Industrial Designer - Global Consumer Design

Date: Nov 21, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 46798 

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.


Global Consumer Design Analyst Designer - Industrial Design

 

This role in summary
Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for an Analyst Designer opening in our Global Consumer Design (GCD) function.

 

The Associate Designer is responsible for creating the customer experience for the next generation of home appliances.  This person will support efforts to understand emerging trends, seek out real-life insights, conceive user interface design solutions, and assure uncompromising usability.

 

Your responsibilities will include

  • GCD Analyst designer is responsible for collaborating with senior designers on conceptualization, visualization, and development of concept visions and new products.
  • Works to understand and support the development of User Experience and Brand Design strategies.  
  • Support Development of Stories and Strategies focused around the consumer and their experiences.
  • Develops a basic manufacturing and industry knowledge, user needs, processes, and design influencers to develop a wide range of desirable concepts.
  • Learn the product development processes, people, and design values.  
  • Manages personal time based on a detailed task list and delivery timelines.
  • Capable of communicating design solutions with internal design teams.
  • With direction from the supervisor, creates documentation of design assets for various projects.
  • Influences peer teams within GCD by creating desirable assets, Develops personal professional skills, Comprehends and executes strategies.
  • Supports Senior design staff in the design process to reach clear, defined, and inspiring final design solutions.   With moderate direction, manage creative activities for assigned tasks. 


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design 
  • 3+ years of design experience (corporate/in-house or consultant environment)
  • 3D Computer modeling experience


Preferred skills and experiences

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to facilitate communication across different disciplines 
  • Excellent project management and planning skills 
  • Excellent decision-making abilities and self-motivation 
  • Adaptability and flexibility to change as designs and processes improve over time.
  • Excellent 2D visual digital and analog communication skills.

 

 

 


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