***Please note, you must submit a Portfolio to be considered for this position – See Instructions Below***
Are you a highly creative design individual who is interested in being part of one of the most exciting design studios in the world? Based in Leamington Spa, England where the fusion of Art, Design and Technology come together, General Motors Europe has an exciting opportunity for the right designer interested in stretching the boundaries of Interior Design across multiple brand studios.
In this role, you are part of a larger connected global design team working on leading, world class products in automotive design.
Your role is to see the future - researching, designing and creating proposals that demonstrate innovative interior ideas and concepts from inception to implementation for automotive and mobility application. Understanding brand and strategy as the filter, you generate world interior design concepts for automotive products in both 2D and 3D proposals. You must have exceptional visualization skills and can communicate your ideas to an audience. You have no problem refining ideas as you receive feedback. Leading and working as part of a team you interface with multiple creative and non-creative stakeholders including suppliers to execute ideas and deliver world class products.
You have a passion for design, innovation and are highly creative as demonstrated in your portfolio. With a Bachelor’s Degree you have a major in Design (Automotive Design, Industrial Design, Product Design, Graphic Design or Architecture). You have a minimum 10 years of experience in automotive design, including managing and mentoring junior designers during this time.
You’re driven and eager to propel your career forward. A self-starter, your sophisticated communication skills will enable you to effortlessly build relationships. Comfortable in dealing with potential changes in direction based on what designs catch fire, you thrive in a team environment and display a strong ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
Take your next step in joining a world-class design studio at General Motors.
The Interior Design Manager is a significant position in this European Design operation. This chosen individual will create fresh, innovative designs for multiple General Motors Branded vehicles by inspiring and leading the interior design team.
They will report directly to the Executive Design Director and work closely with them to realize the vision and aims of the operation.
This role also includes complete responsibility of interior design and working closely with the exterior design counterpart to ensure product visions that are fully cohesive and collaborative.
The individual should have experience in creating automotive interiors and be knowledgeable in the areas of HMI and UI/UX. They should also be aware of new relevant technologies such as autonomous driving.
They will coordinate the work of other design personnel to achieve design goals, and follow design process from the sketch form to the final release clay model. Work duties involve a considerable amount of perception, design taste, judgment and creativity as well as a definite degree of skill, accuracy, and coordination. They will need to provide insight and recommendations to supervisors and leadership while possessing willingness and acumen to act upon general guidance.
- Develop a design vision with the senior team and communicates to the organization.
- Plan, and realize all design properties
- Develops two and three-dimensional mock-ups of proposed design solutions
- Works with studio engineers, modelers, other designers, and service and fabrication personnel in the development of new ideas in both two and three-dimensional form
- Makes presentations of new thoughts and designs, both orally and visually
- Frequent contact with cross functional partners outside the work group
- Experience working with Premium brands is a plus
- Have a proven ability as an inspiring team member
- Strong organizational and communication skills
Additional Job Description:
- Ability to communicate new ideas
- An inspiring, creative thinker and complex problem solver that finds and pursues answers to complex challenges and has a strong vision
- An effective team player, actively mentors, develops and supports team members.
- Good understanding of form
- Good drawing skills
- Demonstrated creative proficiency
- Demonstrated proficiency utilizing electronic tools to communicate 2-D ideations
- Oral and written communications skills
- Relatively high level of analytical ability where problems are complex
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with others
- Competent interpersonal skills and the aptitude to work effectively with others
- Knowledge of computer and ability to effectively use as it pertains to engineering
- Bachelor degree with a major in transportation design, industrial design, or a related field
- Strong IT skills, particularly with Design related systems, including ALIAS, VRED, PHOTOSHOP
PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
To be considered for this position, you will need to submit a portfolio in addition to your resume and profile. You may include a link to your online portfolio in your resume OR if your portfolio is not available online, please follow the instructions below to upload your portfolio as a separate attachment as you did with the resume.
1. Save your portfolio as a pdf document
2. Name your portfolio your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. Example: Candidate name is John Smith. Portfolio pdf file name is: Smith, John.pdf
3. Upload as an attachment - you may have to condense the file.
DISCLAIMER: The Works included in your Career Portfolio must not be subject to any non-disclosure and/or confidentiality agreement. If the Works in your Career Portfolio are owned by your current or former employer, or by any other Third Party, there must be an express written consent from the Owner allowing the Works to be included in your Career Portfolio for sharing with General Motors (“GM”). By sharing your Career Portfolio, you grant to GM the right to quote, paraphrase, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use all or any portion of the Career Portfolio for purposes of making a hiring determination. By sharing your Career Portfolio, you also agree to release and discharge GM, and its licensees, successors, and assigns, from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action that you may have regarding any use of the Career Portfolio, including (but not limited to) any claims based on the right to privacy, the right to publicity, copyright, libel, defamation, or any other rights.
ABOUT LEAMINGTON SPA LOCATION:
Royal Leamington Spa is a charming town in Warwickshire surrounded by beautiful countryside, award-winning parks, and great transport links to the cities of Birmingham and London. Although relatively small, it has excellent shopping, great restaurants and bars and a lively nightlife.
The town, which is often referred to as ‘Silicon Spa,’ has become a hub for car design and games development in the thriving billion-pound industries, allowing us to attract the best and most brilliant minds in the industry.
A recent survey by Rightmove has found that Royal Leamington Spa is the happiest place to live on the UK, and the Times lists Leamington as the third best place for families to live in the UK.
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