Skullcandy
  • Park City, UT, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Skullcandy celebrates the risk-takers, innovators and pioneers, those who break from the herd and forge their own path. We celebrate them living life on their own terms and with the soundtracks that inspire them to reach their full potential. They motivate us to be uncompromising, unapologetic, to express ourselves and stay true to who we are no matter the consequences. To live life at full volume.

 

The Sr. Industrial Designer acts as the industrial design lead for various consumer headphone, earbud, and speaker projects while mentoring, supporting, and managing junior/mid-level designers.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS / COMPETENCIES: 

  • Demonstrate insightful "blue sky" conceptual thinking; partner with Director of Industrial Design in creation of future "halo" concepts to be presented at the executive level.
  • Partner with and co-manage design schedules with the Product Development Project Managers from initial development through mass production.
  • Create and deliver directional and user-experience stories through dynamic visual communication.
  • Work closely with internal Sourcing team on costing and materials requirements for project components.
  • Create 3D Geometry for concept validation through prototyping and visuals; problem solve through any component limitations due to cost restrictions.
  • Integrate seamlessly with PD Engineering teams to effectively maintain design intent; be viewed as, and act as, an ID expert across the org.
  • Partner with Engineers in delivery of "looks like, works like" prototypes on tight timelines.
  • Coordinate with Quality team to ensure testing requirements are met for projects.
  • Communicate regularly with manufacturing team in China to support execution of projects.
  • Travel to overseas Manufacturing sites 1-2 times per quarter to ensure design integrity remains intact through delivery of products.
  • Facilitate and execute "quick strike" opportunities for the brand.
  • Participate and lead brainstorming sessions and communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale, both verbally and visually.
  • Multi-task and produce exceptional work under tight deadlines; maintain updated project schedule; track and manage projects under review.
  • Understand and incorporate global trends, technology, and fashion.
  • Manage a small team of ID/ graphic designers.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelors in Industrial Design or equivalent experience required.
  • 5+ years of industrial design experience; in-house ID experience preferred.
  • Consumer electronics design experience required; audio CE a huge plus.
  • Proven track record of leading projects with overseas manufacturing teams, preferably China.
  • Advanced proficiency with Solidworks modeling.
  • Proven ability to move product concepts from development through commercialization on set timelines.
  • Must be proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Proven track record of ownership and completion of high priority projects.
  • Self-motivated and independent thinker with strong communication skills.
  • Must be able to work with cross functional teams across the globe.
  • Proven ability in mentoring and inspiring others.
  • Quick and dynamic sketching style, high sense of urgency around meeting tight timelines.
  • Insightful observation skills targeted at the core consumers lifestyle in the past, present and future.
  • Must have strong organizational and multitasking experience.

 

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • 401K Matching
  • Health Benefits
  • Product Discounts
  • Discount Ski Pass/ Discount Gym Membership
  • Flex Time Scheduling

 

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