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Director Industrial Designer of Home Appliances

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Aquent's consumer electronic client is seeking a Lead Industrial Designer of Home Appliances who shares our “innovation through passion” philosophy and thrives in a fast-pace, results-driven environment. The Lead Industrial Designer provides leadership to the Home appliance design team, which includes conceptual development, visual design and graphic production. This person will manage multiple projects through all stages of development: from incubation to final production and is responsible for overall quality, innovation and creative vision.

This person will mentor, guide and inspire the Home appliance design team. On individual projects, the person will integrate business requirements into strategies, marketing and aesthetic interests. The position will also lead development of new business, develop and build discipline capabilities.

What you need: 

  • Must have 5 + years of hands-on industrial design experience in Home appliance industry 
  • Team leadership
  • Project ideation
  • Individual Contribution
  • Coordination of overall creative process

What you will do:

  • Lead the Home appliance design team
  • Know the ins and outs of all team projects to ensure design solutions are on strategy and deliverables are met on time and with high level of quality
  • Lead projects from concept through completion
  • Close collaboration with internal team leaders and cross functional teams
  • Bring a high level of design standards, practice and aesthetics to all design solutions and executions
  • Possess good communication skills to build partnerships with internal and external teams
  • Drive the creative strategy to support company goals by collaborating with senior leadership on all current and future initiatives
  • Promote design of a new business presentation

What you have: 

  • Proven ability to apply and perform design skills (i.e. drawing/sketching, ideation, use of texture, spacing and scale, visual presentation development, layout, multimedia and digital) –hands-on experience
  • Accomplished in the manufacturing process of diverse products
  • Passionate about creating extremely high standards for design
  • Innovative, responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment
  • Manage cross-disciplinary teams to contribute to the conceptualization, design and specification of innovative consumer products and home appliance products
  • Demonstrated ability to apply creative skills in innovative ways that elevate brand excellence
  • Knowledge of trends influencing design in general
  • Strong communication skills and experience collaborating with various teams in different locations


Years of Experience:

  • 14 or more years of professional experience as an industrial designer.


Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design or equivalent, Master’s Degree preferred 

20% International and Domestic travel is required 
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements: 

Relocation package is provided

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