11 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Industrial Designer
  • Type Full Time
  • Location Richmond, United Kingdom

Description

We are people against dirty and we’ve always done things differently. We are fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles.
We are small but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colourful place. We invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.
Let’s get one thing straight – you’re not coming here to just sell soap, or cleaning products. (Though that will happen, trust us). You’re joining People Against Dirty to move the hearts and souls and minds of others all over the world that see the world differently. We think about cleaning as an act of creative expression, a gesture of rebellion, and, yes, an escape from the normal. We take cleaning seriously – but not ourselves.
The role
Managing Industrial Design for Europe, across Ecover and method and across the whole cleaning aisle, you’ll be crucial to our mission to lead a clean world revolution. You’ll be the one providing design and innovation leadership, spanning product strategy through to design specification.
To put it bluntly, you’ll be doing two things: Firstly, you’ll be driving new thinking across the business, bringing new creative input and new product ideas. Secondly, you’ll be perfecting product designs, evaluating them and making them a reality in millions of consumer homes.
We believe that collaboration is the road to innovation, so everything you do will involve working closely with our brand and business teams and our product and supply teams. It’s a great role and fun place to be, I think you’re going like it here.

What you’ll do:
Leading Industrial Design for Europe across two brands
  • You’ll help to create and drive the product strategy
  • You’ll uncover new and exciting consumer insights relating to product design
  • You’ll create product concepts and build consensus around them
  • You’ll collaborate widely to ensure your designs address the needs of the business, while making us all feel an overwhelming sense of excitement tinged with a healthy dose of discomfort
  • You’ll evaluate, select and recommend new product design direction
  • You’ll prototype, test and refine…..relentlessly
  • You’ll produce the final design specification and collaborate with other function to get it into production.
Innovation
  • You’ll drive innovation and innovative thinking, across the business
  • You’ll scout for new ideas and possibilities in the strangest locations
  • You’ll meet and discuss new possibilities with vendors, business teams, and functional groups
  • You’ll collaborate across the business to influence product strategy to achieve the corporate growth objectives.
Culture
  • You’ll be an active promoter and participant of our unique culture as it relates to design thinking, collaboration and transparency

Who you’ll be:
  • You’ll have been living and breathing product design most of your life
  • You’ll be super-creative, obsessed with the latest design, product and consumer trends
  • You’ll feel driven to conceptualise and bring to life new product concepts that change the way consumers view and interact with our products and their homes
  • You’ll be one of life’s doers, with a natural urge to make things happen
  • You’ll be experienced in working in multi-functional and international teams, and you’ll have loved every minute of it
  • You’ll be a cultural leader, able to motivate people behind new ideas and excite them with new design concepts
  • You’ll be fun, the kind of person that we’d be happy to sit next to on a plane for 6 hours

What you’ll bring:
  • Candidates for this position are likely to be degree-qualified in more than one discipline, for example; Design and Marketing, Design and Engineering.
  • You’ll have 8-12 years professional design experience (hopefully in CPG or lifestyle brands), and are comfortable working in highly motivated, energetic environments.
  • You’ll be just as happy discussing product strategy (whilst wearing a costume) as you’ll be discussing parison programming with our engineers.
  • The successful candidate will have experience with 3D CAD programs such as solidworks, rapid prototyping and all the usual suspects from Adobe and Microsoft, but these will just be tools they use to channel their awesome creativity.


Skills Required

  • Solid Works
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Adobe
  • Design