Garmin needs a Senior Industrial Designer

As a leading, worldwide provider of navigation, Garmin is committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and sports that are an essential part of their customers’ lives. With a “vertical integration” business model that keeps these functions in-house, giving them more control over timelines, quality, and service, their user-friendly products are not only sought after for their compelling design, superior quality, and best value, but they also have innovative features that enhance the lives of their customers. So apply now to make a better world with every passing minute.

The Garmin Instinct is a rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch built to the U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters)

The Opportunity

Join a talented and passionate team of over 30 industrial designers who work directly with engineering and leadership to create compelling products for the Automotive, Outdoor, Fitness, and Marine markets. Collaborate with a dedicated team of prototype developers in a fully equipped shop that includes multiple 3D printers and CNC machines. Experience the variety and diversity of projects that would normally be reserved for a design consultancy with the stability and benefits of a corporate environment. Garmin’s process also provides designers the ability to work on a design from initial sketch through refinement, prototyping and into mass-production.

Garmin’s Consumer Industrial Design team continues to grow in Kansas City. We are looking for talented Senior Industrial Designers to create amazing designs for cycling computers, outdoor handhelds, dash cams, marine radars, and much more. As well as a growing range of wearables for wellness, running, outdoor, golf, kids, and scuba diving.

The refined digital sketches created for Gamin’s luxurious MARQ Collection.

About the Job

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation, we are committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets that are an essential part of our customers’ lives. Our vertical integration business model keeps all design, manufacturing, marketing and warehouse processes in-house, giving us more control over timelines, quality, and service. Our user-friendly products are not only sought after for their compelling design, superior quality, and best value, but they also have innovative features that enhance the lives of our customers. We are focused on recruiting top performers in all areas of the company to drive innovation and success.

As part of our ongoing commitment to helping associates maintain a healthy balance between work and life, we sponsor company-wide and individual wellness initiatives, as well as world-class sporting events—and even some of the participating athletes. In each of the communities in which we do business, Garmin has a strong philanthropic and civic presence. Our associates benefit from these connections in many ways, including through discounts on products and services, opportunities to attend sponsored events, and even help with work-life initiatives, such as pilot certification and adoption assistance.

Requirements

Explore a wide variety of compelling design options through sketching and rendering for Garmin’s consumer product markets
• Understand and apply future trends in design, technology, and materials
• Create 3D models using Solidworks for product development and prototyping
• Communicate concepts and ideas through verbal, visual, and written means
• Understand the needs and desires of our customers
• Collaborate with Design, Engineering, Marketing, and Management teams to translate project goals into relevant design solutions
• Work with a team of prototype specialists to create in-house appearance models

Qualifications

• 6+ years experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, related field, or a minimum of 7 years experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description
• Digital proficiency in the use of tools such as SolidWorks, Keyshot, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketchbook Pro
• Excellent hand sketching skills (Wacom Tablet experience preferred)
• Ability to rapidly explore a wide variety of styling options (forms, colors, finishes, materials, etc.)
• A passion for design, technology, and an active lifestyle
• Courage to explore new ideas
• Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude, and work respectfully with others

How to Apply

Location

Kansas City, MO

Please submit the portfolio and resume to id@garmin.com

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

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Herman Miller needs a Vice President and General Manager, Global Workplace

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, they have relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal. Herman Miller’s designs are part of museum collections worldwide. Known and respected for their leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the past 12 years, and have earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index for the past nine years. You can make a salary making furniture. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work at Herman Miller and make both.

The iconic brand houses the classic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, created by American designers Charles and Ray Eames.

The Opportunity

As Vice President and General Manager, Global Workplace, you’ll oversee and drive the performance of the Product category and serve as its General Manager, owning global growth and profitability. You will deeply understand the current and future needs of customers and their regional differences – thinking locally while acting globally. You’ll optimize spend and activities to address total opportunity, maximizing return on investment. You will coordinate Product Management practices across regions, managing pricing, portfolio additions, and deletions. You’ll also prioritize the product creation queue and own ROI for developments in the category.

