In short

We are excited to offer the position of Footwear Designer within the Performance All Day vertical in 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 responsible for the design and evolution of a whole shoe family
  • You own your projects from design concepts through to final delivery
  • You design technology-infused movement-lifestyle products
  • 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
  • You have an eye and passion for relevant, upcoming trends and materials
  • You will develop and visualize a strong vision for future products
  • You should be a strong communicator, adapt at liaising with key stakeholders and confident presenting to cross-functional teams
  • You enjoy working as a team player and have an open style with sharing and taking on various points of view
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Your story

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in product or industrial design or a related field
  • Experience working with textiles, knits and engineered materials would be a plus, such as understanding of the application to footwear design
  • Approximately 4 years experience within a similar Footwear Design or relevant industry Design role
  • A curious mind with a strong interest for contemporary footwear, fashion, and design
  • Excellent 2D software skills (Adobe CS), 3D software skills are definitely a plus
  • Good sketching and mock-up skills
  • Structured mind, excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent time management skills which enable to work in a fast-moving environment and handling several projects and seasons at the same time
  • Strong interest in working with cross-functional teams – materials, product managers, designers
  • Team player and a positive mind
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken, any other language would be a plus
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About the Team

You will work in the On Design Studio within an international and vibrant Design team; including Footwear, Apparel and Spatial Designers who all closely collaborate with footwear developers, product managers, material and innovation specialists, art directors and marketing people. Together, we are responsible for shaping the future On product line up.

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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.