Product Design Assistant


Location: Louth
Closing Date: Friday, October 18th 2019

Job Type: Design / Miscellaneous / Specialist

Job Description

Contract:                    Permanent

Reporting to:              Product Innovation Manager

Location:                    Dundalk, Co Louth    

Horseware Ireland, one of the equestrian industry’s best-known consumer brands are seeking a Product Design Assistant to join our team in our HQ in Dundalk. This is an exciting time to join this internationally renowned and award-winning business.

This position will assist with the delivery of the end to end product development process in the equine category within Horseware’s Research & Development department. A key element will be assisting with technical development with a focus on CAD programs such as Soildworks. As a Product Design Assistant, you will support all aspects of development of new products ensuring business needs are met.


  • Collaborate with the R&D design team on all parts of the design & development process in conjunction with seasonal timelines
  • Support product development including design drafting, prototyping and pre-production sampling
  • Researching & identifying trends & predictions for product improvements, style developments, colours, fabrics & features.
  • Maintaining of technical drawings & specification databases
  • Market Research: Actively monitoring competitor and market intelligence
  • Be part of the global Horseware team to help develop products that meet customer’s requirements and supersede market trends


  • Third level degree in Product Design, Engineering or Design
  • Proficient in CAD programming such as Solid Works, Gerber or Optitex (Critical Skill)
  • A love of horses and equine knowledge (Critical Skill)
  • Proficient with the Adobe design packages
  • Excellent communication
  • Innovative thinker with aptitude for problem solving
  • The ability to work individually, as well as part of a large, cross functional team
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Willing to travel
  • Knowledge of fabrics & materials is an advantage 

Company Benefits

  • Continuous professional development
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Service Days
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Free Parking
  • Staff discount

Please Note: CVs without accompanying portfolios or examples of past work will not be considered - Please apply with an up to date CV and portfolio to

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