Industrial Design Manager - 45028

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Industrial Design Manager - 45028

Salary:  £55,000 - £60,000

Location:  Wiltshire, South West

Posted Date:  21/05/2019

Expiry Date:  20/06/2019

Industrial Design Manager

Our client are looking for an excellent & driven Design Manager to develop innovative upstream designs of their products. Working in the Design & Product Experience team, you will be designing products for existing and future categories, formulating a ‘world class’ product experience. As Design Manager you will lead a growing design team of eight, all focused on making the owner experience the best it can be and in-keeping with our client`s reputation.


  • Experience with hands on design, creating innovative, different, exciting designs for our future products
  • Owning the look and feel of our products from concept to production
  • Work hand-in-hand with the VP-NPI, in close collaboration with the New Product Innovation teams and Research Design Development in the UK, initiating early stage design and design development
  • You will generate ideas that are both product-enhancing and innovative
  • You will be able to bring your ideas and designs to life through sketching, illustration, renders and physical prototype rigs
  • You will work alongside other leads in the Design & Product Experience team that manage the HMI, Connected Features and Modelmaking teams and promote world-leading design & experience consistency across these disciplines
  • Managing and mentoring a growing design team of eight, working across CMF, visual form, physical user interactions and structural packaging, while maintaining the look & feel of our clients product

Skills & Experience

  • A degree in industrial design or equivalent
  • Previous experience with a Senior Design position
  • Excellent design skills – acquired in product design and/or automotive environment
  • Self-driven and hands on designer with ability to work independently and manage a team
  • Technical and personal credibility to lead effectively in cross-functional design teams throughout the project development cycle.
  • Software Tools – Adobe, Solidworks, Rhion 3D, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, 3D CAD, KeyShot
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbally and visually
  • Comfortable with ‘failure’ in the context of multiple iterations of testing and learning
  • Highly motivated and collaborative – taking ownership of projects and at the same time being objective and responsive to feedback
  • Possess a good understanding of various production processes & engineering processes – how they influence design and fabrication
  • A creative designer who is always looking to improve a product
  • Ability to understand a layout and technical constraints quickly in order to suggest the appropriate course of action
  • Ability to run a disciplined, highly motivated team
  • Product minded – your main focuses are always on the product and the user experience
  • Excellent communicator and both verbally, graphically and through use of sketches
  • A great eye for detail and a sensitivity to the visual aspects of a product
  • Assertive and diplomatic - a great collaborator
  • Ability to travel if required


Please send your CV with salary expectations and notice period to David Powers

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