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VP Global Industrial Design (Consumer Product)

Company: Stanley Black & Decker
Location: Towson
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:


VP Global Industrial Design (Consumer Product)


Global - GTS - Customer Experience (GCX)



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Job Description

The VP of Industrial Design will be responsible for the global team that supports the Stanley Black & Decker Global Tools & Storage (GTS) business. The team delivers design solutions that bridge end user needs with manufacturable solutions that deliver best in class product usability regardless of the customer segment. Industrial Design is a critical function within the Global Customer Experience team working collaboratively with Brand, Brand Studio, Ecomm and Insights. The team includes industrial designers, digital visualizers, 3D CAD and prototype specialists. Our design center footprint includes ten design centers in seven countries across five time zones. We deliver design solutions for all categories and brands within the GTS portfolio of products.

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited design program and 10+ years professional experience.
  • Proven ability to lead in a global cross functional, multi discipline design team at scale.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage budgets within P&L constraints.
  • International experience a plus.
  • Strong, creative leader and management of a global team with the capacity to inspire the creative staff to deliver exceptional design outcomes.
  • Is firmly committed to the common goals of the organization translated to the performance metrics of the global team.
  • Agility to direct compelling design solutions across multiple product categories based on user and commercialization needs.
  • Guide user insights-based needs into market-relevant, commercially viable product that delivers the appropriate usability and customer experience.
  • Drive product development collaboration and coordination across the global design centers as well as cross-functionally with Product, Engineering, Channel, Operations, Quality, and others.
  • Operates the Industrial Design function as a business unit with a clear strategy including a continual improvement mindset open to disruption of the status quo.
  • Strong knowledge in design feasibility encompassing product schedule, costing, manufacturability, and intellectual property compliance.
  • Deep understanding and consideration of the multi-cultural make up of the global team including challenges communicating across time zones.
  • Proactive, sets expectations, clearly communication across all ID functions
  • Self-directed and energetic
Additional details:
Leadership Qualities
  • Communicates across the global team with an appreciation for the diversity, cultural differences, time zones and strengths
  • Positive communication style motivating the team to operate at a high level
  • Builds relationships within the core design team and key stakeholders across the business.
  • Objective to business needs with an understanding of cost and schedule tradeoffs related to NPD.
  • Builds and leads strategy within the core design team and across the GCX team.
  • Provides steady team leadership through business challenges
  • Progressively looks for opportunities to improve the team through process improvements and organizational structure
  • Develops and cultivates talent across the team
  • Ability to rapidly make decisions in a fast-paced changing business environment
  • Exhibits humility and self-awareness in all situations

  • Bases design solutions on end user insights both qualitative and quantitative
  • Leads the building of Visual Brand Language across multiple brands and categories
  • Understanding of Color Material & Finish as applied to product design
  • Utilizes design thinking and methodology to objectively solve problems
  • Guides vs dictating design solutions, empowers the team to deliver informed solutions
  • Technical aptitude of mechanical and electrical
  • Understanding of manufacturing and supply chain operations
  • Ergonomics background related to product usability
  • Understanding of UX/UI interface design
  • Knowledge of the development of brand architecture

Business Acumen
  • Deep understanding of business profit and loss statements
  • Understanding of the implications of cost and schedule on design solutions
  • Ability to flex to business unit presidents needs and style
  • Can develop organizational structure to meet the needs of the business
  • GCX impact on business results
  • Appreciation for Stanley Black & Decker brand and product history
  • Ability to translate the business product road prioritization into an actionable resource plan

All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans status or any other protected characteristic.

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All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans status or any other protected characteristic.

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