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APDS-Industrial Design AP-Design Director

Job Description

  • Design Leadership and Creative Direction for all customer projects: understand and implement brand values and customer targets to deliver high impact proposals and maintain consistency throughout design development process

  • Actively manage project deliverables, studio resources, and program timing based on customer and internal requirements

  • Lead, mentor, and inspire Design Managers and Design team to exceed global standards for design quality and execution

  • Develop Advanced Design strategy to drive innovation and identify new opportunities for technologies developed by YFAI and our partner companies

  • Interface with YFAI engineering teams in order to ensure feasibility and capitalize on YFAI’s engineering and manufacturing leadership

  • Collaborate with YFAI’s global studios to exchange best practices, encourage innovation, and provide creative vision for the company

  • Establish and maintain network of design professionals and peer-level relationships inside and outside the automotive industry

  • Organize and optimize studio resources, budget, processes, and planning

  • Position reports to Global VP of Design and Strategic Research

Your Qualifications

  • Degree in Automotive, Transportation, or Industrial Design

  • 15+ years of related design experience with at least five years of successful design team leadership and management

  • Understanding of automotive development process, proven track record of production vehicle experience

  • Cross-functional experience and communication outside Design (marketing, engineering, manufacturing, etc.)

  • Understanding of Chinese domestic market as well as broader Asia Pacific experience and global point of view

  • Ability to think creatively and analytically to offer creative direction and execute effectively

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills at an executive level

  • English language proficiency, Chinese a plus

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Published: 03/20/2018
Job Field: Innovation & Technology
Location:
REQ. NO.: 17004284
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI)

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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