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 own your projects from initial ideation, to design concepts, up to final delivery for commercialization.
  • You will build the foundation of your project through thorough research and challenge the status quo of the industry with meaningful disruption.
  • You will work on developing concepts, mock-ups, visuals, 2D and 3D files for new projects
  • You will collaborate with our Zurich and Vietnam based development team on creating highly functional and performance-driven products.
  • You will be travelling to Vietnam two to four times a year to finalise your prototypes on location with our factory partners and Vietnam development centers.
  • You will contribute to co-create and sharpen On’s design vision.
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Your story

  • You hold a bachelor or master’s degree in product/industrial design
  • You have +3 years of experience in performance footwear design or footwear design engineering with a major footwear brand
  • You have a strong interest and first experience with performance footwear, consumer data as well as a connection to sports which will help you to create new products
  • You have a basic knowledge of innovative footwear materials and manufacturing processes
  • 2D software skills (Adobe CS) are a must and 3D software skills (Rhino, Modo, Cinema 4D) are a plus
  • You have good sketching and mock-up skills
  • You have an innovative mind with a strong drive to push the boundaries of footwear design
  • You have 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 – product development, materials, product managers, designers
  • You are confident to co-lead your project team along the other functions
  • You are fluent in English both written and spoken
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About the Team

You will be part of the footwear design team, a diverse group of 20+ inspiring designers. We co-create and co-own the design vision for footwear here at On. It’s our purpose to disrupt the footwear market with innovative, highly functional and meaningful designs. Understanding the consumer’s needs, we translate them into efficient and successful products that are both highly functional and design-driven.

Performance and sustainability always come first for us. Considering a product’s use-case, the added value in performance to the consumer, or the relevance for the brand and the market are key foundations of our work. Understanding the full life-cycle of a product from production throughout usage until disposal and recycling marks our north star in responsibly designing and challenging the industry for a better future. We deliver performance without compromising on style or the environment, working at the intersection of design, innovation, product management, development and testing.

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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

We offer a dynamic, challenging and sportive environment that has been ranked as the ‘fastest growing sports company’ of its time. With offices across the globe, we are an international team who is hungry to innovate and build something incredible. We foster an active environment where each individual thrives for excellence and can achieve their full potential. This is where your work matters, you’re hands-on and your team members are amongst the very best in their respective disciplines and fields. If you are driven to bring On to the next level, curious about the opportunity and want to be part of our growing team send us your application, and join the ONiverse!

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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.