Senior Product Designer - Tailored Studio at
Herman Miller

The Opportunity

About this Opportunity

As a Senior Product Designer, you\'ll serve as an internal industrial designer as a member and leader of the Global Design Studio. You will achieve excellent design results on ongoing product extensions, customization projects, and new product design initiatives. You\'ll participate as a team member and design leader on identified development projects to clarify user problems, identify solution criteria, and deliver advanced design solutions.


What You\'ll Do

You\'ll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you . . .

Apply excellent in-depth problem-solving skills from a user-centric approach.

Use creativity and innovation to develop product concepts and designs under the authorship of the Herman Miller brand and not as the identified individual design author.

Contribute to a robust front end of product development by participating in early exploration experiments.

Design product extensions, improvements, and modifications for existing product lines as a participant on development teams.

Design product solutions in collaboration with researchers, project managers, and engineers to produce design documents or artifacts.

Drive unique Herman Miller design proposals into production in collaboration with an internal development team.

Participate in and contribute to the corporate Design Education Program.

Proactively drive exploration in new materials, processes, and trends related to product development.

Serve as the design lead within the project team.

Speak to and represent design at Herman Miller to customers and stakeholders in informal situations.

Synthesize user needs, business factors, corporate strategy, research insights, future trends, and company branding into design results.

Translate customer problems into actionable designs embodying the design tenets of Herman Miller at the highest level of design excellence.

Work closely with Engineering and Operations resources on process alternatives to arrive at excellent design results within structural, time, and cost constraints.

Work with external design partners on a project by project basis to assure final design execution.

Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.


Sound Like You?

You might be just who we’re looking for if you have . . .

A Bachelor\'s degree in Industrial Design or a related field.

Seven years of experience as a professional designer in the contract or residential furniture industry.

Experience participating on and/or leading cross-functional project teams.

A passion for design and its positive impact on users as well as the business.

Strong collaborative team skills.

The ability to advance early stage projects and concepts in the absence of refined criteria.

The ability for in-depth problem identification and translation into desirable, viable, and feasible design results.

Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work with a broad range of internal and external customers.

Systemic thinking skills, business acumen, and a holistic perspective.

The experience and ability to effectively use digital software and tools used in the design, engineering, and office environment.

Strong proficiency in 3D CAD programs (Rhino, SolidWorks, ProE, or similar).

Visual communication skills, including sketching, rendering, and building visual and functional prototypes.

The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.


Our Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs. They describe how we live our purpose through the way we lead, the way we see one another, and the way we approach our work.

We are difference-makers reflects our commitments to creating places that matter, to being a good neighbor in our communities, and to using business as a force for good.

We are all extraordinary is our statement about the worth of individuals and our commitment to help everyone reach their full potential.

We are better together demonstrates how challenging one another, making room for everyone, and working and winning as one makes us stronger.


Who We Hire

Simply put, we hire everyone. MillerKnoll is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veterans from every branch of military service, and more. Here, you can bring your whole self to work. We’re committed to equal opportunity employment, including veterans and people with disabilities.


Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Shift: First

Work Schedule: 8am-5pm

Primary Location: United States-Michigan-Holland



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