Senior Industrial Designer (Consumer Goods)

Company: The Catch Company Location: Chicago Department: Operations Employment Type: Full Time

Reports to: CEO/Head of Design

Company Overview:
At the Catch Company, our purpose is to rescue people from the indoors and connect them one of America’s largest sporting industries: fishing. Our approach is built on 4 pillars:

  1. Digital first
  2. Brand matters (a lot)
  3. Go vertical (we make many of the products we feature)
  4. Data, data, data

Using these pillars, we’re building the first personalized digital shopping experience that introduces anglers to the best new gear and lifestyle apparel and we are looking for exceptionally talented people to help make that vision a reality. In addition to being talented, our team members are honest, curious, take action and always seek to leave things better than they found them. If that sounds like you, we would love to meet you.

What you will do:

  • Manage the product design process end-to-end, from concept creation to finished products in categories such as fishing tackle/lures, fishing accessories, and packaging
  • Work with engineers and product managers to ensure optimal product function
  • Work with merchandising and product development teams to gain consumer insights
  • Work with factories to review prototypes and finished products for products and packaging

What experience you need:

  • 8+ years of product design experience
  • 5+ years experience with Solidworks and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with sourcing, rapid prototyping, product testing
  • Experience with design for manufacturing
  • Experience with designing soft goods 
  • Experience with injection molding is a plus


What will make you successful:

  • Exceptional creativity and curiosity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Assertive and proactive, with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Interest in any of the following: e-commerce, startups, consumer brands, outdoor sports


Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • Take-what-you-need vacation policy
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Annual allotment of recreational “outdoors days” to escape the office with your co-workers and go fishing, hiking, boating, or something else equally as awesome.
  • Flex spending accounts for travel commuters
  • Located in Chicago’s West Loop


 

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