Various Positions, SAIC Design Europe

Birmingham, UK
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Various Positions, SAIC Design Europe

SAIC Design operates at a global level with an exciting and engaging environment, for both MG and Roewe brand design on behalf of SAIC Motor, a Fortune 500 global automotive OEM.  We are a well-established but dynamic international design team offering a unique opportunity to take a role of shaping future product design and brand vision.

The SAIC European Design Centre is committed to delivering Innovative Advanced Design solutions through knowledge and understanding founded in research.  The studio environment offers a dynamic and integral interface to the global design team, with creative and expressive transfer of information, acting as a source of inspiration. 

We are currently recruiting for Creative Designers who demonstrate a curiosity of emerging and established Global trends, who can identify relevant opportunities for exploration.  Candidates will have the ability to analyse and interrogate Design aesthetic attributes and demonstrate excellent presentation skills to lead the creation of visually compelling presentations for top-level management review.  The following roles are based in Birmingham, UK and will require business travel to China.

Chief Interior Designer

To provide creative global project leadership and direction for a team of Advanced Interior Designers to develop conceptual ideas for Interior proposals to be taken to review with the Global Design Team.  Lead the team to develop the overall interior concept; layout, proportion, interface, HMI, User-Experience, feature, USP and Brand.  The role of Chief Interior Designer is integral to the success of project Design Strategy and ultimately the overall studio output and we are looking for someone with effective leadership of a multi-national design team to deliver imaginative and feasible style proposals.

Advanced Interior Designers

Lead the creative design development of Advanced Interior concepts and content to inform future Design Direction and Product development of overall SAIC product portfolio.  Work with design strategy team to develop conceptual ideas for Interior proposals.  Ensure that design concepts are aligned to brand & design strategies and are responding to the requirements of contextual research, pushing aspects of user-experience, consumer trend and technology integration.  You will have experience in Automotive Design within an OEM environment with the ability to think creatively and explore new ideas and philosophies.

Design Strategist – Research & Trends

You will identify and gather design related insight and intelligence, providing analysis, interpretation and assessment and develop evidenced based strategic proposals in support of UK Design development within the overall SAIC product portfolio.  A natural interest in the fields of Automotive Design, Consumer, Technology, Communications, Fashion and Social Media are essential.  You will have an excellent judgement and confident execution of ideas and findings which will drive the creativity throughout the entire design team and global business.

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Applications Close: 30th November 2017

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who have the unrestricted right to work in the EU