Procter & Gamble Principle Design Manager & Section Head, Global Grooming Industrial Design & Gillette in Boston, Massachusetts
The Gillette Company LLC is seeking a Principal Design Manager & Section Head, Global Grooming Industrial Design & Gillette for our Boston, MA location. Responsible for strategic influence and executional delivery of design related projects and programs that aim to grow the business. Responsible for brand consistency from packaging structure (FMOT) through product embodiment (SMOT). Build/deliver 3D CAD concept renderings for testing, approval and development and 3D CAD data for high end model fabrication and to R+D for engineering. Work closely with R+D to develop product design concepts that are within cost targets and viable for mass production. Work closely with Marketing to ensure successful initiatives and Go to Market Strategies while championing and maintaining holistic design intent. Guide R+D in Front End Initiative projects to make sure new technologies resonate from the very beginning with consumers. Lead design initiatives through corporate project gateways and secure timely approval from management. Help formulate strategies and opportunities for the contribution of design to the quality and profitability of the business. Ensures maintenance of the Groups data files, budget details, and ensures their safety and confidentiality. Provide guidance to work flow in the Design, CAD and modelshop teams. Facilitate integration of the Industrial Design Group into all phases of user / consumer focused creative process. Supervise 4 employees (Industrial Designers & Sr. Industrial Designers).
Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Industrial Design, or a closely related field and 10 years of experience in the design for European Markets in the field of appliances and consumer products. Must possess 10 years of experience with: design for sustainability in consumer products; leading a multi-billion dollar brand in terms of Design Strategy and Design Language; technical Product and Device Design including appliances; Packaging Design for mass market consumer goods; 3D CAD skills and ability to design with 3D software ProEngineer, Keyshot; shaving technology and technical requirements for Design; leading multiple product design initiatives through corporate gateways from Front End Innovation through to production; strategic industrial design including guiding the organization in terms of design language(s) and visual brand language(s) across the portfolio; track-record of successful consumer product design in the industry for billion dollar brands; corporate design and design consultancy experience; building and delivering 3D CAD concept renderings for consumer testing, approval, high end model fabrication and engineering development; presenting initiatives to all levels and audiences within organization(s) to ensure timely decisions without losing sight of industrial design intent and delivery timelines; model shop fabrication processes; and manufacturing and tooling in the area of plastics, metals and decoration technologies.
Must possess 3 years of experience in the following: managing design teams, including studio lead within a global organization, and recruitment; developing proposals for performance expectations, capability and mastery requirements for the Design team(s); and budget management authority for people and global external agencies. Up to 25% of domestic and international travel required. Part-time local telecommuting permitted.
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