Senior Industrial Designer at Lenovo

The Opportunity

The Lenovo Experience Design Group is a global group of highly skilled, talented and diversified people producing the very best designed world-class products. We design and deliver technology products to a wide range of customers and use cases with brands such as: ThinkPad, Yoga, Ideapad, and our new Legion gaming products. By joining the Lenovo EDG team, you have the opportunity to make a difference and be challenged to create excellence.
As an Industrial Design Director, you will lead a world-class, multi-cultural and multi-lingual design team developing end-to-end design and experiences. By harnessing trend, customer and technology insights, you will lead the design team to develop products and experiences using an integrated design, engineering, and business approach.

In this role, you will be part of an international design team and play an important role in two ways: Shaping strategic design directions by bringing your design thinking and design driven approach into the Personal Computing and Smart Device business group to support the growth of the company, and secondly by helping to further define the design of Lenovo’s presence in Consumer and Commercial product solutions through customer-centric design innovation.
We are looking for an inspiring design leader with the ability to drive future design experiences at the strategic level and someone who is never satisfied with the status quo. You will work across all levels of the design organization, creating design vision, steering the team design direction, seeking alignment and inspiring the team members. A true visionary with the ability to inspire and lead others and impact the business.

Key Responsibilities:
• Supporting business development and strategic design activities in the various markets together with internal businesses/teams as well as directly with customers to best leverage design thinking approaches.
• Leading and nurturing a multi-cultural, multi-lingual design team and be responsible for each individual’s growth and motivate them to strive for the best and highest design quality.
• Identify, propose, design and then build solutions that may span product design, user experience, interaction as well as product & service design domains.
• Be a hands-on facilitation and design process expert, shaping engagements, advising internal teams, external partners, as well as working as a liaison with internal teams to see ideas through to appropriate design and implementation levels across a variety of platforms.
• Create or oversee documentation of strategic project engagements to articulate design value through clear vision, customer-centricity, brand relevance and product design innovation.
• Build relationships and appropriately influence relevant internal teams and direct business contacts to achieve short- and long-term goals.

Position Requirements:
• Exhibit strong design for brand and the importance of design in business success
• Highly driven and proactive self-starter – ability to work independently toward project goals and timelines with little direction
• Excellent communication skills and storytelling communicating design thinking, presenting to all levels of executive leadership
• Great team building and lead-by-example skills
• Build relationships and appropriately influence relevant internal teams and direct business contacts to achieve short- and long-term goals.
• Must demonstrate fact-based, goal-oriented project communication and negotiation skills with both internal and external business partners
• Understands latest CE technologies and manufacturing processes
• Well-versed in user-centered design methods and techniques
• Ability to visualize and articulate the end to end experience both physically and digitally

Personality & Other qualities
• Role model of integrity and empathy
• Live, breathe, and love design
• Passionate design thinker and craftsperson
• Highly driven and proactive self-starter – ability to work independently toward project goals and timelines with little direction
• Proven ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
• Optimistic outlook, “Can Do” attitude

Position Requirements:
• Bachelor or Master degree in product design
• 10+ years relevant experience in design strategy, design language development, product design including colors, materials & finishes, ideally in an environment rich of human-device interactions.
• Comfortable in a corporate design environment, facilitating workshops and ongoing engagements with internal and external participants in a confident, productive manner
• Understand the role design can play and how it can drive strategic growth for our customers
• Strategic, systems thinker, with design + business mindset and background
• Experience developing scopes, conducting research and customer engagements, developing strategic insights across a broad range of product categories
• Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe CS and 2D/3D CAD
• Great team player, Self-motivated, pro-active thinker
• Good verbal and written skills in English
• Ability to travel to both domestic and international locations

Location

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