In short

An exciting new role has just become available at On Vietnam. Being an Lightning Footwear Developer, you will be responsible for leading how On translates our footwear innovation work to athlete footwear products and will also be responsible for working directly with the broader product teams to create high-quality prototypes and samples.

Your Mission

  • Executing footwear development from start to finish for all On’s Athlete- focused products
  • Oversee fabrication and assembly of materials and components using almost any type of machinery and hand tool, including (but not limited to) machines for cutting, injecting, sanding, buffing, sewing, welding, pressing, additive manufacturing and lasting.
  • Develop to a project timeline and create clear communication between HQ development teams and suppliers
  • Ability to kickoff footwear projects with suppliers and work with them to steer development process when needed
  • Demonstrated experience with tooling and different molding processes
  • Drive prototype and testing with HQ teams in Zurich - both wear and lab testing.
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Your story

  • More than 05 years of footwear-specific experience, performance footwear experience preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in traditional footwear manufacturing processes – injecting, cutting, sewing, welding, machining, laser cutting, construction, prototyping. Excellent understanding of pattern and shoe construction with the ability to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Expert in commercialising new technology and leading manufacturing scaling, costing and testing. Understanding of compounds at a general level 
  • Excellent communication skills, in both English and Vietnamese, and comfort adapting communication style between cross-functional partners at all levels
  • Ability to work independently under a deadline on several projects simultaneously requiring both innovative ideas and engineering problem-solving. Exemplify a high tolerance for ambiguity and solution-focused attitude
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time
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About the Team

On’s Innovation Team is responsible for On’s future, out-of-the-box thinking and the outstanding athlete-informed technology that differentiates On footwear from all other footwear product in the market. Joining the Innovation Team at On and you will be a part of an agile and interdisciplinary team of experts in the areas of engineering and sports science.

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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.