Principal Industrial Designer

The Industrial Designer will have unique mastery and recognized authority on relevant subject matter knowledge including technologies, theories and techniques. Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas. Successfully operates in the most complex disciplines, in which the company must operate to be successful. Provides highly innovative solutions. Leads large, cross-division functional teams or projects that affect the organization's long-term goals and objectives. May participate in cross-division, multi-function teams. Provides mentoring and guidance to lower level employees. Routinely exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and criteria for achieving objectives. Develops strategy and sets functional policy and direction. Acts as a functional manager within area of expertise but does not manage other employees as a primary job function.


  • Develops organization-wide architectures and design language for industrial design and development across multiple platforms and organizations within the Global Business Unit.
  • Drives Design identity program across three different product categories of Consumer, Small business, and Enterprise thus harmonizing the entire product design experience logic across categories
  • Drive advanced mid, to long term design innovation program forward thus planting seeds for the next bigger 250 million dollar HP business bets, in printing, 2d, 3d, and beyond
  • Supports the process optimization of innovation and design review processes across the HP print design organization
  • Identifies and evaluates new technologies, innovations, and outsourced partner relationships for alignment with design strategy, technology roadmap, and business value; creates plans for integration and update into architecture.
  • Reviews and evaluates designs and project activities for compliance with technology and development guidelines and standards; integrates suggestions, updates, and innovations into overall architecture and design language.
  • Leverages recognized domain expertise, business acumen, and experience to influence decisions of executive business leadership, outsourced design partners, and industry standards groups.
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to less- experienced staff members to set an example of industrial design innovation and excellence.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • 10+ years experience with application and development of design theories, principles, and concepts for a portfolio of multiple information technology and consumer product platforms.
  • History of innovation with numerous examples of design excellence and understanding of design innovation processes.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in architecture of overall product design and technology across multiple product lines.
  • Evaluating and selecting processes, standards, and techniques to be used in reviewing designs for alignment with overall product and quality architecture; history of implementing cross- platform and functional changes and initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; mastery in English and local language.
  • Ability to effectively communicate process architectures and product formulations, design proposals and negotiate options at business unit and executive levels.
  • Design, evaluation and selection of most appropriate and effective 2-D and 3-D CAD tools and software packages for product design across organization.
  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Industrial or Product Design or equivalent.

Straight from the hiring Manager-

This role is in the Advanced Design team

  • This person will help recreate HP as a design company and be pretty influential in who HP is…and will be. It's an exciting place to be right now!
  • A keen interest in Horizon 2 and 3 design innovation
  • Ability to tell stories in impactful presentations
  • Looking for a rock solid ID- understands the full development/design life cycle, can plan a design program, knows the impact of it, and can manage it
  • Experience with consumer product development generation (Dell, Apple, Nike, LG etc.) and able to face and interact with stakeholders
  • Has good design judgement and be able to creatively direct projects
  • Nice to have strong "visual communication skills" and be able to sketch and render out ideas and communicate what's in their head
  • Lead and set an example for junior and mid-level designers

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