Industrial Designer

Location: Charlotte, NC Posted: Oct 5

Job Description

Electrolux is currently looking for a talented and highly creative Industrial Designer who will be part of the North American Major Appliances design team. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating new and innovative design solutions for the Major Appliances North America division of Electrolux. The position will be located in Charlotte, NC.

At Electrolux, design is a global function with around 200 design professionals in seven locations worldwide. We are a diverse studio with a great mix of experience and emerging talent. This Industrial Designer role is the perfect opportunity for any individual looking to manage a full program of work from initial concept all the way through to final production. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple product platforms and represent our design team whilst working with a wide variety of stakeholders across the Electrolux organization. Our team takes a user-focused approach, acting as a strong advocate for the consumer’s needs throughout the end to end journey of the brand experience. We are looking for a passionate and energetic individual to join our ambitious and hardworking family.


Core responsibilities
•Able to use appropriate skills, sketching, 3D modeling, rendering, animation and video, to define and communicate product concepts
•Create effective and appropriate visual design languages by understanding the meaning and effect of these on the brand, audience, market and culture
•Ability to analyze market and design trends and apply through design thinking
•Create broad differentiated and relevant scenarios/ themes/ concepts that explore potential or articulate an innovative proposition
•Communicate ideas clearly and persuasively at an individual and group level, often using story-telling to bring a challenge or opportunity to life
•Apply and define interface and interaction principles. Define and apply general usability principles (in partnership with other competencies e.g. Interaction Design, Product Graphics, etc.)
•Create and manage documentation of Industrial Design specifications (2D and 3D data, check point presentation material etc.) at appropriate checkpoints

Operational responsibilities
•Ensure a high-quality Design output, respecting business requirements, brand values and design excellence
•Define and articulate relevant insights by applying benchmarking tools
•Able to manage multiple projects, typically for a specific brand/product line
•Build relationships, team-ship with internal & external stakeholders
•Meet internal and external deadlines according to project planning
•Support relevant involvement of consumers and expert reviews
•Project planning and model making management with external vendors
•Able to create and lead the design specification of a product or a range of products within a category in collaboration with Design Manager as part of the multifunctional team
•Align and co-operate with internal / external stakeholders, other design functions, development centers, purchasers, marketing, engineering, suppliers, etc. according to design strategy

Consumer Focus
•Strive for best-in class design solutions to meet or exceed the needs of internal and external customers
•Understanding of consumer segmentation and target groups
•Create and support design quality standards in regards to appeal, usability and Fit Feel Finish from consumer perspective

Problem Solving
•Balance the relationship between product properties, design elements, business goals, marketing directions, consumer trends, technology and environmental issues
•Create functional product concepts that appropriately address the user-context requirements
•Able to solve problems and support milestone management to achieve deadlines.


•Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field such as Industrial Design or Product Design
•Minimum 3 years relevant experience in one or more specific business domains and in one or more markets and cultures
•Recognized within their competency peer group for their expertise and talent in their field and their specific competency knowledge and capability. May have won award(s) and hold IP
•Willingness to travel and represent the design team in multi-functional meetings


•International mindset, better if strengthened with assignments in countries different from the one of origin
•Strong entrepreneurial drive and leadership skills
•Proven ability to develop strong teams and systems, preferably in a multi-cultural environment

•Great communicator (verbal, written, and visual)
•Resourceful, self-driven, organized and able to motivate others
•A proven and recognized sense for design
•Ability to implement all aspects of the design process
•Solid understanding of design methods, tools and processes
•Understanding of basic engineering, tooling and market inputs
•Ability to transfer good design into manufacturable products
•Understanding the importance of good design and brand values, and their impact on the business
•Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

•The ability to think outside of the box and look into the future
•Strong organizational abilities
•Drive, Energy & Passion
•Learning agility
•Team player, able to work effectively in a matrix organization and to build networks
•Integrity, honesty and morale


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

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