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 Material Developer for 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.
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. Today the Soft Goods Development team consists of Project Leads, Material Developer, Pattern Designers and Sewing Technicians.

As a Material 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 be responsible for development of materials in new development projects and maintenance projects with focus on Active With Kids products - from product initiation to ready for production.
In new development projects you will act as the expert that give guidelines and recommendations when it comes to selection of textile materials. To investigate new technologies in textile development in order to be able to propose different alternative solutions in different projects. Common factors you have to consider and evaluate are performance, compliance and cost. You will be responsible for documentation of material specification and requirements for our textiles. Moreover, you will also participate in the development of test methods and codes related to textiles and analyze the results.
In this role you work towards many contacts within and outside the company such as product manager, industrial designer, CMF designer, pattern developer, hard goods design engineers, project manager, test engineers, sourcing 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.
We expect you to have experience working in PDM-system and have knowledge and experience when it comes to release of design technical document.
You are experienced but at the same time hungry to further improve yourself in the field of material development of textile materials. You have a passion for sustainable textiles of the future and development of eco-friendly and resource-efficient textiles.  
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.
We also expect you can balance between multiple tasks/priorities and still consistently meet deadlines. You are a self-starter and working well without guiding direction and able to set priorities with Thule’s best in mind.
Moreover you have great creative skills as well as analytical.
You are fluency in Swedish and English.

About our Global Product Development Department:
Globally we are over 250 engineers, with the majority working in our Global Product Development Center in Hillerstorp (Sweden).
Our cross functional 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-cultural team. English is the language we use in our daily communication.
We see a great future with continued passion for product development that is so vital for our growth as a company. We greatly value our working environment and offer great premises designed for product development. In our recently opened Global R&D center in Hillerstorp we have expanded with new offices, landscapes, team rooms and creative areas, but also great prototype areas including cut & sew.
In 2022 Q2 we plan for a grand opening of our 3rd big expansion of our world class test center with state of art equipment.

Application
The position is placed in Hillerstorp and reports to Manager Soft Goods Development Region Europe, Johanna Malmklint who is able to answer further questions regarding this position, johanna.malmklint@thulegroup.com
For more information about the recruitment process or the position, please contact the recruiter Fredrik Stigbäck, Fredrik.stigback@thule.com or +46732 360560
If you believe you would enjoy working in such an environment and feel that the professional tasks will be challenging, please submit your application no later than the 5th of June

About Thule Group

Thule Group is a global sports and outdoor company. We offer high-quality products with smart features and a sustainable design that make it easy for people across the globe to live an active life. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified. — and with a focus on consumer-driven innovation and long-term sustainability — we develop, manufacture and market products within the product categories Sport&Cargo Carriers (roof racks, roof boxes and carriers for transporting cycling, water and winter sports equipment, as well as roof top tents mounted on cars), Active with Kids (strollers, bike trailers and child bike seats), RV Products (awnings, bike racks and tents for RVs and caravans) and Packs, Bags & Luggage (hiking backpacks, luggage and camera bags).

Thule Group has about 3,300 employees at nine production facilities and 35 sales offices worldwide. The Group’s products are sold in 140 markets and in 2021, sales amounted to SEK 10.4 billion.

Anställningsform: tillsvidareanställning | Anställningens omfattning: heltid | Antal lediga befattningar: 1 | Sysselsättningsgrad: 100% | Ort: Hillerstorp | Län: Jönköpings län | Land: Sweden | Referensnummer: 2022/72 | Kontakt: Fredrik Stigbäck +4637025500, | Publicerat: 2022-05-11 | Sista ansökningsdag: 2022-06-05



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