Industrial Designer/Design Manager (m/f/d) with development perspective

Kaufering near Munich
Reference No: WD-0004887

What's the role?

A designer (m/f/d) with a passion for driving design developments in a complex technical environment in order to enhance the quality of our products and make them tangible, as well as to strengthen the uniqueness of our brand.
With several years of experience, you combine exceptional design skills with entrepreneurial thinking, problem-solving skills and organizational talent.
You enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams and are able to convince team members and stakeholders through professional competence and empathy. You are able to identify and address critical issues and like to actively participate in finding solutions.
Your goal is to steer the strategic as well as creative development of our cross-brand product design and, in doing so, to take on a further development into a leadership position in our design team in the medium term.

Who is Hilti?

We develop, manufacture and sell cutting-edge products, technology, software and services for the global construction industry. Hilti stands for innovation, quality and direct customer relationships.
From the construction, simulation and design of the products, to the production of our own prototypes, to system testing and certification of our power tools - our innovation comes from our own research and development laboratories.
With 30,000 employees in more than 120 countries, we're a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow in your career.

What does the role involve?

As a Segment Designer, you will develop the design theme for the products in your segment, which is derived from the design strategy. From concept to series design, you will independently define the design character and all design details on the basis of selected projects. You will be responsible for transferring the central theme to other products through our long-term external design partners. Solutions in the areas of ergonomics and user interface will be worked on by internal and external experts and seamlessly integrated by you into the design process. Throughout the design development you will organize the exchange with the involved disciplines project management, marketing and engineering and the global locations. The time and budget planning of the design activities and the management of internal and external design resources are also part of your tasks. You will prepare the further developments of the formal design together with the other segment designers and bring it to series maturity in line with the design strategy. As a competent contact person, you represent the industrial design topics in your product segment and are committed to the ongoing optimization of the design processes.

For over 60 years, our products have been recognized by world-renowned competitions for their high design quality. In 2010, we were honored by "Red Dot" with the most prestigious design award "Design Team of the Year".

What do we offer?

We offer you a unique place to work, in which you are part of a creative and interdisciplinary team. We will give you a lot of responsibility to develop yourself and we´ll support you in shaping your individual career path.
In addition, we offer you innovative and personalized Benefits, such as

- In-house fitness area with training courses
- Flexible working arrangements
- Company Bike
- Subsidy for monthly and annual public transport subscriptions
- Company pension scheme (employer-financed)
- Subsidy for childcare

Further benefits:
- Support in relocating and finding a flat
- Tax advice

Integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment are essential for Hilti – both today and tomorrow. We are proud to say that we not only talk about our values, but also live them every day.

Why should you apply?

With the user at the center of our efforts, we look for dedicated and highly skilled employees from diverse backgrounds. We believe that diverse teams are more creative, innovative and productive. Teamwork and expertise are key success factors for us.

Our international design team constantly strives to combine inspiring solutions with economic efficiency. With creativity and enthusiasm for actual customer benefits, this results in the most powerful products in tangible Hilti quality day after day!

What you need is:

  • Completed studies in the field of industrial design, design management or comparable disciplines
  • Minimum 5-7 years of professional experience; ideally with experience in the environment of hand-held products
  • Outstanding design skills combined with a very good technical understanding of serial implementability
  • Confident in alias to class A data creation
  • Experience in managing and technically leading design projects and high interest in strategic responsibility
  • "Global thinker" with strong skills in design strategic thinking and action
  • Organizational skills and the ability to oversee multiple ongoing projects
  • Very good communication skills across all functions and hierarchies as well as the passion to present our design approach to the outside world
  • Team orientation and confident appearance in an international environment
  • German skills beneficial

We look forward to receiving your online application with some meaningful work samples.

Take up the next challenge and start your career with HILTI! We are always looking for employees for a long-term cooperation.
Here you will find current information on how to apply and join HILTI during COVID 19: https://careers.hilti.de/de-de/covid.

During your job interview you will spend some time with us and get to know our company. Thus you will get a feeling for the job and our corporate culture.

Hilti stands for equal opportunities. We are looking forward to receiving applications from severely disabled persons and similarly disabled persons.

Contact: Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH I Miriam Fries I Human Resources

Should you encounter technical problems during your application, please contact mycareer-techsupport@hilti.com.

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