Responsibilities

You’ll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you:

– Partner with other categories General Managers, Design and Development leadership, Portfolio Leads, and Brand Creative Directors as a senior leader on our Global Product Team to build best practices, organizational efficiency, and a strong talent pool.
– Continuously evolve the overall assortment to ensure we meet and exceed customer needs. You will ensure products are compelling to the customer, differentiated from the competition, priced appropriately, and enable revenue growth.
– Create a point of view (POV) on future needs and the likely wants of the customers we serve.
– Develop and lead a team of direct reports to ensure that product-level merchandising strategies are clear and well-executed. You will nurture and grow merchandising and product management skills across the organization.
– Establish long-term product portfolio strategies and annual plans to drive sales and profits. You’ll oversee pricing strategies to maximize profitability and remove redundant and laggard products from the portfolio.
– Form a deep understanding of a category competitive set in all markets and keep information and analysis current.

– Listen to customers locally to uncover product opportunities across brands and regions. You will weave together diverse localized interests into a cohesive whole, capitalizing on commonalities yet addressing nuance.
– Partner with Brand Creative Directors to ensure that our products are compelling and brand right, and appeal to both existing and target customers. You’ll assimilate creative inputs that make products compelling and brand enhancing.
– Partner with Business Unit leadership to grow awareness of the category portfolio and priorities, and to build shared goals for revenue and profitability.
– Partner with Innovation Teams to identify and prioritize customer problem areas for our innovation agenda.
– Partner with the Marketing, Brand Design, and Visual Merchandising Teams to ensure that the presentation of the product is aligned with the merchandising strategy.
– Provide clear briefs and partnership to Creative, Operations, and Product Development partners to ensure that we are developing products that deliver strong margins and top-line revenue growth. You will prioritize the product development queue and own ROI for new developments.
– Provide leadership to cross-functional integrated product teams, working to align product management, product development, purchasing, operations, sales, and marketing efforts with our merchandise strategies and initiatives.
– Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.

Requirements

You might be just who we’re looking for if you have…
– A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Product Development, Business, or a related area. A Master’s degree is preferred.
– 15+ years of progressive product management and merchandising experience.
– Five or more years of project leadership experience. Global project leadership experience is preferred.
– Prior senior merchant leadership experience with profit and loss responsibility, with a proven ability to deliver measurable financial results.
– A strong understanding of financial measures and the ability to evaluate financial indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results.
– The ability to both think strategically and execute tactically.
– Demonstrated expert written/verbal communication skills, and the capability to present complex concepts in a concise and understandable way to a variety of audiences.
– A strong aptitude for leading through influence and setting direction for cross-functional groups.
– Strong relationship and consensus-building skills to manage projects in a matrixed environment.
– A demonstrated ability to lead, influence, and work with all levels in the organization.
– The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.

How to Apply

Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.

Location

Michigan, United States.

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Yves Béhar’s fuseproject needs a Senior Product Lead

Founded in 1999 by Yves Béhar, fuseproject is an award-winning, integrated design agency. Taking a long-term approach to developing products, experiences, and brands, fuseproject works globally and across a wide array of industries as diverse as technology, furniture, fashion, environmental design, and consumer goods. We fuse together design disciplines including design strategy, industrial design, brand, packaging, experience design (UI/UX), and environmental design for corporate clients and startups such as Herman Miller, Samsung, USAID/DFID, PayPal, Movado, Kodak and many more.

The LOVE Turntable designed by fuseprojects brings the best of the old and the new – the texture of vinyl audio, with the benefits of digital track skipping and ease of transportation. 

