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Thule Group is a world leader in products that make it easy to bring the things you care for — easily, securely and in style — when living an active life. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified. — we offer products within Sport&Cargo Carriers (e.g. roof racks, roof boxes and carriers for transporting cycling, water and winter sports equipment, and rooftop tents mounted on a car), Active with Kids (e.g. bicycle trailers, buggies and child bike seats), RV Products (e.g. awnings, bike racks and tents for motorhomes and caravans) and Packs, Bags & Luggage (e.g. hiking backpacks, luggage and camera bags).
Thule Group has about 2,300 employees at 9 production facilities and 35 sales offices worldwide. The Group’s products are sold in 140 markets and in 2019, sales amounted to SEK 7 billion.
Do you share our passion for an active lifestyle? Here is an opportunity to work with a great team of people and play a key role in the making of great products that inspires to live an active life.
Welcome to join our Global Product Development Team in Hillerstorp as our next Pattern Designer for Soft Goods.
As a Pattern Designer you will drive the development of sewing- and pattern construction at Thule Group’s product development Center in Hillerstorp. You will work in close cooperation with the rest of our soft goods team as well as our project teams with the purpose of securing a high quality of soft goods and pattern design in our new development projects. Your main focus will be towards our Active With Kids products, being key responsible for one of our product groups, but also to give support towards other product categories. We have over the last years invested in a modern sewing workshop that allows us to quickly move from idea to physical prototypes at hand.
In this position tasks will include responsibility for technical documentation of soft goods designs, continuous cooperation with design engineers and sewing technician for a solid pattern development as well as leading the hand-over of soft goods design to our suppliers.
Your good communicational skills and structured approach will come to great use in this position together with your can do attitude and interest for design. We believe you have a strong skillset when it comes to digital pattern construction (Gerber or Lectra), gained either through formal training or relevant working experience from a similar role. We expect you to be comfortable in working with PLM-systems and have knowledge and experience when it comes to the release of technical design documents. We also expect that you can easily balance between multiple tasks/priorities and still consistently meet deadlines.
We believe in strong team work both within your own team but also across teams. We strive to be an open and curious organization, sharing our knowledge and inspiring one another. Within Thule Group you will find people who have a passion for the products we make and the outdoor company we are. We share the same values and we like to have fun. All of our employees have a joint responsibility to maintain that spirit and contribute to it.
About our Global Product Development Department
We have over 120 engineers working in our Global Product Development Department and to keep the momentum in successful product development innovation, most of our Product Development functions are in-house, such as project managers, industrial designers, concept-, design-, prototype-, simulation- and test-engineers.
Our team consists of highly skilled and motivated members with a well-balanced variety of experiences. We are a truly global company with an international and multi culturally mixed team. English is the language we use in our daily communication.
We see a great future with continued passion for product development that is so vital for our growth as a company. We have invested heavily in expansion of our site in Hillerstorp. New offices, more space and a highly equipped Product Development center with a Global Test Center are investments that we are proud of. We also try to engage as much as possible in the nearby community to help develop a vibrant and sustainable future.
We are proud of our roots and history of being part of the entrepreneurial Gnosjö area. Our investment in new resources, facilities and product development is also a huge investment in the area of Hillerstorp and Gnosjö.
The position is placed in Hillerstorp and reports to Manager Soft Goods, AWK Acc & MS Trailers, Cornelia Ekbladh who is able to answer further questions regarding this position, 0370-34 77 68.
If you believe you would enjoy working in such an environment and feel that the professional tasks will be challenging, please submit your application no later than the 7th of August.