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At Argon 18, we believe that teamwork is the key to success. What makes us such a solid team? It’s simple: our passion for bikes coupled with our expertise.

From research and development to communications, sales, bike assembly, accounting and human resources, Argon 18 believes in helping all its employees reach their personal and professional objectives, all this in an energetic workplace that encourages advancement and effort.

Software Developer

Software Developer

Position Description

Reporting to the Director of the R&D department, you will develop new products in collaboration with various partners and consolidate Argon 18’s position among the industry leaders. You will be the master builder of a new generation of software tools bringing the latest technologies to high-performance cycling.

You are:

  1. Tech savvy:  you can push past the front end of the application and get right to the guts of how it works.
  2. Insightful: you understand the expectations of next generation app users and how to blend that with easy-to-use functionality for the rest of the population.
  3. Awesome: you get it, you believe in it, and you enjoy sharing the love.

Tasks

  • Manage all phases of application development and solutions from conception to deployment and documentation, in collaboration with various service providers.
  • Act as a technical leader in the development of analysis, architecture, design, development and implementation of applications.
  • Support project management, timelines and coordination of efforts among the various members of the development team.
  • Perform quality control and validation of the product.
  • Be able to integrate new technologies (wearable, biometrics, payments, etc.) to define new standards within our industry.
  • Conduct research and identify the required product.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of software products and maintain/supply the list of functions to develop.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of software development experience
  • Relevant experience in mobile application development
  • Relevant experience in project management of software development
  • Knowledge of Lean and Agile development methods

Other Requirements

  • High level of autonomy, leadership and positive attitude
  • Ability to work in a changing environment and under pressure
  • Experience in programming of embedded electronics an asset
  • Ability to develop an exceptional user experience
  • Minimal knowledge of cycling and high performance sport, an asset

Anyone wishing to apply should send his or her resume and cover letter.

Status: Permanent position

Location: Montreal

3D Artist (Product)

3D Artist

Location: Montreal, Québec

Argon 18 is seeking a motivated and knowledgeable bicycle enthusiast with a mastery of Studio Max, V-ray and photoshop to fill the role of 3D artist. This individual will be responsible for creating true to life visuals and animations of our product line for web and print.

Job Duties

  • Making photorealistic renderings of all products.
  • Model and manage a portfolio of peripheral products where 3D files are not accessible.
  • Retouching 2D images in Photoshop.
  • Manage and update all core product visuals for our website on a model year basis.
  • Play a proactive role within the marketing department working collaboratively to execute product documentation and sales support tools.
  • Actively participate in creative brainstorming sessions leading to new and innovative ways to add value in our visual elements.
  • Proactively provide new ideas, perspectives, way to display or highlight products or product features. 

Skills

  • Technical degree or bachelor in related field of study.
  • Minimum 2 years’ professional experience in a similar position.
  • Must demonstrate a Strong knowledge of 3D studio max, V-ray and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of Cinema 4D and Zbrush an asset.
  • Demonstrate a very strong mechanical and functional attention to detail.
  • Expertise in in Industrial Design/Architecture/ Mechanical Engineering.
  • Strong communication skills: both visual and verbal.
  • A willingness to work effectively with a multi disciplinary team, including Designers, Engineers and Marketing Professionals.
  • Passionate Cyclist a strong plus.

Qualified candidates, please email cover letter, résumé and portfolio of work: michael@argon18bike.com

Quality Inspector

Quality Inspector

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Assembly Supervisor and in support of the Quality Director, the Quality Inspector is responsible for ensuring that the company's products meet the required standards. It maintains the Quality standards within the production activities and ensures the reputation of the brand and the delivery times required by the customers. It plays a key role in ensuring greater profitability, as well as managing and increasing innovation within the company.

SPECIFIC RESPONSABILITIES

  • Read Quality Control (QC) grids and technical drawings to understand product quality expectations;
  • Create QC grid reports of incoming goods in accordance with established criteria and sample charter;
  • Perform incoming inspections of products (measuring dimensions, testing functionality, specifications, etc.);
  • Perform inspections of outgoing products per criteria found on check lists;
  • Accept or reject incoming and outgoing goods;
  • Accurately document the results of the inspections and testing;
  • Prepare and submit reports;
  • Make initial recommendations for possible corrective actions to supervise;
  • Participate in the definition and/or revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the inspection function;
  • Participate in organizing and managing the quarantine location;
  • Create a nomenclature regarding non-conformities identified and products under quarantine and other locations;
  • Apply rework instructions found in product notices;
  • Work with warehouse clerk to organize stock (when and if needed);
  • Assist in organizing the warehouse as well as incoming/outgoing workstations;

