Color, Material, and Finish Product Designer



Position Location:

Westminster, CO


Company Overview:

NOA BRANDS America Inc. is a global group of visual merchandising brands and is the largest mannequin manufacturer worldwide. NOA BRANDS America is the creative leader in the Visual Merchandising industry. Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, the company has a worldwide footprint with over 200,000 square meters of production facilities in Spain, China, the US, and Mexico. NOA Brands’ US headquarters and manufacturing facility are based in Westminster, Colorado. www.noabrands.com


Position Overview:

NOA BRANDS America Inc. is seeking an experienced Color, Material, and Finish (CMF) Product Designer to join our dynamic, exciting team. This key development role is reserved for the expert designer who executes projects at the highest skill level with an advanced level of discernment. This position is one that can carry out advanced custom development projects in paint, fabric, and other materials both independently and collaboratively. The CMF Product Designer champions product development and communicates with customers both internally and externally and works with company-owned factories and outside vendors throughout the development to the product release process.


This position also assists the management team as they strategize workloads and develop timelines for product releases. This creative, CMF-focused development role requires strong, demonstrated communication skills, confident presentation skills, excellent organization skills, and an unprompted bias for action. Design discernment combined with a comprehensive understanding of finish development and procedural documentation, cost structures, and industry knowledge equips the CMF Product Designer to make positive business decisions. Because of the company’s investment in, dedication to, and emphasis on world-class design.


Responsibilities:
  • CMF development, sampling, procedural documentation, and release for production

  • Lead meetings, make presentations, and present ideas to the management team

  • Succinctly communicate with internal stakeholders and external vendors/factories

  • Independently execute design projects with minimal oversight

  • Facilitate sample and prototype creation and schedule resources accordingly

  • Proactively troubleshoot and propose solutions

  • Specify color, finishing materials, and finishing processes for new products

  • Utilize design software to present concepts and to communicate with engineering and production

  • Work cross-functionally with creative & development, commercial, engineering, operations, and production

  • Manage multiple project timelines and update the internal team regularly on the status of commercialization

  • Escalate issues in a timely and concise manner

  • Foster teamwork and communication across functional teams

  • Prepare and maintain technical specifications, and procedures, and finish recipes

  • Maintain finish sample libraries for internal use and customer presentations

  • Research new materials, processes, and suppliers

  • Periodic travel to local vendors and NOA BRANDS Mexico facility is required (up to 10%)


Qualifications:

What it takes to succeed:

  • Four-year degree in design/art-related field, (fine art, surface design, textile design, fashion design), equivalent related knowledge and experience will also be considered

  • Minimum of 3 years of CMF design development experience with paint, fabric, and other materials

  • Photoshop experience required

  • Demonstrates a strong working knowledge of the product development and manufacturing processes

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills

  • Excellent constructive critiquing skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of paints, fabrics, and other finishes

  • Comprehensive understanding of procedural processes and finish recipe documentation

  • Thrives in an evolving, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage and track finite details

  • Maintains a positive attitude and strong enthusiasm for their work and the products they develop

Bonus Points:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience communicating with factories and internal customers

  • PowerPoint, Illustrator, and InDesign experience


Compensation & Benefits:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Voluntary Benefits

  • Company-paid ST and LT Disability and Life Insurance

  • 401K Matching Program

  • 12-Week Parental Leave Policy

  • Paid Time-off

  • Bring Your Dog to Work

  • Summer Fridays

  • Health & Wellness Program


Pay: $50,000 – $65,000 annually DOE


In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate annual base compensation range is listed above. The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.


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