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Lead Industrial Designer, Global Product Management, GPD - Tokyo - Japan

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Innovation & Technology
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WD30090346021 Requisition #

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

  • Identify, partner and creatively manage internal and external resources
    Independently and proactively lead design and development initiatives of responsible categories.
  • Be hands-on problem solver and individual contributor situationally leading design executions in support of project objectives.
  • Governing the quality of design in various phases of development including but not limited to Concept Sketches and CAD throughout Detail
  • Design phase with technical counterparts.
  • Initiates and establishes good working relationships with cross disciplinary functions where appropriate for the completion of design projects.
  • Work with regional business units to address business needs through strong user empathy with the customers.

Educational Background:

  • Post Graduate or Graduate studies on Industrial Design/Product Design or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Only candidates with portfolio of design projects may apply


Work Experience:

  • Proven work experience with minimum of seven (7) years of professional working experience in industrial design, and/or product development in corporation or design agency.
  • Proven creation of high-fidelity conceptual designs that inspires product directions.
  • Experienced in leading Industrial Design from concept to product launch.
  • Facilitation of communication across product teams throughout product development process.


Knowledge/Skill level:

  • With the ability to plan, develop, iterate, and execute design deliverables in the highest level of design excellence.
  • Articulate verbally, written, and visually. Able to evangelize good design process, practice, and principles.
  • Deep Collaborator with engineers on achieving desired UX and brand language outcome.
  • Fluid in Design Thinking between divergence and convergence development phases.
  • Expert to user empathy methods with data-driven design mindset that supports and drive the development of business requirements to projects accountable.
  • Expert level of understanding to Human Factors used in consumer products.
  • Directing and be Hands-on in Industrial Design Prototyping for Volume and Mechanical studies.
  • Advanced free-hand tablet sketching using Sketchbook Pro, Painter, or Photoshop.
  • Deep knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes. With follow-through to new application of CMF and technical design details.
  • Expert level modeler that can Build, Translate, Iterate 3D CAD designs via Rhino 3D or Solidworks appropriate for High-Fidelity CAD renderings, Prototype Builds, and Mold design hand-off to Engineering.
  • Possessing high-level of presentation skills with some experience managing and working with small teams and external partners.
  • Advance level of Design Craftsmanship experience with impeccable attention to design details, able to aid cross-functioning categories to craftsmanship excellence.


Language Level:

  • Fluency in both English & Japanese language in written and spoken a must; Chinese is a plus.


Others:

  • Self-motivated with a passion for design
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: experience with start-up would be a plus
  • Upload the design portfolio with resume(Strongly recommended if possible.  In case that the image right and owernship of the designs under current/previous companies, no need to upload).

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