Lead Industrial Designer

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin / Mercury Marine

Oct 17, 2016


Requisition Number


Employment Type

Fulltime - Regular

Job Description

Bring your talents to the leader in marine engine propulsion systems!

Mercury Marine (a division of Brunswick Corporation, NYSE:BC) is the world leader in recreational marine propulsion engines. Employing Lean Six Sigma methodology, we have made lasting improvements in our products, processes, and service. We are honored to earn multiple J.D. Power Awards for Customer Satisfaction.

Position Summary:
Develop industry leading designs for a variety of products that will enable the company to revolutionize the marine industry. Provide visionary design leadership with a strong sense of aesthetic, visual style, and form-giving ability.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Ability to effectively lead a team of designers from program initiation through to production

Integrate industrial design into the business through attending regular divisional communication meetings, understand business strategies and product plans

Deliver leading edge design aligned with and evolving the Mercury Product DNA

Contribute to, then work within, criteria established by a multi-disciplinary product development team while adhering to the HPPD and Industrial Design process

Determine construction, mechanics, shape, CMF, manufacturing processes and packaging in cooperation with a multi-disciplinary product development team

Manage workload balancing and recommend outsourcing strategies to leverage specialized skillset needs and resources to maximize product development efficiency

Execute functional designs with the highest level aesthetic appeal to maximize customer desire / market success

Develop plans to create breakthrough product ideas and execute advanced design concepts

Create documentation necessary to convey design strategies and solutions through image / trend boards, sketches, renderings, 3-D models, CAID surface data and written reports

Stay abreast of trends in material usage, design, style, color and graphics

Maintain industrial design archive

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design required

Minimum of 10 years of industrial design experience

Minimum of 3 years' experience as a lead designer

Proven design leadership abilities in a fast paced product development environment

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:

Excellent traditional and digital sketching and rendering abilities to effectively communicate design intent

Experience in UX/UI design

Experience in user research, foresight and visioning

Proven project management skills

Verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

Ability to provide clear, insightful, and actionable design critiques

Passionate about design with the ability to present effectively to all levels of the organization

Proficient in Microsoft Office, Alias, Adobe Creative Suite

Self-starter with proven time management, project and resource planning, organizational tools and techniques

Leverage technology and processes to continuously improve speed and efficiency

Extensive knowledge of production processes

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status recognized under applicable law.

Brunswick was honored as a 2015 Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media and GI Jobs! Veterans and Reservists strongly encouraged to apply!