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Team Lead

Industrial Design

Made combines the best of Innovation Consultancies (business strategy, modeling, venturing) with the best of Design Agencies (user research, design, prototyping, building) to generate tangible impact. We've identified, designed, and built products and services that have changed the market.

We’re looking for an experienced team leader with a proven track record in Industrial design (ID).

In this role, you will combine building craft expertise (R&D & methodology) with team well-being (people) and directorship in projects (pushing quality).

Let’s build amazing physical, digital, and phygital products and services together!

Your responsibilities:

Craft Leading

  • Defining the vision of how Industrial Design will be approached and grow within the company, contributing to the purpose of Made.

  • Being an ambassador for our ID services in and outside Made.

  • Defining R&D plans for ID with clear KPIs and managing the realization of that plan

  • Defining, maintaining, and optimizing state-of-the-art and ID-related processes, methodologies, and modules.

  • Keeping your team inspired with best practices, trends, and developments within ID.

  • Building, optimizing, and implementing quality assurance formats

Director role in Projects

  • Being (art) director in projects regarding ID, mentoring, and coaching project teams to deliver high quality.

  • Making sure colleagues grow by coaching and training them on the job (f.e. (senior) Project lead, designers, strategists)

Growth of People

  • Onboarding new team members.

  • Acting as the ID craft mentor to team members in and outside of projects.

  • Ensuring the team's skill level meets the company's short and long-term needs.

  • Creating growth plans on Craft and career planning for each team member and following up on them.

  • Preparing and doing Performance and evaluation talks with your team members

  • Organizing activities and events that nurture and improve the expertise team vibe.

  • Energizing employees, inspiring and motivating peoples

  • Following up on the well-being of your team members one to one and as team (group dynamics) and taking actions when needed

Supporting HR

  • Supporting Recruitment with employer branding and in the assessment and selection of new team members

Supporting Sales & Mrkt

  • Assisting sales in presales when required (share your expertise on project strategy).

  • Supporting Marketing efforts related to craft (soc media, website, events, keynotes,...).

Job Requirements:

  • Holds a Master's degree in Industrial Design and/or 5 - 7 years of relevant experience.

  • Understand the challenges of leading a design team.

  • You are a designer who has led projects and grew into a team leader role.

  • Industrial Design tools, methodologies and processes have no secrets for you.

  • You master (user-centered) design thinking tools and also have notion and interest in digital and service design.

  • Excellent communication, leadership and decision-making skills

  • Motivated, positive, proactive, creative, and inspiring.

  • Conflict-forward personality: respectful but upfront in resolving tensions and conflicts.

  • You are the right kind of difficult: you know when to push and when to deliver.

  • A team player.

  • Fluent in English and preferably also in Dutch.

  • Car license B

What we have to offer

  • To work in an organization that is all about exciting change and positive impact.

  • We're excited to make things better by continuously pushing for better things, impacting the world with positive changes.

  • For more than 15 years we have been discovering, designing, and building successful products and services that have changed the market. We walk the walk!

  • Projects for industry-leading corporates, ambitious SME’s and start-ups that will challenge your skills.

  • We believe in self-organization and hence work with Holacracy

  • The opportunity to create and develop relevant and impactful products and services.

  • Room for personal development.

  • A crucial role in developing Made’s Industrial Design team.

  • The opportunity to attend events and conferences

  • An informal and open culture.

  • Enthusiastic colleagues working within an award-winning team.

  • In addition to a competitive salary and fringe benefits, you’ll be working within an open culture where hard work goes hand in hand with lots of fun.

Product & service strategy team

You have something else to offer?

Make us an offer we can’t refuse. If you know how to push for win-win situations, you will certainly find an environment that enables you to do so at Made. Please surprise us. You could be joining our Fajita Fridays soon.

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Klokstraat 12A
2600 Antwerp
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