14 Jun 2017

Product Designer : Ace Casual Furniture

Ace casual furniture – Posted by jobsSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States

ACE

Job Description

Ace Casual is a market leader in retail casual furniture selling to well-known Mass Retailers both in the US and Europe. Based in Wayzata, MN Ace is looking for an experienced individual, willing to support the continued growth of our brands.

Description:

DESIGNER

Lead and support Ace’s Design and Development with direction from our leaders to achieve overall product design strategy and objectives. Manage workload and drive the product development process and key deadlines.

INDIVIDUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Experience in furniture design and development for the retail market
  • Develop all product designs/concepts/renderings, product functional requirements and performance expectations for designated categories
  • Assiduous approach to workload, maintaining good, timely communication with retailers, team members and factories
  • Develop or improve process and forms where and when needed
  • Partner with China based QC Teams to understand performance testing protocols and develop product to meet those requirements on an ongoing basis
  • Provide and maintain updates to technical specifications and drawings to include: raw materials, fit/function, construction details and product dimensions to depict the desired product as needed
  • Evaluate all samples and provide feedback in timely manner, requesting new samples and improvements as needed
  • Input and maintain accurate information for each developed product in our files
  • Understand competitors and benchmarks to be current on fit/function, material, quality and construction standards
  • Develop a working knowledge of product manufacturing and each factories capability
  • Support sales and QC in addressing any product quality concerns and ensure resolution of all issues pertaining to the development, construction and manufacturing of products
  • Provides annual trend reports for designated product categories

Research

  • Develop an appropriate working knowledge of applicable government regulatory requirements, safety protocols and performance standards for each of our product categories
  • Understand Ace’s competitors and benchmarks for specified product categories to continuously evaluate and compare Target products to competitors and industry benchmarks.
  • Develop an understanding of the factory matrix and associated manufacturing capabilities.
  • Designate which product quality standards each of our products should be tested to
  • Basic understanding of our main retailers and their customers

Minimum Requirements

  • 4-year Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or product development related degree.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated product strategy and product design and developments capabilities
  • Industry relevant product strategy, product development and customer experience design experience
  • Computer design system skills including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop & Sketch
  • Experience in CAD illustration or 2D/3D software.
  • Ability to successfully work in a team environment.
  • Flexible and resourceful; willing to enthusiastically flex work and tasks to what is needed to move work forward regardless of formal expertise or background
  • Known for attention to details, and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Self-motivated and driven to ensure company is successful

How to Apply

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Job Categories: 3D CAD, Auto CAD, Design, Design Engineer, and Industrial Design. Job Tags: 3D CAD, CAD, design, Industrial Design, and Product Design. Job expires in Endless.

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