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Industrial Design Studio Lead

Location: Zeeland, Michigan
Date Posted: 07-19-2018
Industrial Design Studio Lead – Zeeland, MI –

We are currently searching for an Industrial Design Studio Lead to join our team in Zeeland, Michigan, working on the Discovery Team.  In this role you will lead projects for customers in a variety of industries. This is an internal, Core Team position.
What it’s like to work here:

DISHER is a positively cool place to work. Each team member is skilled, dedicated, and passionate about their work, promoting a culture of fresh innovative thinking, creative problems solving and solid work performance. DISHER hires for culture fit as much as skill set, which is noticeable when you see how team members care about each other and how they invest their time and energy into hobbies and organizations outside the workday.  We believe that in everything we do, we must strive to Make a Positive Difference® for one another, our customers, and our community.
Hear more from DISHER team members at disher.com/about-us/culture/
What you will get to do:
  • Provide leadership for Disher Discovery including Industrial Design, Research, Ideation, and Prototyping
  • Partner with our customers on innovative and challenging projects
  • Support business development and develop proposals
  • Provide feedback and direction to Industrial Designers
  • Manage Discovery projects
  • Manage the P&L for Discovery projects
  • Develop / coach the Discovery team across our 3 offices in Zeeland, Ann Arbor and Indianapolis.
  • Establish relationships with freelancers, vendors, alliances, and experts 
  • Active involvement in industry associations via conferences, blogging, networking, exhibiting, and sponsoring, etc.
  • Orchestrate multi-day, interactive client events
  • Provide direction to meet current and emerging market needs
  • Experience a variety of teams and work environments through various types of projects
  • Make a positive difference using your expertise and personality
What will make you successful:
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Industrial Design, Design Thinking, Human Centered Design, Product Development, or similar Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years required in a leadership role in product development with a design emphasis
  • Experience with industrial design or engineering
  • Excellent communications and strong writing and presentation skills
  • Must enjoy working with products and be excited about new concepts
  • Must be team-based with a creative approach to work
  • Have a keen sense of urgency
  • Able to consult with customers at their worksite
  • Be a self-starter, who can pursue and fulfill responsibilities independently
  • Ability to travel occasionally as needed
  • Must have current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship
What’s next?
Apply for this position here: http://disherdesign.catsone.com/careers

DISHER is a nationally-recognized product development, talent attraction, and business consulting firm. Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, suppliers, and independent inventors successfully discover, design, engineer, and manufacture high-impact products and services.
Our experienced team of over 160 qualified experts partner with clients to deliver a breadth of solutions including: Product Development Solutions, Talent Solutions, and Business Solutions. DISHER has deep experience in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, consumer, agribusiness, industrial, and medical products. We are passionate about helping our customers achieve higher performance, productivity, and profits.
With offices in Michigan and Indiana, DISHER is making a positive difference alongside clients locally, nationally, and around the world.

Keywords: Design, leader, coach, research, ideation, prototyping, business development, proposals, client relationships, emerging markets, design thinking,  studio, discovery, industrial design


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