Principal Industrial Designer

(m/w/d)
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Shanghai
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As Principal Industrial Designer, you are the vanguard of your craft and discipline. Your craft mastery is broad and extraordinary, and regularly awes other designers. With substantial life- and project-experience under the belt, there are few topics or situations that you haven't dealt with before, making you a routined and resourceful lead for pitches and complex projects. While your lucid thinking and hard-earned '*wisdom of practice*' provides strong guidance, it's also credible ground for championing distinctperspectives on the future of design and innovation. On a personal level, you are a role-model for an open-minded and compassionate culture of innovation, with a voice and presence that can be heard throughout the organisation.

  • design, plan, articulate and lead complex interdisciplinary client-projects and teams
  • conduct desktop- and qualitative-research, and identify intriguing insights
  • create compelling design-stories and design/brand-strategy frameworks
  • plan and conduct exploration workshops with colleagues and clients
  • explore and generate innovative ideas, and turn them into people-minded concepts
  • develop and champion original perspectives on your craft and where it's heading
  • design products and experiences using CC, Rhino, Solidworks, Keyshot and Cinema 4D
  • build narratives and presentations that wow clients
  • minimum 10+ years of industry work experience as an industrial designer in an international setting. experience with Chinese market/clients would is a plus
  • solid experience in delivering, winning and losing(!) pitches
  • natural authority, healthy ambition and high emotional intelligence. people leadership experience is a plus
  • convincing critical thinking, outstanding creativity and outstanding presentation skills. Advanced Powerpoint skills expected
  • exceptional ability to design, plan, articulate and lead complex interdisciplinary projects: with a strong method-set and minimal supervision
  • keen sense for details and outstanding commitment to craft, particularly hand-sketching, CC, Rhino or Solidworks, Keyshot and Cinema 4D
  • confident coverage of topics beyond your core discipline: e.g. CMF, research, brand-strategy, UX/UI
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Chinese and/or German skills are a big plus

  • fun and passionate team that places high importance not only on professional skills, but on great personalities
  • friendly, family-like work-environment, flextime workdays, remote working support and low levels of hierarchy
  • onboarding program which will prepare you well for your new role and introduction to your new team
  • opportunity to receive on- and off-the-job training, travel to events, trade-shows, conferences, and exhibitions
  • opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects with other designers, researchers, strategists, technologists and model-makers, even across locations (Stuttgart & Munich)
  • regular team-events, both planned and spontaneous: from team-lunches, annual field-trips and X-mas parties, to ad-hoc Karaoke

RISE WITH 
US!

Phone +4971195597620
jsu@phoenixdesign.com
Jasmin Scheu
Office Manager
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