Senior Industrial Designer

Location: Dallas, TX
Your Challenge:
Be the expert voice of design for all products and create a design language that is synonymous across all products within the brand.  Be a vital part of the design process by making substantial contributions to the innovation of product ideas and processes.  Have outstanding verbal and visual communication skills.  Be able to quickly identify and sell market opportunities so that we can be the first mover on new products and new product categories.
Overview:
The Sr. Industrial Designer will lead the ideation or concept design efforts across all product categories.  They will also be responsible to help develop a world-class organizational framework needed to drive product creation.  This role will be responsible for driving a consistent design language across each brand.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ideation or idea creation – ability to translate project briefs into real product concepts and design/present story boards to the cross-functional team.
  • Prioritization expert – Prioritize project workload to ensure we always deliver projects on time and to expectation.  Goal is to work with the cross-functional team to prioritize the projects that have the biggest impact to the organization.
  • Leadership - Lead weekly design meetings and play a major role in establishing a fun, creative culture within the Product Innovation team. 
  • Creative design expert - Coach and mentor the industrial design team on best practices and lead idea brainstorming activities cross-functionally. 
Other Responsibilities:
  • Develop prototyping needs and plans for all design reviews
  • High level of collaboration between Engineering and Product Marketing teams to ensure projects are on scope and prioritized accordingly.
  • Get out into the field and talk to reps and customers.  Lead design research and insights gathering seminars. 
  • Be an expert on colors and trends across all consumer goods and use this as inspiration for design ideas.
  • Lead design meetings on all products through the Ideation and Concept & Feasibility Stage.
  • Empathize with our customer and build insights to drive product innovation.  Immerse yourself in the experience and use this energy to sell the product idea.
  • Responsible for idea generation across multiple product lines and channels.
  • Work with Engineering team to develop game-changing ideas or products that we can protect through design and/or utility patents.  Increasing our IP portfolio will be a key metric.
  •  Creation of the CBI design guide which outlines the design language for each brand.
  • Ability to talk about product ideas through the consumers eyes and present and sell the story to the cross-function team.
  • Mentor and coach other industrial designers
Work Experience:
  • 6+ years of product design experience in a leading consumer goods company.
Education:
  • B.A. or higher in Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering or Product Design
Skillsets:
  • Demonstrated the ability to work on a high-performance team.
  • Extensive product design experience within the consumer goods industry with a proven track record of delivering more than 20 product concepts that were launched in the consumer goods market.
  • Experience and knowledge of both hard and soft goods to include investment casting and cut/sew.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interface effectively with peers, leadership and executive teams
  • Able to multi-task while maintaining commitments in a results oriented environment; strong organizational and time management skills
  • Lead ideation or brainstorming sessions in peer groups and with the leadership team.
  • Advanced 2D and 3D visualization skills (CAD, Rhino, Keyshot, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Functional Development (Mechanical Design, Proof of Concept Models, Prototyping, Usability, UX)
  • Form Development (Visual Appeal, Proportion/Scale, Design Models, Craftsmanship/Workmanship, CMF or color/material/finish)
  • Willing to travel 25% of the time (international travel required)
April A. Estes
Senior Recruiter
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