Job Description

 

The role is based in Athens (Greece)

Our Client, one of the most recognized brand names in the world, is looking for a:

PRODUCT DESIGN MANAGER

Do you have a passion for innovation? As the Product Design Manager, you will be responsible for creating Exceptional Product & Packaging Design solutions that balance consumer needs within technical & manufacturing constraints; you will manage a team of Industrial & Packaging Designers, Researchers & have an essential role aligning with our International Marketing, User Research, Intellectual Property, Engineering & Project Management teams, to develop Superior Products.  

 

Your responsibilities:

·         Drive Design Innovation of the future Products & Packages.

·         Cross-functional state of mind – Understand the unique perspectives of Marketing, Intellectual Property, Engineering and Manufacturing & work with these teams to launch products successfully.

·         Creative problem solver ; forward thinking, seeking out novel solutions.

·         Manage the yearly budget & tactical product development portfolio.

·         Effectively communicate design concepts as needed.

·         Identify innovative & relevant product opportunities to expand our products’ portfolio globally.

·         Translate research insights, competitive trends & technical knowledge into clear design briefs.

·         Direct & develop the Product Design team, providing inspirational leadership to drive people development, attract top talent & align capabilities with current & future business needs.

·         Establish partnerships with key outside resources (suppliers, contractors, academia etc).

Your Skills/Qualifications:

·         10+ years of prior experience with product development (pref. personal care, FMCG)

·         5+ years’ experience managing, developing & leading a Product Design team.

·         Bachelor's &/or Master's degree in Industrial/ Product Design/Development or related discipline.

·         Strong leadership skills, incl. coaching, team-building, career development & conflict resolution.

·         Passion for design, strong technical background & a proven understanding of the product                              development process with the ability to present effectively to all levels of the organization.

·         Exceptional portfolio w/ innovative design solutions, storytelling, problem solving & technical mastery.

·         Advanced project mgmt. skills incl. time & risk mgmt., resource prioritization & project structuring.

·         Experienced in Human-centered design processes/ methodologies & Data-driven design decisions.

·         Expert in 2D illustration (Adobe Creative Suite) & 3D CAD software (Rhino & Solid works preferred)

·         Understanding of materials, plastic & metal production processes, quality control & manufacturing.

·         Leverage data analytics to make strategic product design development decisions.

 

If interested feel free to contact me in the details below:

Giannis Giannopoulos

Managing Partner Greece & Cyprus, Antal International - Global Recruitment

Mob: +30 697 2484965

Email: GGiannopoulos@antal.com

Skype:giannis.giannopoulos.antal

 
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