LIFE AT BRP
We create innovative ways to move – on snow, water, asphalt. In the air, on the ground and everywhere in between.
Built on a 75-year tradition of ingenuity and intensive customer focus, BRP is headquartered in the Canadian town of Valcourt, Quebec and operates manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Finland, and Austria. We have a total workforce of more than 12,600 driven, resourceful people.
Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex, Stacer and Savage boats, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. We support our lines of product with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business to fully enhance your riding experience.
Because it’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey. Yours.
We are passionate and qualified; by joining BRP, you will evolve within an experienced team that will welcome you with open arms.
WHY JOIN THE TEAM?
This role is responsible for designing product concepts, construction, color and materials for technical riding gear. Works closely with Product line managers, development and engineering to insure the products are designed for the right consumers, at the right price and delivered on time. Works with leadership to determine and maintain the overarching product aesthetic direction to support product line and divisional growth strategies. The position manages day-to-day design/development processes and partners with cross functional departments to trouble shoot complex design problems and encourages collaboration among all cross functional teams (Design, Tech, Product Development, Sourcing and Production) to successfully execute the product vision within the framework of the line assortment plan.
This role works closely with leadership to establish standards and processes to produce consistent, high quality results and ensures that all project/department milestones and goals are met. H/She fosters a collaborative culture of creativity, innovation and solution minded thinking that enables us to consistently meet our rider’s expectations and BRP goals.
YOUR KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
The following represents key outcomes the position is expected to achieve.
Design Riding gear that attracts new and retains loyal customers to achieve the company’s growth plans and financial objectives
Compelling product designs that aligns with brand aesthetic, brand guidelines and that differentiates BRP in the marketplace
Design deliverables are consistently met on time and on schedule with quality and precision.
Fosters solid, collaborative working relationships across Design, Merchandising, Product Development, and Technical Design.
YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Research seasonal trends in activity, silhouette, color, fabric and trim
Work with the leadership to select and identify fabrics and trims for development, collaborate with Materials and Product Development teams to source
Establish strong working relationship with merchandising & product development teams to achieve margin goals, cost targets through use of appropriate style details, fabrications and construction
Provide input to color, textile, print & graphic designers in the development of product direction.
Prepare inspiration and trend boards, thumbnail concept sketches, technical line drawings and updates to CADs/line drawings throughout development season
Prepare and complete with accuracy all initial tech packs: technical line drawings, detail drawings, build of materials, trim and label packages, seam construction and preliminary fit dimensions
Participate in fittings and partner with the pattern engineers to achieve consistent brand fits that meet customer expectations and return rate objectives
Prepare color options for each style working within established color palette for selection and approval
Partner with product development team to manage style development from initial tech pack through pre-production fit approval
Support BRP product team in the creation of presentation and visual tools for each Gate, seasonal meetings and the product creation calendar.
Attend relevant trade shows, travel to vendors, suppliers and key accounts as requested
Meet all design and product development calendar deadlines
YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Education and Experience Requirements
8+ years of combined design experience in apparel (Sportswear or Outdoor apparel industry preferred)
Proven ability to interpret trends into innovative product.
Demonstrates a range of designing for multiple classifications.
Demonstrates exceptional ability presenting to upper management, Major accounts, and internal meetings.
Effective working style with a variety of departments.
Ability to resolve conflict with cross functional teams.
Bachelor’s degree in fashion design or related field
Experience and passion designing apparel with the end-consumer in mind – to meet and solve their needs given their lifestyle and adventures
Outdoor, snow sport, climbing, yoga, outside active, water, swim, surf or other customer driven, like-minded athletic passion and experience a plus
Technical Knowledge And Skills
Strong command of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design
Personal experience and understanding of the feel and fit of outdoor / active wear apparel
Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage and PLM systems
Excellent hand sketching, rendering and illustrative skills
Comprehensive understanding of woven and knit garment and fabric construction, synthetic, natural, performance and sustainable fibers
Knowledge of printing, dyeing and finishing techniques
Strong creative and conceptual skills
Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet and maintain schedules
Proven track record of delivering product concepts that meet customer expectations and business objectives
Possesses high level of ownership, looks at challenges with a positive attitude
Ability to be productive in an open, ever changing, fast paced environment
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility
Excellent verbal, written and visual communication/presentation skills
AN EXCEPTIONAL AREA! >