Product / Industrial Designer (Middle Weight)

Department: Design

Location: Biggleswade

Preferred hours: 9am - 5pm

Closing date: 2020-02-29

Vacancy type: Open

Duties & Responsibilities:

The main purpose of the role is to research, design and expand iCandy’s extensive range of current products (including pushchairs, pushchair accessories etc) and future ground up projects. Key aspects of the role will be the ability to deliver from pre brief to implementation including market research (product opportunity), concept design, detail design, spec creation, sample reviews.

Working collaboratively with the iCandy NPD teams in both the UK and China to maintain iCandy’s position as market leaders through Design, Innovation and Quality.

Key Deliverables:

Design:
- Concept generation
- User centred design approach
- CMF
- Market research
- Organise/ hold focus groups
- Produce project briefs
- Visualisation (Sketching and CAD)
- Presentation skills (required for the pitching of designs, products to retailers and sales team)
- Prototype reviews and feedback
- In-house testing of designs
- DFM / DFA
- Cost down analysis (against BOM’s)
- Review off tool samples
- Support on the Red/ Gold sealing of products
- Design specification creation
- Identify new materials / technologies for application in the nursery industry
- Awareness of new / emerging hard good trends (application, textures, forms etc)
- Provide support for Head of Product

Core Skills:
- Creativity and innovation
- Advanced on Solidworks, both solid and surfacing modelling
- Create visuals on Photoview 360, Visualise, Keyshot
- CS (illustrator, photoshop etc)
- Microsoft Office
- Degree qualified
- Critical path review and adherence
- Competitor awareness
- Proof of concept prototyping skills an advantage

Core Attributes
- Responsible for managing multiple projects concurrently
- Good communicator: visual, verbal, written inc. presentations at all levels
- Team Player (working with stakeholders UK and China to ensure delivery)
- Starter Finisher
- Problem solver
- A minimum of a basic understand of engineering principles
- Good understanding of manufacturing processes (injection moulding, extrusion etc)
- Ability to travel overseas
- Willingness to get involved in all aspects of the business and work cross functionally
- Attention to detail
- Minimum 3 years’ post graduate experience

KPI’s
• Creation of innovative product solutions benchmarked against the competition
• Growth of iCandy product portfolio and turn over
• On time delivery of iCandy’s NPD pipeline ensuring product availability in-line with key trade events

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