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Manager, Industrial Design

  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior Level
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • New York City

AI generated summary

  • You need strong design skills, a passion for creativity, and a knack for collaboration. Bachelor's degree and 6+ years experience required, Master's preferred. Join our team to shape global brands through innovative product design.
  • You will lead the design of physical products, collaborating with partners to bring creative ideas to life. Translate business strategies into user-driven experiences and manage projects from concept to commercialization. Mentor team members, stay current with design trends, and drive innovation.

Requirements

  • A steadfast curiosity and passion for design.
  • Outstanding craftsmanship and attention to detail.
  • Strong understanding of business and brand strategy.
  • Ability to drive collaboration and encourage creativity among team members.
  • If you are a transformational designer with a talent for crafting outstanding product experiences, we invite you to join our team and help shape the future of our global brands
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Industrial Design
  • 6+ years of experience as an Industrial Designer
  • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, SolidWorks, & Keyshot
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating expertise in product design, CAD, rendering, and prototyping.
  • Strong visualization skills and the ability to effectively communicate anything you or others can think up
  • People-focused design mentality and you are constantly looking to hone your design instincts through user feedback.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to distill information so that it is relevant to the audience you are delivering it to.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Storytelling. You must be persuasive, and have the ability to tell stories that influence people.
  • Great teammate with a collaborative mentality.
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Master's Degree

Responsibilities

  • Lead the creation of superior brand experiences by supervising the design of physical products and innovation platforms.
  • Collaborate with partners (R&D, Engineering, Marketing, Insights) to bring creative ideas to life with a meticulous approach to Industrial Design.
  • Translate business and brand strategies into people-driven product and brand experiences that go above and beyond.
  • Craft fabulous, visually appealing, and user-friendly product experiences with a strong technical ability and keen eye for design.
  • Key Responsibilities:
  • Brand Stewardship:
  • Be responsible for the industrial design development of global and regional brands, ensuring alignment with brand identity and market positioning.
  • Champion the human-centered design approach in all projects, focusing on consumer needs and usability.
  • Innovation and Opportunity Identification:
  • Collaborate with business partners to identify and pursue innovation opportunities within Oral, Personal, Home, and Pet Care categories.
  • Use design thinking methodologies to drive innovative solutions from concept to commercialization.
  • Project Management:
  • Lead and coordinate projects using a network of agency partners, freelancers, and in-house resources.
  • Lead cross-functional teams through sophisticated projects, effectively communicating business needs and technical constraints.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.
  • Team Support and Collaboration:
  • Support and mentor other members of the Industrial Design team.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners, providing visualization and research support through sketching, CAD, rendering, and workshop participation.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research to advise design decisions.
  • Trends and Technology:
  • Stay current with design trends and emerging technologies.
  • Identify and evaluate new tools, materials, and processes that could benefit the company.
  • Proactively suggest and implement relevant trends and technologies to enhance product design and development.

FAQs

What qualifications are required for the Manager, Industrial Design position?

The basic qualifications for the Manager, Industrial Design position include a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, at least 6 years of experience as an Industrial Designer, proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, SolidWorks, & Keyshot, a strong portfolio demonstrating expertise in product design, CAD, rendering, and prototyping, excellent communication skills, and the ability to lead cross-functional teams and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

What are the key responsibilities of the Manager, Industrial Design?

The key responsibilities of the Manager, Industrial Design include brand stewardship, innovation and opportunity identification, project management, team support and collaboration, and staying current with design trends and emerging technologies. The manager will also be responsible for leading the creation of superior brand experiences, collaborating with partners to bring creative ideas to life, translating business and brand strategies into product experiences, and crafting visually appealing and user-friendly product experiences.

What are the preferred qualifications for the Manager, Industrial Design position?

The preferred qualification for the Manager, Industrial Design position is a Master's Degree.

We are Colgate, a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, pets and planet.

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Mission & Purpose

We are Colgate, a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. We are Colgate, a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are a leading global consumer products company with 34,000 people dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people and their pets. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition and reaching more than 200 countries and territories, Colgate teams are developing, producing, distributing and selling health and hygiene products and pet nutrition offerings essential to society through brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, hello, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Filorga, eltaMD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. We are also recognized for its leadership and innovation in promoting environmental sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in saving water, reducing waste, promoting recyclability and improving the oral health of children through our Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, which has reached more than one billion children since 1991.