Design Director Mack Trucks, Product Design
A truly American brand with a strong heritage. A truly exciting moment in time to make a difference.
In an environment of change, with exiting new technologies and rapidly changing customer requirements, Product Design is looking for a dynamic and insightful Design Director Mack Trucks. The Design Director is a key role for our capability to innovate and prioritize design solutions for future products and services, to continue to build the legacy of the legendary Mack Truck.
The Mack brand, an icon synonymous to America, was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1900 and has been delivering durability, reliability and application-readiness since then. 117 years of knowledge and expertise has made it one of the most respected brands in the global transport industry. We are proud to use the American values of hard work, innovation and the belief in a better tomorrow to build tough trucks that get the job done, with purpose driven technology and connectivity to optimize the performance.
The Design Director is heading a team of diverse roles and professions in our North American Product Design studio in Greensboro, NC. The responsibility is to support the business with the right prioritizations, support the product development with professional and accurate design deliveries, and support the brand with outstanding design quality and user friendly solutions – physical and digital. The responsibility stretches across numerous digital and physical customer touch points.
The Design Director Mack Trucks is a member of the global Volvo Group Product Design management team, with the directors of Volvo Group brands and business areas, global and local management, placed in our studios around the world. The Director is expected to take an active part in the global projects and strategies, in close collaboration with the other brands and business areas, and support the business priorities of the Volvo Group.
This requires a person with a passion for Design Thinking and a great capability to involve others – to engage, motivate and direct with clear vision and purpose. We offer an exciting, truly global context with challenging tasks, where you can make a difference.
• Master of Fine Arts is preferred, Bachelor of Fine Arts is required
• Minimum 8 years of work experience from working with participatory industrial design and/or digital user experience design process
• Management experience
• Automotive, machinery or transport industry experience
• Service design experience, and experience from multi brand context, are merits
• Fluent in English, spoken and written
• Aesthetic skills, proven in portfolio
• Creative, motivating and visionary leadership
• High interest in design and technology trends
• Communication skills
In this position you will report to the Vice President of Product Design, and be placed in Greensboro, NC.
If you are ready for the next step in your development and recognize yourself in this description, do not hesitate; start writing your application right now!
!!Please observe, applications are only accepted via the application web link!!
Posting expires Feb 4th, 2018.
If you wish to ask any questions regarding the positions, please contact:
Stina Nilimaa Wickström, Vice President Product Design
+46 76 5531251
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