17 Nov 2017

Full-Time Senior Industrial Designer – HARMAN (Rhino, Alias)

HARMAN – Posted by joballianceNovi, Michigan, United States

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Job Description

Position Summary:
In the role of the Senior Industrial Designer, you will be responsible for the Industrial Design of Harman’s branded car audio solutions (primarily for AKG). You will be creating, developing and managing the design evolution of multiple Harman premium brands, including harman/kardon, JBL, Infinity, Lexicon, mark levinson, Revel, AKG and licensed business such as Bowers & Wilkins, CANTON, CLASSE, Bang & Olufsen and B&O PLAY. In collaboration with our engineering- and marketing-team you will envision and design holistic car audio experiences for Harman’s premium brands.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This role current will not have supervisory responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities:
Develop and nourish Harman’s credible audio brands
Manage & lead industrial design related projects and deliver compelling presentations
Translate Harman’s rich portfolio of brands into holistic car audio design experiences
Manage & lead communication with design team and stakeholders across various locations.
Envision & visualize innovative car audio experiences for Harman’s premium brands
Understand, improve and evolve existing brand design guidelines
Develop future brand design language strategy
Implement design language for each brand and position as ‘best in class’ in the automotive audio business. Upon request and approval, the Industrial Designer will develop the design language for other parts of the SBU Audio group
Understand and design for manufacturability and cost targets.
Present and communicate design concepts through compelling brand related presentations supported with sketches, Photoshop & 3D renderings to marketing and brand managers, same as to customers
Develop 3D surface files to transfer to mechanical engineering.
Work concurrently with Engineering to streamline the developmental process
Establish and maintain productive working relationships with other discipline team members and customer or supplier contacts
Develop junior talent in the Harman Car Audio Design Team
Develop methods and processes to improve efficiency and competence levels
Collaborate with Harman Consumer Design Team to create overarching brand experiences.

Basic Qualifications:
Equivalent education level required BA or certificate Industrial Design.
Experience required: 5+ years of industrial design experience
Experience with material cost and finishes, manufacturing processes, tooling methods, assembly methods
Ability to communicate ideas through sketches, foam models and photorealistic renderings
Proficient in Rhino & Alias CAD Modeling, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Project.
Understanding of brand values and capable of translating into tangible & holistic car audio design experiences
Capable to adapt & create brand related design languages in correspondence to the target car interiors

Preferred Qualifications:
Result-orientated and a motivated team player
Outgoing, passionate and with an excellent sense of humor
Ability to communicate creative ideas at a high quality level
Advanced knowledge of English, other languages are a plus
Ability to work under pressure

Eligibility Requirements:
Willingness to travel 25% of the time
Willingness to work in an office.
Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

How to Apply

Please email: [email protected]

Job Categories: Industrial Design. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Alias and Rhino.

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