Zume is looking for a seasoned, process-driven Designer Leader and Manager who loves and obsesses over creating amazing experiences for our customers, partners, and employees. As a member of the Zume Team, you will play an essential role creating and driving industry leading fiber based sustainable solutions.  You will act as the bridge between the sales team and our Engineering, R&D and Operations teams, turning our customers’ needs and requirements into the next generation of sophisticated sustainable thermoformed molded fiber packaging.

Essential Functions:

  • Quickly iterate on multiple interactive physical and digital design solutions and work through details
  • Actively pursue and at times lead customer research to understand their needs, challenges, and pain points
  • Develop high level and/or detailed storyboards, mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate functionality, interaction and design ideas
  • Take designs from the concept and sketch phase to modeling and renderings in the appropriate software
  • Support engineering, R&D and operations while they drive the product from design through to physical prototype and eventually mass produced customer solution
  • Lead the team to implement best practices for design methodology and documentation
  • Participate in cross-functional strategy, timing, and process discussions
  • Take an active, hands-on role to ensure that all design and technology problems are resolved thoroughly
  • Work closely with Product Management to define the long term vision and roadmap of the physical product
  • Actively manage and collaborate with internal and external customers for a complete design solution
  • Partner with other teams to understand requirements/specifications to drive the best solution
  • Help to build an organization that is diverse and inclusive, and where each person represents our company values

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Packaging or Engineering, or similar
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing, packaging, or design
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • A minimum of 3 years’ intense SolidWorks experience, 5 years experience is preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills that will allow you to defend complex design ideas
  • Comfortable with communicating and interacting effectively at all levels within the organization, including senior management, customers, partners and suppliers
  • A passion for the creative process in a willingness to both offer and accept critique
  • Eager to work in a challenging but reward organization
  • Enthusiastic team player with collaborative spirit
  • A portfolio showcasing recent work

Please note:  you must be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 to be considered

Zume provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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