Senior Industrial Designer / Project Leader
bij Achilles Design in Mechelen

Based in Mechelen and founded in 1994, Achilles Design is a fast growing design & innovation agency with a deep-rooted track record of developing truly meaningful innovations for its clients. We currently have a workforce of over 30 people. With a highly creative team of senior product designers, engineers, digital, graphic & brand designers, as well as innovation consultants, we are specialists in innovating the core products and processes of our clients, who range from young growth businesses to multinationals. Driven to create positive user experiences, our core competency is the mastery of the whole creative process from design ideation to industrial mass production and implementation. On various occasions, we have proven that we can manage very complex design trajectories that include mechanical, electrical, electronic, software, and digital engineering challenges. We are experienced in innovation consultancy including business process (re-)design and developing and implementing complete innovation trajectories. Our clients appreciate us for our competences in product design, process & service design, system design, graphic & brand design, prototyping, 3D printing, planning and preparing industrial manufacturing processes, business process (re)design as well as design research. Throughout our history, we have registered dozens of patents and won over 50 design awards, both in Belgium and international.

  • Mechelen
  • Werkplek: flexibel
  • Ervaringsniveau: senior

As a Senior Industrial Designer, you are keen to design and develop different products in various industrial sectors.

Your days are filled with challenging tasks:

  • You feel comfortable working in an innovative R&D-related product design environment as part of a multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers.
  • The product development department of Achilles Design offers state-of-the-art solutions within five sector specialisations: Healthcare, Industry, Sports & Lifestyle, Consumer Goods and Retail. Projects can involve an intense collaboration with our other teams: Branding, Digital, and Innovation & Service Design.
  • You will design products from A to Z: from an early sketch to prototype validation and preparation for industrial production.
  • You feel comfortable taking the lead for some projects as project leader, also vis-à-vis the client. You feel at ease communicating on a regular basis with clients, suppliers, and your team members.
  • We are a selfsteering company. You will be able to w
  • As a project leader you know how to manage budgets, timing, and project planning.
  • You love producing and giving clean, high-quality presentations that explain your design concepts intuitively.
  • You are comfortable applying design methods that embrace user-centricity.

Are you passionate about design and development, and are you up for a challenge? We would like to welcome you to our team if you have the following characteristics and attributes:

  • Master’s degree in product design or equivalent and around 5 years of relevant work experience
  • You are communicative, have a passion for technical and design challenges & are able to direct people in a co-operative way and with a good team spirit.
  • You have the skills to work together as a team, incorporate the input from all team members in the decision process.
  • You take note of the needs of your (internal & external) customers and are able to transform these proactively into a plan of action.
  • You have high-quality styling and design skills.
  • You have the technical knowledge and interest to turn a design idea into reality.
  • You have experience with software tools such as CAD (Solidworks, Creo or equivalent), Adobe CC, rendering packages (such as Keyshot or equivalent)
  • You are aware of the state-of-the-art production and prototyping techniques
  • Working proficiency of English and Dutch is required. Additional knowledge of French & German is an advantage.
  • You are naturally proactive, structured, dynamic, and results-driven.
  • You have a true passion for design and technical developments.
  • You are motivated to make a difference: internally as well as for our clients.
  • You are easily able to open new contacts and to communicate professionally.
  • You are able to work independently and in a team.

At Achilles Design you contribute to our continuous growth, and this is what you get from us:

  • An experienced team of designers and engineers who work in a self-managed organization.
  • “Bore-out” is no option here; our broad client portfolio guarantees a variety of projects.
  • An attractive total package, including extra-legal benefits.
  • An open culture with an informal communication style and a pleasant working atmosphere.
  • A self-managed company that gives you the ability to grow within your own passion and ambitions and to grow together as a team.
  • All tools in your direct vicinity to transform your concepts into initial prototypes: 3D printers, laser cutter, milling machine, fully-equipped workshop, plotters, waterjet, …
  • An ambitious and strongly growing organization that has social engagement, durability, sustainability, and business ethics in its genes.
  • Flexible working hours with a fixed contract of indefinite duration.


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