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a creative, design-minded Senior Product & Portfolio Strategy Lead to help us answer the “what and why” of design. Senior Strategy Leads are experienced mentors on our strategy team who help clients and internal teams solve critical business and design challenges – framed by customer insights, competitive advantage, product and brand positioning, and creative thinking. They are expected to lead a range of design projects, from brand and product strategy and design to the development of future business visions or identifying new opportunity spaces. This role is a bridge to the client-based team offsite and will oversee the team at our SF-based headquarters. Note: While we are fully welcoming of former designers, this role requires comprehensive strategy-specific experience.

Responsibilities

+Providing strategic oversight across multiple programs and work streams that span physical product, digital, environmental, and service design
+Mentoring multiple strategists on multiple projects to help them achieve their best results, and the best outcomes for clients and the team
+Comfortable with collaborating with remote teams, and lead the SF-based team at our headquarters
+Ensuring that user needs and motivations are kept top of mind for clients and designers throughout the design process
+Organizing, conducting, analyzing, and synthesizing primary and secondary research on a global scale into actionable insights
+Leading brainstorms with a range of internal team members
+Designing client-facing presentations, which includes writing, thoughtful image finding, and designing visual information with the intent of telling a compelling story
+Leading client-facing workshops, which includes guiding multi-disciplinary groups through exercises that define objectives and success criteria, inform project direction, and inspire design
+Working with teams of industrial designers, digital designers, and graphic designers on the creative product and brand development process within tight, frequently changing timeframes
+Actively participating in a variety of strategic and creative activities to translate business, customer, market and competitive realities into business, product, and brand innovations for both large, existing corporations and not-yet-launched startup ventures
+Leading presentations and strategy sessions with senior executives; making substantiated recommendations to client’s product, brand, experience, and business strategy
+Collaborating with account management and team leads to define/refine scopes, briefs, and approaches to the projects
+Lead internal initiatives to improve our culture, management, tools & processes

Education and Experience Required

+7-10 years of experience in product innovation, product management, brand management, and/or strategy consulting
+At least 6+ years in a consulting environment
+Strong understanding of, interest in, and passion for design
+Ability to travel about 20% to the client site internationally
+Solid analytical skills with an ability to gather, analyze, and quickly synthesize key information to objectively craft and support recommendations; field research and ethnography experience
+Love for collaboration with a readiness to jump in and work with a diverse group of people and spearhead brainstorms and conversations; willing to put the good of the project before personal interests
+Organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented, with the ability to work autonomously and be a self-starter in a demanding environment
+Comfortable and willing to present and defend your strategic point of view with senior team members and clients
+Demonstrated skill in verbal, written, and visual communications, with a particular emphasis on bold, impactful storytelling; strong visual design skills are a plus
+Familiarity with Keynote, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and other creative software; expert use of these technologies is a major plus
+Bachelor’s degree
+MBA or graduate degree in related field preferred

Location

San Francisco, CA

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Bould Design needs an Industrial Designer

BOULD DESIGN is a strategic partner for bringing highly functional, beautiful and successful products to life through a professional, user-centric design process. Their focus on function, simplicity, quality, and character has achieved outstanding results for clients ranging from stealth mode startups to diversified multi-nationals.

The Daikin One+ Smart Thermostat was designed from first principles to provide a refined user experience and seamless integration with the most sophisticated architectural environments and HVAC systems by Bould Design

The Opportunity

Bould Design is growing and we are looking for an exceptional designer to join our award-winning San Mateo studio on a full-time basis. As a part of our team, you will collaborate on all phases of the design process from conceptualization to production. We offer an intense, yet informal environment for focused, highly motivated designers. Our client list includes the most successful design-centric companies in Silicon Valley including Nest Labs, Rylo, Light.co, Eero, and Roku. Our projects move at the forefront of design, technology, and manufacturing.

