We are looking for talented individuals to join our committed, hard-working team.

Although the team is relatively small in terms of numbers, every member lives and breathes the brand, thus contributing to the outstanding results we continue to achieve in a competitive market place.

We have two working hubs in the UK; one in Crook, County Durham, a stone’s throw from where the company was born in 2003, and the other in Staveley, at the epicentre of the Lake District mountain running scene. Our third hub is just outside of Boston, US, embedded amongst some of the most creative sporting minds in the world. This is where we post our vacant positions.

 

CURRENT VACANCIES


 

Apparel Developer

 

Location

Staveley, Cumbria

Salary

Competitive salary - will depend on experience.

Benefits

22 days holiday (in addition to Statutory Holidays) per annum, increasing by 1 day for each year of service until you reach a maximum entitlement of 25 days.

Death in service benefit, four times your annual salary to be paid to your next of kin.

Eligibility to purchase inov-8 products for friends and family at preferential prices.

Job Type:

Full time, Permanent.

Start Date

 ASAP

Hours

 40 per week

Background

inov-8 is a fast growing, market leading brand, trading in more than 60 countries within the running, hiking and elite fitness categories. Everything inov-8 does is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete. Every inov-8 product is designed to be light, fast and natural. The inov-8 brand is committed to running and fitness. It is bold, innovative, determined, and tough.

Working as part of a small team to achieve ambitious targets through a ‘can do approach’ in a modern, innovative and successes orientated culture. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a fast growing international brand.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

The Apparel Developer role presents an exciting opportunity to work in an innovative, dynamic, and sporting environment. You will become a key player, owning responsibilities for material creation and development, as well as technicality of materials, all in line with company timelines and strategic goals. From idea creation right through the process, you will have key influence and form an integral part of a team driven by the desire to grow sales. You will report to the Apparel Design / Product Manager.

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

As the Apparel Developer you will become the expert in all aspects of inov-8’s apparel textiles and trims, from concept, through creation, to final product. The role will be heavy in innovation and leading in sustainability. You will also ensure product integrity and excellence, working cross functionally between our e-comm, sales, marketing, distribution, supply chain and external partners.

REPORTING STRUCTURE

This role reports to the Apparel Design / Product Manager.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Lead in developing and exploring new material concepts and innovations in keeping with strategic goals and driving inov-8’s sustainability policy.

• Maintain up to date reference library and toolbox of materials and trims capturing key commercial and technical information and ensuring 100% accuracy.

• Manage fabric and trim developments from concept through to technical approval, in alignment with the material strategy and calendar timelines.

• Advance materials expertise and partner with garment, fabric and trim suppliers, fibre and chemical companies and external parties to maintain fabric and trim related awareness of trends, innovative fibres, new technologies, finishing techniques and industry standards, etc.

• Communicate regularly with international material suppliers for sampling requests and developments, ensuring a seamless and timely flow of information.

• Undertake fabric risk assessment and proactively troubleshoot issues from development through to production. Initiate and evaluate testing in accordance with product and athlete requirements.

• Responsible for initial price negotiations with suppliers during development stage.

• Track status of ongoing developments, sampling requests and testing in progress, chasing where necessary.

• Provide technical support to ensure the design, technical and athlete needs of the product are met in the apparel development and production process.

• Work cross functionally between our e-comm, sales, marketing, distribution, supply chain and external partners communicating relevant information and advancing sales platforms.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

• Bachelor’s degree textiles science or relevant qualifications.

• Minimum of 1-2 years of progressive work experience in materials development.

• Extensive experience travelling globally (non-covid times) on regular basis to materials suppliers/mills to create, develop and source materials.

• Excellent problem-solving skills and continual innovation ability.

• Possess strong written and verbal communication skills to deal with various levels of management and employees internally as well as externally with vendors and worldwide personnel.

• Detail orientated with strong organisation skills.

• Self-motivated plus the ability to work in a team.

• Strong follow up skills, and sense of urgency. Must be deadline oriented.

• Computer skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Outlook (InDesign, Creative Suite an advantage).

• Willing to travel internationally as required.

• Good understanding of the run, hike and cross fit markets, competitor landscape and product offering.

• Good understanding of the inov-8 consumer and have an affinity to the inov-8 brand.

• A passion for hiking, running and/or fitness would be desirable.

CLOSING DATE:

Wednesday 7th April 2021

CONTACT:

Please email sianriley@inov-8.com

 


 

Magento Developer

 

Location

Staveley, Cumbria

Salary

Depending on experience

Benefits

22 days holiday (in addition to Statutory Holidays) per annum, increasing by 1 day for each year of service until you reach a maximum entitlement of 25 days.

Death in service benefit, four times your annual salary to be paid to your next of kin.

Eligibility to purchase inov-8 products for friends and family at preferential prices.

Job Type:

Full time, Permanent.

