Rab Equipment Designer

Want to join our team? 

Combining years of experience with the latest technologies and fabrics, we are proud to create ground breaking products that revolutionise the way people dress in the mountains.  Always embracing innovation our clothing and equipment shows a deep understanding of the environment our products are worn in and an evident passion for the outdoors.

For this exciting new role we’re looking to recruit a talented and creative Equipment Designer on a full time, permanent basis at our Derbyshire Head Office.

As part of the Rab Design and Development teams, you will be accountable for creating designs to enhance the equipment product category within the outdoor industry.   You will design and develop innovative and technically advanced softgoods and equipment that meet the needs of our customers and end-users. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  •          Concept design work and development of concepts through prototyping to final agreed designs
  •          Colour palette input
  •          Presentation work for internal and external customers
  •          Communication with factories and external sampling teams to progress through the product development        process 
  •          Track a design schedule to ensure a timely completion following the predetermined product development calendar
  •          Source, specify and work with various suppliers as required
  •          Being aware of competitors, end user needs and ensuring products are fit for purpose

To join us, you must have:

  •          Relevant qualification in Industrial Design, or a related field
  •          Previous commercial product design / development experience
  •          Self-motivation with a can-do attitude
  •          Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  •          Good communication skills
  •          Strong computer skills (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, MS Office, Solidworks)

It would be advantageous if you have:

  • Knowledge of best practices and competitive practices in the marketplace
  • Design experience within the Outdoor or Softgoods industry
  • An understanding / connection with the technical consumer


What we can we offer you in return:

A competitive salary, company bonus scheme, pension, life assurance, flexible working schemes and an early finish on Fridays.  There’s staff discounts on our products and we offer a wide range of reciprocal trade discounts with other suppliers.  There’s a casual dress code and we operate an open and friendly company with a relaxed environment but we work hard to get the job done.  We have great modern office facilities and free on-site parking. 


How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 24 September 2018.  Applicants should apply by sending a CV and covering letter via our recruitment portal.

For general enquiries, contact: recruitment@equipuk.com.  No Agencies please.