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Electrolux Shanghai-Senior/Master CMF Designers, Home Care & SDA

Electrolux

Shanghai, China

Sep 13
Job Description

Senior/Master CMF Designers, Home Care & SDA

Location: Shanghai China
Application Email: Icy.li@electrolux.com

We are looking for experienced CMF designers to strengthen our Home Care & SDA design teams in Shanghai, China. We have the ambition to advance our CMF competencies to be able to elevate the brand and create better experiences for our consumers. We are looking for highly creative, passionate CMF designers that can creatively inspire, lead and develop world-class CMF design of current and future appliances.

As a member of Electrolux Group Design you will be part of our bigger goal of shaping life for the better by designing meaningful experiences. We are a global team of over 200 designers located in 8 different locations, working cross 6 different business units and about 17 Product Lines.

As CMF Designer for Electrolux, you would be working through the full product development phase: from initial trend analysis and conceptual ideas to creating strategic direction and to later implementation of the creative vision. You need to have the ability to visualize the CMF strategy and communicate it in an inspiring way to influence relevant internal & external stakeholders. You would be part of a global CMF team where collaboration and alignment towards common goals are important, but at the same time you would have the creative freedom to drive and evolve the CMF expression within a specific domain.
You have the ability to work independently and feel comfortable even when working with ambiguousness and shifting deadlines. There are opportunities to be located either in Stockholm or Shanghai.


Senior CMF designer, Responsibilities:

• Support the CMF palette development for a particular brand/ category and work closely together with selected suppliers to ensure the implementation of the creative vision.
• Support the set up of a material and finishing roadmap based on a 5-year plan with a strong focus on sustainability as a driver.
• Contribute and leverage Trend Research as input to the creative process, to identify relevant trends, materials, and manufacturing processes to inspire new CMF expressions and truly desirable experiences for the consumer.
• Visualize CMF concepts by using appropriate tools (mood boards, sketching, 3D modeling, advanced rendering, etc.) to define and communicate CMF strategy in a comprehensive way.
• Drive collaboration with relevant suppliers and translate learnings into category-based opportunities.
• Support the lead Industrial Designer to ensure timely and qualitative deliverables in line with the product development process, based on technical understanding, supplier evaluation, and manufacturing constraints. Work in partnership with Industrial Design to inspire new and innovative solutions and support them through to final implementation.
• Create CMF, texture and graphic specifications based on defined guidelines and templates, to deliver to project team and suppliers.


MASTER CMF designer, Responsibilities:

• Create CMF strategy for a particular brand/category in close collaboration with CMF design Creative Lead.
• Lead the CMF palette development for a particular brand/ category and work closely together with selected suppliers to ensure the implementation of the creative vision.
• Support and drive the set up of a material and finishing roadmap based on a 5-year plan with a strong focus on sustainability as a driver.
• Contribute and leverage Trend Research as input to the creative process, to identify relevant trends, materials, and manufacturing processes to inspire new CMF expressions and truly desirable experiences for the consumer.
• Visualize CMF concepts by using appropriate tools (mood boards, sketching, 3D modeling, advanced rendering, etc.) to define and communicate CMF strategy in a comprehensive way.
• Drive collaboration with relevant suppliers and translate learnings into category-based opportunities.
• Inspire and challenge the Industrial Designer with Material and Finishing input based on defined CMF strategy.
• Create and manage guidelines and templates for CMF, texture and graphic specifications for consistent and smooth implementation in the projects.

Competence requirements
• Degree or higher-level qualification in Industrial Design or other relevant design field
• 3+ years or professional experience in CMF design or
7+ years professional CMF experience.
• Thorough understanding and extensive hands-on experience with all phases of the CMF design process - from trend research and palette development to manufacturing execution. Preferably from an industry leading corporation.
• Ability to work across the entire portfolio of HC&SDA products with specific focus in one domain area.
• Ability to work seamlessly across functions and strive for increased collaboration.
• Ability to manage a larger range of products within a domain, while supporting smaller activities.
• Fluent in relevant 2D and 3D software (Adobe CC, Keyshot etc)
• Excellent verbal, written and visual communication and presentation skills.
• Fluency in English.
• Willingness to travel and represent the Design Team at supplier and manufacturing sites.

Application Details

icy.li@electrolux.com
Electrolux Home appliances Co., Ltd
Recruitment Team, North Asia, Floor 5, Block 8, 1968 Gonghexin Road, Shanghai 200072, P.R. China

Electrolux

As a member of Electrolux Group Design you will be part of our bigger goal of shaping life for the better by designing meaningful experiences. We are a global team of over 200 designers located in 8 different locations, working cross 6 different business units and about 17 Product Lines.

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