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Current Openings

Product Developer

7-Nation Product Developers live at the intersection of design, business and engineering. They are responsible for designing new products and bringing them to life through our ‘new product development’ process. The role oversees the design and development of new products and improvement of existing products for all 7-Nation Brands (Slingshot Sports and Ride Engine). The results are best-in-class products that meet (or exceed) the requirements of the target market and production/manufacturing.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Product Line Management, Sales & Marketing, Product Development teams and Brand Managers to execute on product design and development.
  • Be the project champion that successfully leads products through the ‘new product development’ process.
  • Inspire and collaborate to produce inventive, thoughtful, cost-effective and relevant results.
  • Lead design concept sessions with cross-department teams.
  • Communicate creative strategies, product concepts and consumer insights.
  • Demonstrate how design objectives enhance the usability and marketability of a product including how they adhere to 7-Nation’s sustainability mission and goals.
  • Support all aspects of design and production, focusing on innovation and quality.
  • Cultivate a deep understanding of the latest applied and material sciences.
  • Work with product team and suppliers to identify and select innovative materials and develop new components as needed.
  • Oversee the creation of illustrations and technical drawings for new design concepts and digital renderings detailing concept, materials and development specifications.
  • Understand and work within project parameters: product goals and requirements, internal goals, technical constraints, budget guidelines and production schedules.
  • Manage multiple projects from conceptualization to finished product, adhering to calendar deadlines.
  • Cultivate an understanding of industry/market trends and share insights with the company.
  • Ensure projects follow ‘Style Guide’ and ‘Brand Positioning’ guidelines.

 Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in design, business, engineering and/or related degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in hard and soft good creation. Sporting Goods industry preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of manufacturing processes and material sciences.
  • Results-driven: Ability to own projects and deliver high quality results on time.
  • Intention to continue self-education and enhance skillset.
  • Ability to work with MSOffice and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Cross-platform knowledge a plus; Rhino, AutoCAD, Solid works, and 3D rendering/printing.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detailed oriented, flexible, and self-motivated.
  • Team player: able to foster and build a dynamic team-oriented environment.
  • Innate desire to experiment with new tools and techniques to improve work results.
  • Self-starter: A high achiever who thrives on a challenge and is comfortable with being measured on results.
  • Must have a passport and be willing to travel around the world to work directly on factory floors as well as our Hood River headquarters.
  • Kudos for sporting industry background/experience.

Perks:

  • Hood River Office
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) + Paid Holidays
  • Group Health, Dental & Vision
  • Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Company sponsored 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Sports equipment account

Interested candidates can send a resume to jobs@slingshotsports.com

 

Logistics Coordinator

The Logistics Coordinator works with the Logistics Manager to execute 7-Nation’s International logistics strategy: Move products faster, cheaper, and on-time.

In this role you will be responsible for coordinating all inbound/outbound exports and imports for certain vendors. You will work closely with international accounts and their freight forwarders to setup logistics services, plan and schedule shipments, and solve shipping related issues. You will measure, communicate, and manage shipping timelines and expectations to both internal and external parties – keeping everyone abreast of the latest status.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Logistics Manager to coordinate international logistics for 7-Nation brands.
  • Daily communication with international accounts, forwarders and vendors.
  • Provides weekly shipment status report to operations, sales and accounting teams.
  • Manage customer expectations regarding order status and shipping timelines.
  • Route and track shipments from vendors to distributors and/or 7-Nation warehouses.
  • Communicate shipping schedules and updates companywide.
  • Compile and communicate accurate freight forwarder & consignee information.
  • Manage documentation for all shipments routed internationally.
  • Resolve documentation and shipping related issues.
  • Coordinate with Customer Service Department to resolve International warranty issues.
  • Manage tariff coding using 3rd party experts as appropriate.
  • Use NetSuite to process sales orders, produce invoices and manage shipping priority.
  • Work closely with the accounting and sales teams in handling account statements, payment requests, account reconciliation, order releases, accounts receivable, cash projections, etc.

Job Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in International logistics preferred
  • Knowledge of shipping industry practices and protocols
  • Proactivity!
  • Impeccable organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office products (mainly Excel and Outlook)
  • Familiarity with NetSuite a plus
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently with minimal oversight

Interested candidates can send a resume to jobs@slingshotsports.com