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Product Design Senior Director - B21601


03 - Estero/America


Our Client is part of an International Floorings Manufacturer.  For the ceramic and porcelain tile division, we are recruiting a

Product Design Senior Director
Location: Texas


Reporting to Top Management, the appointee will
  • Oversee the strategy and development of new products giving direction regarding colors, surfaces and textures
  • Manage a small team of direct and indirect reports
  • Develop the short and long-term strategic plan for overall product strategy as well as the design, development and introduction of new products
  • Present and communicate new products and programs to field sales groups and customers
  • Identify and meet with new and existing vendors to evaluate new product opportunities
  • Develop relationships with vendors to provide best quality and the lowest cost
  • Visit regional markets to stay abreast of product issues and opportunities
  • Support brand by attending National and Regional meetings
  • Drive product development objectives and schedules for all phases of product development and introduction to market
  • Conduct market research and identify / track market trends
  • Determine product portfolio gaps such as price point, new technologies and customer needs
  • Approve final product in the lab and at the plant
  • Oversee design for display and / or production according to specific input
  • Support Sales Team creating trends, reports and products presentation for specific customers or events
  • Understand how product, price, place and promotion all contribute to the success of brands
  • Manage special projects

Candidate Profile

  • A University degree-holder ideally in Design, Marketing or similar; alternatively 4 years in product-design management in place of a university degree will be considered
  • Very good English
  • 10+ years product design experience
  • 10+years product development experience related to industrial ceramic-tile production to include knowledge of glazes, frits, inks reaction, different printing and decorating systems
  • 5+ years’ experience in ceramic-tile graphic creations and elaborations
  • 5+ years’ experience with Photoshop in each of the following areas: concepts creation, graphic editing, color correction
  • 5+ years’ experience with color management systems and ceramic profiles
  • Able to influence and foster teamwork at all levels of the organization
  • Able to prioritize and delegate
  • Proven leadership and organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to make presentations
  • Digitally literate
Exciting leadership role in the USA with a solid and expanding international Group

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