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Lead Interior Designer

Job reference:
BBBH44836
Location:
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary:
Negotiable
Job type:
Permanent
Sector:
Automotive


Lead Designer - Advanced Interiors - Birmingham - Competitive salary and benefits experience

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To lead the creative Design development of Advanced Interior concepts and content to inform future Design Direction and Product development of overall product portfolio.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES.

  • Lead Designer on Advanced Interior projects and related content of the UK Design Team.
  • Work with design strategy team to develop conceptual ideas for Interior proposals to be taken to review with Global Design Team, Advanced Planning and Marketing forum and board level Design Review Committee.
  • Work with the Advanced Design Team to ensure that design concepts are aligned to brand & design strategies.
  • Ensure interior directions are responding to the requirements of contextual research and pushing aspects of user-experience, consumer trend, technology integration etc.
  • Identify relevant trends to inform and integrate to concept themes to enhance both the design direction, brand positioning and product value.
  • Creation of excellent Design execution and interpretation.
  • Lead the development of overall interior concept; layout, proportion, interface, HMi, User-Experience, feature, USP, brand etc.
  • Generate excellent 2D proposals and lead development of 3D data and physical properties to prove out concept.
  • Able to analyse and interrogate Design aesthetic attributes and identify key trends.
  • Encourage innovation led thinking and thoughtful design process within the team.
  • Be capable of informing and contributing to aspects of Interior Design Strategy (Design Language, Layout, HMi, UX, future product strategy, Design PR etc.)
  • Establish counterpart relationships with colleagues in the China Design Team, encouraging the exchange of information and insights.
  • Build relationships with relevant support functions; Studio Engineering, Advanced Engineering, HMi & Marketing.
  • Clearly communicate and present ideas to Senior Management and Design team colleagues.
  • Support the development of User-Experience scenario setting.
  • Identify and attend relevant conference, shows, events, seminars etc.
  • Create trend reports and presentations to be delivered to design team and wider business.
  • Integrate research into Innovation groups and projects, and actively promote Design Thinking throughout the business.
  • Lead the creation of visually compelling presentations for top-level management review.
  • Promote safety and safe working practices within the Studio ensuring compliance to the relevant Health and Safety at Work Act


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

  • Degree Qualification within field of Automotive Design (or comparable).
  • Excellent knowledge and ability to analyse;
  • Design Trends; Automotive, Consumer trend, Fashion, Technology, etc.
  • Global Markets requirements; China, Europe, US, ASEAN
  • User Experience
  • New to market and forthcoming product
  • Experience in Automotive Design - at least 5 years experience within OEM environment.
  • Able to think creatively and explore new ideas and philosophies.
  • Develop Design Strategy; layout, HMi, UX, overall interior, detail components.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Experience of project activity and engagement with engineering.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Design processes.
  • Capable of using, adapting and creating relevant processes to support Design Strategy development.
  • Outstanding software presentation skills & experience of relevant applications (Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite software, etc.)
  • Totally flexible, committed and motivated to deliver in all circumstances within a small team environment
  • Well developed organisational & prioritisation skills.
  • Design for Six Sigma knowledge or qualification required - full training will be provided by the company

When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions.
For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email .

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