• Director of Product Design

    Company
    Xenith, LLC
    Location
    US-MI-Detroit
  • Who We Are

    We are a team of designers and engineers, players and parents, dreamers and doers. We care about athletes’ success in sport and life, and are uncompromising when it comes to our protective gear’s design, fit, feel and performance. Every helmet we make achieves top safety ratings, so every athlete takes the field with the confidence to play at their best.

    Our athlete-centric philosophy doesn’t stop at safety. We design for needs that transcend protection, pushing the boundaries of fit, feel, comfort, durability, performance and style. We stay ahead of the game with a tireless work ethic and nonstop drive to innovate for football’s fast-changing landscape.

    What You'll Do/Need

    Xenith is looking for a design-thinker and experienced product designer to lead our growing Design team. The Director of Product Design will be involved in every aspect of the product creation process, from brainstorming the next great product to tweaking colors and materials ahead of production.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Set the design vision across the full product portfolio, including protective equipment, apparel and accessories, and beyond
    • Lead, grow and inspire a team of Product Designers
    • Conduct constructive design reviews and help the Product Designers develop their technical and design thinking capabilities
    • Dig in with team members and colleagues to problem solve
    • Collaborate with Engineering and Development to take concepts from the page to the field
    • Develop a strong Athlete Insights program to help inform the future of Xenith product through an athlete-centered approach
    • Be forward-thinking in creative work, pushing teammates to explore the new and the next
    • Participate in and/or lead internal meetings and brainstorms
    • Give direction to creatives and producers, improving their work and helping to establish the creative vision for the brand
    • Represent and communicate creative expertise for Xenith at design-focused meetings, events and conferences
    • Stay knowledgeable and informed in branding and cultural trends and strategies

    Requirements

    • 5 years of product design experience
    • Strong design-thinker with an athlete-/customer-first mindset
    • Solid knowledge of technology, materials and manufacturing, and desire to push the boundaries of product design
    • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
    • Passion for sports and desire to be a part of a fast-paced and exciting work environment

    What’ll Make You Special

    • 2 years of leadership experience

    What You'll Get

    • Excellent benefits package that includes a 401(k) match, dental and vision insurance, and much more
    • Opportunities to participate in professional development programs, including personal empowerment coaching, leadership training and ongoing personal growth training
    • Other incentives, contests and rewards, including chances to win trips, event tickets, cash prizes and more

     

    Why We’re Different

     

    Meet the anti-corporate culture of Xenith, where there’s no daunting hierarchy, “boss” is a four-letter word, and if you work hard, you’re the one who will reap the rewards, both personally and professionally. More than any other place you’ll work, we’re dedicated to honing your skills, helping you grow and making sure you have plenty of fun while you’re at it.

     

    Xenith is an equal opportunity employer.

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