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United States
BCA Product Development Jr Embedded Systems Engineer, Boulder, CO

Position Purpose:

The Junior systems engineer in this role will undertake all tasks normally undertaken by engineers in the field of Embedded Systems design such as (but not limited to); circuit design/board layout (Altium), simulation (LTSpice, Matlab), prototyping (SMT, PTH), software design/implementation, BoM review, component selection, supplier management, engineering testing (circuit level and product level) and acceptance testing to applicable standards as well as defect root cause analyzes.

The Junior systems engineer will be mentored by senior engineers.

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Principal Accountabilities:

Support lead ESW and HW engineers on day to day work. Design isolated software portions with clear and defined interfaces. Drive whitebox testing. Support HW designer by designing layouts and updating designs for out of life components. Build testing PCBA part of fixtures used both local and offshore manufacturing. Help on quoting process on transferring CFM parts to EMS provider.

 

Minimum Qualification:

 

  • Bachelors degree in related field or near graduation.
  • Sound grasp of circuit theory.
  • Ability to work in a team and self-confidence to admit not knowing something.
  • Ability to use standard laboratory equipment, Oscilloscope, DMM, power supplies
  • Experience with microcontroller

 

Desirable Qualifications:

 

  • Proficiency in Embedded C for the PIC microcontroller family (PIC24, PIC18, PIC32)
  • Experience in board layout (particularly Altium)
  • Hands on prototyping experience (soldering etc)

Experience on Labview, PC based C# and embed

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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.

 



K2 Skis Design Engineer , Seattle, WA

Position: Design Engineer

Department: K2 Ski

Reports to: Product Director

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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Internet Services Frontend Developer, Seattle, WA

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Front End Developer works closely with the web designer in the early stages of a project’s inception, translating mock-ups into code. Requires a firm understanding of backend technologies in order to know the best approach for producing the desired end result. This role is the bridge between the creatives and the core developers.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Be able to write clean, current HTML and CSS for responsive and adaptive web interfaces
  • Have the technical understanding of back-end concepts and applications, but able to think from the user’s point of view
  • Have some exposure and strong interest in Javascript development and libraries, such as jQuery and Node.js
  • Be able to clearly communicate with everyone involved in a project, from developers and designers, to project managers and project owners
  • Work with designers and developers to optimize user interfaces and user experience.
  • Be able to take PSDs and turning them into pixel-perfect web pages
  • Have a fundamental understanding of UX to retain site visitors and improve ROI

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-3 years professional experience in object-oriented languages and front end technology
  • 1-3 years experience with jQuery/Javascript
  • Experience using version control, preferably GIT

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity developing on an e-commerce platform such as Demandware or Magento
  • Wordpress theme development/experience
  • Experience working with web API’s
  • Experience with Ruby

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Advertising Marketing Specialist, Seattle, WA

Position Title: Marketing Specialist

Budgeted Department: Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Global Marketing

Reports to: Vice President of Global Marketing

Position Purpose:

This position helps drive the success of our Nordic ski and Snowshoe brands by utilizing available resources to create and execute promotions.

   

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Conception and deployment of digital, print, and in-person promotions to drive sales

  • Coordination of domestic sales meetings and trade shows

  • Development and ordering of POP, swag, and sales tools

  • Creation of product stories, copy, names, and direction on catalog and collateral creation.

  • Marketing sample ordering and coordination

  • Athlete and Public Relations product support and management

  • Marketing Project and timeline creation and management

  • Collecting and analyzing data and using it to drive decision-making and strategy.

