In short

We are excited to offer the position of Performance Footwear Designer within our Design team. You will work in a very fast-moving environment where you will be involved in the full design process of footwear creation starting from concept research to product briefings for production.

Your Mission

  • You will be an integral part of the Performance Footwear team.

  • You will be working closely with product managers, developers, material specialists to design the high performance footwear they need to push the boundaries.

  • You own your projects from design concepts through final delivery.

  • You will work on developing concepts, mock-ups, visuals, 2D and 3D files for new projects.

  • You will collaborate with our Zurich based development team and our Vietnam based development team on creating functional and performance-driven products.

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Your story

  • You hold a bachelor or master’s degree in product/industrial design and/or design engineering.

  • You have at least 2/3 years of performance footwear design or footwear design engineering experience with a major footwear brand.

  • Strong interest and experience with performance footwear, athletes data as well as a connection to sports and a ability to translate those into products.

  • You have excellent 2D software skills (Adobe CS), 3D software skills (Modo, Cinema 4D) are definitely a plus.

  • You have good sketching and mock-up skills.

  • You have an innovative mind with a strong drive to pushing the boundaries of footwear design.

  • You have a structured mind, excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • You are able to work in a fast-moving environment and handling several projects and seasons at the same time.

  • You have a strong interest in working with cross-functional teams – materials, product managers, designers.

  • You are fluent in English both written and spoken.

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About the Team

You will work in the On design studio within an international team, shaping the future On product line up. The design team includes footwear, apparel and spatial designers who all closely collaborate with shoe developers, product managers, material and innovation specialists, art directors and marketing professionals.

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The difference is in the detail. So we push boundaries. Mark those marginal gains. All in pursuit of designing ever better looking products. That’s what we do – what’s best today, can be improved tomorrow.

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What we offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically – to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.

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What to expect

We want to set everyone up for success, so here’s the lowdown on how we hire. Our process is a two-way street – bringing you into our culture, while helping us learn how you think.

Our full process can last about eight weeks from application to offer, because we care about getting it right. These steps explain how we usually do things.

Before you get started, feel free to consider if you want to work with us. Strange question? Well, we give people a lot of space to navigate their day-to-day and that style isn't for everyone. We want you to be passionate about what you do and be sure this is the right fit. Because when skills and passion combine – it creates that 'Wow' moment.