Director of Advanced Design - DellDesign

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Director of Advanced Design

Experience Design Group (EDG) Overview

Do you live and breathe design? Can you create elegant solutions to challenging problems that change the status quo? Do you feel compelled to design-things-right in your everyday life, just for the sake of it? If this sounds intriguing, then read on

Join Dell s Experience Design Group, where you can help develop innovate, industry-changing solutions for the future. You ll need to expertly solve complex design problems through simple explanations and must have the desire and talent to produce stunning, head-turning designs. You ll get to work with a collaborative team to craft beautiful, brand-defining experiences always imagining how things could and should be. Come and showcase your creative talents, knowledge and experience and make us forget what it was like before you joined the team.

The role:

The Advanced Design team has an opportunity for a Director of Advanced Design. In this role, you will lead a team of talented and passionate designers as they research, explore, and strategize the visual and experience solutions across all Dell product brands. You will be the strategic partner with design, technology, and product teams. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with marketing, sales, engineering, suppliers, business leaders and customers to define portfolio strategies and visualize future product opportunities and solutions across Dell. We re looking for a leader to join EDG and help create industry changing designs. Our team has a vision and mission to reinvent the Dell product experience driven by innovative, beautiful and game changing design.

What you will be doing:

In this role you ll report into the VP of Advanced Design and work in collaboration with other design leaders to effectively develop and deliver design strategies, compelling design languages, and concepts that have strategic business value.You should be comfortable managing the ambiguity inherent in design processes, while driving a curated vision of what the future will be.

Does this describe you?:

A successful person in this role will have the ability to articulate a strong design vision, is a creative multidisciplinary fluid thinker who never gives up, is good at storytelling, both visually and verbally, and is able to effectively influence across all levels in the organization; across regions and functions. We are looking for someone who can champion design across the organization, educating while collaborating, is an inspiring leader, both within and outside the design organization, and is able to draw on diverse perspectives to solve design problems and effective solutions.

What we are looking for:
  • 12+ years of experience, with a minimum of 5 years (recent) in a strategic design role
  • 4+ years of people leadership experience (direct people manager preferred)
  • Degree(s) in Industrial/Product Design
  • Hands on design skills, both 2D and 3D, analog and digital
  • Compelling presentation and proposal skills, excel at executive level communication
  • Portfolio demonstrating your expertise in design strategy product conceptualization
Our top candidate will have:
  • Demonstrated ability to work in highly dynamic, highly talented, diverse environment across various organizations and geographies
  • Proven ability to lead and deliver world class design
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Experienced Change Agent
Dell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell encourages applicants of all ages.
Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality

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