products that make it easy to bring the things you care for — easily, securely and in style — when living an active life. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified. — we offer products within Sport&Cargo Carriers (e.g. roof racks, roof boxes and carriers for transporting cycling, water and winter sports equipment, and rooftop tents mounted on a car), Active with Kids (e.g. bicycle trailers, buggies and child bike seats), RV Products (e.g. awnings, bike racks and tents for motorhomes and caravans) and Packs, Bags & Luggage (e.g. hiking backpacks, luggage and camera bags).
Thule Group has about 2,300 employees at 9 production facilities and 35 sales offices worldwide. The Group’s products are sold in 140 markets and in 2019, sales amounted to SEK 7 billion.
Thule Group’s product portfolio is growing and we are in a process of expanding into new business segments.
To enable the expansion and in parallel support the R&D organization we need to strengthen the concept development team with an experienced Concept Designer based in Hillerstorp.
The role require that you get close to our users and customers to find the relevant insights for both our existing as well as new product segments and make sure that we make better, more relevant and smarter products than our competitors. Your main focus will be to translate these insights into valuable concept ideas. The role includes working with ideation of concepts, visualization of both digital and physical concepts as well as creating, building, testing and exploring concepts and in the end presenting concepts. You will take an active part in the technology roadmap through brainstorm, analyze and research of ways to apply new materials and technologies.
To do this with success you need to be a designer with a strong interest to understand and empathize with the user together with a proven and a keen interest to create great product concepts. You have a great interest in technology and possess a natural aptitude for coming up with new technical ideas. You have also the ability to physical create, build & develop product concepts within Thule’s different product categories. Your way of doing this is by being highly self-motivated with strong direction and presence together with teamwork with colleagues and work with an open mind and heart. Your ability to build credibility and trust with both team members and management as well as balancing between multiple tasks/priorities and still consistently meeting deadlines will also be a key success factor in this position. Furthermore - you hold an honest belief that making life easier for our users is really important.
You have an academic degree in Mechanical- or Industrial Design together with a number of years relevant work experience, preferably within the field of consumer products for high volume production. You are comfortable working with hands-on product development such as building mock-ups and prototypes as well as regular 3D tools and 3D printing. We require excellent communication skills in both Swedish and English together with excellent design and execution skills including presentations, printed collateral and video. You are familiar with facilitation and design-led thinking.
We believe in strong team work both within your own team but also across teams. We strive to be an open and curious organization, sharing our knowledge and inspiring one another. Within Thule Group you will find people who have a passion for the products we make and the outdoor company we are. We share the same values and we like to have fun. All of our employees have a joint responsibility to maintain that spirit and contribute to it.
About our Global Product Development Department:
We have over 120 engineers working in our Global Product Development Department and to keep the momentum in successful product development innovation, most of our Product Development functions are in-house, such as project managers, industrial designers, concept-, design-, prototype-, simulation- and test-engineers.Our team consists of highly skilled and motivated members with a well-balanced variety of experiences.
We are a truly global company with an international and multi culturally mixed team. English is the language we use in our daily communication.
We see a great future with continues passion for product development that is so vital for our growth as a company. We have invested heavily in expansion of our site in Hillerstorp. New offices, more space and a highly equipped Product Development center with a very impressive Global Test Center are investments that we are proud of. We also try to engage as much as possible in the nearby community to help develop a pulsate and sustainable future.
We are proud of our roots and history of being part of the entrepreneurial Gnosjö area. Our investment in new resources, facilities and product development is also a huge investment in the area of Hillerstorp and Gnosjö.
You will report to our Concept Development Manager, Joakim Persson, who is able to answer more detailed questions concerning this position, telephone number +46 370 25553. Do you have questions about the recruitment process please contact the Recruiter Fredrik Stigbäck at telephone +46 732 360 560. Please apply through our website www.thulegroup.com/open-positions with CV and personal letter. We want your application no later than December 13th.
We are looking forward to hearing from you! Welcome with your application!