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Senior Industrial Designer

Lifetime Brands, Inc. k

Seattle, WA

Sep 5
Job Description

Lifetime Brands is looking for an exceptional Senior Industrial Designer to join our Seattle studio. This position is responsible for designing new products for our in-house and private label brands. As part of our team you will be responsible for design of new items through the whole process: from research to prototyping to finishing touches in CAD. We are looking for someone who can figure out creative solutions to everyday problems, can prioritize workload, can frame a point of view, and has a broad skill set. This role serves as a key player in our product development team.

Overview
•Design and bring to market viable product designs that users will love
•Build engaging conceptual work.
•Exhibit good taste.
•Use sound decision making while driving the projects towards commercialization.
•Contribute to teamwork and culture of in-house ID studio
•Lead junior staff
•Reports to Design Manager

Responsibilities
•Responsible for the design of new products from idea through production
•Make product design decisions which reinforce brand values
•Pitch ideas and provide substance, research, and data for backup
•Contribute to idea creation sessions
•Create content for and contribute to ID presentations
•Work to ensure product line evolution and expansion meets strategic intent
•Become a subject matter expert in the product category
•Identify opportunities in the market through functional research and trends
•Recommend new product initiatives that enhance opportunity for growth in current and/or emerging categories
•Support seasonal presentations as needed
•Collaborate with engineers to ensure mechanical product approval
•Collaborate with Design Manager to ensure tight, cohesive output across projects
•Collaborate with CMF team on integration of trends, colors, finishes, etc
•Contribute to adjacent business areas/brands as needed

Requirements
•Degree in Industrial Design
•5+ years' experience in a corporate or consultant ID role
•Highly creative
•Attention to detail and inquisitive nature
•Positive, collaborative attitude
•Professional demeanor
•Understanding of manufacturing processes and materials
•Skilled using analog tools: hack prototyping, finish prototyping, and general workshop proficiency
•Skilled using digital tools like SolidWorks, Keyshot, Adobe CS, and 3D printing
•Portfolio of exceptional design work including products that have seen production

*To be considered, please be sure to submit your portfolio pdf ( not exceeding 10MB) or a link to your portfolio

Lifetime Brands, Inc.

Lifetime Brands is a leading global provider of kitchenware, tableware and other products used in the home. We offer brands you trust, value without compromise and an unwavering commitment to innovation. Our products make it easier for you to prepare food, serve meals, entertain guests, and decorate your home. We market products under well-known kitchenware brands, including Farberware, KitchenAid, Sabatier, Amco Houseworks, Chef’n, Chicago Metallic, Copco, Fred & Friends, Houdini, KitchenCraft, Kamenstein, Kizmos, MasterClass, Misto, Mossy Oak, Swing-A-Way, Taylor Kitchen and Vasconia; respected tableware and giftware brands, including Mikasa, Pfaltzgraff, Fitz and Floyd, Creative Tops, Empire Silver, Gorham, International Silver, Kirk Stieff, Rabbit, Towle Silversmiths, Tuttle, Wallace, Wilton Armetale, V&A and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew; and valued home solutions brands, including BUILT NY, and Taylor. We also provide exclusive private label products to leading retailers worldwide. Our products can be found in specialty stores, department stores, national chains, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, home

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