30 Nov 2017

Full-Time Senior Furniture Designer – Sauder Woodworking Co. (3D CAD)

Sauder Woodworking Co – Posted by joballianceArchbold, Ohio, United States

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Job Description

Job Description:
Using knowledge and understanding of global and domestic markets, styles, trends, and usage, and internal and global manufacturability and costing, conceptualizes and develops new product designs and product enhancements. Provides technical, procedural and professional guidance to other designers and assists with workload distribution based on strengths and weaknesses of department personnel.

• Stays abreast and maintains expert understanding of consumer, the various categories (seating, closets, entertainment, etc.), manufacturability aspects, and cost objectives, in order to prepare and generate creative and innovative design recommendations.
• Creates and develops original designs aligned with the Sauder Product Strategy, as well as provides guidance and leadership to design staff through all stages of product development. Prioritizes design staff workload and responsibilities, based on the capabilities of design staff and understanding of the product / customer timelines.
• Point person for product development process, working across disciplines to optimize development process and protocol. Works with internal and external resources to develop and communicate trends and product direction. ommunicates concepts to internal and external customers to gain concept acceptance.
• Champions approved design projects from concept through implementation.
• Works with internal departments to help set specifications and work out manufacturing issues.
• Plans, organizes, and delivers concept, new product, product enhancement, process/protocol improvement presentations to management and other internal and external resources as needed.
• Maintains awareness of consumer and competitor product offerings including product design trends and design technologies/methods in both the U.S. and in foreign markets.
• Develops and maintains familiarity with new and existing manufacturing processes.
• Works with SGS and Sauder Asia to develop an expertise in foreign manufacturing capabilities and to help establish and maintain productive, working relationships with foreign customers to help deliver innovative designs and solutions.
• Understands and helps improve corporate product strategy, as well as making and implementing process and protocol improvements.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university, OR Associate’s degree PLUS Minimum of 2-4 years experience, OR Minimum of 5-7 years experience, OR Combination of education and experience.
• The successful applicant should have good leadership, organizational, written and verbal communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, and team skills
• Must have a positive attitude and be self-motivated
• Please provide link for portfolio when applying or upload samples

Benefits:
At Sauder, we’re always aiming to build a better world through better furniture, but we can’t do it without our employees. Our company is growing and looking for honest, reliable people to join our team. Besides being a great place to work, we also offer competitive wages and excellent benefits, including:

• Two weeks’ paid vacation within first year
• Plus, Ten paid holidays per year
• College tuition reimbursement program
• 401(k)/retirement match
• 100% Covered Health & Wellness (Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account and Wellness program)
• We recognize the importance of balancing work with family life. We offer a variety of flexible scheduling with varying work start/end times. After one year of service remote work days may be an option
• Advancement opportunities; with over 150 unique job descriptions there is plenty of room for you to grow with us
• A sweet furniture discount, Paid Funeral Leave, Jury Duty Leave, Adoption Expense Coverage, and more

How to Apply

Apply online at: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/isilogin.guid?GUID=&METHOD=GET&REALMOID=06-5f6b178c-b011-1022-a4bf-8500b9840000&SMAGENTNAME=-SM-BHacJqh%2BH3Frwvh7PHr4Kl3l8lokKvPKkIxR0Dcc%2FqKGo6Czfp5LI0TksG1mrkeK&SMAUTHREASON=0&TYPE=33554433&__tx_annotation=false&c=1146911&d=SauderWoodExternal&isa=Recruiter&r=5000266349706#/ Please provide a link for portfolio when applying or upload samples with resume.

Job Categories: Furniture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 12 days.

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