21 Jul 2017

Full-Time Designer, Principal (CAD)

Steelcase – Posted by jobsGrand Rapids, Michigan, United States


Job Description

Designer, Principal

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Job Description
Under general direction, applies research insights, mastered design and technology skills, techniques and process knowledge to creatively conceptualize and develop product program and product line strategies and products.  The Principal Designer will also provide recommendations and work with management in decision making on design concept direction, design process and resource planning.  The Principal Industrial Designer will periodically act as spokesperson for the Industrial Design Department or a product program to audiences both within and external to Steelcase.  Responsible for coaching and assisting in professional development for industrial designers in the group
Required Skills
  • Problem definition; conceptual ability; problem solving & analysis
  • Studio skills; materials and processes; PC and CAD skills
  • Thorough knowledge of design and PD&L processes
  • Strong interpersonal relations skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Thorough knowledge of product applications and human factors
  • Expert knowledge of marketing and financial principles
  • Strong leadership and time management skills and the ability to apply judgment

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Required Experience
  • BFA, BS or graduate degree in Industrial Design, with 7+ years Industrial Design experience, preferably in a manufactured products corporate environment
  • Thorough knowledge of business and industry
  • Thorough knowledge of the Steelcase organization, industry trends & design history preferred
Job Location
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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Job Categories: Furniture, Industrial Design, and Product Design. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: CAD, Creo, design, Designer, furniture, industrial, Industrial Design, PD&L, principal, principal designer, and SolidWorks. Salary: BOE. Job expires in Endless.

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