  • Other related marketing functions as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • College Degree in Marketing or similar discipline

  • Experience in marketing, communications or related field

  • Excellent work ethic and enthusiasm

  • Good leader and team player

  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and manage projects

  • Self-directed and motivated

  • Social media marketing knowledge and experience

  • Possession of advanced computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe products

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills

    Desirable Qualifications:

  • Outdoor sports enthusiast

  • Basic photography & video capturing and editing skills

  • An understanding of the winter sports business

  • Event coordination experience

  • 3-5 years’ of experience in outdoor sports industry

 

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Snowboard Boots Design Engineer--Boots, Seattle, WA

Position Title: Design Engineer -- Boots

Budgeted Department Name: Snowboard Boots

Reports to Title: Category Manager -- Boots

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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Supply Chain Director Global Supply Planning & Fulfillment, Seattle, WA

JOB TITLE: Director  Global Supply Planning & Fulfillment          

DEPT: Supply Chain

REPORTS TO: VP Operations                                                     

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF JOB: Responsible for working with all levels of management in providing strategic direction, solutions and leadership in inventory management and product availability and efficiencies for globally sourced products.  Supports supply chain initiatives that impact everything from the product development stage to the delivery of product to the customer.  

DIRECT REPORTS:  Supply Chain Managers

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop and implement a consistent and robust global process for demand planning in all regions. Identify key business sectors and customers that contribute significant portions of regional/global demand and ensure that forecast accuracy is optimized for these areas.

  • Develop and implement a consistent and robust process for supply planning in all regions. This process should include replenishment rules and strategies, inventory levels, and effective communication between critical business functions to ensure adequate supply to meet customer needs.Work closely with other functional areas of the business globally to ensure that there is pertinent awareness and understanding of the global planning and fulfillment processes.

  • Develop effective metrics to measure and manage the demand planning and supply planning process and implement initiatives to improve forecast performance.

  • Lead and continuously improve the global supplier management program and process to ensure effective management of the global supply base. This process addresses:

    • Supplier capacity analyses

    • Tracking of production and delivery schedules

    • Global exception management for capacity or supply issues

  • Ensure that global procure to pay processes are defined and implemented to support business processes, continually improved, and measured for effectiveness.

  • Take advantage of pertinent technologies and IT systems to enhance and improve the effectiveness of business processes and to support the global planning and fulfillment operations

  • Ensure that tactical operational plans are aligned with regional and global financial plans, and that any variances are clearly understood, documented, and managed.
  • All other projects as assigned by management.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 4-year degree plus 7+ years of planning experience in a manufacturing company, or an equivalent combination required.
  • Extensive experience in full ERP system,  SAP knowledge an asset
  • Certification in Production & Inventory Control or advanced training in operations is required.

  • Extensive knowledge of S&OP, Logistics and Inventory Management is required preferably in seasonal merchandise.

  • Ability to coordinate external operating entities and in leading global initiatives involving globally dispersed teams.
  • Possess strong leadership skills in managing professional teams.

  • Leadership:  a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to present complex situations in simple, concise terms to executive management and provide appropriate recommendations
  • Strategy planning:  an ability to think ahead and plan over a 2 to 5 year time span.
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
  • PC skills: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, email, required.
  • Six Sigma Black belt a plus
  • APICS certification a plus
  • Ability to travel as required may include domestic and international travel.

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Finance Material Master Coordinator, Seattle, WA

Position Title: Material Master Coordinator

Department Name: Finance, 910

Reports to: Director of Finance

POSITION PURPOSE

The primary purpose of this position is to administer the creation and maintenance of material master records accurately and efficiently.  Master data is a critical asset with high impact upon business performance and decision-making.  This operational role is essential in providing data governance to ensure that high quality material master data is achieved and maintained.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

  • Coordinate master data generation and maintenance.
  • Includes the administration and support of the tools, forms and workflow systems that are employed to handle master data requests.
  • Includes providing support to any requester of master data in the form of training new users on the process, answering queries, and resolving issues.
  • Perform the validation stage in the master data request process to ensure each request conforms fully to business rules and standards.
  • Provide first line of support to the business in investigating and solving master data issues.
  • Remediate any data errors found.
  • Undertake regular data cleansing activities to raise and maintain the quality of each master data record to target levels.
  • Participation in master data related projects as required.
  • Perform project tasks as directed.
  • Facilitate ECN process to ensure that the change notification process is followed and updates are being made in the material master
  • Bill of Material creation as needed for items packaged or assembled in the USA warehouse.

