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Industrial Designer


Posted by Quality Bicycle Products on 11/27/2018

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike, Lifestyle, Outdoor

Job Categories: Design - Engineer

State: MN

City: Minneapolis

Country: United States

Required Experience:

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

About QBP:

From creating a portfolio of award-winning brands, to distributing the top names in cycling products, QBP is doing its part to further bike-kind. We understand that it is our employees that make us successful and we do our best to make QBP and our family of brands a fun and rewarding place to work. Our employees are passionate about pushing creative boundaries, sparking innovation in the industry, getting involved in our communities, and living healthy lifestyles.?We have a casual environment that provides employees with perks like product discounts, commuting incentives, wellness programs, flexible schedules, weekly massages, and the ability to bring your dog to work.

One of QBP's award-winning brands, Salsa Cycles operates on the idea that a sense of adventure makes life better. We see the bike as a path to new places, people, and experiences. We lean on our rich and storied past to propel us forward with new, defining products. Our customers don’t know the meaning of complacency and neither do we. When it comes to gravel, bikepacking, bike touring, fat biking, and mountain biking, we’re comfortable at the front of the pack — leading the industry forward and pushing past any limiting belief of what’s possible.

Job Purpose:

As an Industrial Designer for QBP and the Salsa Cycles brand, you will have a key role in utilizing human centered design processes to create appealing, innovative, and technologically advanced products. Expect to work on a variety of projects including bicycle frames, accessories, and components. The ideal candidate will merge the ability to listen and observe consumers experiences with their own to create unique and innovative products.?They will be driven, passionate, self-motivated, and collaborative at their core. They will have a strong aesthetic sensibility and be able to merge strong visual direction with the functional direction of the product.

What you will do:

  • Work seamlessly on cross-functional teams to design and develop innovative and aesthetically engaging products including bicycle frames, accessories, and components that are consistent with direction of the brand.
  • Identify, visualize, document, and present compelling:
    • User research and insights
    • Product concepts and designs
    • Prototypes
  • Maintain a strong sense of trends and stay abreast of brand competition within cycling, the outdoor industry, and the market as a whole
  • Direct involvement with all aspects of the product development process, from concept to production

What You Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree focused in Industrial Design with 4+ years of experience in industrial and/or product design
  • Ability to utilize appropriate visual tools for the application, whether that is 2D, Sketching, interactive media, 3D, or physical prototyping
  • Aesthetic Sensibility and the ability to define and articulate strong, appropriate product form.
  • Exceptional 3D surface modeling skills, preferably in Solidworks.
  • Experience and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and digital sketching software
  • General understanding of manufacturing practices in welding, casting, machining, and molding
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with international development partners
  • Self-motivated and detail orientated person
  • Ability and desire to learn bicycle mechanics and assembly
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • Domestic and international travel 4-6 weeks per year, valid driver’s license and passport required
  • Ability to use computer extensively
  • Ability to periodically lift up to 50 lbs.

Organizational/Reporting Structure:

This employee will report directly to the Industrial Design Manager. This individual will work collaboratively with product managers, creative, engineering, marketing, and project managers for the Salsa Cycles brand, as well as other brands as assigned.


Candidates interested in this position must provide a resume, portfolio examples, AND a cover letter that details their interest, intent, and applicable experience for this role. Boiler plate introductions are highly discouraged. Application materials can be attached through the application process in PDF, Portfolios can be submitted in PDF or Weblink.

Failure to submit all required documents will result in dismissal.

All candidates are subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and a drug screen. Some applicants may be subject to a credit check and driving check as well.

About Quality Bicycle Products

Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) is in the business of bikes!  From creating a portfolio of our own award-winning  brands to distributing the top names and best products in the industry, we’re doing our part to further bike-kind. With distribution centers in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Colorado, and Taiwan, QBP serves a network of more than 5,000 independent retailers  and 450+ suppliers  world-wide. We strive to be an extraordinary business to partner with and to work for, and have  made good on that goal for over 35 years. As a values-driven company, making the world a better place has always been at the heart of everything QBP does. We believe that our actions as individuals and as a company can make a difference, so we work every day to improve the sustainability and health of our industry and our communities. 

We understand that it is our employees that make us successful and we do our best to make QBP a fun and rewarding workplace. Our community is passionate about pushing creative boundaries, sparking innovation in the industry, living healthy lifestyles, and having fun. We have a casual environment that welcomes employees from all backgrounds and allows individuals to be themselves. QBP provides a lot of great perks for employees, including product discounts, commuting incentives, fitness and wellness programs, flexible schedules, weekly massages, and the ability to bring your dog to work.