Design Manager

Summary

Salary
£Competitive
Team
Product Design
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

Description

Dyson are looking for an excellent & driven Design Manager to develop innovative upstream designs of our products. Working in the Design &Product Experience team, you will be designing products for our existing and future categories, formulating a Dyson ‘world class’ product experience. As Design Manager you will lead a growing design team of eight, all focussed on making the owner experience the best it can be and in-keeping with Dyson’s reputation.

Accountabilities

Hands on Design: 
  • Create innovative, different, exciting designs for our future products.
  • Owning the look and feel of our products from concept to production.
  • Work hand-in-hand with the VP-NPI, in close collaboration with the New Product Innovation teams and Research Design Development in the UK, initiating early stage design and design development. 
Design future products: 
  • You will define the design, layout, material and process for our products with a user centred and ‘best in class’ approach. 
  • You will generate ideas that are both product-enhancing and innovative.  
Prototyping and demonstration: 
  • You will be able to bring your ideas and designs to life through sketching, illustration, renders and physical prototype rigs. (Illustrator, Photoshop, 3D CAD, KeyShot etc…) 
  • You will work with the modelmakers to create more complex prototypes. 
Collaboration: 
  • You will work alongside other leads in the Design & Product Experience team that manage the HMI, Connected Features and Modelmaking teams and promote world-leading design & experience consistency across these disciplines. 
  • Working with Category Heads and other Design Managers to ensure the projects are on track, reviewed at the right times and at the appropriate level with key stakeholders 
Communication: 
  • A key part of this role is to clearly communicate complex information in many different formats. These include graphical, verbal/presentation, interactive prototype demo’s etc. Must be calm and clear under pressure. 
Managing Others: 
  • Managing and mentoring a growing design team of eight, working across CMF, visual form, physical user interactions and structural packaging, while maintaining the look & feel of a Dyson product.

Skills

  • A degree in a relevant product/industrial design, engineering, science discipline or equivalent. 
  • Excellent design skills – acquired in product design and/or automotive environment 
  • Self-driven and hands on designer with ability to work independently. 
  • Technical and personal credibility to lead effectively in cross-functional design teams throughout the project development cycle. 
  • Software Tools (preferable, not essential) – Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, 3D CAD, KeyShot
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbally and visually. 
  • Comfortable with ‘failure’ in the context of multiple iterations of testing and learning. 
  • Highly motivated and collaborative – taking ownership of projects and at the same time being objective and responsive to feedback.
  • Possess a good understanding of various production processes & engineering processes – how they influence design and fabrication.
  • Experienced Design Manager (will consider a strong, experienced Design Lead or Senior Designer) 
  • A creative designer who is always looking to improve a product 
  • Ability to understand a layout and technical constraints quickly in order to suggest the appropriate course of action 
  • Ability to run a disciplined, highly motivated team 
  • Product minded – your main focuses are always on the product and the user experience 
  • Excellent communicator and both verbally, graphically and through use of sketches 
  • A great eye for detail and a sensitivity to the visual aspects of a product 
  • Assertive and diplomatic - a great collaborator 
  • Ability to travel if required.

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Life assurance 
  • Sport centre 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidised café and restaurants 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 03 January 2019