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Hybrid Remote / Winnipeg, MB CAN

Do you have a deep understanding of Indigenous culture and are talented in footwear and accessory design? If so, we want you to join our team!



You will be responsible for providing support in various design-related tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Creating illustrations from concept drawings, revising line art within Illustrator drawings, and applying colours to Illustrator CAD files.
  • Assisting in the creation of technical drawings, which involve providing detailed and accurate measurements and colour specifications.
  • Aid in competitor research, brand history, and consumer awareness.



Manitobah offers a comprehensive total compensation package which includes an annual base salary, group benefits, generous paid time off, 50% discount on our retail products, professional development, and our newest benefit offering called Group Savings Program.



Hybrid remote for those who live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and fully remote if you live anywhere else. Our head office and flagship store are both located at the Forks in Winnipeg. You must love to travel, as frequent travel is required for this role.



Reports to: Design Director

Key Relationships: Product Development Team

Direct Reports: None



Project Management: 

  • Manage assigned color up and low complexity new upper and totally new projects.
  • Execute all details from line start to commercialization to achieve on-time buy-ready.
  • Concentrate on low to medium-complexity projects with the opportunity for exposure to increasingly complex projects.
  • Partner with the Development Director on seasonal last development as assigned.
  • Learn the development cycle, blueprints and last development process and relevant constructions.
  • Represent the product team at sales, marketing, and product meetings both with internal and external customers.


  • Actively participate in product related meetings including cross functional team meetings, product reviews, seasonal materials, and tear-down meetings.
  • Develop competitive intelligence and market awareness.
  • Fully support the team with accurate tech pack data and details.
  • Work with Senior PLM, Director of Development and Design Director as needed on all aspects of product creation.



Professional Experience:

  • 1 to 3 years of footwear, accessories or industrial design experience or a related field.
  • Must have a core working knowledge of Illustrator, CAD creation and Microsoft Office.


Educational Position Requirements:

  • A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees, such as a bachelor's degree, preferably in Fashion Design, Industrial Design, or related field are nice to have, but we are most interested in the incumbent’s total experience and professional achievements.


Manitobah is dedicated to a greater cultural diversity throughout our business operations and hiring process. Manitobah is committed to hiring Indigenous employees wherever possible. More details available upon request.

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