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Design Director, Exterior / Interior Chief Designer, Exterior / Interior Senior Designer, Exterior / Interior Designer, IAT

China, Italy, United States
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As one of the most competitive and influential independent automotive R&D companies in China, IAT (IAT Automotive Technology Co., Ltd.) has grown to become a leading Chinese design consultancy with a team of over 1,700 employees (including many overseas experts). IAT was founded in 2007 and has established long-standing relationships with many large auto companies around the world. IAT has successfully developed more than 200 concept and production models for more than 60 auto companies such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Suzuki and GM, as well as local brands such as FAW, BAIC, Jiangling, Chery, Geely and Dongfeng. IAT also collaborates with emerging internet-technology-based vehicle manufacturers, such as Nio, Singulato, Hanergy and Aiways.

IAT has more than ten companies worldwide (wholly-owned and holding) with the IAT headquarters located in Beijing and an advanced design center in Yixing, Jiangsu Province. Meanwhile, IAT has well-established, yet dynamic, international design studios in Turin (Italy) and Los Angeles (USA). IAT is currently looking for full time international designers to turn brilliant ideas into great designs,

Open positions:

Design Director

Experience:

10+ years experience in automotive design, with broad and proven vehicle design experience, both for concept and production cars, preferably with international OEM work experience

Requirements:

  • International design background, rich and proven experience and practice in automotive design development at similar professional level
  • Creative with strategic design vision
  • Plan & manage design operations, set time & operating schedules, set cost objectives
  • Provide design input and investigate new ext & int design trends
  • Inspire team members with creative and advanced thinking for show-cars and production-oriented products
  • Organize, train and motivate the team
  • Exceptional at communicating with clients
  • Strong understanding of customer requirement analysis
  • Strong leadership, team building and organizational skills
  • Complete development experience both in production and advanced design areas
  • Understanding of automotive engineering process and strong problem solver
  • Inspire new advanced design and technology development processes and methods
  • Fluent English. Chinese highly appreciated
  • Logical and analytical
  • Experience in leading all 2D & 3D project phases including Color & Trim search      

Responsibilities:

  • Development of multiple concept & production car projects at once
  • Styling direction and internal audits
  • Final check of clay model process, quality and RP parts
  • Engineering/Design coordination
  • Setting Design Studio targets, strategy and achievement models
  • Recruiting and interviewing experienced & young designers to expand the studio

Work location: Beijing, China

Competitive salary and benefits

Exterior / Interior Chief Designer

Experience:

8+ years experience in automotive design, at similar professional level. Vehicle design experience, both for concept and production cars, preferably with international OEM work experience

Requirements:

  • International design background, rich and proven experience and practice in automotive design development
  • Capable of following projects both as leader and hands-on designer
  • Strong client facing communication skills                                                                            
  • Strong leadership skills and strong decision maker
  • High level of creative expression, excellent free sketching and PS ability
  • Experience of complete vehicle development projects
  • Understanding of automotive engineering process and problem solving, including Aerodynamics, Ergonomics
  • Familiar with advanced design technology development processes and methods
  • Fluent English. Chinese highly appreciated

Responsibilities:

  • Highly capable of giving design direction to the team
  • Responsible for CAS data overall quality
  • Continuously check quality of clay model process and RP parts
  • Solve Engineering/Design requirement problems
  • Training and development of design team

Work location: Beijing, China

Competitive salary and benefits

Exterior / Interior Senior Designer

Experience:

3+ years experience in automotive design, highly creative design approach for concept and production car projects, ability to lead the team

Requirements:

  • Creative thinker with forward-looking design vision
  • Proficient in Photoshop / Illustrator / Flash / Dreamweaver and other design software
  • Logical, good communication and coordination skills, strong sense of responsibility
  • Good knowledge of automotive engineering process in order to follow the development of mass production projects
  • Familiar with advanced design development process and methods
  • Logical with strong analytical skills
  • Fluent English. Chinese highly appreciated

Responsibilities:

  • Sketch and render development
  • CAS quality and aesthetic quality
  • Knowledge of engineering problem solving
  • Design trend analysis
  • Responsible for clay modeling process

Work location: Beijing, or Yixing of Jiangsu Province (China), Turin (Italy), Los Angeles (USA)

Competitive salary and benefits

Exterior / Interior Designer

Requirements:

  • Strong art skills, very good hand-drawing and PS skills
  • Forward-looking design vision
  • Knowledge of CAS development
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Capable of developing advanced and mass production designs
  • Good understanding of 3D surfaces and modeling 

Responsibilities:

  • Quick pencil/pen & PS sketches
  • Sketch renderings
  • High quality renderings
  • Search & analysis for and preparation of story boards and PPT docs

Position: Limited time or full time employment

Candidates for 6 month internships will be considered too

Work location: Beijing, or Yixing of Jiangsu Province (China), Turin (Italy), Los Angeles (USA)

Competitive salary and benefits

IAT is an equal opportunity employer that offers generous benefits, work / life balance and several methods of recognition and rewards. Our benefits include medical insurance, overseas travel and much more.

Interested candidates - please indicate the position you wish to apply for and submit your CV + portfolio to: 243871110@qq.com.

For more information please contact Mr Su on +8618618107110 (China).