Senior Industrial Designer

Location: Rockland, MA Posted: Nov 22

Job Description

UPPAbaby is a manufacturer of high-end baby strollers, carseats and gear based in Rockland, Massachusetts. We are a small but rapidly growing company with a high-energy, fast paced and laughter filled work environment. We are looking for someone who is very proactive, motivated and can find clarity amidst chaos. you will deal mostly with articulating mechanical parts. our products are not as much about form as it is about achieving a functional and mechanical elegance that conveys a high end, sporty appearance.

OVERVIEW
The senior industrial designer position at UPPAbaby focuses on a holistic design approach starting with ideation and working up through manufacturing within the juvenile product market. A senior designer brings a high level of understanding with regard to a cohesive design across an entire product line while keeping these designs consistent with our brand.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Design research and detailed knowledge of industry trends
• Innovative thinking and ideation along with the ability to communicate these ideas through
sketching, 3D modeling and in writing
• Running brainstorming sessions and design reviews in addition to attending weekly product
recap meetings
• Working collaboratively with the mechanical engineering team to ensure product
manufacturability and integrity
• Mentoring the junior design staff and assisting them understanding our process and brand
• Daily communications with overseas factories
• Overseas travel to work with our suppliers and factories
• Working with the engineering team to complete product specs and BOM’s
• Prototyping and bread-boarding ideas as they pertain to the development process
• Working independently with outside engineering and design resources
• Scheduling projects with project management in order to hit deadlines and ensure information
is communicated in a timely fashion both internally and externally
• General understanding and application of softgoods, patterns and materials
• Attendance at select conferences and trade shows

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator (other comparable software also acceptable)
Excellent sketching skills and 3D modeling experience using Solidworks
Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft word
Excellent understanding of the manufacturing process, specifically tailored to understand part moldability and material selection
Self-motivated to complete all task required of the job and high attention to detail
Strong problem solving skills
Passion showing an appreciation for strong aesthetics

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in industrial design
5-7 years experience in industrial design and product development
3-5 years design experience inside the juvenile product category a plus






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