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Senior CMF Designer

Company: BISSELL
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:The Senior Color, Material & Finishes (CMF) Designer is a key role within BISSELL's Consumer Design organization, and is responsible for developing new technologies together with our strategic manufacturing partners. - These technologies - are aligned to the BISSELL CMF trends and strategy which ultimately improve consumer appeal across the entire product portfolio.The Senior CMF Designer supports the application of CMF technologies to BISSELL's Global Development Process (GPD) projects together with the global Industrial Design staff. - To facilitate this process, they maintain master standards & samples for all finishes within the BISSELL palette to be used from initial ideation to manufacturing targets.Together with the Aesthetic Attributes Design Lead, the Senior CMF Designer supports the development of CMF strategies, defines specifications for our portfolio, and matures these technologies towards production feasibility with suppliers. A strong understanding of consumer preference by region, together with strategic knowledge of global design trends drive the prioritization and selection of Color, Finish & Materials technologies. Maintaining a robust knowledge of CMF manufacturing processes (e.g. injection molding, plating processes, plastics and its variations, hydrographic technologies, real material technologies, IMD/IML technologies, and paint and painting processes) is a must. - Recommendations for the continuous improvement and development of new technologies for our suppliers is expected and clearly communicated through technology roadmaps.BISSELL's Asia Development Center (ADC) is a strategic location which enables the Senior CMF Designer to nurture relationships with both new & existing manufacturing partners face to face, allows them to investigate manufacturing capabilities and assess their ability to deliver to BISSELL's specifications. - This is goal accomplished in close partnership with BISSELL's Global Purchasing, Quality & Advanced Development teams which are co-located at the ADC.The Senior CMF Designer is expected to work in tandum with the Aesthetic Attribute Design Lead, for which the role reports, to balance creativity with technical knowledge and drive BISSELL's CMF palette to the next level. - They proactively challenge our suppliers to improve & evolve their CMF capabilities.POSITION PROFILE: Develop existing supplier CMF capabilities to meet BISSELL's specifications and strategySeeking out new partners / processes for functional & decorative finishesEngage Craftsmanship & Quality teams to facilitate improvements on manufacturing processMaintain robust knowledge of strategic technologies and their associated maturity roadmapsDevelopment of aesthetic attribute master finish specifications & samples for production useMaintain and organize CMF library at ADC location to facilitate ideation sessionsOversee color matching labs in Asia to assist in matching modified resins during productionDevelop & maintain collaborative relationships with internal & external partnersWork directly with Aesthetic Attribute Lead on Global CMF trends and forecastingAttend regional CMF trending conferences to maintain core knowledgeEngage BISSELL's ADC Advanced Development team on new technologiesCollaborate with Industrial Designers in the application of the CMF Strategy on production projectsCreate color-call out documents which communicate CMF concepts in early project phasesOversee execution of physical aesthetic models created with Asia model shop partnersDocumentation of CMF application strategy within the (Product Construction Matrix) PCM system

Keywords: BISSELL, Grand Rapids , Senior CMF Designer, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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