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Looking for a career with an enthusiastic, great outdoors company?
Interested candidates for US positions please visit http://jarden.jobs/ to access all K2 Sports job opportunities posted on the website of our parent company Jarden Corporation. For international positions please contact through the email provided in the specific job posting.

Region: United States | Europe

United States
Product Development Senior Engineering Technician , Des Moines, WA

Essential Job Duties

  • Perform product testing for the K2 Research and Development Lab. 
  • Report test results and review with the Test Lab Manager/Engineer(s) to direct Product Development towards design objectives.
  • Design test fixtures and test equipment.  Coordinate the fabrication with the Machine Shop.
  • Instrument products for acquiring load data for laboratory and field testing.
  • Manage a large scale test load of varying products in order to maximize test throughput.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment including Universal Test Machines, Test Chambers, and K2-specific standalone machines to ensure they meet performance and durability requirements.

 



Planning Sr Supply Planner, Seattle, WA

POSITION PURPOSE

To manage relationship with our global sales team and ensure forecast accuracey and global inventory is managed accordingly.  This position will also manage the global order and delivery cycle while working closely with Product Line Managers and Item Master to ensure that all SKU's are properlymanaged in our global ERP system.



K2 Skis Design Engineer , Seattle, WA

POSITION PURPOSE: The Design Engineer role will include design and development of new products for multiple categories.  The products should be high quality, good durability, marketable, capable of efficient production and cost effective.  The Design Engineer works closely with the Product Director, Product Line Manager and other colleagues to meet market and financial needs.  This position will be responsible for managing product briefs and new product planning, prototyping, creating product design and engineering documentation and working with vendors and suppliers for the commercialization of the products. 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Work with Product Director and Product Line Manager to develop technologies and products to meet market needs and financial goals.

  • Work in Illustrator, CAD and with other appropriate tools to develop unique designs to fit unique K2 customer needs.

  • Prioritize, manage and execute all product-related approvals.  This includes managing the product testing.

  • Achieve product deliverables per the timeline.

  • Generate and update the specification sheets defining the construction of the products.

  • Define factory specifications and key measures.  Work with the factories to ensure quality and durability.

  • Submit engineering change notices for construction related changes at the factories.

  • Travel to trade shows, on-snow tests and manufacturing facilities in China.  Travel to Asia is required 3-4 times per year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in Engineering or Industrial Design

  • 2-5 years work experience in product development

  • Adept use of CAD and or Adobe programs

  • Self motivated, excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Must be able to travel for a minimum of 4 international trips for a duration of 10-14 days.

  • Proficiency with outdoor sports

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Snowboard Boots Design Engineer-Boots, Seattle, WA

Position Purpose: Development of Snowboard Boot line. Hit quality needs, delivery goals, cost targets, budget limits, and innovation needs to be competitive in the market.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Boot Development

  • Concept development working with teams, sales force, product testers, and other development resources.
  • Development of product and management of development resources (Factories, ID firms, in house resources…)
  • Control the yearly timeline, keeping the model line on target from early design concept through Sales Sample delivery.
  • Meet the needs of the appropriate audience (Team, novice-advanced rider, rental shop…) for fit, comfort, durability, performance, convenience…
  • Manage the balance between design direction and cost needs.
  • Stay clear of existing patents and create new ones for us where possible.
  • Testing designs in fit checks, the lab, and on-hill to insure design efficiency.
  • Coordinate material selection that balances effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Manage tooling build and buy-off of all parts.
  • Insure that creative department hits timeline goals for color, graphic, logo, and other creative needs.
  • Manage color sampling and color buy-off to meet the goals of the creative department in a manner that keeps the boots within the cost targets.
  • Manage the sampling and buy-off of packaging materials (assist with development as necessary, get film to the factories on time, get samples made and in the hangs of the creative department for buy-off.
  • Achieve on-time full boot buy off to get sample and production boots delivered on time.

2. Quality Assurancy and Warranty

  • Update and guide setting up specifications for quality control.
  • Confirmation that Q/A processes are efficient and effective.

3. Line Management

  • Develop and maintain accurate spec packs and BOM’s.
  • Develop and maintain accurate tool lists and development lists for clear agreement and communication of development projects.

4. Assist with development of promotional material and sales force education as requested or desired.

5. Maintain market awareness through interaction with the team, dealers and sales force, on hill experience, trade show research, shop visits, and other interaction.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS in Engineering, or Industrial Design
  • Four years of experience in footwear development and manufacturing or applicable product development experience.
  • Experience with illustrator, Photoshop, Solid Works or 3d Modeling Program and Microsoft Office software
  • Experience initiating and completing design projects from concept through production.
  • Experience setting-up running, and analyzing experiments.
  • Experience setting-up specifications for quality control and analyzing quality control data.

Skill Ability

  • Knowledge: Well versed in aspects of footwear development and manufacturing.
  • Must have an in depth knowledge of the snowboard market.
  • Mental: Must be willing to travel to trade shows, test sessions, and factories. Must be self motivated and able to manage projects at the factory. Must have attention to detail for design, production confirmation, and quality control.  Must be able to manage a wide range of projects from engineering to aesthetics. Must be patient enough to deal with language barrier at the factory. Must be strong willed to hold our position at the factory.
  • Interpersonal: Must be able to motivate available resources to focus on our projects. Must be able to clearly communicate even while traveling. Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Physical: Must be able to travel frequently. Must be able to work while traveling.
  • Must be a snowboarder.
  • Please include a portfolio if you have one. Include in resume pdf

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Customer Service Customer Service Consumer Support - Seasonal, Seattle, Washington

Position Purpose:

  • Provide excellent customer service, warranty and technical support to consumers

  • Manage daily office tasks and support customer service team as assigned

  • Provide order and product technical support to consumer customer base



Sales US Head of Sales, Seattle, Washington

Position Purpose: 

Develop and manage implementation of annual business plan for K2 brands.  Lead Sales Team and independent sales representatives to achieve sales goals and inventory goals. Foster and maintain strong relationship with US retail community. Develop and disseminate policies that maintain the brand strength and goodwill in the market for all K2 brands.



Europe
Line & Full Tilt Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Penzberg, Germany

Du bist sportbegeistert und identifizierst Dich mit Produkten aus der Sportindustrie? Du möchtestn gerne in einem sportlichen Umfeld tätig sein?

Solltest Du zudem noch die Voraussetzungen für unsere vakante Position erfüllen – umso besser!

Wir suchen zum schnellstmöglichen Eintritt im Rahmen einer Nachfolgeregelung für unseren Firmensitz in Penzberg einen Sales & Marketing Coordinator (m/w) Line & Full Tilt.



Sales & Marketing Praktikum, Penzberg, Germany

K2 wants you – als Praktikant!

Du willst Berufserfahrung? Kannst du kriegen! Wir sind laufend auf der Suche nach selbstständigen, sportbegeisterten und vielseitigen Talenten, die unser Marketing & Sales Team unterstützen möchten.

Wo? In Penzberg im schönen Oberbayern, auf halbem Weg zwischen München und Berge haben wir vor Jahren unsere Zelte aufgeschlagen. Wir, das ist die K2 Sports Crew, die von hieraus den Vertrieb und die Vermarktung diverser Produkte und Marken europaweit steuert.



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