Material Developer - Textiles

Material Developer - Textiles


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.

Do you share our passion for an active lifestyle? Here is an opportunity to work with a great team of people and play a key role in the making of great products that inspires to live an active life.

Welcome to join our Global Product Development Team in Hillerstorp as our next Material Developer for Textiles.

Thule Group continues to grow and we are in the most ambitious period in the company’s history in terms of product development investments in our traditional categories as well as in our newer categories such as Active With Kids (strollers, multifunctional strollers, child bike seats and child carrier backpacks)
To enable this expansion, we are now strengthening our Soft goods / textile team with additional members.
We have over the last years invested in a modern sewing workshop that allows us to quickly move from idea to physical prototypes at hand. Today the team consists of a Soft Goods Development Lead, Pattern Developers and Sewing Technicians.

As a Material Developer - Textiles you will hold a key position in the soft goods development team, a team that support all the product development projects involving textiles.
You will be responsible for development of materials in new development projects and maintenance projects with focus on Active With Kids products - from product initiation to ready for production.
In new development projects you will act as the expert that give guidelines and recommendations when it comes to selection of textile materials. Common factors you have to consider and evaluate are performance, compliance and cost. You will be responsible for documentation of material specification and requirements for our textiles. Moreover, you will also participate in the development of test methods and codes related to textiles and analyze the results.
In this role you work towards many contacts within and outside the company such as product manager, industrial designer, pattern developer, hard goods design engineers, project manager, test engineers, sourcing and suppliers.

Your profile:

- You have an academic Engineering degree within textile or similar and you have gained a couple of years of work experience from development of textile products or products partly consisting of textiles.
- We expect you have experience working in PDM-system and have knowledge and experience when it comes to release of design technical document.
- You are experienced but at the same time hungry to further improve yourself in the field of material development of textile materials.
- To succeed in this role we believe you have high ability to present technical solutions and challenges, and able to adjust the way of communication depending on audience.
- We also expect you can balance between multiple tasks/priorities and still consistently meet deadlines.
- Moreover you have great creative skills as well as analytical.
- You are fluent in Swedish and English.

To enjoy your new organization you need a pro-active and entrepreneurial personality who thrives in a high speed and team oriented environment. We trust you have a structured and professional approach with flexibility in mind.

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.

The position is placed in Hillerstorp and reports to Manager Soft Goods, AWK Acc & MS Trailers, Cornelia Ekbladh who is able to answer further questions regarding this position, 0370-34 77 68. For more information about the recruitment process or the position, please contact the recruiter Fredrik Stigbäck, or +46732 360560

If you believe you would enjoy working in such an environment and feel that the professional tasks will be challenging, please submit your application no later than the 24nd of November.


  • Arbetsplats: Thule Sweden AB, Hillerstorp
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  • Publicerat: 3 november 2020
  • Ansök senast: 24 november 2020

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