Oxylane designs, manufactures and markets innovative technical products, adapted to each sport. Oxylane employs around 50,000 people, all passionate about sport, and generates an annual turnover of 6 billion Euros.
Its main brand store, Decathlon, is present in 15 countries with 560 stores.

Position:

Artengo, Oxylane’s racket sports brand is looking for a highly talented senior footwear designer to join its Chinabased design & development teams. As a senior footwear designer you will work under the responsibility of Artengo’s local Technical Director and be the exclusive link with the European based footwear design teams to ensure the highest design quality for the Artengo shoe ranges (Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis, Padel).

Follow up & development role:  Based in Artengo’s racket sports footwear development center, you will be the liaison with the European design teams. Your role will be to ensure that the design intention validated by the European conception teams are 100% respected. Starting from the validated design files, your role will be to prototype, develop, accelerate & improve the footwear development process. To help you in this task, you will be supported by the local conception teams & prototyping facilities.

Your creative role will be to create the designs of the worldwide Badminton footwear ranges starting from the local product manager’s brief to the follow-up at Artengo’s development center. To do so you will join the Shanghaï based team during the creative phases to ensure a close collaboration with the product manager and access all the relevant information gathered by the local design teams.

With the support of those local design teams and through a structured market observation, you will be responsible for identifying the relevant local & global market trends (seasonal creative themes, colors, grafics, trims, decals, effects…) and creatively translate them on the future Badminton footwear collections.

On a very regular basis you will be supervised by the European Brand Design Manager who will assist you in your design mission and make the final validation on the proposed design directions.

Desired skills

You are passionate by racket sports. You have a strong design & footwear culture and are passionate by your final customer.

You have 3-6 years successful footwear design experience and a very clear knowledge of the footwear production process (factory in situ follow-up)

You have top notch research, problem solving, sketching, 2D illustrating, 3D modeling/rendering, prototyping, communication and presentation skills (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop are a minimum 3D pattern sofwares like Crispin are a plus).

You  are able to confidently and credibly share your point of view and expertise and convince by strong and well structured oral communication skills (fluency in English is mandatory).

We took this announcement from the official website of the company: apply by the company’s website’s indications. In additition, please fill in the following form, in order to inform us.


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Published: 8th March 2013
Experience: Mid-Senior level
Function: Footwear Designer
Location: China

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