MONTANE® is one of the world's fastest growing mountain clothing companies, our success built upon an uncompromising focus on innovation, quality and excellent customer service. Based in Northumberland we employ dynamic staff members and promote progressive thinking through a strong team spirit.

Current vacancies:


Backpack Designer & Developer


MONTANE® is one of the fastest growing outdoor brands in Europe. We specialise in creating technical clothing and equipment for the mountains, where the design and performance are of the highest quality and are critical factors in the comfort and success of the wearer’s pursuit.

We have a young, dynamic team motivated by a love of the mountains and designing exceptional products. We are represented in many territories around the world, have our headquarters in Northumberland, as well as a showroom in the Lake District.

Montane is recruiting for the position of Backpack Designer & Developer to join our busy Product Department. The ideal candidate will have three or more years’ experience working on technical backpack design and development. This demanding role requires a highly organised and motivated individual with a passion for the outdoors.

Qualifications and skills


The successful candidate will have:

  • A higher education degree in Design or similar related qualification
  • Ideally three or more years’ experience working on technical backpack design and development
  • A strong understanding of the technical backpack market and experience developing backpack ranges with overseas suppliers
  • Competency in using Adobe software and Microsoft Office programmes
  • An exceptionally high degree of planning and organisational skills
  • A strong motivation to succeed
  • An ability to adapt and problem solve through clear thinking
  • An enthusiasm for the outdoors
  • The motivation and ability to work closely within a team
  • Excellent oral and communication skills
  • The ability to travel internationally

Responsibilities


The successful candidate will be required to:
  • Work with the Brand Director to research, plan and develop a coherent backpack range
  • Work closely with the Design & Development Manager to develop new concepts, designs and create products to a strict brief
  • Competently present ideas and designs within internal meetings
  • Create technical design specifications and communicate these to overseas suppliers
  • Ensure product development tracks competently against a strict seasonal timeline
  • Communicate with vendors and suppliers to source and develop backpack fabrication and trims
  • Work closely with Garment Technicians to develop fit and styles
  • Understand existing ranges, manage and track product updates
  • Implement product testing to ensure premium quality and functionality is always achieved

Location: Northumberland HQ

Application closing date: 31 July 2014

To apply please submit by email a cover letter, C.V. and relevant portfolio examples in either .doc or .pdf format to paul@montane.co.uk


Regional Account Manager - North


MONTANE® is one of the fastest growing outdoor companies in Europe. We specialise in creating technical clothing and equipment for the mountains.

We have a young, dynamic team, motivated by a love of the mountains, producing exceptional products and business results.

We are represented in many territories around the world with a head office in Northumberland and a showroom in the Lake District.

An opportunity to join Montane in the UK sales team as Regional Account Manager for the North has become available. This exciting, rewarding position is one that should not be missed.

We are looking for a business minded, forward thinking, professional outdoor person to manage a mature territory and grow sales across multiple sectors and platforms.

It will be the start of a rewarding and diverse career for the right candidate at one of the most progressive, enjoyable workplaces in the European outdoor industry.

The successful candidate will be a well organised, highly energetic, strategic thinker with a deep understanding of the UK outdoor retail market.  You will have at least two years of field account management experience within the outdoor industry as part of your skill set.

Application closing date: 31 August 2014

To apply please submit by email a cover letter and C.V. in either .doc or .pdf format to Pete Sissons (pete@montane.co.uk).