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3D Digital Modeler

Boston, Massachusetts Date posted 08/02/2019 Schedule Full-time

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Converse is a place to explore potential, break barriers and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Converse, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving world to make things better as a team.

Converse designs the future. At Converse, designers chase their curiosities and build what’s next, shaping the culture and advancing human creativity. The Design Teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphics designers. Converse designers look to the future, courageously pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the consumer’s experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact.

Requires in depth knowledge and experience in the areas of digital concept creation and management. This role actively builds and leads digital product creation projects and processes. Creates superior level concepts primarily for footwear apparel and accessories. Fabricate and assemble new R&D

concepts utilizing all resources and equipment on hand within the Concept Creation Center. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products and services in the areas of:

  • Digital Tools and Software.
  • Rapid Prototyping Services.
  • Concept Creation.
  • Digital Printing Services.

Solves complex problems; Takes a new perspective using existing and new solutions to deliver concept models and prototypes for the innovation design and inline teams. Works independently, acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience may direct the work of other staff members. Educates new employees on the C4 MAKE equipment and concept creation process.

Business Expertise - Applies best practices and knowledge of internal/external business challenges to improve products, processes, and/or services. Stays abreast of the products Converse creates for our consumers through attending product creation milestone meetings. Supports the brand’s strategic objectives.

Delivering Solutions - Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions Interprets customer needs, assesses requirements and identifies solutions to non-standard requests to deliver innovation concepts at a premier level.

Impact - Explains difficult issues and works to build consensus. Makes the Innovation team better through active listening, emotional intelligence, leveraging experience, and cross functional collaboration. Makes decisions within Nike Inc. guidelines and policies.

Resource Management - Is accountable for C4 MAKE projects and/or programs with manageable risks and resource requirements. Anticipate innovation needs, solve for new, unique situations and plan resource requirements. Monitors and controls costs of own work and may handle costs. Handles the 3D Print Room and equipment to ensure Converse is operating at a premier level.

Project Management - Enables the development of innovation projects turning concept ideation into reality by working in, or with, multi-disciplinary teams to include product creation, manufacturing, and 3rd party vendors. Meets complex challenges with imaginative state of the art approaches supported by feasible solutions.

Brand Protection/Promo - Performs work in support of brand and entertainment marketing concept creation plans. Demonstrates link between daily work and company mission, participates in initiatives, programs or products with high visibility. Ensures actions protect company image and limits risks. Does

what is needed to deliver quick turn high visibility promo projects. Work within time constraints as identified by project timelines.

Key Accountabilities:

Concept and Technology Creation - Develop innovative, problem-solving concepts that address specific project areas as identified by research conducted by Innovation Design and Inline counterparts. Identify multiple innovation solutions to problems and recommend final design direction for project based on

collaboration with Innovation leadership and inline teammates. Work within time constraints as identified by project timelines.

Product Design - Execute final product design for identified innovation projects, collaborating with Innovation management, Asia innovation support and Innovation Design as appropriate. Respond to product feedback from design and consumer testing with appropriate corrections. Work within time constraints as identified by project timeline.

Opportunity Identification and Research - Together with innovation leaders, collaborate with inline design team, commercial and business people, and consumers to identify relevant unmet consumer needs. Survey innovation road map, pipeline of new innovations, and existing innovation assets to identify

opportunities to bring innovation to consumers. Translate opportunities and unmet needs into potential projects.

Communication - Assist in the creation of presentation materials that effectively communicate opportunity, concept, and designed product for internal and external audiences. Collaborate with inline team members in Design, Development, Product Marketing, and Merchandising to ensure a strong

understanding of our business and consumer’s needs are maintained.

Technology Awareness and Education - Maintain knowledge of innovative trends in CAD software, digital product creation technology, and rapid prototyping materials. Has a deep understanding of the Converse consumer and related products through travel and research. Translate these learnings into

product solutions or new project suggestions. Possess the unique ability to thrive in ambiguity and through high personal work standards.

  • Bachelor's degree or 2 years' additional relative work experience may be substituted in lieu of a Degree
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant work experience, typically in engineering, development, and/or Production
  • 8 or more years' experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years' product process experience preferred
  • Some expert with footwear engineering, cutting, stitching, and assembly processes and operations is a plus.
  • Strong ability to learn and implement concept creation methods.

Converse is more than a company; it’s a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we’re different.

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