Product Design Manager - BIC Shavers
Interaction Design Association
Αθήνα, Greece
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Our client, BIC a leading multinational company, producing world famous, innovative personal care consumer goods, is looking for a Product Design Manager, for its R&D Department in Attiki, Greece.

The Position : The Product Design Manager is a crucial managerial position, a role playing a key part for the successful evolution of lines of products.

He / she will be responsible to serve the R&D team in translating all consumer demands and trends into meaningful profitable products.

More specifically, the position will be working on briefing, managing and coordinating internal design teams. This is a managerial position heading 12 designers.

Key responsibilities include : The incumbent will lead ideation meetings, direct new concepts, materials and techniques, will initiate and encourage innovation and new methods, will direct improvement on existing product.

He / she will also participate in international New Product Meetings and will be responsible for the prompt, efficient and advantageous product development that will be attractive to targeted consumers.

The incumbent responsibilities are broadly to :

  • Drive Design Innovation of the future Products and their Packages, seeking out novel solutions.
  • Direct & develop the Product Design team, providing inspirational leadership to drive people development, maintain top talent
  • Align team’s capabilities with current & future business needs.
  • Identify innovative & relevant product opportunities to expand products portfolio globally.
  • Translate research insights, competitive trends & technical knowledge into clear design briefs.
  • Establish partnerships with key outside resources (suppliers, contractors, academia etc.).
  • Manage the annual budget & tactical product development portfolio.He / she will collaborate with other R&D teams (Engineering, IP, Manufacturing), with Marketing in the US and Europe and Top Management.
  • Role Requirements : Candidates must possess University Degree, in Industrial or Product Design, or related field. Post graduate studies with focus on product or industrial development of hand held consumer goods, or relevant would be ideal.

    The incumbent must have at least 10 years of experience in related to product development subjects in a position most preferably in an industrial, ideally in a multinational environment and a proven experience of 5 or more years with successful track record in a relevant managerial position.

    He / she should have participated in R&D teams, at a manufacturing environment and dispose a proven understanding of the product development process.

    Understanding of materials, plastic & metal production processes, quality control and all phases of manufacturing is important.

    They should have deep working knowledge of 2D illustration (Adobe Creative Suite) & 3D CAD software (Rhino & Solid works preferred).

    Excellent English is also a must.Additionally, they should have very good project management, be acquainted to work in teams and possess excellent presentation and communication skills.

    Remuneration : The company offers a very competitive salary, bonus, a car and a variety of other benefits, an excellent working environment, participation in a proud award winning team, substantial career prospects and advancement opportunities.

    If you find the position interesting, please send your CV by e-mail (Use red "Apply Now" button below), stating the position Ref : PDM 03.18

    We are an Executive Search International company, acting on behalf of our client BIC

    Please provide your cv and samples of your product design experience

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