Senior Product Designer
at deSter in Hoogstraten

deSter’s onboard service and equipment range provides plating and serviceware solutions in both the retail and online space. With environmentally conscious designs, deSter provides plating solutions from the design phase, through consultancy and manufacturing, to procurement. deSter ensures that the customer’s unique style and individual needs are taken into account in order to create innovative, tailor made concepts, in which trendsetting design and down-to-earth practicality go hand in hand.

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Job Summary:

Development and realization of multiple design projects and safeguarding the quality level of all deliverables.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shape projects and aid in the creation of the schedule, resource allocation, budget and time assignment. Coordinate all phases of multiple projects internally and externally. Be responsible for a diligent registration of appointments, scope, quality of the design work, fitting within the identity of the customer and the company.
  • Together with the other senior team members, determine a joint vision in regards to innovation and design.
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal departments, customers and external partners, while reporting to higher management.
  • Understand deadlines and have the ability to manage project schedules. Setting priorities and operating within specific deadlines and requirements is critical.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with other stakeholders (project leaders, customers, external partners…)
  • Be flexible to be involved in global projects that require an intensive design approach.
  • Deliver presentations to various levels of management and external audiences.
  • Stay up to date with design trends, technologies and innovation best practices.
  • Understand the product market and competitive landscape.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in product design, industrial design or similar
  • Additional management courses are a bonus.

Work Experience:

  • Master expert in design, preferably with international experience.
  • 5+ years of experience within a design house, agency or product design department.

Technical Skills: (Certification, Licenses and Registration)

  • PC or Mac knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • 3D modeling software knowledge (preferably Siemens NX)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software (Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign)
  • Good visualization techniques (photography, sketching, rendering, prototyping)

Language / Communication Skills:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in Dutch & English

Job Dimensions

  • Geographic Responsibility:
  • Type of Employment: Full-time
  • Travel %: 10% International travel to customers and satellite offices.

Internal Relationships:

  • Design Department
  • Sales
  • Product management
  • Engineering and Mold Center

External Relationships:

  • Clients, suppliers, partners, stakeholders

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