Responsibilities

– 3-5+ years of experience
– strong form-giving skills and design sensitivity
– excellent sketching and visualization skills
– advanced SolidWorks (an absolute must-have) and adobe creative suite skills
– passionate about design and technology
– in-depth experience in guiding design through to manufacturing
– keen awareness of usability issues and empathy towards the end user
– self-starter
– creative problem solver
– analytic thinker
– articulate communicator
– strong interpersonal skills
– detail oriented and organized
– must have the authorization to work in the USA
– personal integrity holds self to the highest ethical and professional standards

How to Apply

To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume and portfolio in pdf format (under 5MB), or link to an online portfolio, by e-mail. Use the “Apply Now” button below.

Please only apply if your background is a really good match for the job description. Please, no calls or sending physical materials. You will receive a response, one way or another. Your patience is appreciated.

Location

San Mateo, CA

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Tactile needs a Senior Industrial Designer

Tactile is a high-touch design studio where the creative, technical, and strategic come together. They design meaningful physical and digital experiences for everyday moments and the one of a kind. The team is made up of industrial designers, interaction designers, graphic designers, and engineers who create sought-after products and experiences through research and strategy.

Tactile has partnered with the Xbox ID team to design limited edition consoles and controllers.

The Opportunity

We’re looking for senior level Industrial Designers (contract-only positions) in our Boston studio (must be local). You will have the opportunity to collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams from idea to conception with design at its core. We work on a wide spectrum of exciting and challenging projects that allow our designers to gain new experiences, learn and advance their craft. An intimate, open studio that runs on coffee and camaraderie. You’ll fit in great here if you’re passionate, hard-working and don’t take yourself too seriously.

Responsibilities

● Both independent and team-oriented to design and develop products and experiences for a wide variety of subjects.
● Able to illustrate your ideas and communicate findings effectively in presentations/meetings, adapting style and detail level to client and project needs.
● Well versed in design methodologies and display excellence at all stages of the design process, including early concept development, sketching, building prototypes, CAD modeling, rendering and creating high-fidelity polished presentations.
● Motivated to conduct your own informal user research, market research, and usability testing to get to the heart of the problem.
● Grounded in your understanding of materials and processes and excited to push the envelope.
● Great at handling multiple workstreams with design direction.

Education and Experience Required

● 7-10 years of relevant experience working in product design
● BA/BS in Industrial Design or related training
● High level of proficiency with industry standard design and prototyping tools; CAD, Adobe, Keyshot, etc.
● Portfolio of relevant work examples
● Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
● Impeccable attention to detail
● Ability to work on and complete multiple tasks in a timely fashion
● Enthusiasm to adapt to diverse projects and clients, from med-tech to industrial to consumer electronics

How to Apply

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Tactile team please send us a note, your credentials and a link to your work at work@tactileinc.com.

Note: Must be Boston-based to be considered

Location

Boston, MA

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Tefal needs a Product Designer!

Kitchen Appliances have a way of integrating themselves into our lives and becoming indispensable! In fact, the only time you realize that something is amiss is if it is a badly designed product, and maybe that’s why Groupe SEB is not on our radar till now, coz the products they make form the backbone of the greatest kitchen-based brands that are sure to be in your kitchen right now! Groupe SEB is the leading worldwide manufacturer of small domestic appliances and cookware thanks to the strength of its brands, its drive for innovation, its international growth, and its vision for the future. Tefal, T-Fal, Krups, Lagostina, Rowenta, Moulinex, SUPOR, WMF, Arno, Emsa, All-Clad… These brands are part of the daily life of millions of consumers in more than 150 countries. With 33,000 employees and over €6.1B sales annually.

The Opportunity

The Product Designer will contribute to the creation of cookware, ovenware, bakeware & kitchenware products in line with the Groupe SEB brand & marketing strategy.

