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Lead Product Manager; Industrial Designer; Colour, Trim and Graphic Designer, Royal Enfield

Leicestershire, UK
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Product Strategy and Design at Royal Enfield is an international effort, and as part of this diverse team, you will be working with colleagues both in the UK and India to create evocative and meaningful experiences. 

We have a rich history as the longest continuously manufacturing motorcycle company, and a great expectation from our customers to steward that heritage into exceptional modern motorcycles. With a state of the art Technology Centre and Design Studio in the Leicestershire countryside, we are looking to expand our talented team.

Available Positions
Lead Product Manager
Industrial Designer
Colour, Trim and Graphic Designer

Lead Product Manager
Royal Enfield
Leicestershire

Reporting to the head of Global Product Strategy, you will be the owner and champion of a ‘product family’ within Royal Enfield’s range, delivering strategic product objectives for vehicle development; including feature requirements, pricing and volumes, defining strategy roadmaps and feature definition. Identifying brand and customer requirements, you will work to translate these requirements into deliverable engineering metrics to ensure successful product development. Your content and features will be innovative and competitive, ensuring the product life cycle maximises volume and profit potential, enabling sustained business growth and continued success.

First and foremost you must be passionate about motorcycles and fully immersed in the user experience. You will need to be out there testing the product, talking to users and getting feedback first hand. You will be the voice of the consumer inside the business.

You need to know everything about your markets and your consumers, and then blend all that information with your own insight and experience to help to define a vision for the product. Whilst you will not be engineering or designing the product, understanding the technology stack and most importantly understanding the level of effort involved is crucial to making the right decisions. A comprehensive understanding of the NPI process is vital. The ability to write design briefs, QFD documents and feature prioritisation is a must.

Once the product is in the market you will analyse data looking at how customers use the product, go out and talk to them about the motorcycle and generally eating, sleeping and breathing the product.

Finally you make proposals for when the product should be refreshed or replaced altogether. Then you will do it all over again. You’ll be doing this for a number of products or features at any one time, switching from strategy to tactics and back again.

Requirements:

  • A passion for motorcycles and a motorcycle licence is absolutely essential
  • A proven track record in Product Management or Development in a product driven company with a global customer base
  • Experience of developing and managing product/feature business cases, including volume and pricing assessment
  • Proven success in all phases of the product lifecycle; identification of need, development of product requirements, product design, quality and production hand-off, launch and ongoing product management
  • Confident and effective negotiator; able to consistently reach positive outcomes whilst building positive internal and external relationships
  • Ability to work across borders in a complex environment with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel and work unsociable hours

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Industrial Designer
Royal Enfield
Leicestershire, UK

As an Industrial Designer at Royal Enfield you will be influential in all stages of the development of new motorcycles, from research and concept creation in 2D through to 3D surface development and supporting the Engineering team into production.    

You will be expected to find creative solutions whilst considering brand strategy, packaging, ergonomic and timing constraints. You will be able to communicate proposals visually through sketches & 3D models and collaborate with other teams to ensure your design intent is followed through, both in the vehicle production as well as in supporting on-bike accessory creation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's’ degree in Transportation or Industrial Design
  • Preferably at least 3 years experience in an Automotive OEM or Independent Studio working with OEMs
  • Proven experience in seeing Powered Two Wheeler projects through to production
  • Experience in motorcycle accessory design and development would be desirable
  • Strong sketching/ rendering skills, proficient in Photoshop
  • 3D skills in Alias and/ or Rhino3D
  • Working knowledge of rendering software (Keyshot, VRED)
  • A passion for motorcycles and familiarity with the motorcycle market
  • Excellent team working ethic and an enthusiasm for cross-cultural experiences
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad for short periods

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Colour, Trim and Graphic Designer
Royal Enfield
Leicestershire, UK

At Royal Enfield Colour and material plays a central role in the creation of product identity and brand perception. With the team, you will work to create product graphics, logos and colour schemes. You will work with suppliers to develop and design innovative solutions for different materials, surface effects and colour proposals.

What You Will Do:

  • Forecast and analyse colour, material and finish trends
  • Work alongside the other studio based functions and teams e.g. Clay/CAD/Program Planning/Design to develop exciting CTG proposals
  • Work with Strategy to plan C&T across MY programs & special projects
  • Analyse Design Brand DNA as it relates to the vehicle line and create appropriate designs
  • Interface with and obtain input from Planning, Marketing and Engineering teams
  • Prepare 2D concept sketches using appropriate computer technology
  • Collaborate with other design disciplines such as engineering, and vendors to execute on project objectives, deliverables, and timelines
  • Follow the development of physical models
  • Keep abreast of Design/Colour and Materials/Technical/Other Trends developments within automotive/other industries
  • Identify and benchmark relevant competitors, encouraging awareness of trends inside and outside the automotive industry

What You Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree required in Automotive Transportation Design or Industrial Design with an emphasis on Transportation Design. Experience in the field would be preferred however not mandatory
  • Effective interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of people
  • Demonstrate passion for colour and design
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to effectively sell your ideas
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with Graphics and applications
  • Have exceptional design intuition, strong problem solving skills and an ability to visually communicate through sketches, and renderings
  • Ability to think three-dimensionally with a strong emphasis on proportions and a refined sense of form
  • Must be experienced in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software.  Knowledge of additional applications is welcome for this position, as its will deal with various aspects of visual communication for all design assignments These could include Rhino, Alias, Showcase, VRED

Successful candidates have worked ideally for several years in an OEM studio environment on production projects. All candidates must be able to work towards tight deadlines as well as working closely with fellow team members. Occasional business trips (2-5 times per year) to India will form part of this role.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]