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Design Researcher/Product Internship at Carrefour

The Opportunity

ABOUT CARREFOUR
Carrefour is a French multinational retailer headquartered in France, near Paris. Carrefour is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world with 12,300 shops, including 1,528 hypermarkets) operating in 30 countries in the five continents.  

This leads to huge opportunity for mass production and industrialization. Also, with more than 2 million customers every day on all continents, Carrefour is selling everything to everyone.

Carrefour Design has started 6 years ago and counts now more than 40 people divided into 3 teams (Paris, Shanghai, Hong-Kong). The design department is in charge of trends, retailing, branding, CMF & product/industrial design.

THE OPPORTUNITY
You will be part of a senior industrial designers team and involved in many different projects – from kitchenware, pet care, outdoor, homeware to luggage and more. You will have the chance to get deep knowledge into industrialization, the strategy of the mass market, user data and product design.  

We are seeking someone who could help us to understand better our customers in order to deliver input to design teams. On a long-term impact, your role will be to infuse design culture in the company and help Carrefour to become a pleasurable shopping destination.

It is crucial to analyze and understand our customers to deliver the best experience (from online shopping to in-store shopping, to using our products). We believe that questioning and observing customers, testing products and being in the context (of buying or using products) is the key to detected irritants, problems, and real needs. At your disposal, you will have the tools to analyze data, interview clients and observing volunteers in a “living laboratory” – means an apartment with cameras.

Although, your playground of observations is limitless as there are 5,500 shops, market, and hypermarkets in France.

YOUR PROFILE

  • International young designer, freshly or soon to be graduated  
  • Fluent French (compulsory) – English (mandatory)
  • Ideally from a Latin country (Europe or South America)
  • Your conviction is “customer first” – means you believe that Design is first about “solving problems for people” vs. “making beautiful objects”
  • You have the basis, or more, in industrial/product design and you are interested in learning more
  • You are strongly motivated, curious, proactive and autonomous
  • Hand sketching and 2D illustrations (Illustrations and/or Photoshop)
  • Proficient in presentation software (Powerpoint / Indesign)
  • At ease with oral's presentations

WE OFFER

  •  Around 1,100€/months (depending on your seniority) 
  • Exciting experience into a world leader retailer
  • Contribution and responsibility in real professional environment
  • Broad spectrum of missions, responsibilities, field of observations and learning
  • Mentoring and support from senior designers – from different design practices
  • Awesome team – open communication, varied profiles and ages, French sense of humor, …
  • Non-stressful environment – 9am to 6pm – no crazy/short deadlines – no overnight jobs
  • Opportunities to be involved in all strategic meetings, creative workshops, factories visits
  • Teaching of new skills, software and product design

WHEN/TILL WHEN

Applications are opened now and will be closed as soon as enough matching profiles are received.

From here, only one applicant will be chosen to complete a 4 to 6 months internship.

THE LOCATION

Carrefour Headquarter - 93 Avenue de Paris, 91342 Massy, FRANCE
30min from Paris downtown by RER (suburban train - public transport) 

CONTACT
Send your Resume and Portfolio (less than 7mb)
with subject : “Application : Design Researcher Internship + Full Name
to : [email protected]


WE WILL REVIEW INDUSTRIAL DESIGN APPLICANTION

FEEL FREE TO APPLY EVEN IF YOUR PROFIL DOES NOT MATCH 100%

Location

Massy, France

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