Concept Lead

Milwaukee Tool k

Brookfield, WI

May 21
Job Description

As a Milwaukee Tool Concept Lead, you are the project team leader responsible for coordinating a multi-disciplinary team of creative problem solvers through the fuzzy front end of human centered design. Your creative spirit, hands-on approach to product development & teamwork, and excellent communication skills will ensure the team delivers innovative solutions consistent with Milwaukee Tool's brand and business strategies.


Oversee the exploration and convergence of the project into actionable innovative opportunities & user driven strategies for Milwaukee Tool.
Effectively & efficiently manage cross functional team throughout the project ensuring expectations are clear, delivered upon, and in a timely manner.
Coach Design Thinking skills to core team, proper presentation assembly & communication per the various milestone meetings.

Required Skills:

5+ years of experience working in Front End Innovation (FEI) teams. Experience with Design Thinking methods, processes, tools, & execution a plus.
Engineering and/or Industrial Design Degree(s).
Passion: Irresistible drive to invent new solutions to old problems.
Creativity: Original problem-solving skills coupled with a hands-on approach.
Irreverence: Actively challenges behavior paradigm's both internally and externally.
Management of Complex Decisions: Thrives in ambiguous scenarios in which the correct direction(s) is not yet obvious. Great at gleaning meaning from whatever data is available.
Intuition: Knows the most effective and efficient methodologies to meet project goals.
Aptitude: Possesses strong mechanical & manufacturing background to ground ideas but has a finger on the pulse of emerging technologies.
Communication: Up, down, and throughout the organization - speaking the lexicon of the creative, technical and the trades in a language of the masses.
Time management: Skilled at planning & prioritization of tasks for oneself and the project team.
Cross-functionality: Works effectively with Engineering, Marketing, Industrial Design, & Design Research. Understands the strengths, value, and knows how to correctly utilize each member of the team most effectively.

We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool has invested heavily in technology and innovation across our power tool, power tool accessories, and hand tool businesses. Our world-class team has delivered some of the most disruptive new technologies and solutions the industry has ever seen resulting in unprecedented growth in our global business. Milwaukee Tool enables a fast-paced design environment where our employees experience the challenge and satisfaction of seeing a product evolve from concept to the shelves of our retail and distribution partners and into the hands of our professional users on the jobsite. At Milwaukee Tool, we recognize your career path is as individual as you are. Our priority is to help you meet your professional goals. Being part of a fast paced and innovative culture, professional developmentā€¦.WE CREATE EMPOWERED LEADERS Milwaukee offers benefits on your first day of work (health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k) and an excellent working environment that includes an on-site cafeteria, state of the art fitness facility, organized fitness classes, recreational sports leagues and company outings. We have a business casual environment, jeans are acceptable most days; we work hard, but play hard, too!

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