Design Leader

Location: Chicago, IL Posted: Jul 14

Job Description

Design Leader: Radius Innovation, Chicago Studio


We are seeking a design leader to assist with the growth, productivity, and creative/technical capabilities of the industrial design group at Radius. In this position, the individual is responsible for the creative/technical and professional development of designers, proactively contributing in the strategic direction of RPD, growing new and existing clients, and the quality of the department’s services and deliverables.


□ Oversee the productivity and well-being of the industrial design group

□ Responsible for leading and directing the innovation process

□ Responsible for the continued professional growth and training of the designers

□ Participate in recruiting and hiring of designers
□ Establish and maintain a set of design department standards to ensure design excellence

□ Conceptualize ways of providing new and improved value to customers

□ Contribute design knowledge and experience to product development projects

□ Maintain a high standard of customer service and professional guidance

□ Participate in soliciting new jobs and customers, manage and nurture existing accounts

□ See that the creative/technical needs of the design department are met

□ Promote a culture of pride, passion, and integrity

□ Identify strategic opportunities for Radius

□ Manage design budget


□ Bachelors in Industrial Design, Masters Degree in Business, Strategy, or Design Research preferred


□ 8 to 10 years of experience as a practicing industrial designer

□ 3 to 5 years of experience managing product development teams

□ A history of developing products with multi-disciplinary teams

□ A history of participating in the development of products from research and strategy (marketing direction) through product design production

□ Involvement in developing a combination of high volume components/products and mid-complex product assemblies in a variety of manufacturing processes


□ Ability to lead in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment.

□ Ability to relate to and mentor individuals and nurture talent.

□ Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
□ Ability to manage multiple project teams in parallel.

□ Motivated, takes initiative, and excels at motivating others

□ Provide direction, vision and planning throughout the duration of a project.

□ The ability to organize resources to meet project goals.
□ High standards

□ Professional in manner and appearance

□ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

□ Ability to “see the big picture” when meeting the customer's needs

□ Sound judgment

□ Creative

□ Ability to resolve conflict

□ Passionate about working in a team (other disciplines)

□ A proven strength with details and meeting tight deadlines without sacrificing quality are required.
□ Mechanical aptitude (mechanism development, materials, processes, FEA, etc.)

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NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

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