Exterior Designer

| Dearborn, MI, USA
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Exterior Designer

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Ford's Model E team is charged with delivering the company's vision of a fully electric transportation future. Model e is customer-obsessed, entrepreneurial, and data-driven and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading customer experience for electric vehicle buyers and owners. You'll join an agile team of doers pioneering our EV future by working collaboratively, staying focused on only what matters, and delivering excellence day in and day out. Join us to make positive change by helping build a better world where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams.

We're in the midst of the biggest change the automotive industry has ever seen.

Just as cars changed the world over the last century - creating the driver, highways, gas stations, and malls - self-driving cars, electric powertrains, and connected vehicles will radically reshape how we live, work, and play, our cities and society themselves, in the next hundred years.

At Ford Design, you'll be at the heart of creating that future. You'll be at the cutting edge of Ford's most strategically critical work, designing people and society's needs into the heart of our next generation of products, services, and experiences.

What you'll do

Ford Motor Company is looking for a highly creative/strategic Senior Exterior Designer for our design studios in Dearborn. Working on Advanced & Production Exterior projects the successful candidate will have to develop both conceptual and production based on Exterior solutions in the form of sketch, rendering and 3D digital models.

• Having the ability to think creatively, strategically, and analytically.

• Create compelling and innovative exterior design experiences and visions for Design Projects.

• Create Human Centered Design experience with emphasis in Exterior Design holistic experience.

• Coordinate the work of other design personnel to achieve holistic design visions.

• Create future brand focused design visions.

• Span digital and physical (software and hardware) thinking.

• Problems solve around topics of connectivity, mobility, and consumer segments.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

You'll have

• Bachelor's degree in industrial design, Transportation Design, or similar field of study or a combination of education and equivalent experience

• 1+ years' Automotive or Transportation Design experience; including experience with final design product execution.

• 1+ years of experience translating 2D to 3D and think three-dimensionally with a strong emphasis on proportions and a refined sense of form also required.

• A design portfolio (pdf) must be provided upon application.

Even better, you may have

• Global exterior design experience.

• Good understanding of exterior/interior manufacturing process and materials.

• Passionate about automotive and mobility industry, global trends, innovation and customer needs

• Experience of working in or with creative cultures

• Experience of working in large, corporate environments

• Experience of managing multiple stakeholders across complex projects

• Experience of presenting to executive audiences

• Ability to interpret customer needs and global trends into compelling design.

• Ability to work independently and provide strong technical aesthetic judgment to lead team members.

• Awareness of global automotive and consumer electronics to ensure Ford competes with the ability to lead.

• Demonstrated creative exterior/interior design perceptions and capability. A design portfolio (pdf) must be provided upon application.

• Collaborate with Engineering, Suppliers and other partners to progress the design development.

• Must have exceptional design intuition, strong problem-solving skills and a superior ability to visually communicate through sketches, and renderings.

• Familiarizes self and maintains interest with design trends within and across design professions and global cultures (automotive, fashion, architectural, etc.)

• Outstanding teamwork, leadership, visual, written, and verbal communication skills

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

• Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

• Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

• Tuition assistance

• Established and active employee resource groups

• Paid time off for individual and team community service

• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day

• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.


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Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 186 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.
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