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Principal Industrial Designer

Palatine, IL

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Weber-Stephen products is seeking a creative, motivated, and experienced Industrial Designer to join our team of dynamic, enthusiastic and brand passionate individuals who welcome new and innovative ideas, allowing you to grow as a professional and keep things interesting on a day-to-day basis. Weber takes pride in developing their employees to continue our long history of creating world class products and industry leading design.

This position will provide Industrial Design leadership and hands-on support across different New Product Development Programs, and is part of the Research and Development Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design leadership and hands-on execution in all phases of the Industrial Design Process – from concept development, 3D concept modeling, digital rendering, and definition of Color/Material/Finishes.
  • Provides perspective of design concepts based on the development of user experience maps to identify actionable consumer insights and design opportunities.
  • Develops and delivers high quality materials for Design Reviews and Team meetings to clearly communicate the design strategy and design intent, meeting user/brand/technical requirements.
  • Strong and direct collaboration with the R&D team to ensure design intent is maintained for manufacturing.
  • Collaborates and works effectively as part of a cross functional team – Product Management, R&D Engineering, Manufacturing, Consumer Insights, and Brand.
  • Collaborates and provides any needed support when working with external design resources.

Education and/or Experience                                                    

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design required.
  • 8+ years of relevant hands-on industrial design experience in consumer products – Corporate Design preferred. Global Perspective a plus.
  • Aesthetic sensibility and strong fundamentals – sketching, concept generation, advanced 3D modeling and digital rendering – SolidWorks and KeyShot/Bunkspeed a must.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite – focus on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Experience in UX Design a plus.
  • Mechanically inclined, with solid understanding of engineering principles, manufacturing processes and materials.
  • Translator of the Brand into tangible design execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously.
  • A design portfolio must be included with application to be considered (pdf file).
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 Computer Skills                              

  • Advanced 3D modeling and digital rendering – SolidWorks a must. KeyShot or Bunkspeed preferred.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite – Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop preferred.

Additional Information

  • The candidate must demonstrate great personal design talent through a rich portfolio of diverse consumer products across categories, brands, and design languages.  A MUST to be considered.
  • The candidate must have a great sensibility to form and balanced aesthetics, mechanically inclined, and be an effective translator of the Brand into tangible design execution.
Please submit both a resume and design portfolio. Please upload 1 document containing both.

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