Manager Product Design
The principle purpose of the Manager, Product Design and Development – Kitchen & Bath is to serve as the trusted resource for Lowe’s design direction in kitchen and bath. This requires synthesizing multiple customer, market, and business perspectives to build a holistic approach to kitchen and bath offerings.
This role leads the kitchen and bath designers in the design and development of private brand kitchen and bath product solutions that are aligned with Lowe’s customer experience strategy, and style and trend direction.
The key deliverables of this role includes compelling product designs, clear and visual guidance to vendors, and recommendations for national brand offerings. To accomplish this, the person in this role must have an advanced ability to develop and articulate a design vision; possess strong industry knowledge of multiple kitchen and bath product types and trends at multiples levels including style, function, and in context use.
The Manager, Product Design and Development – Kitchen & Bath will be responsible for delivering differentiated designs at the right price through private brands, in coordination with national brand offerings, and in alignment with Lowe’s strategic customer preferences and needs. The person in this role also will have accountability for balancing our popular styles and level of quality to ensure relevance of our kitchen and bath product offerings and presentations. This role will also work in collaboration with CX and merchandising partners to deliver product and curated presentations that inspire more target customers to choose Lowe’s.
To accomplish this, the Manager, Product Design and Development – Kitchen & Bath must have a skilled eye for form and aesthetics, and a broader strategic perspective on the fit of individual products and programs with Lowe’s style and design direction to provide a profitable and compelling customer value proposition.
In addition, the Manager, Product Design and Development – Kitchen & Bath will work extensively across organizational functions, partnering across the Customer Experience group, along with Merchandising, Marketing, Branding, and Sourcing departments to deliver product solutions that are simultaneously desirable, feasible, and viable. They will also collaborate with and provide guidance to a broad network of manufacturing vendors. Finally, they will engage and contract with outside resources to complement internal resources as needed.
The Manager, Product Design and Development – Kitchen & Bath will impact Lowe’s by increasing our Customer base and satisfaction, and ultimately revenue and market share, by offering a compelling, consistent perspective on style and design and making it easier to find the right products to coordinate the overall looks they want in kitchen and bath. Additionally this position will impact Lowe’s long range growth plans by building a strong, differentiated kitchen and bath offering through optimizing private brand development and our national brand offering to deliver the best customer experience and contribute to Lowe’s future.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
•A Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Furniture Design or Interior Design and 2 + years recent experience designing and developing products within the kitchen and bath industry.
•5+ years designing and developing products in a manufacturing or consultancy environment.
•2+ years management experience in leading and developing designers.
•2+ years experience working with manufacturing partners to achieve design intent.
•2+ years experience in customer centric design methodology in a complete product development cycle from conception through production.
•2+ years experience leading complex projects and creative teams
•Masters degree in a design or business related field.
•1+ years of direct leadership experience (direct report responsibility)
•Demonstrated knowledge of current, future and historical interior and home design trends.
•Demonstrated success in designing decorative products for the US market.
•Experience working within or with US retailers.
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