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The Opportunity

Safran Seats specializes in designing and producing aircraft seats of all classes which includes pilot and crew, economy and premium-economy, business and first class. Airlines all around the world are our direct customer but passengers are the end-users of our products.
Within our field, the Industrial designer is the champion of the passenger experience. His/Her mission is to deliver new and better aircraft seating solutions by working hand in hand with marketing, sales, engineering and program teams. The designer is at the very origin of any new product development and follows its development all the way to the production line, his/her role is to turn market insights into products elevating the passenger experience while integrating technical constraints.

As part of the Passenger Experience Team, designers report to the Passenger Experience & Industrial
Design Manager.


  • New concept generation:
    - New concept generation with hand sketching, 2D or 3D software
    - Participate in internal and external innovation competitions
    - Generate innovative 2D drawings of cabin layout (LOPA)
  • Product line development:
    - Work hand in hand with product architects to create modular platform product lines
    (flexibility in X and Y axis, customization, airline branding…)
    - Be responsible of preserving the design intent and the passenger experience
  • Sales support:
    - Generate high quality renderings of our products with Airline CMF
    - Support “co-creation” phases with airlines and/or a design agencies
    - Present our products during tradeshows and/or at customer seat shows
  • Program support:
    - Bring continuous support to programs by being the link between the airlines’ marketing
    team and/or the design agency and our engineering department
    - Being the voice of the customer and championing for the end user experience
  • Communication:
    - Present and defend projects and seat concepts internally and externally (customers,
    suppliers, competitions, media…)
    - Having a feel for photography and understanding physical products photoshoots is a plus
  • Prototyping:
    - Work directly with prototype shops to build physical mockup of the seat concepts.
    - Generate 3D printed parts whenever it is necessary to validate the passenger interaction
    with small items.
    - Test and evaluate the full scale prototypes and to make the necessary adjustments on


  • Education : Master degree in industrial design


  • Fluent in French
  • Proficient in English
  • High proficiency in 3D modeling (Rhinoceros 6 preferred)
  • High proficiency in 3D rendering (Blender preferred)
  • Adobe Creative Suite proficiency (Photoshop/Illustrator)
  • Skilled at hand sketching
  • High communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of the manufacturing processes
  • Basic understanding of mechanical design
  • Basic understanding of human factors
  • Interest and curiosity in aviation and the transportation industry

Job specifics

  • The Position located in Issoudun, France.
  • Driver license recommended
  • 2 days of home office per week

Application specifics

  • Applicants must be entitled to work in France
  • Submit your application on Safran Group’s website:
  • Please include your resume and a link to your portfolio
  • Additionally, please send you resume to [email protected] and mention leManoosh


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