Industrial Design Manager
MTD Products is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and sales of outdoor power equipment and consumer goods. As a multinational privately held company, MTD provides high quality consumer goods through mass merchants and independent retail networks. Although you may not know the name MTD Products, you know us through our brands; Bolens, Cub Cadet, Remington, Yard-Man, Yard Machines, and Troy-Bilt. We help people make their yards beautiful.
As a Industrial Design Manager you would manage a group of Industrial Designers to originate and develop ideas to design the form of manufactured products by performing the following duties:
-You should have a strong project management experience and be organized enough to work on multiple projects at the same time.
-Reads publications, attends showings, and consults with engineering, marketing, production, and sales representatives to establish design concepts.
-Evaluates design ideas based on factors such as visual appearance, ergonomics,design-function relationships, serviceability, materials and methods, engineering, application, budget, price, production costs, manufacturing technology, market characteristics, and client specifications.
-Research and consolidation of user based needs that influence resulting design and integrate findings intoconcepts and sketches design ideas.
-Presents design to client or design committee and discusses need for modification and change.
-Designs product packaging and graphics for advertising.Builds simulated models. Prepares illustrations.
-Handles the conceptualization and development of new products including creating aspects of form, aesthetics, physical and psychological interfaces between users and product, and system compatibility.
-May contribute to, but then work within, criteria established for the project by other business functions. Determines materials, construction, mechanisms, shapes, colors, surface finishes, and manufacturing processes in cooperation with other business functions that are involved in the new product development process.
-Must create and communicate the design solution to management through renderings, CAD models, and written documentation.
-Provides creative design leadership of design for the quality and profitability of the company.
-Manages planning, personnel assignments and resource allocation, and provides design leadership and supervision for a major project.
-Directs lower level industrial designers in the conceptualization and development of design concepts and new product designs .
Must have experience with US Patents and understand patent infringement as well as the patent application process. Must be able to access and preliminarily evaluate patents for design purposes. Understand the impact that patents have upon a product not only from a design veiwpoint , but also as a business investment or strategic design importance.
Applies critical and analytical thinking to evaluate & manage designs. Management skills to develop direct reports. Understanding of functionality, ergonomics & aesthetics as it applies to design. Proposal writing skills. Creative presentation skills; patent searching & knowledge skills.
Education and Experience
Master’s Degree or equivalent; or four to ten years of related experience and/ or training.
MTD Offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes 401k, Pension, Health & Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Vacation, 11 paid Holidays per year and much more. MTD is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V
How To Apply
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.