Ejendals Suomi Oy, with the Jalas brand, is one of the leading manufacturers of special Footwear in the Nordic countries. Jalas’ main products are Occupational and Safety Footwear for industry and the service sector. The company was founded in 1916 and has been part of the Swedish Ejendals Group since 2008. Ejendals AB is the largest supplier of Occupational and Safety Footwear and Gloves in the Nordic countries and has been the partner of Jalas since 1984. Ejendals Suomi Oy has around 130 employees. Please visit for more information.

Ejendals Suomi Oy is looking for the maternity leave replacement of the


The Designer will join us in our Jokipii, Finland office and will focus on creating the best occupational and safety Footwear that the customers has ever seen and worn. A successful candidate will partner with our product development and product engineering teams to solve demands with intuitive and creative designs.

You need to evaluate the proposed design solutions against pre-determined quality and success criteria and negotiate design requirements with Product Managers and quality engineering team. You need to be able to uncover the unmet customer needs in conjunction with future trends and constantly validate that the design solutions meet all safety requirements. You will take a full ownership of your work and ensure that your design solutions are smart, functional and fulfill the quality demands.

This role will include some travelling days mainly within Europe, but also some travels outside Europe too. Your ideal location is Jokipii, Finland. As we are an international company we expect that you can communicate fluently in both Finnish and English.


We are looking for candidates with a BA/BS degree in design or equivalent practical experience. We expect a strong level of shoe design skill as well as theoretical or practical knowledge of shoe manufacturing and material knowledge. We also value experience from related areas within work safety and technical competence.

In our group we use SAP® as our business system and we expect a high level of experience from working administratively with Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop and Word. Our Designers’ main tool is Shoemaster® (2D and 3D) and we hope you have good CAD skills.


You are a team player and you have experience working side-by-side with product engineers and product managers to build intuitive designs. You are reviewing shoes from user experience perspective and you have a creative vision and passion inside you to design the most technically advanced, high quality, and superior ergonomic features shoes.

We offer you a challenging role in a company with a strong organization culture where the employees are a priority. You have an opportunity to work in a good environment with skilled coworkers, contribute to a captivating new product, and expose your work to a global audience.


To apply, please send your application including your CV and salary request in English no later than 15.4.2020 at For more information contact Juho Järvinen, Products & Innovations Manager, Footwear (, +358 44 769 9761).

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