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Stellar Works

Large Agency | Shanghai

R&D Director

Full-time
Location: Shanghai
Posted: 21 days ago
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Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Lead and oversee the overall R&D department activities, manage and schedule the new product development of the Stellar Works collection through a viable roadmap and responsible for improving products, creating new ones and making production processes more efficient;
  • In charge of leading the development of new design collections based on continuous liaising with external designers while balancing mass production requirements. Visualize and track several projects simultaneously, coordinate the department resources in order to oversee timelines, costs and objectives;
  • Mentoring and leading the team for tailored design solutions that one may achieve the initial concept, ensuring projects are completed on time within budget in accordance with the corporate strategic plans and roadmaps;
  • Evaluate the feasibility of the custom-made projects and follow-up the entire production phases. Provide technical solutions and improvements direction during the pre-production and mass production of the Stellar Works collection;
  • Responsible for foreshadowing, managing and outlining the successful product portfolio with a sensibility to identify the categories needed to be implemented with new projects and bridging between relevant figures and departments involved in the process;
  • Other tasks assigned by the Company.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma degree or above with 8 years’ experience working in furniture/product design/development;
  • 5+ years’ experience at furniture product development and with an aptitude to leading and managing team members;
  • Familiar with manufacturing process. Such as wood, metal, glass, ceramics, textile production;
  • Familiar with relevant development software. Such as Solid works, Rhino, AutoCAD;
  • Good command of English & Mandarin;
  • Strong product costing experience with demonstrated effective negotiating skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a proactively and devise organization;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop co-workers and subordinates through sharing skills and knowledge with others;
  • Effective, solution - oriented, problem solving and mediation skills.