Product Design Director

Employment Permanent Date display: 10/06/2024 #Ref.:6944

Salary :

Activity area : Consumer goods, Industrial and manufacturing

Post category : Executive search, Production and engineering

Province : Quebec

Region : Laurentians, Laval, Montreal and surroundings

Recruiter : Audrey Chretien

Contact us : achretien@st-amour.com

Job description :

Main responsibilities:

  • Team leadership: Lead a multidisciplinary team of designers, engineers and other product development professionals. Encourage collaboration and promote a creative and innovative work environment.
  • Project management: Oversee the development of new products from initial concept to market launch. Develop strategic plans, establish timelines and effectively allocate resources to ensure objectives are met.
  • Innovation and creativity: Stimulate innovation within the team by encouraging creative thinking and exploring new ideas and concepts. Maintain a technology watch to identify emerging trends and product development opportunities.
  • Design Process Management: Oversee the product design process, from initial research to modelling, prototyping and testing. Ensure that products developed meet quality standards and customer requirements.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: Work closely with other departments such as marketing, production and operations management to ensure effective coordination throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Performance evaluation: Evaluate team and project performance, identify areas for improvement and implement corrective measures were necessary to ensure long-term success.

Skills and qualifications :

Education and experience:

  • University degree in industrial design, product engineering, graphic design or related field.
  • At least 10 years' professional experience in product design, with increasing responsibility for team management and leadership.
  • Previous experience in innovative product development would be an asset.

Skills required:

  • Product design experience: Solid experience in the field of product design, with expertise in designing innovative and attractive products.
  • Leadership skills: Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team, foster collaboration and inspire creativity.
  • Project management skills: Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, on time and on budget.
  • Market knowledge: In-depth understanding of market and industry trends, with the ability to identify product development opportunities and make data-driven strategic decisions.
  • Communication skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present ideas clearly and persuasively and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Strong ability to think creatively and generate innovative ideas, with a willingness to push boundaries and explore new approaches.

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