Industrial Design Lead at
method + ecover

The Opportunity

Location: Richmond

Contract type: Permanent

People Leader: Head of Product Experience

Function: Product Experience


About us:

We are the people behind method + ecover. We’ve always done things differently – we’re fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles.

We started small but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colourful place. We invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.

Let’s get one thing straight – you’re not coming here to just sell soap, or cleaning products. You’re joining us to move the hearts, souls and minds of others all over the world that see the world differently. We think about cleaning as an act of creative expression, a gesture of rebellion, and, yes, an escape from the normal. We take cleaning seriously – but not ourselves.

Alongside our friends Mrs Meyers and Babyganics, we are collectively known as Lifestyle Brands and are part of the SC Johnson family.


What’s the role?

Managing Industrial Design for Europe across Ecover and method and across the whole cleaning aisle, you’ll be crucial to our mission to lead a clean world revolution. You’ll be the one providing design and innovation leadership, spanning product strategy through to design specification.

You’ll be driving new thinking across the business to bring new creative input and new product ideas; at the same time you’ll be generating concepts, developing products, and making them a reality in millions of consumer homes across the world.



  • Creation and execution of the product strategy
  • Collaboration to ensure your strategy and designs address the needs of the business
  • Uncovering new and exciting consumer insights and trends relating to product design
  • Creation of new product and experience concepts, building compelling stories and points of view
  • Evaluate, select and recommend new product design directions
  • Produce the final design specification and collaborate with other functions to get it into production
  • Travel to suppliers, retail shows + our factory in Belgium (can be fortnightly / monthly)


Experience you’ll bring:

  • A star-studded portfolio that demonstrates a proven understanding of design, branding, and strategy.
  • Candidates for this position are likely to be degree-qualified in Industrial Design 3D Design or similar.
  • Significant professional experience either in-house, consultancy or both. Experience in CPG, FMCG or lifestyle brands is beneficial, but not essential.
  • The ability to turn ideas into sketches, sketches into mock-ups, mock-ups into models and models into finished products.
  • Fluency in various manufacturing techniques (IM, ISBM, EBM and carton / cardboard construction highly advantageous).
  • A personal interest and deep understanding of recycling, use of recycled materials and sustainable design at scale.
  • Excellent Solidworks skills, with mastery of solid and surface modelling. Super star Keyshot usage to bring your designs to life. Experience using rapid prototyping (FDM) and all the usual suspects from Adobe and Microsoft.
  • Proven experience working directly with 3rd party manufactures and suppliers


What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive pay & benefits
  • Summer working hours
  • ‘Build your own’ learning programme
  • Free breakfast & snacks
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Pension, Life cover & Health Insurance
  • Volunteering days
  • Season ticket loan
  • Wellness days

If you would like more information about this role, please email us at [email protected] and ask for the full job description.

It’s a big, beautiful, colourful world out there and we should celebrate that. That’s why we’re working hard to be a fully diverse and inclusive place to work. Every day we strive to create an atmosphere where everyone feels valued, listened to, supported and where we can do our best work. Sure, there’s always more that can be done. But together with our team, partners, customers and community, we can make everyone welcome.

If you have a disability that prevents you from following our online application process, please contact us on the email address above so we can provide an alternative way for you to apply. We are happy to make adjustments to our hiring process to ensure we are accessible to everyone – please let us know what we can do to support you.



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