Industrial Designer

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a creative, problem-solving role in a design space and lean manufacturing environment. You will face design and display requirements that challenge your thinking. You will have the opportunity to introduce innovation, technique, process and cost-savings. You will have the chance to flourish as part of the creative arm of the company. </span></p>

Toronto, Ontario


<p>Array is a leading global provider of end-to-end retail merchandising services.</p> <p>For over 35 years, we have been delivering innovation in point-of-purchase displays, self-service systems, retail fixtures and environments.</p> <p>Our clients benefit from our unparalleled range of in-house design, development and project management services; global manufacturing capabilities; comprehensive logistics and installation; complete follow-up services and our promise of continuous innovation.</p> <p>We have a robust, global operating footprint, serving customers across North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.</p> <p>Using our unique knowledge of the retail industry and its customers, we play a critical role in developing and enhancing the in-store experience for the world&rsquo;s premier retailers and consumer product manufacturers.</p>

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Mid Level

Overview: <p>Array is transforming. Every day we become a stronger global company. With over 1500 employees and exponential growth, we are redesigning how we better serve customers and scale our business. We are building &nbsp;on strength acquiring new businesses and talent to increase our capacity and capability to innovate and accelerate rapid growth.</p> <p>A leader in the retail display and in-store merchandising services industry, we work with top brands like Est&eacute;e Lauder, Sephora, Ulta Beauty and L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al to name just a few. Experts in our field with over 35 years of experience, we are transforming our business process leveraging our deep industry knowledge and design innovation.</p> <p><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Design Team at Array is on a mission to create new, unique retail experiences by formulating and developing </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">creative, innovative, cutting-edge </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">display solutions. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Due to increased demand, we are looking for an Industrial Designer to join us on a six month contract with the possibility of extension. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Industrial Designers are responsible for designing and developing Point of Purchase (POP) displays and In-Store Environments for brands and retailers. Industrial Designers at Array are transformational artists turning concept into reality. </span></p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a creative, problem-solving role in a design space and lean manufacturing environment. You will face design and display requirements that challenge your thinking. You will have the opportunity to introduce innovation, technique, process and cost-savings. You will have the chance to flourish as part of the creative arm of the company.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With clients around the world, this is a chance for you to travel to work in New York, Mexico or China to work onsite a few days a year, gathering information and testing ideas. You will gain exposure to a range of manufacturing best practices as we design, plan and build our displays in-house. From vacuum forming, acrylic molding, wood works, and metal capabilities, you will gain expansive knowledge of the industry.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Joining Array as an Industrial Designer now is a chance to rapidly expand your hands on experience, to take on projects with increasing complexity and to move up within the department and the organization. </span></p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>How our new Industrial Designer will contribute to fulfilling our objectives:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><em>Create new product solutions.</em></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> As an industrial designer, you will bring your passion for innovation and continuous learning. You will stay abreast of trends, best practices, design technology (software/hardware) and materials/processes that are most commonly used within the industry through publications, tradeshows, seminars or conferences. You will collaborate with associates on the development and execution of design/engineering solutions to ensure design intent is maintained through the final phases of production.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><em>Develop platform product solutions.</em></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> As a contributing team member, you will work on the end-to-end design process. You will consult directly with the Design Manager and/or Director or Sales Team to establish and evaluate assignment requests and deliverables at initial briefing. You will create assembly and part drawings of selected designs using CAD Software for prototyping, pre-production or production use. You will coordinate the fabrication of models or samples as well as review detail drawings developed from sketches or renderings.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><em>Improve existing product solutions.</em></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> As a team dedicated to continuous improvement, you will be assigned research tasks to better understand the brand and consumer behavior as it relates to the design request. You will work with the Design Manager and/or Director to evaluate the feasibility of concepts by considering practicality, aesthetics, budget, production cost/methods, and brand characteristics.</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>So, how do we know you are the Industrial Designer for us? You have:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The education. A degree or diploma in industrial design or a similar program. Experience in developing ideas from initial concept to production-ready designs. A solid understanding of manufacturing processes and retail design experience are nice to have but not required.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The creativity and the innovation. Be exceptionally creative and possess an understanding of the design process. Strong design skills: ideation, sketching, concept generation. The ability to receive and apply feedback, learn from critiques and grow your skills.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The drive and motivation. Commitment to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles in a time-sensitive environment. Ability to prioritize multiple work streams while remaining calm in a fast-paced department and seek out new projects upon completion.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication including the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. The ability to build relationships and the comfort to reach out to internal and external contacts to request information. The confidence to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The technical skills. Proficiency in SolidWorks, Photoshop and Illustrator. Experience with 3D Studio Max is an asset.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The flexibility. Can commit to a six month contract with the possibility of extension. In possession of a valid passport and can travel throughout the world for a few days at a time.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>The Array way.</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whether you are working in the engineering department in Long Island, the design studio in Toronto or around the world on the manufacturing floor, Array is a place that invests in our people and recognizes their success. We believe in open, honest communication and the input of all of our employees.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At Array, we foster a culture of mutual respect, innovation, collaboration and pride. From encouraging calculated risks that lead to innovation to providing access to education, on-site learning and the best technology and materials, we promise to provide a safe, creative, ethical and nurturing environment to build a dynamic career.</span></p> <p><strong>Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Array is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.</span></p>