Footwear Designer Performance Running


Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Full time



Jun 19

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.

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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