28 Jun 2016

Full-Time Senior Product Designer-Munchkin

Munchkin – Posted by KazLos Angeles, California, United States

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Job Description

Senior Product Designer-Munchkin

About Us

For 20 years, Munchkin has influenced juvenile products at the highest level, delivering strategic and innovative ideas to excite both parents and babies. We are an international corporation with 5 offices around the world with our headquarters in Van Nuys, California. At Munchkin, we always look for exceptional individuals who want to work in a fast-paced and fast-growing environment.

The Position

Munchkin is looking for a highly creative Senior Product Designer to join our Product Development Team. The position designs and develops new products and product improvements and is responsible for taking products from initial concept through production and manufacturing under aggressive timelines by performing the following duties listed below.

Senior Product Designer-Munchkin

Senior Product Designer-Munchkin

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Takes ownership of the entire design and development process of projects assigned.
Conceptualizes, illustrates and communicates new product concepts through quick ideation sketching, 3D CAD drawings (Solidworks), foam mockups and preparing presentation boards.
Participates in concept research, product definition, customer needs and reviews, feasibility and specifications that lead to concept visions and product refinements.
Evaluates, analyzes and makes recommendations for cost improvements to elevate the competitive position of the product and relays this information internally and to overseas operations.
Evaluates current and proposed products based on factors such as appealing appearance, design-function relationships, serviceability, materials and production methods application, budget, production costs and specifications.
Must be able to assess product obstacles and use design skills and experience to successfully complete the project.
Responsible for working closely with the Engineering to develop the product through all phases of development and manufacturing.
Responsible for working with Marketing and Branding Teams to drive brand consistency across all products and to establish key design features.
Analyzes test data and reports to determine if designs meet functional and performance specifications as well as safety requirements.
Performs technical analysis of competitive products.
Designer will work with licensed product that is applied to new product ideas as well as existing.
Arranges files or drawings to have prototypes made for in-house evaluation and sales purposes.

Senior Product Designer-Munchkin

Senior Product Designer-Munchkin

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Industrial Design is required from a four-year college or university; and six to eight years related experience and/or training.
Must have a strong focus on design aesthetics and awareness of brand.
Must possess knowledge of manufacturing, various molding techniques (injection, overmolding, blowmolding, rotocast, Compression, etc…), plastics, soft goods and basic printing.
Must be highly proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and Solidworks.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations regarding safety standards.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Self-motivated, enthusiastic, with excellent time management
The ability to be able to communicate your ideas clearly
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
The ability to take on constructive criticism and use this to enhance product designs
Excellent team player.

Senior Product Designer-Munchkin

Senior Product Designer-Munchkin

How to Apply

To apply for the Senior Product Designer position, please visit our websites at www.munchkin.com or email your resume and work samples. We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At company-wide award functions, we take time to recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make Munchkin such a standout place. We also provide growth potential, competitive compensation and bonuses, excellent insurance options, and a generous 401(k) match to consistently improve the quality of life for all our employees. Check out our website at www.munchkin.com for more information and open positions in the career section. Munchkin is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Categories: 2D CAD, 3D CAD, 3D Design & Architect, 3D Modeling, 3D Surfacing, Brainstorming, Design, Design Engineer, Design Researcher, Detail Drafting, Digital Sculptor, Drafter, Product Design, Product Development, Product Engineer, Prototyping, R&D, Rapid Prototyping, Rendering, Research and Design, Solid Modeling, Solidworks, and Solidworks Surfacing. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: careers, jobs, Product Design, product design careers, product design jobs, so cal product design careers, so cal product design jobs, and SolidWorks. Salary: DOE.

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