Testing Specialist Footwear

Date posted:
Company: On
Location: Zürich (ZH), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

At a Glance:

As a testing specialist, you will play a key role in facilitating the testing and validation of our new products coming to market. You will work in an environment where we make ideas happen fast, decide quickly and give high levels of responsibility. This role will be based in our Development Department in Zürich.

Your Team:

We’re a small team responsible for creating innovative products for On. We have a lot of responsibility to meet the needs and demands of our customers, which means only products that pass our rigorous tests ever go to market.

Your Mission:

  • Coordinate and conduct high complexity footwear Product Testing activities on all durability and fit test levels (A,B,C,D,E) in your assigned product fields
  • Evaluate the results and properly communicate them to the contact person in the relevant department such as Development, Marketing, Design.
  • Setting up processes to ensure an efficient testing cycle in our kids and youth footwear lines
  • Conduct testing-related research including competitor benchmark and product performance analysis and present findings to relevant key-stakeholders.
  • Work with Testing Lead to identify gaps in Testing Crew and own tester recruitment in your assigned field: Build and maintain a tester network fulfilling the requirements of the Product Creation calendars.
  • Build sustainable relationships with various institutions for test purposes
  • Implement proper corrective action plans upon test fails with cross-functional teams such as Materials, Product Management, Development, Design.
  • Identify specific testing needs based on the product brief, design and own testing process to suit the needs of the product and target consumer.
  • Support Testing Lead as needed on cross-functional projects within the Organisation
  • Ensure that product verification and judgement calls meet On global standards and are done based on the fit, comfort, performance and quality criteria.
  • Work with our Testing systems and databases to manage changes in data, ensure accurate high quality data and an optimized flow into testing reports.
  • Set up events to drive engagement in the testing community

Your Story:

  • 1+ years of experience in the footwear industry
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team and collaborate with others.
  • A Can-Do attitude and the ability to work with a high degree of flexibility and outside of typical working hours when necessary.
  • Detailed, creative and solutions-oriented
  • Experience working with children and a wish to continue doing so
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent or very good in English (written and spoken)

What we offer:

We offer a dynamic, challenging and sportive environment that has been ranked as the ‘fastest growing sports company’ of its time. With offices across the globe, we are an international team who is hungry to innovate and build something incredible. We foster an active environment where each individual thrives for excellence and can achieve their full potential. This is where your work matters, you’re hands-on and your team members are amongst the very best in their respective disciplines and fields. 

If you are driven to bring On to the next level, curious about the opportunity and want to be part of our growing team send us your application, and join the ONiverse!

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.