REQUIRES QUALIFICATIONS

  • Relevant experience in manufacturing sector and inspection;
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings;
  • Working knowledge of measuring instruments such as caliper and mechanical gauges;
  • Impartiality to recognize any difficulties related to the design or process;
  • Good visual acuity;
  • Oral and written communication in French and English;
  • Good mathematical skills;
  • Working knowledge of the MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • High school diploma; other qualifications are an asset;
  • Flexibility in terms of work schedules based on input / output of products;
  • Post 100% on production floor;

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Reliable, autonomous and able to manage time;
  • Versatile and responsible;
  • Rigorous, organized and attentive to details;
  • Analytical mind;
  • Proof of judgment;
  • Initiative and ability to manage emergencies and priorities;
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Interpersonal and interacting skills with different teams;
  • Objectivity and integrity;
  • Ability to perform repetitive work;

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Anyone wishing to apply should send his or her resume by e-mail to christina@argon18bike.com:

Christina Gubenschek

Quality Director, Argon 18 Inc.

 

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

ERP Business Analyst - Mandate 2017-037

ERP Business Analyst - Mandate 2017-037

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Director, Information Systems, the ERP Business Analyst is responsible for analyzing and maintaining information from the ERP databases. He/she maintains reports and requests required by internal customers and works with external collaborators to increase departmental efficiency.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze internal client requests (at the reporting level) to provide solutions;
  • Participate in designing, documenting and maintaining of system processes;
  • Contribute to the creation & maintenance of implemented reports from the ERP system;
  • Contribute to create and maintain queries of the ERP database prepared by external collaborators;
  • Support internal customers in the use of the ERP management system;
  • Prepare and submit reports and data;

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • DEC in Computer Science or other relevant training;
  • 3-4 years of experience in information technology;
  • Good understanding of SQL (mandatory);
  • Understanding of ERP systems (asset);
  • Relevant experience in the manufacturing field (asset);
  • Oral and written communication in French and English;

REQUIRED ABILITIES

  • Reliable, autonomous and time management skills;
  • Versatile and sense of responsibility;
  • Rigorous, organized and attentive to detail;
  • Good judgment;
  • Initiative and ability to manage emergencies and priorities;
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Interpersonal skills and able to work easily with different teams;
  • Objectivity and integrity;

TO APPLY

Our team is composed of dynamic and passionate professionals who are always ready to face new challenges.

Qualified candidates, please send your resume – mandate 2017-037 to:

frederic@argon18bike.com

Frederic Piché

Director, Information Systems, Argon 18 Inc.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

QUALITY DIRECTOR

QUALITY DIRECTOR

The Quality Director first and foremost ensures the correct execution of the manufactured products and the quality of the production process with the subcontractors. Reporting to the Director of Operations, his mandate is to define the quality management policy and optimize it by introducing procedures and implementing improvement projects. He is a link between different actors: management, staff, customers and suppliers.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure a high level of quality;
  • Design tools/plans to improve quality/reliability and increase access to information (e.g.: “8D” form, factory sample-test document, quality waiver form, scorecard);
  • Manage the development of performance-related objectives and indicators related to quality, review of results and gap analysis;
  • Write reports for management;
  • Lead the non-conformity analysis process: investigate the origins and causes of defects, identify corrective actions, ensure prompt processing and follow-up with suppliers;
  • Monitor and improve the quality of the documentation system;
  • Determine processes (audits and indicators) and plan interventions;
  • Manage the schedule of inspections of outgoing goods at the factories and communicate it to the different parties (e.g.: quality agency);
  • Refine the structure for inbound / outbound goods inspections and follow up;
  • Develop and monitor a system related to quarantined products;
  • Supervise the “Return Management Authorization” module in the ERP system and take customer feedback into account according to the policy and established response times;
  • Lead the internal structure and tools related to the management of warranties, to better empower customer service, gain access to information and increase overall efficiency;
  • Submit warranty reports to respective suppliers;
  • Work in collaboration with Sales and R&D departments;
  • Develop a quality culture based on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement;
  • Raise staff awareness of quality concepts and requirements (e.g.: procedures to be applied and those to come);
  • Pilot problem solving;
  • Ensure a normative and regulatory watch.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • University degree or equivalent training;
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of relevant experience in quality;
  • Supplier management experience (Asian suppliers considered an asset);
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment;
  • Relevant technical (engineering and manufacturing) skills;
  • Knowledge of the bike industry (asset);
  • Mathematical capabilities; interpretation of figures and statistics;
  • Bilingualism: French and English, spoken and written;
  • Proficient computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio);
  • Able to travel occasionally to suppliers in Asia.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Analysis/synthesis and problem-solving skills;
  • Leadership, autonomy and proactivity;
  • Quick learner and multitasker;
  • Organizational and planning skills;
  • Excellent ability to manage priorities;
  • Relationship and communication skills;
  • Customer-focused and team oriented;
  • Adaptability to change.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Anyone wishing to apply should send his or her resume by e-mail to:

snormandeau@groupemillesime.com

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Marketing Director - NOTIO KONECT - mandate 2017-039

