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Director of Industrial Design - method

method (part of SC Johnson Lifestyle Brands) k

San Francisco, CA

Mar 31
Job Description

THE ROLE - Use design to drive commerce.

Director of Industrial Design – method, will lead Industrial Design for the method brand within North America. The role is responsible for concept creation, industrial design and development across Hand Care, Home Care, Personal Care and Laundry Care at SCJ Lifestyle Brands (LSB). This role will work closely with the Innovation Director, Brand Director and Creative Director to ensure a robust and innovative product pipeline. Additionally, the Director of Industrial Design will liaise with Package Engineers, Sustainability, Brand Designers and Legal to ensure the highest level of design quality and consumer experience. Although this role is method-specific, it is expected to help support other LSB brands when in need.

We are re-writing how consumers get their everyday essentials through the lens of design and sustainability. We believe the future is circular and design can help drive refill behavior and minimize waste. This is an incredibly unique opportunity to demonstrate to the CPG industry that design can help consumers adopt more sustainable formats and move the industry forward.


Industrial Design – Direct the Industrial Design function for the method brand within North America
Collaborate cross-functionally to create bold new products and experiences
Partner with the Insights function to identify unmet consumer needs and wants
Develop product concepts and use storytelling to build consensus
Develop looks-like and works-like prototypes that help sell your vision and refine usability + ergonomics
Incorporate feedback, refine and handover CAD files to Package Engineering
Innovation - pursue and catalyze innovation and innovative thinking within LSB
Scout for new ideas and possibilities
Lead cross-functional brainstorms and ideation sessions
Meet and discuss new ideas with vendors, teams and functional groups
Work cross functionally to influence product strategy within LSB


7+ years of professional Industrial Design experience in the CPG or housewares space (reusable/durables) or similar markets
Abundant experience developing products in Solidworks and bringing them to life in Keyshot
Have an outstanding portfolio demonstrating your process, visionary thinking, storytelling and eye for aesthetics
Bachelors degree, preferably in Industrial Design
Must be authorized to work in the United States now and in the future without sponsorship


Advanced degree
Comfortable working under-pressure, within a time-bound process, with strong project management and organizational skills
Capable of toggling between tactical product design and strategic visionary thinking
Experience developing products that have successfully changed consumer behavior
Excellent sketching abilities
Experience creating short animations
Experience developing smart devices
Experience working with compostable materials

Lifestyle Brand (LSB) PERKS: Our values are at the heart of everything we do.
Here are a few of the ways we Care like a Mother for every person against dirty:

Rockstar health insurance benefits package
Jollydays: competitive vacation bundle
Generous retirement match + pre-tax savings options
3 Care Days (a.k.a. Volunteer Time-Off) a year, to be a force for good
Global Ping Pong Tournament + heard that right-- let's dance

LOCATION: San Francisco
HOURS: full time, exempt

Better Together

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method (part of SC Johnson Lifestyle Brands)

Lifestyle Brands (the LSB) is a growing house of like-minded brands under the SC Johnson umbrella including Method®, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®, Babyganics® and Ecover®. Headquartered in San Francisco with additional operations in Chicago and throughout Europe, the LSB is home to 650 employees. Together we act as a force for bold, transformative growth with a focus on delivering positive impact for people and the planet. If you’re into pioneering the future and doing good while doing business, come join us.

The LSB is part of SC Johnson, a family-owned company and leading manufacturer of household cleaning, home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care products, as well as professional products. Originally founded in 1886 and headquartered in Wisconsin, U.S.A., SC Johnson and the Lifestyle Brands division are at work for a better world.