Industrial Designer ASKO

 

Do you want to take part in the development of innovative premium kitchen appliances in a dynamic and international environment? 

 

We are expanding our ASKO-ATAG design team Netherlands (office location Duiven, near Arnhem) because of a growing number of projects and new product categories. 
 

Your mission 

In the role of Industrial Designer you are responsible for developing the design and overall user experience (of products and (digital) services) of the categories cooking and refrigeration, which are sold worldwide under the ASKO brand and in Benelux under the ATAG brand. You will translate product and design briefings into holistic design concepts. You will create mockups, models, illustrations and 2D and 3D renderings for presentation, evaluation and development purposes. Besides that you are responsible to check the feasibility of new solutions / design concepts in terms of cost price, investment, development time and risk, together with R&D, and in general you have a keen eye for value drivers versus cost drivers.  

As a member of the design team you are part of the Premium Product Brand Management team, consisting of Product Management, Design and Marketing and you report to the Design manager cooking & refrigeration. 

In the design team we are with 4 designers, with focus on the overall user experience and in particular developing the digital side of UI/UX, in which we have acquired already a lot of experience. We are now looking to further strengthen our capabilities in 3D CAD.  

 

To get an idea of the projects we are working on and the ambition level, please take also a look at: 

Two remarkable projects in which our design team had a key role and that were recently rewarded. 

 

Responsibilities 

The tasks in your role will be:  

  • Be part of user research and consumer research. 
  • Translate user insights and brand values into new and innovative holistic user experience concepts. 
  • Define the user journeys and translate user insights and user journeys in interaction concepts, together with the UX designer 
  • Organizing early validations of product and user interface design prototypes with a consumer panel. 
  • Set-up 3D CAD models for products of the cooking and refrigeration categories. 
  • Make renders for internal and external presentation purposes 
  • Together with R&D work on mock-ups of new products 

As Industrial Designer you work closely together with Research & Development, Product Management, Marketing, Category Management and your own department. These departments are located worldwide, cooperation will be with colleagues in Netherlands, Sweden, Slovenia and China. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Industrial Design Engineering or similar  
  • Experience and affinity with product design and affinity with UI/UX/app design  
  • Several years of experience working in international and multidisciplinary teams and/or willingness and capability to learn the specific requirements for such a role  
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Affinity and experience with premium consumer goods 
  • Excellent in English both orally and in writing. To also speak Dutch is an advantage.  
  • 3D CAD and render skills (3D CAD like Siemens NX and/or SolidWorks and/or Keyshot) 
  • Adobe (Minimal Photoshop and Illustrator. XD and After Effects is an advantage) 
  • You are preferably a cooking enthusiast 

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate with great communication skills. You are a passionate team player, pro-active and well organized. You are able to work on several projects at the same time in a dynamic environment. You have a hands-on mentality and a feel for kitchen appliances. 

You understand that this international positions demands some traveling (10%). Home working for a couple of days per week is facilitated. 

 

ASKO & ATAG Nederland 

ATAG Nederland is a leading supplier of kitchen appliances and part of the international Hisense Group. We develop kitchen appliances like induction hobs, steam ovens and refrigeration for our Dutch brands: ATAG, Pelgrim, ETNA, and for our international brand, ASKO.  

Are you interested in this position and do you feel at home in a working environment in which responsibility, teamwork and a pleasant atmosphere are key principles? Please send us your application letter?and CV to ATAG Nederland, attn. HR department. 

If you have questions about this position, please contact Vincent Hofstee, Global design manager cooking & refrigeration at 0031-621243422. 
 
Find out more about our ATAG and ASKO products on www.atag.nl and www.asko.com

 

 

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