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Colour and Materials Senior Manager

Gaydon, Warwickshire
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Our OME client is looking for an experienced Colour and Materials Senior Manager to be responsible and accountable for innovation, development, and delivery of Colour & Material Design strategies into production for all vehicle programs assigned. The job responsibilities will involve futuring research into current and future landscape shifts to develop strategies for Colour & Material Design for the interior and exterior of vehicles to satisfy the client, brand and design attributes and requirements. Passion for new material technologies, high visual quality/standards of presentation and environmental innovation should be second nature with particular focus on more sustainable and responsible material initiatives and methods of make. Job Requirements: Lead research around client, market shifts and material technologies that can help identify new ideas for next generation vehicles and create vehicle line material strategies and plans for future implementation but also individually be abreast of shifting changes in cultural and technology landscapes. Lead teams that research and develop more sustainable material technologies for future implementation. Lead the creation of digital and physical assets that visually communicate Colour & Material strategies. Lead the design, development and implementation of colour and material design proposals for concept vehicles and design vision properties and production programmes assigned Present new ideas for the direction and creation of phy-digital presentations to communicate new ideas and/or brand family concepts. Project management and creative leadership of concept/vision vehicle builds, and development related to Colour and Material design. Advise and lead team members who will procure materials, create renderings, and provide relevant documentation/planning to support colour and material property builds and asset creation. Conduct competitor and analogous industry benchmarking and collaborate with external suppliers. Lead and translate material concepts and technologies from 2D to 3D product Share best practice with the team as well as Creative and Technical advice and direction as appropriate. Support PR activities related to Project work as required. Prepare for, present, and participate in Senior level reviews as required (presentations to CCO, Brand Directors, CPE s, VLD s as well as GPS and Marketing teams to name a few key Senior Stakeholders). Engagement and support of product research and customer clinics as required. Elevate and represent the C&M Design discipline and organisation both Internally and Externally. Focus and contribution to recruitment, retention, ongoing team engagement, with a focus on well-being is required. Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: Essential: Proven creative and presentation skills, including but not limited to advanced use of / awareness of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Microsoft Office software and ability to reference relevant digital platforms, luxury brands and emerging technologies / software s appropriately for research and creative purposes. An expert level experience of product and automotive design combined with good aesthetic judgement, colour vision and colour perception. Diverse product range experience (multiple brands) as well as evidence of ability to lead/create creative strategy work. Knowledge of automotive and analogous industry material technologies, processes, and suppliers with a high degree of competitor awareness. Good communication skills and the ability to relate to and communicate/collaborate at all levels. Global work experience. Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred. Proven ability to plan and undertake projects to a strict deadline. Content and people leadership experience (leading leaders). Agile and Flexible working style. Desirable: Proven ability to adjust to changing design, feasibility, and cost requirements. Analogous product design industry experience. Agile methodology knowledge/experience. A proven growth mindset. Global Studio experience. Personal Requirements: Essential: An individual with a client first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable A determined individual, highly driven, committed and results-orientated who works with pace, energy, and confidence. An individual who can apply creative and analytical rigour to develop and drive well thought out operational plans, collaborate across functions and combine a short term, pragmatic focus with strategic vision. An individual who is resilient, energetic, and enthusiastic, responds constructively to new ideas and input in a changing business environment. An individual who can challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style. A sophisticated communicator who can communicate directly, clearly, and openly An individual who can demonstrate good capability in leadership and management skills, who can motivate, develop, and lead functional and cross-functional teams. An individual who protects people and creativity and understands the unique human talent that makes up the function of Design unique skill sets that no other function can replicate. Desirable: An individual who is comfortable challenging all stakeholders with strong influencing and engagement skills. Strong presence. A passionate individual who heeds the clarion call of making the intangible tangible, who possesses the mindset and resilience to drive luxury innovation and quality inch by inch
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  • Job Reference: 707262574-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Futura Design
    Futura Design
  • Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent