Sr. Industrial Designer

Published
February 18, 2024
Location
Kohler

Description

r. Industrial Designer Work Mode Hybrid LocationHybrid at Kohler, WI Opportunity To lead and perform as senior and above level industrial design professional and create innovative concepts, products, experiences, services, and human interfaces through the mastery of the design process within the New Product Development community. Specific Responsibilities Lead / own large and/or complex design projects from concept generation through implementation. Lead / Participate in problem-solving exercises with the Industrial Design staff and/or project teams to design innovative products that are inspiring and meaningful. Take the designs from concepts through implementation through sketching, CAD, and construction of mockups with high level of design in every detail throughout the product. Develop and present compelling strategies and ideas for new products and experiences that provide competitive and financial advantages. Develop and maintain knowledge and insights of socio-economic, technology, interior design and kitchen and bath industry and apply to product strategy and new product development. Define the consumer for our target segment for each product category and channel. Work very closely with all new product development departments, especially Engineering, Marketing, Purchasing, and Manufacturing, to achieve new product design requirements with understanding of our business operations, channels, competitive set, and current influences that shape our ability to impact the market. Become a functional expert in the product categories Bath Faucets, Bathing, and Showering through determining appropriate approaches to concept development by executing design research, product concept designs, physical modeling, and presentations. Continuously explore and develop new methods of model making and presentation techniques as appropriate to cost and timing factors. Develop familiarity with materials and processes used in the industry and the manufacture of Kohler and plumbing products. Maintain current awareness of consumer and competitor product offerings including product design trends in both the U.S. and in foreign markets. Skills/Requirements Bachelor’s or master’s degree from accredited university or college with academic emphasis on industrial design.Bachelor (5+ years) / Masters’ (3+ years) of experience in industrial design, interior design, architecture, furniture, lighting, consumer research and/or another related field. #LI-SW1 #LI-Hybrid Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. The salary range for this position is $87,450 - $111,100. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k. Why Work at Kohler Co.? Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! About Us Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com. It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement

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