Under direction of the design leadership, the Associate Designer, will demonstrate the use of development tools and understanding of all aspects of the product design process during development of the assigned projects. They will utilize core design skills, adhere to the timing and action calendar, execute production level information including 3D data, follow through with all steps for execution of the product from concept to post design finalization, increase the amount of projects executed with the use of external resources and maximization of vendor capabilities, assisting in driving the category assigned from a design perspective, and work with cross functional team members during all aspects of execution.
DESIGN: Design and Develop products defined by the project briefs within a FOB goal. In this execution use core design skills for research, concept generation, product validation, study of usage pattern and ergonomics, 3D data development, selection of materials and process, aesthetics development, color selection, generation of tech pack and supportive collateral information for product execution, and strategic design with the use of DSG available metrics.
DRIVE INNOVATION: Push beyond the core product ask and Introduce innovation within various categories. Use available resources and tools available to define product opportunities. Work with design management and product manager to justify the business case and size of the opportunity. Ground the concepts with trend, research, category history, and tangible data. These projects will fall within and outside the T&A calendar.
COLLABORATE: Work with cross functional teams to ensure designs are accurate and complete as defined by the project brief. Changes defined during the development process are updated and communicated on all appropriate channels.
DRIVE ADOPTION: Create and deliver effective, cohesive product presentations to maximize adoption with the merchants. This includes the uses and understanding of various tools available. (i.e. first insight, qualitative/quantitative research, trend analysis, and review of available metrics.)
TRACK PROJECTS: Project manage and track updates , for all assigned projects, during development and ensure all data and information is accurate on PLM.
WORK WITH EXTERNAL RESOURCES: Work with internal, external, and foreign resources to obtain the required deliverables of the timing and action calendar. If required communicate with the HKO office and directly to manufacturing vendors to maintain design and functional intent. Begin to work with external resources for execution of design and prototype resources to expand the amount of work being executed.
Bachelor’s Degree- Industrial Design
3-5 Years of experience working for an OEM or Consultancy