Marketing Director - NOTIO KONECT - mandate 2017-039

Notio Technologies Inc is a cycling technology solution company based in Montreal Canada. Created to foster a better relationship between rider and the bicycle, Notio develops unique technologies to gather, analyze and interpret data for all levels of cyclists. Notio Technologies is a subsidiary of Argon 18. Connecting excellence and performance with the enjoyment of riding, Notio Technologies brings together the critical and innovative data to riders in a format that can be used for racing, training and general fitness. We are a growing company, looking to fill the new following position:

Marketing Director - NOTIO KONECT - mandate 2017-039

As a marketing leader, you will act as an ambassador and you will plan, prepare, organize, coordinate and control the marketing, promotional and communication activities of the company and its products. You will work closely with the company’s various partners, sales and external collaborators.

Marketing

  • Develop and implement marketing strategies.
  • Lead the creation of all marketing materials.
  • Develop and coordinate effectively the implementation of marketing actions in conjunction with internal resources and external partners.

Communication, image and notoriety

  • Prepare and implement the company's communication plan.
  • Develop communications for customers and, manage the quality of external communications.
  • Responsible for managing the integrity of the brand identity.
  • Prepare newsletters for consumers and develop mailing lists.

Advertising and promotions

  • Build sales support tools and any other required tools.
  • Recommend and develop different advertising and promotional programs.

Social media

  • Develop a social media strategy and ensure that the strategy evolves according to market trends.
  • Deploy digital strategy, including website, SEM and SEO, social media, email campaigns, etc.
  • Plan and continuously manage the website and social networks.
  • Create communities on social medias and incentive programs.
  • Analyze online user experience data and key performance indicators for SEO and Google Analytics and, provide recommendations.

Sponsorship, events and others responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of strategic sponsorship programs that support sales.
  • Select and participate to commercial events.
  • Elaborate strategy for various commercial events and ensure development and preparation of materials.

Management

  • Manage the marketing budget.
  • Negotiate collaborative agreements with partners and evaluate their performance.
  • Manage external suppliers and partners.

Required profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing and / or Communication
  • 5 to 10 years of marketing experience for a national or global brand
  • Experience in a technological or scientific environment
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent business sense
  • Ability to communicate
  • Focused on results
  • Ability to multitask
  • Sens of creativity and visionary spirit
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken French
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with content management systems (CMS), web publishing tools and social media

Assets

  • Knowledge of the cycle industry and the triathlon industry
  • Training experience with triathletes or cyclists
  • Knowledge of platforms (Golden Cheetah, Training Peaks, WKO, etc.)
  • Knowledge of another language (Spanish, German, Mandarin)

The position is based in Montreal. Occasional traveling aboard  is required.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates, please email your resume to: sylvie.lepage@argon18bike.com

Sylvie Lepage, CRHA, RCC 

Human Resources Director

Argon 18

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Stagiaire - Comptabilité (IN FRENCH)

Stagiaire - Comptabilité (IN FRENCH)

Nous sommes présentement à la recherche d’un candidat enthousiaste et professionnel qui veut acquérir une expérience pertinente dans le domaine de la comptabilité.  Sous l’autorité du directeur des finances, le candidat aura comme mandat de soutenir l’équipe de comptabilité.

RESPONSABILITÉS 

  1. Entrer les factures fournisseurs dans le ERP
  2. Monter les cartables d’immobilisations, de commandites et de frais payés d’avance
  3. Classer les factures
  4. Entrer les comptes de dépenses
  5. Toutes autres tâches connexes

EXIGENCES

  • Étudiant au CEGEP ou à l’université en comptabilité
  • Essentiel - Bilinguisme anglais/français à l’oral et à l’écrit
  • Expérience dans les payables un atout

CONNAISSANCES ET APTITUDES

  • Connaissance de la suite Office (Excel et Outlook plus particulièrement)
  • Autonome, organisé, débrouillard, minutie et une bonne aptitude à travailler en équipe
  • Flexibilité
  • Sens des responsabilités, discrétion et jugement
  • Souci du détail

MODALITÉS

  • Salaire selon expérience
  • À 5 minutes du métro Parc ou Acadie
  • Environ 25 h / semaine, réparti du lundi au vendredi
  • Environnement de travail dynamique et stimulant

Les candidats intéressés à relever ces défis doivent faire parvenir leur curriculum vitae à philippe.garon@argon18bike.com

Seuls les candidats retenus seront contactés.

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At Argon 18, we believe that teamwork is the key to success. What makes us such a solid team? It’s simple: our passion for bikes coupled with our expertise.

From research and development to communications, sales, bike assembly, accounting and human resources, Argon 18 believes in helping all its employees reach their personal and professional objectives, all this in an energetic workplace that encourages advancement and effort.

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