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Kickstart - Product Designer

Job details
Posting date: 26 November 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 30 November 2021
Location: Poole, BH166NN
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000295772

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Summary


To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

EMPLOYER
NLG Global Ltd

JOB SUMMARY
This is an opportunity to work on
A large range of industrial gear for working at height, from carabiners to backpacks
Taking new products from ideation to technical drawings
Work collaboratively with customers and teams to understand problems and produce clear product briefs
Coordinate the external product design team on complex products
Secure competitive prices for production
Modify and revise existing designs to better meet customer expectations
Produce renders and video animations
Present product ideas to relevant team members for brainstorming
Suggest improvements to design and performance to product engineers
Turn design concepts into functional prototypes

Ideally office based so candidate can have a hands-on approach and opportunity to evaluate physical prototypes with the team

SKILLS NEEDED
An interest in climbing/outdoor related products and technologies
Good understanding of material properties, including metals, plastics, textiles
Strong communication skills and project management capabilities
Excellent eye for aesthetic design and brand application
Artistic and innovative flair
Good attention to detail
Understand market leaders and follow industry and market trends

WORKING HOURS
Monday to Friday. Flexible between 8am and 5pm

HOURLY RATE
National Minimum Wage (with scope to increase based on performance)

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT
Will work closely with the team and senior management and attend regular meetings to gain a clear understanding of the businesses metrics so that the candidate can confidently demonstrate the impact of their work (setting them in a strong position for future roles, either inside the organisation and at a future one)
Will work closely with a well-established and respected design agency and understand and learn how they work
There may be potential for the candidate to continue in the position – if they move to a new business, they will have a comprehensive ‘case study’ of work and results to demonstrate their competence to prospective employers

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