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Design Lead- Europe

Switzerland

We are currently seeking a Lead Industrial Designer that possess outstanding product portfolio and experience building and guiding a team of designers.

Founded in 1999 by Yves Béhar, fuseproject is an award-winning, integrated design agency. Taking a long-term approach to developing products, experiences and brands, fuseproject works globally and across a wide array of industries as diverse as technology, furniture, fashion, environmental design, and consumer goods.

We fuse together design disciplines including design strategy, industrial design, brand, packaging, experience design (UI/UX), and environmental design for corporate clients and startups such as Herman Miller, Samsung, USAID/DFID, PayPal, Movado, Kodak and many more.

 

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Defining and leading the activities required to generate a clear, compelling and actionable design point of view for the project team
  • Providing leadership and support in presenting and selling in the work with clients and key stakeholders
  • Ongoing and day-to-day involvement with the client’s team.
  • Collaborating with account managers & directors to define/refine scope, brief, and approach to the project and larger client relationship
  • Providing guidance and direction to design teams across a number of different projects
  • Providing leadership and support in the development of internal skills and tools to help the team stay at the forefront of our field
  • Collaborating closely with the local fuseproject team, supporting the strategic design direction of the portfolio in-line with fuse SF creative leadership.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently with design teams both on-site as well as in San Francisco on a daily basis.
  • Mentoring and guiding Industrial Designers
  • Working with HR to identify and recruit talent for the team

 

Required Skills / Experience:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in Industrial/Product Design, product development, production process, brand management, strategic product planning, strategy consulting, or equivalent
  • Live, breath, love design
  • Passionate thinker about consumer behavior
  • Strategic mindset and system’s thinker as it relates to all consumer touchpoints.
  • Experience with major national or international brands a must
  • Sensitivity to international consumers and markets
  • Appreciation and understanding of technologies, materials, manufacturing processes, and operations.
  • Willingness to take direction and learn from others
  • Multilingual skills are welcome
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Product Design.

 

Additional:

  • This role will be dedicated to one specific client for at least an 24 month period.