Manager, Industrial Design

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Graphic Design/CAD



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Manager, Industrial Design
Brand: Este Lauder Companies
Description
At Estee Lauder our Vision is to be the global leader in prestige beauty: a well-diversified, brand-building powerhouse of unrivalled creativity and innovation. Want to become part of a team committed to being creativity-driven and quality-obsessed in innovation - this Industrial Design role is that. As part of the global packaging innovation department this role will work with R & D, consumer insights, brand marketing and packaging teams to support corporate strategic initiatives, create innovative packaging concepts and platforms, and identify and develop fast-growing skincare category packaging needs. A considerable part of this role will include working across all brands at the Estee Lauder Companies to create breakthrough innovation and speed to market solutions in all skincare subcategories promoting customer experiences. This will involve leveraging both internal capabilities and external partners, accelerating the biggest opportunities in key markets, adopting new trends quickly - all by using a consumer-centric and benefit-driven approach. The candidate will need a strong background in industrial design, project management, and be continually driven to innovate first-to-market solutions for prestige beauty.
Primary Job:
Bring innovation, creativity and design thinking to the corporate category. Take an active role in the ideation process by providing inspiration through sketches, proof of principle mock ups, high level renderings and prototype models of concepts.
Responsibilities:

Utilize design skills to capture concepts and ideas through 2D hand sketches and 3D printed models and mock ups

Seek out trends that directly or indirectly impact skincare and personal care creating net extra opportunities.

Utilize digital design and engineering skills to create, validate, and analyze 3D files facilitating appearance and working prototype models.

Identify emerging themes and support product market packaging trends, gaps, and innovative opportunities corporately & brand level

Identify consumer benefits leading to ideal product models & or identify technologies & technical approaches which meet project objectives. Defines how the technical choices & levers affect the critical desired consumer benefits & experience.

Define and develop innovative concepts and product forms supporting category and brand needs

Be a specialist in category & how it connects with other categories.

Create innovative packaging concepts and platforms in tandem with packaging brand leads and present and share big ideas across the corporation; brand partners, cross-functional partners, and senior stakeholders

Develop and drive packaged product innovative business cases with brands for brand adoption and sponsorship

Lead special corporate projects - supporting strategic initiates

Collaborate with a diverse range of functional teams both branded and category

Identify barriers to innovation and provides possible solutions to remove obstacles

Direct and indirect management of internal teams and external suppliers and resources - every day leader

Project manage multiple programs at any given time and provide frequent updates to relevant stakeholders

Fuel upstream innovation by partnering with consumer insight teams and generating new packaging opportunities

Proactively identify & drives consumer or organizational improvements to step change business growth & agility.

Ability to adopt & carry out evolving business requirements.

Converts ideas to practice based on experience & technical mastery.

Makes timely informed recommendations & decisions when dealing with uncertainty.

Communicates results both orally & in writing to supervisor, key project members & highest level of management.

Seeks opportunities to share learnings more broadly.

Practices abundance mentality - generous in sharing praise & credit.

Leads technical & or consumer test method development & implications to find more relevant consumer technology insights.

Specialist in established procedures. Identifies opportunities to optimize, develop new procedures.

Actively & openly shares latest learnings within the team & sub-function in the intent of growing capability
Requirements:

Minimum BS degree in Packaging, Science, Engineering or Design

Demonstrated creative thinker with the ability to articulate and execute new ideas successfully

Strong collaborator with internal and external teams and resources

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to successfully handle multiple concurrent tasks

Collaborative and agile team member that can quickly adjust to changing business needs

Ability to work well with brand leaders, R & D teams and senior stakeholders

Self-motivated individual and capable of working individually as well as being part of various cross-functional teams

Creative out-of-the box thinker and developer - for process and packaging operations

Internal and External Innovative Partner

Possibility State (over Problem State) - growth mindset
Leadership Competencies:

Learning agility - navigating brand DNA and specific brand needs, understanding and integrating new technology fits, and desire for continuous improvement in the day to day and packaging innovation

Drives innovation - uses experience and knowledge of industry to conceptualize, present, and drive innovation onto brand calendar fueling the pipeline

Strives for excellence in execution - dedicated to delivering both high quality work and high performance output.

Challenger spirit - challenges the status quo with internal and external customers for better solutions
Qualifications

BS or MS degree in Package Engineering, Industrial Design, or other related engineering fields

Experience in the cosmetics or personal care industry preferred

Must be proficient in Solid Works, Key Shot, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
Job: Packaging & Package Development - R & D
Primary
Location: Americas-US-NY-New York
Job Type: Standard
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Number: *******
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact ***********************************

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