Global Design Strategist (Permanent) – UK or India
Based in either the UK or Indian studio, this is a strategic position and requires global automotive design perspective and experience, bringing together an overview of trends that influence and shape the design of our products. The successful candidate will have experience of and will be responsible for:
Planning & Process
Ownership of planning & processes including design process, competitive benchmarking, vendor development & implementing technologies alongside leveraging competencies, synergies in outputs and alignment of design with business & market requirements.
Reporting project status & research results to VP Design regularly.
Continuously evolution of the design DNA
Communicate the design vision, defining the design direction of brand message
Own the communication strategy through Concept/Show Car roll-out aligned with production launches
Trends & Innovation
Study new ideas, emerging technologies, societal trends and customer behaviours to identify those with potential for brand and company's products
Create regular trend, show & technology reports (automotive and non-automotive).
Study new concepts and identify market opportunities, such as new body-styles, market niches and future points of differentiation
Visualise strategic roadmaps and portfolio plans for strategic planning
Formulate consistent and comprehensive component and feature commonality strategies & synergies
Develop consistent material & properties for market research
Investigate & visualize wide variety of scenarios such as investment landscapes, product platforms, vehicle proportions, occupant packages, technologies & potential design direction
Influence platform strategy & vehicle architecture such as proportions & occupant package
Provide properties to allow Senior Leadership to make strategic decisions of the future product trajectory.
Ownership of design briefs including consolidating inputs (internal & external), set objectives, scope & bandwidth and frame boundaries with room for creative expression yet not dictate outcome.
Tracking & progress review.
Own narrative for launch & promotional material
Design Studio Strategy
Review the capabilities of the 3 studios & plan short- and long-term strategies
Advise on resource planning, on succession planning and design resourcing
Tata Motors Design, comprising three global design centres including state of the art studio at the NAIC at the University of Warwick (UK), Pune (India) and Turin (Italy), is pivotal in the creation and delivery of the future of Tata Motors passenger and commercial vehicles. With the recent success of the Nexon, Altroz and Tiago, it is strengthening its global team with highly creative and driven design professionals to shape the future of Indian motoring.
Jonathan Lee is working exclusively with Tata to find the very best talent to support their future. To apply click the link above or alternatively, send your CV and your portfolio (where relevant), along with an introduction email to Jonathan Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the reference number for the position in the subject line of your email application.