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Design Lead
IL, United States
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Design Lead will work closely with our Knauf Digital Hub Director to establish and lead design team(s) through the conceptual design and implementation of incremental product and service innovations as well as new business model design visions.
  • Lead service and product design projects and manage relationships with external partners; collaborate with program leadership to create integrated design solutions for a diverse array of projects
  • Lead design quality across the project: set the direction and push the quality of work, manage team members, client, and colleague relationships with support; create instant tangibility for the team and the business sponsor through visual storytelling and rapid prototyping
  • Explain, discuss, and justify design decisions effectively; give effective feedback and direction to other team members; lead and manage all design activities at the project level; coach individual team members and maintain team motivation and morale
  • Assume responsibility for the overall quality of the project team's work; lead the team regarding the most appropriate design methods and practices to use; oversee all design activities and deliverables on projects 
  • Support establishment of agile mindset within core organization 

Desired Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a design discipline; a master’s degree is preferred
  • 7–10 years of relevant industry experience with more than 4 years leadership/ management experience; at least 6 months leading multidisciplinary team 
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with driving and applying user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with customers, along with cross-functional teams 
  • Firm understanding in one to two areas of expertise such as service design, product design, graphic design, interaction design, or content design 
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams to create a powerful, effective, and coherent design solution 
  • Excellent leadership skills, problem resolution abilities, and good judgment
  • Ability to travel 40%

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