In short

We are excited to offer the position of Footwear Designer Performance Tennis within our Performance design team. As Performance Tennis Designer, you will be focusing on creating specific products geared towards our top athletes in the field. These pinnacle concepts need to compete at the top of the sports, requiring deep insights into sports science, consumer research and are based on uncompromised construction.

Your Mission

  • Be an integral part of our Performance Footwear team and push the boundaries of On’s pinnacle performance footwear
  • Own your projects from design concepts through to final delivery
  • Collaborate closely with our world-class athletes to gain relevant data and performance insights
  • Develop new concepts, mock-ups, visuals, 2D and 3D files for new projects
  • Collaborate with our Zurich and Vietnam based development teams on creating functional and performance-driven products
Group of girls smiling

Your story

  • You hold a bachelor or master’s degree in product/industrial design
  • Approximately 5 years of Industrial or Footwear Design at a relevant brand
  • You have an innovative mind with a strong drive to push the boundaries of footwear design
  • Strong interest for performance footwear and athletes data
  • A connection to sports and the ability to translate this into products
  • Deep knowledge in advanced footwear materials and manufacturing processes in the field of team/racket sports
  • You have excellent 2D software skills (Adobe CS) and 3D software skills
  • You have good sketching and mock-up skills
  • You have a structured mind, excellent communication, and presentation skills
  • You are able to work in a fast-moving environment and handle several projects and seasons at a time
  • Readiness to travel with/to our Athletes extensively
  • You have a strong interest in working with cross-functional teams – materials, innovation, product managers, designers
  • You are fluent in English, both written and spoken
A woman smiling

About the Team

You will work in the On Design Studio within an international team, shaping the future of On’s Tennis product line up. As part of the cross-functional Athletes Team, you will collaborate within a multidisciplinary team of developers, product and athlete managers, material and innovation specialists, sport scientists & engineers.

See more
Two woman having a talk at a table
Two woman having a talk at a table



Two women climbing a wide concrete staircase.

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.

Learn about our Spirits
Happy women smiling and chatting in the office

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.

Build the better you

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.