Exterior Design Manager, Ford

Cologne, Germany

Want to Go Further with Ford?

As a global automotive industry leader Ford produces more than 5,000,000 vehicles in 65 manufacturing facilities. In Germany Ford employs 24,000 people.

Exterior Design Manager 

We are looking to expand our growing team of energetic, multi-national designers within our award winning Merkenich Design Studio, located in the vibrant city of Cologne, Germany.

At Ford, you will join a highly creative, professional environment where a passion for excellence and innovation is fundamental.

This leadership role within the Exterior Design Studio supports the creation of both production and advanced design work on multiple exterior programmes. Working closely with your diverse team of designers and cross-functional partners you will steer the design development of exterior programmes from initial Design Brief creation through to final surface release for tooling. In this role you will manage, mentor and support your team to deliver within challenging programme time lines and technically complex constraints. A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a senior designer is required, while experience working with global OEMs is preferred. Responsibilities and attributes include:

  • The delivery of highly emotional exteriors, meeting often complex programme assumptions within a go-fast studio environment
  • Presentation of design reviews to senior management
  • Curate design work, steering your exterior design and modelling teams within the context of design and engineering inputs
  • Deliver design intent through highly collaborative interaction with engineering colleagues and outside suppliers
  • Strategic thinker but with a passion for detail
  • Team-focused, highly organized with exemplary communication skills; written, visual and verbal
  • Proficiency in 3_D modelling tools is highly desired

Location:
Ford-Werke GmbH, Cologne, Germany

Are you looking to Go Further with Ford?
We look forward to your application incl. CV and full portfolio

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