Product Developer - Textiles to Thule Group

Do you share our passion for an active lifestyle? Here is an opportunity to work with a great team of people and play a key role in the making of great products that inspires to live an active life. Welcome to join our Global Product Development Team in Hillerstorp as our next Product Developer - Textiles.

Thule Group continues to grow and we are in the most ambitious period in the company’s history in terms of product development investments in our traditional categories as well as in our newer categories such as Active With Kids (strollers, multifunctional strollers, child bike seats and child carrier backpacks)
To enable this expansion we are now strengthening our Soft goods / textile team with additional members.
As a Product Developer - Textiles you will hold a key position in the soft goods development team, a team that support all the product development projects involving textiles. You will drive technical part of soft goods development, from product initiation to ready for production.
You have the overview of all ongoing development projects, coordinate resources and delegate tasks for members in the soft goods team, today consisting of Soft Goods Pattern Specialists, a Material Developer and Sewing Technicians.
We have over the last years invested in a modern sewing workshop that allows us to quickly move from idea to physical prototypes at hand.
In this role you work towards many contacts within and outside the company such as product manager, project manager, hard goods design engineers, production engineering, purchasing, quality, industrial design and suppliers.

Your profile:
You have an academic Engineering degree within textile or similar and you have gained a couple of years of work experience from development of textile products or products partly consisting of textiles.
You have a basic understanding of pattern design (Gerber / Lectra) and prototype sewing. We expect you have experience working in PDM-system and have knowledge and experience when it comes to release of design technical document.
We also expect you can balance between multiple tasks/priorities and still consistently meet deadlines. You are fluency in Swedish and English.

To succeed in this role we believe you have high ability to present technical solutions and challenges, and able to adjust the way of communication depending on audience.
You have high ability to motivate the team members to deliver tasks on time and with high quality as well as being a good listener for other member’s opinions and solutions. Moreover you have great creative skills as well as analytical.

To enjoy your new organization you need a pro-active and entrepreneurial personality who thrives in a high speed and team oriented environment.
We trust you have a structured and professional approach with flexibility in mind. We believe in strong team work both within your own team but also across teams.
We strive to be an open and curious organization, sharing our knowledge and inspiring one another.
Within Thule Group you will find people who have a passion for the products we make and the outdoor company we are. We share the same values and we like to have fun. All of our employees have a joint responsibility to maintain that spirit and contribute to it.

About our Global Product Development Department:
We have over 120 engineers working in our Global Product Development Department and to keep the momentum in successful product development innovation, most of our Product Development functions are in-house, such as project managers, industrial designers, concept-, design-, prototype-, simulation- and test-engineers.
Our team consists of highly skilled and motivated members with a well-balanced variety of experiences.

We are a truly global company with an international and multi culturally mixed team. English is the language we use in our daily communication.
We see a great future with continues passion for product development that is so vital for our growth as a company.
We have invested heavily in expansion of our site in Hillerstorp. New offices, more space and a highly equipped Product Development center with a very impressive Global Test Center are investments that we are proud of.
We also try to engage as much as possible in the nearby community to help develop a pulsate and sustainable future. We are proud of our roots and history of being part of the entrepreneurial Gnosjö area.
Our investment in new resources, facilities and product development is also a huge investment in the area of Hillerstorp and Gnosjö.

For information: 
If you have any further questions please contact the recruiting consultant Fredrik Stigbäck, 0732-360 560, or Cornelia Ekbladh, Manager Soft Goods & AWK Accessories, 0370 34 77 68,

Thule Group

Location: Hillerstorp

Employment: Full-time

Final day of application: 27th February, 2020

Organization and Business description: 
Thule Group is world leader in products that make it easy to bring along the things you care for – easily, securely and in style – when living an active life. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified. we offer products within Sport&Cargo Carriers (roof racks, roof boxes and carriers for transporting cycling, water and winter equipment by car), Packs, Bags & Luggage (e.g. computer and camera bags, luggage and hiking backpacks), RV Products (awnings, bike carriers and tents for motorhomes and caravans) and Active with Kids (bike trailers, strollers and child bike seats).
Thule Group has approximately 2,300 employees at 9 production facilities and 35 sales offices worldwide. Its products are sold in more than 140 markets and sales in 2018 amounted to SEK 6.5 billion

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tech&match was founded by Fredrik Stigbäck (B.Sc in Engineering and  Economics).
With a solid Engineering background (almost 10 years in the industry) in different positions (Design Engineer, Structural Analyst, Project Manager and Consultant) with experience of both small and large companies has given us a unique network.
In 2015 Fredrik started a new and fantastic journey when entering the recruitment business.
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