Role details

Industrial Design Engineer

Kalamazoo   •   USD85,000 - USD90,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior Position - Lead a range of new product development projects
  • Global leader in the Consumer Products Industry

About Our Client

A truly global marketer of consumer and commercial products used in everyday situations by consumers and businesses alike, my client genuinely provides an excellent work environment with plenty of room for growth. Due to increased business they are seeking to hire an experienced Senior Designer to join their state-of-the-art facilities in Kalamazoo MI.

Job Description

Working as part of an experienced team of designers in a 40,000 sqf design centre, this role is focused on developing innovative products by partnering with Consumer Insights, Marketing and Sales teams to gather insights, define design criteria and develop research materials.

The role's essential duties will include:

  • Internal concept development: Innovate and push forward new ideas, end user solutions and product platforms
  • Develop patent-able features and product concepts. Drive competitive advantage
  • Conversion of broader consumer insights into innovative design solutions
  • Preparation / creation of high quality presentation materials across a multitude of media
  • Work closely with Engineering to develop product solutions, validate prototypes and define criteria/specifications
  • Lead design efforts of major product initiatives from concept to production
  • Use external vendors to accelerate and enhance internal capabilities
  • Mentor associate and staff level designers
  • Contribute to planning and scoping of major programs
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of Design Guide content
  • Execution of research methodologies that require direct contact with consumers through participation of qualitative research including home visits, ethnographies and focus groups

The Successful Applicant

To secure this position, you will be mechanically inclined with strong aesthetic sensitivity while having a very strong ability to conceptualise, create and develop ground breaking new product ideas. 2D, 3D CAD, and general 3D skills are a must with special emphasis places on prototyping. Moreover, leadership skills are a must for this senior role, with an ability to influence and lead project teams.

What's on Offer

A excellent work environment, a clear career path but more importantly an exciting portfolio of design projects to work on. Salary is excellent and commensurate with experience, while the company offers a comprehensive list of benefits and performance based bonus.

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