Exterior Design Manager – Ford

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Exterior Design Manager – Ford
Ford Motor Company

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Position Overview/Description:
** Portfolio submission in addition to a resume is required to be considered for this position.

Reports to a Chief Designer and is responsible for creating and developing future model exterior vehicle design proposals from concept to production release in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional form. Recommend and implement training and development plans for subordinates. Assist the Design Chief in the proper and effective implementation of personnel programs, including performance reviews, salary planning and employee counseling.

Position will be located in Dearborn MI.

  • Communicate and conduct program reviews and presentations for design leadership
  • Ensure that sketch interpretation, design quality, and model progress are in keeping with established schedules and program deliverables
  • Work with other disciplines in the development of scale and full size clay models ultimately interfacing with program engineering teams in the development of feasible high quality products based on designs
  • Lead market research model builds through the shops
  • Plan and organize the workload and job assignments of subordinate personnel
  • Ensure exterior appearances are in harmony with all Ford Global Design, aligning with the One Ford product direction while working within cost and program constraints
  • Daily interfaces and areas of influence include Corporate Senior Management, Product Planning, Strategy, Marketing, Engineering, Digital Media team, and Program teams
  • Cultivate employee engagement and improve morale

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Transportation or Industrial Design or Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in automotive OEM design role
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience as Senior or Lead Designer
  • Prefer candidate with 5+ years of experience in automotive OEM design managerial role
  • Prefer strong communication skills
  • Prefer strong creative presentation experience
  • Prefer Global experience in automotive OEM
  • Strong 2D and 3D skills
  • Strong knowledge and use of software programs in design
  • Innovative thinker who introduces new software/technology into the design process

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.