 

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma or GED required; College degree preferred

  • SAP experience preferred.

  • Proficient using MS Excel, MS Word, Outlook
  • 3-5 years’ experience with vendor/customer/material master data creation and maintenance preferred.
  • Understanding of sales, pricing and customer service policies and processes is a plus

  • Experience dealing with high volume transactions and performance accountabilities
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, self-motivated, requires little supervision and adaptable to change and a fast paced environment
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication, problem solving and organizational skills with strong analytical skills.

  • Must have a strong personality to chase down inputs from a large variety of contributors throughout the company.

  • Ability to work overtime as required including after hours and weekends if needed.

  • Must be able to prioritize duties in order to handle time-sensitive data accurately and efficiently.

  • Must be able to work with the highest integrity to ensure Company standards and policies are maintained in a highly audited role.

 

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Product Development Design Engineer Snowboards, Seattle, WA

The K2 Sports Design Engineer's primary responsibility is Management and Engineering Development of the Snowboard Product Line. Working with the Category Manager and technical staff to develop a product line that meets quality needs, delivery goals, value objectives, cost targets, budget limits and innovation needs to be competitive in the market.

1.  BOARD DEVELOPMENT: 

  • Concept development working with team, sales force, product testers, Category manager, and other resources.
  • Translate conceptual requirements into unique products that best fit each market segment (Team, novice-advanced rider, rental shop,…)
  • Manage development resources (Factories, ID firms, in-house resources,…) to:
  • Meet the needs of the appropriate audience for durability, performance, and ease of manufacture.
  • Stay within the cost targets.
  • Stay clear of existing patents and create new ones for K2 where possible.
  • Testing designs in the lab (destruct), and on-hill to insure design integrity and performance.
  • Material selection that balances effectiveness and efficiency
  • Manage tooling build and buy-off of all boards
  • Manage artwork communication and development to meet the goals of the creative department in a manner that keeps the boards within the cost targets and on time.
  • Develop graphic application techniques from concept through to a confirmed manufacturing process.
  • 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 hands of the creative department for buy-off)
  • Achieve on-time board buy-off to get sample and production boards delivered on time.
  • Focus group product refinement
  • Developing specific designs and technologies to meet category needs
  • Coordinating testing of the product with focus group meetings
  • Working closely with Marketing to maximize the effect of the focus group on both the product and the marketing

2.   LINE MANAGEMENT

  • Develop and maintain accurate specification for handoff to factory and marketing group.
  • Develop and maintain accurate tool lists and development lists for clear agreement and communication of development projects

3.  QUALITY ASSURANCY  AND WARRANTY

  • Setting up specifications for quality control of new parts. 
  • Confirmation that Q/A processes are efficient and effective

4.   SALES & MARKETING.

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

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Europe
K2 Sports Praktikum Marketing, Penzberg, Germany

Für unser K2 Sports Marketing Team suchen wir jederzeit tatkräftige Unterstützung!

Du bist sportbegeistert und vielseitig, besitzt außerdem ein hohes Maß an Kreativität und Organisationstalent, bist neugierig und lernst schnell?

Wir bieten Dir die Möglichkeit in einem jungen und dynamischen Team mitzuarbeiten,  Erfahrungen in einem internationalen Unternehmen zu sammeln,  unsere Marketingaktivitäten aktiv zu unterstützen und Dich selbst einzubringen. Das Praktikum sollte einen Zeitraum von drei bis sechs Monaten umfassen.

Du unterstützt das Marketing Team von K2 Sports für die Marken K2 Skis, K2 Snowboarding, K2 Skates, Backcountry Access, Ride Snowboards, Line Skis, Full Tilt, Madshus und Zoot.


info@k2sports.de


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