Zone3 was founded in 2007 and has rapidly grown to become the UK’s leading triathlon brand and a major player internationally. Our innovative, start-up approach makes it an exciting and rewarding place to work – with the whole team responsible for the brands growth.
We’re always interested to hear from great people who want to be a part of what we’re doing and share our enthusiasm for developing product that helps make triathlete’s experiences more enjoyable. We’re not all triathletes by nature but we do all think it’s a pretty awesome sport and this passion is a must.
The nature of a growing business means there is significant opportunity for career development and we’re looking for ambitious people who share our vision.
Below are the roles we’re currently recruiting for but if you’d like to put your name in the hat for any future/other positions then please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sportswear designer / product developer
- Head Office based
£18-£30k based on experience
- Permanent / full time
- Immediate start
We are searching for a new product developer to help expand our current range of triathlon products into more mainstream markets such as swimwear, running wear, athleisure and fitness wear.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small and fast growing brand which has a huge amount of potential. The role is perfect for somebody who has a love of sport and fashion and is looking to make their mark on the world.
The role will include the following areas:
- Product range selection
- Materials and trims selection
- Manufacturers selection
- Working with our graphic designers toprepare specifications for manufacturers
- Handling the sampling process
- Basic fitting and pattern layout experience to ensuring the perfect fit.
- Ensure all specification have been met before going into bulk production.
It would be important that the applicant has some industry experience so that they are able to recommend textiles for each product to ensure the best performing fabrics for each discipline. Also, experience working with overseas manufacturers to clearly explain our requirements, prepare sample orders and bulk production. As a brand, we have many of these contacts already but we would like the new recruit to help us explore new opportunities.
Key skills include:
- Being able to take the lead and manage the development process.
- Prepare clear, precise technical packs using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
- Being able to developing the right product at the right price as well as adding the right level of innovation and newness.
- Passionate about your designs and confident in presenting your ideas.
- Flexible, fast thinking, proactive and organised to keep on top of things in a fast paced environment.
This will be an exciting and diverse role with plenty of opportunity for growth and career development.
We are looking for a strong sales candidate to take on a key role in our growth – helping attract new retailers and distributors around the globe.
B2B sales experience would be necessary and the ability to talk and email prospective new customers with confidence and panache. The role will include visiting customers face to face, speaking to them on the phones and writing well constructed emails.
There would be opportunity to travel around the UK and internationally. Whilst the role will be mostly B2B there will also be elements of B2C when attending events and expos.
Experience in the triathlon, swimming, running, general sports or B2B retail industry would be necessary but more importantly the candidate would need to share our passion for the products and the industry.