Responsibilities

•Design products in line with the brand design strategy and with attention to details to create consistent product ranges
•Elaborate concepts proposing the optimal user experience responding to consumer insight
•Keep up to date with the best brand design evolutions and market trends
•Generate innovative product concepts that stands out in the marketplace
•Ensure the implementation of graphic, product design and color material & finishing (CMF) charts on products
•Collaborate actively with team members, in an iterative way to define the most accurate concepts
•Accompany the marketing teams to complete the design briefs
•Initiate & Conduct creative phases: explorations, idea generation, concept elaboration, persona creation & user journey, mock ‘up & model making
•Manage projects with care by assuring that every design stage has been achieved in order to deliver the design work as defined with the team & on time
•Bring expertise in product design to contribute to the best product solution & reframe the project if changes occur
•Follow & support the projects given to external designers
•Share work and updates with Groupe SEB designer community

Knowledge and Skills

•Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Product Design (or equivalent experience)
•1-2 years’ of experience in Industrial and/or Product design within consumer goods industry
•Mastery of computing tools: 3D CAD (rhinoceros) / 3D rendering (keyshot) / 2D (Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop)
•Strong project management skills – Capacity to organize, set priorities & to keep up with project timing & budget
•Capacity to deal with a large amount of diverse information (development process, industrial constraints, product strategies, design orientations, market expectations, consumer insights,)
•Ability to work transversally and cross-functionally across different teams with familiarity with industrial processes
•Creative mindset and Consumer-centric
•Knowledge of French is a plus

How to Apply

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Location

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

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Garmin needs an Industrial Designer

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation, Garmin is committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets that are an essential part of their customers’ lives. Their vertical integration business model keeps all design, manufacturing, marketing and warehouse processes in-house, giving them more control over timelines, quality, and service. Garmin’s user-friendly products are not only sought after for their compelling design, superior quality, and best value, but they also have innovative features that enhance the lives of their customers. Join Garmin’s team of top performers in all areas of the company to drive innovation and success to people all across the world.

The Opportunity

Garmin’s Consumer Industrial Design team continues to grow in Kansas City. We are looking for talented Industrial Designers to create amazing designs for cycling computers, outdoor handhelds, dash cams, marine radars, and much more. As well as a growing range of wearables for wellness, running, outdoor, golf, kids, and scuba diving. Join a talented and passionate team of over 30 industrial designers who work directly with engineering and leadership to create compelling products for the Automotive, Outdoor, Fitness, and Marine markets. Collaborate with a dedicated team of prototype developers in a fully equipped shop that includes multiple 3D printers and CNC machines. Experience the variety and diversity of projects that would normally be reserved for a design consultancy with the stability and benefits of a corporate environment. Garmin’s process also provides designers the ability to work on a design from initial sketch through refinement, prototyping and into mass-production.

Responsibilities

-Explore a wide variety of compelling design options through sketching and rendering for Garmin’s consumer product markets
-Understand and apply future trends in design, technology, and materials
-Create 3D models using Solidworks for product development and prototyping
-Communicate concepts and ideas through verbal, visual, and written means
-Understand the needs and desires of our customers
-Collaborate with Design, Engineering, Marketing, and Management teams to translate project goals into relevant design solutions
-Work with a team of prototype specialists to create in-house appearance models

Education and Experience Required

Qualified candidates for this role will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or another field relevant to the essential functions of this job description from a four-year college or university OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Other requirements include:

Knowledge and Skills

-3 – 6 years experience
-Must demonstrate knowledge, education, experience and/or training necessary to use tools such as SolidWorks, Keyshot, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketchbook Pro
-Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
-Excellent hand sketching skills (Wacom Tablet experience preferred)
-Ability to rapidly explore a wide variety of styling options (forms, colors, finishes, materials, etc.)
-Courage to explore new ideas

How to Apply

Please submit portfolio and resume to: id@garmin.com

As part of our ongoing commitment to helping associates maintain a healthy balance between work and life, we sponsor company-wide and individual wellness initiatives, as well as world-class sporting events—and even some of the participating athletes. In each of the communities in which we do business, Garmin has a strong philanthropic and civic presence. Our associates benefit from these connections in many ways, including through discounts on products and services, opportunities to attend sponsored events, and even help with work-life initiatives, such as pilot certification and adoption assistance.

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

Location

Kansas City, MO

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