Start Date

 ASAP

Hours

 40 per week

Background

inov-8 is a fast growing, market leading brand, forged in the fells and mountains of the British Lake District. Trading in more than 60 countries within the off-road running, road running and elite fitness categories. Everything inov-8 does is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete. Every inov-8 product is designed to be light, fast, and natural. The inov-8 brand is committed to running and fitness. It is bold, innovative, determined, and tough. In 2018 inov-8 became the first sports and outdoor brand to pioneer the use of Graphene in footwear.

Working as part of a small team to achieve ambitious targets through a ‘can do approach’; in a modern, innovative and successes orientated culture. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a fast-growing brand which has been listed as a Sunday Times Fast Track 100 business and received a Queen’s Award for International Trade. For the successful candidate, this role provides an exciting opportunity to enhance their career progression with a business offering ambitious plans.

Inov-8 is going from strength to strength and is in the process of implementing an exciting long-term growth strategy that will further position inov-8 as a leading brand for trail running, CrossFit and hiking products. Part of our growth strategy is the recruitment of a development team to work in-house to enable us to accelerate our digital growth.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

We are looking for a Magento Developer to join our newly formed in-house development team. As such this role is a blank canvas and will require input into setting up our internal infrastructure and environments. Reporting to the Head of Global DTC Commerce you will work within the team, mentoring and collaborating with the developers and team members. Your main focus will be on our Magento 2 website.

You will take part in all aspects of the software development lifecycle including estimating, technical design, implementation, testing and deployments. Performing code reviews and providing technical oversight on the work of other developers where required. You will take part in planning future developments in conjunction with the various teams within the business. Aside from working on the E-commerce site you will also assist with the building various in-house systems to help with our internal workflow.

Technologies we plan to use:

• PHP, Magento 2 Commerce

• WordPress

• MySQL

• Redis

• Elasticsearch

• JavaScript, SCSS, jQuery

• Git, GitLab

REPORTING STRUCTURE:

This role reports directly to the Head of Global DTC Commerce.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Managing and maintaining php code base

• Maintaining all web platform and plug-ins

• Managing development environments and deployment process

• Lead progression of product

• Developing new website features.

• Application optimisation through performance monitoring and unit testing

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

• 5+ years in Web Development.

• 4+ years in Magento

• Excellent knowledge of PHP 7 and OOP.

• Extensive knowledge of Magento 2 (preferably Commerce).

• Technical experience working with Laravel, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git, XML, Composer.

• Implementing and maintaining clean, efficient and performant code to Magento development standards and best practices.

• Proven experience at creating integrations for other systems e.g., ERP, CRM, accounting, fulfilment etc.

• Knowledge and experience of implementing APIs and design best practices.

• Experience with automated testing and TDD using PHPUnit. Creating unit, integration and end to end tests.

• Ability to troubleshoot and resolve production application issues quickly.

• Communicate effectively with developers, designers and stakeholders alike.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS:

• Magento Developer Certification

• Experience with the following would be desirable:

• CSS pre-processors such as SASS/LESS, Tailwind

• JavaScript build-tools; gulp, grunt, webpack

• Modern JavaScript frameworks

• Elasticsearch

• Server administration (Linux and Cloud Based Experience)

• CI/CD pipelines

• Blackfire, Lighthouse & New Relic

CONTACT:

Please email DanHammond@inov-8.com

 


 

Front End Developer

 

Location

Staveley, Cumbria

Salary

Depending on experience

Benefits

22 days holiday (in addition to Statutory Holidays) per annum, increasing by 1 day for each year of service until you reach a maximum entitlement of 25 days.

Death in service benefit, four times your annual salary to be paid to your next of kin.

Eligibility to purchase inov-8 products for friends and family at preferential prices.

Job Type:

Full time, Permanent.

Start Date

 ASAP

Hours

 40 per week

Background

inov-8 is a fast growing, market leading brand, forged in the fells and mountains of the British Lake District. Trading in more than 60 countries within the off-road running, road running and elite fitness categories. Everything inov-8 does is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete. Every inov-8 product is designed to be light, fast, and natural. The inov-8 brand is committed to running and fitness. It is bold, innovative, determined, and tough. In 2018 inov-8 became the first sports and outdoor brand to pioneer the use of Graphene in footwear.

Working as part of a small team to achieve ambitious targets through a ‘can do approach’; in a modern, innovative and successes orientated culture. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a fast-growing brand which has been listed as a Sunday Times Fast Track 100 business and received a Queen’s Award for International Trade. For the successful candidate, this role provides an exciting opportunity to enhance their career progression with a business offering ambitious plans.

Inov-8 is going from strength to strength and is in the process of implementing an exciting long-term growth strategy that will further position inov-8 as a leading brand for trail running, CrossFit and hiking products. Part of our growth strategy is the recruitment of a development team to work in-house to enable us to accelerate our digital growth.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

We are looking for a Front End Developer to join our team. You will work on challenging and varied projects including ecommerce, CMS websites and training sites. As a talented and enthusiastic Front End Developer, you'll be passionate about progressing your development knowledge and working towards a certification in Magento 2.

