Senior Industrial Designer - UK at
Stanley Black & Decker

The Opportunity

Location: UK – Spennymoor, Flexible: 2 days onsite, 3 days remote


Join our UK Design Centre and be an integral part of our Global Industrial Design Team.

The Industrial Design Team is a key component of new product development for Stanley Black & Decker’s Tools and Outdoor business. You will gain a vast amount of experience whilst working on a broad variety of innovative, user focused products across several of our key brands. These include, DEWALT, BLACK AND DECKER, CRAFTSMAN and STANLEY FATMAX, and across product portfolios including Power Tools, Outdoor Products and Home Products.

As a member of the Industrial Design Team, you will work closely with talented and experienced Designers, Engineers and Program Managers. To provide end user insights, innovation, industrial design, final surfacing, digital visualization and prototyping support for our many global brands and their markets.

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic, out-of-the-box thinker, who can visualize new design directions, work cross-functionally with adjacent global teams, and execute production-ready design solutions.

The Job (responsibilities):

  • Mentoring Industrial Design team members. Helping build up their skill set and their level of contribution through constructive feedback and advice.
  • Develop innovative product concepts that evolve our design language in collaboration with our in-house development teams.
  • Create compelling designs based upon ideation, research and product requirements
  • Sharing a passion for design aesthetics with a strong understanding of design principles and a sense for brand building aesthetics.
  • Quickly conceptualize ideas, with exceptional sketching and visualizing skills.
  • Generate new exciting ideas, while being objective and responsive to development team feedback.
  • Explore ergonomic solutions utilising our in-house rapid prototyping facilities to evaluate, enhance and further validate solutions.
  • Embrace design from the user’s perspective, creatively looking at ways to improve a solution, and how it better solves a user need.
  • Experience in construction of colour portfolios with explorations in CMF would be an advantage.

The Person (requirements):

  • BA/BSc degree level in Industrial/Product Design.
  • 4 - 7 years’ experience in the Industrial/Product Design sector.
  • Exceptional sketching and visualization skills. (Experience using a Wacom a plus).
  • 3D solid and surface modelling skills. (SolidWorks, ProE, with Catia being a major asset).
  • Proficiency with common design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook Pro, KeyShot).
  • Experience in construction of colour portfolios with explorations in CMF would be an advantage.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing and engineering principles and rapid prototyping technologies.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills and be able to convey information both verbally and via email to a global audience
  • Excellent creative problem solving skills.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring designers.
  • Ability to work as part of a close team, alongside colleagues in UK, USA, and our Global R&D sites across different disciplines.
  • Strong project and time management skills.
  • Capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple priorities.

We offer:

Ambitious and motivating challenges

Regular working hours (Monday to Friday)

30 days holidays

Competitive benefits package including: contributory pension scheme, private health insurance.

Work with a diverse team with varying backgrounds

And More:

Grow: Be part of our global company with 20+ brands to grow and develop your skills along multiple career paths.

Learn: Have access to a wealth of learning resources, including our Lean Academy, Coursera® and online university.

Belong: Experience an awesome place to work, where we have mutual respect and a great appreciation for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Give Back: Help us continue to make positive changes locally and globally through volunteerism, giving back and sustainable business practices.

It takes great people to achieve greatness. People with a sense of purpose and integrity. People who care about making things better For Those Who Make The World™. Sound like you? Join our top-notch team of nearly 60,000 professionals globally who are making their mark on some of the world’s most beloved brands, including DᴇWALT®, STANLEY® and BLACK+DECKER®


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