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Senior Product Industrial Designer - Nypro/Radius at Radius Chicago LLC

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

At Jabil, we empower the brands who empower the world – it’s our reason for being and the guiding force that’s driving us to become the most technologically advanced manufacturing solutions provider on the planet.  Whether we’re serving one of the world’s biggest and best known brands or the coolest tech startups, our resolve never wavers. We share common desires with these brands: to make the world a better, safer and cleaner place.

Job Summary

Radius is a global innovation and development consulting firm serving the healthcare, packaging, and consumer and commercial/industrial markets.  At Radius, our secret ingredient is our people.  We hire talented individuals with a passion for delivering results that know how to design, develop and deliver products that are better than anything on the market today.   We build multi-disciplinary teams of product strategists, researchers, designers, human factors specialists, engineers, quality, and manufacturing experts who thrive on solving our clients’ most complex challenges for bringing successful products to market.

Join our award-winning team if you want to sharpen your skills and geek out on a variety of projects.  It goes without saying; we offer a dynamic, fast-paced work environment with plenty of growth opportunities, excellent compensation, and benefits.  

We are looking for a unique and talented individual with a wide-ranging design experience. This individual will be responsible for leading and participating in product research and design projects for our clients with a design centric representation in the business development process. This position will report directly to the Director of Design, with significant and collaborative interaction with members of the engineering, research, human factors, and business development teams.

In addition, this individual will take part in leading design projects, collaborating on design programs with leadership oversight and hands-on design work, and leading client presentations and participating in workshops.  This is a dynamic position whose focus will be on Radius site specific and global organizational initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

•Hands on involvement with product development programs in a cross-functional team environment and maintain design department standards that demonstrates design excellence

•Conceptualize ways of providing new and improved value to our clients through translating marketing and user insights into compelling product solutions

  • Contribute to the creative culture and strategic direction of Radius

  • Project and client management experience

  • Excellent aesthetic and critical thinking skills to guide projects, inspire through example, and infuse design passion

  • Strong concept exploration sketching skills and the ability to visually think through problems and complex scenarios

  • Contribute and articulate knowledge and experience in design and strategy to product development projects offering strong visual and verbal story-telling skills to emotionally connect concepts with user and market desires

  • Strong understanding of the product development process

  • Promote a culture of pride, passion, and integrity  

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design

  • 5-7 years of experience as a practicing designer with a focus on product design and interest in user experience

  • A history of developing products with multi-disciplinary teams (including Mechanical Engineering, Research, Human Factors, and Manufacturing) from inception (marketing direction) to production

  • Experience developing electro-mechanical products and medical devices a plus

  • A strong knowledge of injection molding and plastics manufacturing processes

  • Skilled in timely preparation of accurate, well-planned project processes, and deliverables

  • Experience with interaction design (UI/UX) in the digital space is a plus

Essential Skills

This role requires an individual who demonstrates flexibility in the consulting subject matter in which they need to operate and yet has a polished, not over-bearing, delivery style. More specifically, the candidate will have the following skills:

 Ability to contribute in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment

  • A strong understanding of product design, user research and design execution. Experience in leading projects successfully, firm understanding of consumer needs, branding, technology and manufacturing methods while delivering world class design

  • Strong strategic, creative and conceptual skills

  • Excellent portfolio and highly developed design skills, including journey maps, 3D modeling, high-fidelity renderings, user interaction and experience (UI/UX) a plus

  • Experience designing for consumer technology, medical, life-sciences, or consumer packaging industries a plus

  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Ability to manage multiple project and cross-functional teams in parallel

  • Self-motivated and passionate about design

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strategic thinker, logical and methodical, results-driven

  • Flexibility and adaptability of approach, focused on finding a workable solution to every problem

  • Ability to “see the big picture” when meeting the customers' needs

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong leadership potential, collaborative work ethic and a great sense of humor

Radius is an award-winning design and innovation firm helping clients realize their brand strategy by designing compelling product solutions. Our teams engage in multiple markets including consumer, healthcare, wearables, IoT, packaging, and converging markets. We offer a dynamic, fast paced and fun environment with outstanding compensation packages.

Jabil is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Jabil, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.