Technologies we plan to use:

REPORTING STRUCTURE:

This role reports directly to the Head of Global DTC Commerce.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Writing semantic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript |

• Collaborating with members of the team

• Helping us in shaping our front end solutions and process

• Interpreting and helping to write requirement stories, specifications, wireframes and designs.

• Developing web applications using web frameworks, such as React.

• Problem-solving issues on existing sites.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

 

• Extensive knowledge of semantic, cross-browser HTML and CSS

• Experience with JavaScript, including modern frameworks like React, Angular and Vue.js

• Experience with CSS pre/post processors

• Experience developing high-level designs into responsive mark-up.

• Experience of version control, preferably Git

• A strong understanding of SEO, optimisation, and accessibility fundamentals

• Strong communication skills

• An appetite for personal learning and development

• A passionate interest in the state and shape of the web industry

• A high level of attention to detail

• Strong knowledge of accessibility and web standards.

CONTACT:

Please email DanHammond@inov-8.com.

 


 

Sales Agent – Northern Germany

 

Background:

inov-8 is a fast growing, market leading brand, forged in the fells and mountains of the British Lake District. Trading in more than 60 countries within the off-road running, road running and elite fitness categories. Everything inov-8 does is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete. Every inov-8 product is designed to be light, fast and natural. The inov-8 brand is committed to running and fitness. It is bold, innovative, determined and tough. In 2018 inov-8 became the first sports and outdoor brand to pioneer the use of Graphene in footwear.

Working as part of a small team to achieve ambitious targets through a ‘can do approach’; in a modern, innovative and successes orientated culture. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a fast-growing brand which has been listed as a Sunday Times Fast Track 100 business and received a Queen’s Award for International Trade. For the successful candidate this role provides an exciting opportunity to enhance their career progression with a business offering ambitious plans.

Overview of Role

We have the opportunity for you to join our team as self-employed Sales Agent for the northern German market. After an extensive training period, you will be responsible for driving sales in northern Germany.

Reporting Structure

This role reports directly to the Sales Manager Central/Southern Europe.

Location

Based from home within northern Germany

Key Responsibilities

In this role you will be responsible for:

• Managing the database of customers for your territory and identifying new opportunities

• Presenting new collections and getting orders from the territory

• Hitting seasonal and yearly sales targets

• Developing sell-in plans for your retailers and create seasonal forecasts

• Promotions and sales demonstrations in stores

• Reporting of field activities including competitor activities

• Delivering in-store training – to be the best trainer in the industry on your territory

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

Must have

• Experience in sales (retail and/or wholesale)

• Passion for trail running and the outdoors

• Ability to travel on a frequent basis

• Fluency in German and English

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Microsoft proficiency – Word, PowerPoint, Excel

• Good time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines

Should have

• A clear understanding of the trail running scene in your territory (brands, events and athletes)

• The ability to work independently, as part of a team

Like to have

• Experience in delivering staff training to retailers

• Personal interest in product and trends within the market

Salary

Commission based

Contact

+44-1388 744900 or email jobs@inov-8.com

 

 


 

Sales Agent – Norway

 

Background:

inov-8 is a fast growing, market leading brand, forged in the fells and mountains of the British Lake District. Trading in more than 60 countries within the off-road running, road running and elite fitness categories. Everything inov-8 does is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete. Every inov-8 product is designed to be light, fast and natural. The inov-8 brand is committed to running and fitness. It is bold, innovative, determined and tough. In 2018 inov-8 became the first sports and outdoor brand to pioneer the use of Graphene in footwear.

Working as part of a small team to achieve ambitious targets through a ‘can do approach’; in a modern, innovative and successes orientated culture. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a fast-growing brand which has been listed as a Sunday Times Fast Track 100 business and received a Queen’s Award for International Trade. For the successful candidate this role provides an exciting opportunity to enhance their career progression with a business offering ambitious plans.

Overview of Role

We have the opportunity for you to join our team as self-employed Sales Agent for the Norwegian market. After an extensive training period, you will be responsible for driving sales in Norway.

Reporting Structure

This role reports directly to the Sales Manager UK and Scandinavia

Location

Based from home within Norway

Key Responsibilities

In this role you will be responsible for:

• Managing the database of customers for your territory and identifying new opportunities

• Presenting new collections and getting orders from the territory

• Hitting seasonal and yearly sales targets

• Developing sell-in plans for your retailers and create seasonal forecasts

• Promotions and sales demonstrations in stores

• Reporting of field activities including competitor activities

• Delivering in-store training – to be the best trainer in the industry on your territory

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

Must have

• Experience in sales (retail and/or wholesale)

• Passion for trail running and the outdoors

• Ability to travel on a frequent basis

• Fluency in Swedish and English

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Microsoft proficiency – Word, PowerPoint, Excel

• Good time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines

Should have

• A clear understanding of the trail running scene in your territory (brands, events and athletes)

• The ability to work independently, as part of a team

Like to have

• Experience in delivering staff training to retailers

• Personal interest in product and trends within the market

Salary

Commission based

Contact

+44-1388 744900 or email jobs@inov-8.com