Creative Director, Product Design

Shenzhen, China

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Position Summary:

We are looking for an adventurous, passionate, and accomplished Creative Product Design Director, with world class design sensibility to join and lead our product design teams in Shenzhen, China.

The right candidate loves music brings a fresh perspective on design & innovation and has the ability to understand and translate latest fashion, interior and cultural design trends into tangible iconic product experiences for Harman’s iconic brands, including JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

Sr. Design Managers, Principal & Senior Designers

Job Responsibilities:

Develop and nourish Harman’s credible audio brands, like JBL Harman Kardon and AKG

Create and deliver innovative concepts, services and and award winning products

Manage & lead product design across multiple brands and deliver compelling presentations

Envision & develop future product & brand design strategies

Manage & lead communication with design team and stakeholders across various locations.

Mentor & develop design talent and evolve creative processes to improve efficiency

Collaborate with Harman Car Audio & Pro Design Team to create overarching brand design experiences

Partner with universities to manage student projects and design internship programs

Represent Harman Consumer Product Design across various departments and divisions at Harman worldwide


Basic Qualifications:.

10+ years of experience in the field of product/industrial design and brand development

Strong leadership skills in design management and building successful teams

Extensive knowledge and understanding of all phases of the design process­ from trend research and design strategy to concept development and execution

Must have a solid understanding and desire to keep up to date with innovation trends, industry trends, and design trends with a specific focus on consumer electronics

Knowledge of relevant software, tools, and processes

Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication and presentation skills

Highly driven and proactive self-starter - taking on a task without much context and driving it through to the end.

The ability to work seamlessly with leaders across multiple functions

Love Music!


Eligibility Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in product/industrial design

Fluent in English. Addiditonal language is a plus

Willingness to travel at least 10% of the time

Willingness to work in the Shezhen office

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. 

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