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Requisition Number 16-0428
Post Date 11/9/2016
Title Senior Associate Developer & Designer
City Red Wing
State MN
Description Take a look at the Red Wing Shoes video series.

Fit…It’s important in the shoes we make and in the people we hire. We have a long tradition (100 + years!) of making the most comfortable work and outdoor footwear. We’re poised for increased growth and we’re searching for some of the most talented professionals who will walk the exciting road with us.

It’s entrepreneurial spirit that started Red Wing Shoe Company and that same spirit spills out from our offices and facilities every day. We respect where we started and embrace new ideas that make us competitive in a global economy. We like to think outside the (shoe) box and value ideas and contributors who do the same. Is it time to try on something bigger where you'll have some room to grow?

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Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Senior Associate Developer & Designer at our offices in Red Wing, Minnesota. The Senior Associate Developer & Designer provides support for the Innovation, Design, Development, and Sourcing of Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. and all Global Manufacturing Partners- from Product Brief to Commercialization, while continuously improving Margin Enhancement and product innovation.
Requirements This position requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Industrial Design, or a related field and 18 months related design experience. Must also have demonstrated ability (which may have been gained concurrently) with each of the following: 1. Experience performing audits of design output, relying on Incoming Quality Plans (IQPs), Production Tickets, Quality Standards and Final Inspection Criteria to reconcile it with design input; 2. Preparing sketches, creating and recommending design specifications and final presentation renderings using design related software to generate designs and supporting data, and selecting materials, developing material specification sheets, and collaborating to develop prototypes and final product; and 3. Leading the development and communication of leather, color, components and other material palettes, including completion of New Material Analyses and MRP requests. Must also have experience working with the following software programs, 3D software knowledge (Solidworks, Rhino, Powershape, or Shoemaker), Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. Employer will accept experience gained concurrently and will accept any suitable combination of education or experience. International travel to Asia required approximately three times per year. Please apply online at

Red Wing Shoe Company will not be using recruitment agencies or firms to fill this position and we will not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate information. No agency calls please.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
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