CMF Design Strategy Director (17000WJM)

  • Company: Dell
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Posted: October 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: R05798
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CMF Design Strategy Director - Austin, TX
Enterprise Design Group (EDG) Overview
Live and breathe Design? Are finding key concepts hidden deep in world requirements second nature? Want to create elegant Design solutions to complex problems that change the status quo? Sound intriguing? Feel compelled to just design-things-right in your everyday life, just for the sake of it? Then read on. We're looking for members to join EDG and help create industry changing designs for Dell and the future. You need to be an expert in all things visually digital, with a major strength & focus in solving design problems through simple to understand visual explanations, and the desire & talent to produce highest quality design at every opportunity. Help craft a simple, beautiful, brand-defining experiences - always having an eye to how things could & should be... Showcase your creative talents built over your years of work experience and make us forget what it was like before you joined the team.
Are you an experienced and passionate Colors, Materials and Finishes (CMF) and Trend Professional with great experience leading teams to create CMF strategy and delivery award winning products?  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. If you are interested in joining our cause, read on.
You should be an expert in all things related to CMF, with relevant experience in understanding trends and consumer mindsets to craft strategy across our entire portfolio consisting of hundreds of products from accessories, tablets, notebooks, desktops to enterprise equipment. You should also be well versed in merchandising, business metrics, consumer behaviors, product development process, and production processes relevant to consumer electronics
The CMF Director will lead the CMF team responsible for strategy, incubation, and approvals. You will oversee our CMF process from strategy and creation, through incubation, testing, technical evaluation, and approval; to implementations and communication to key stakeholders in the business units. Your expertise should include a solid understanding of the material used in consumer electronics and a knowledge base of how colors and finishes are created in a variety of materials. You will also be working with our Quality, Procurement teams and manufacturing partners to ensure appropriate implementation on final product.
-Undergraduate or Graduate Industrial Design, or CMF related degree and >15 years relevant experience, >5 years relevant experience either leading teams or leading process related to CMF strategy.
-Knowledge of color, material and finish solutions for multiple brands, creating focused program palettes, being up to date on relevant trends and technologies, and working cross-functionally to support vigorous and evolving timelines.
-Hands on Design Skills (Sketching, 3DCAD, Pro-Engineer, Creo2, Rendering, Lifestyle, CMF, Model, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)
-Portfolio required which demonstrates your expertise in CMF strategy, and visual design/branding
-Up to date with the latest in interactive and visual design trends
-Capable of carrying a product from concept through development through English communication (written and verbal) story-telling
-Excellent collaboration skills
-Ability to work in matrix organizations
-Experienced Change Agent
-Ability to work in fast pace environment
-Minimal travel
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Job Family: Engineering Development
Job ID: R05798

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