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Creating innovative products and concepts with great designers is Vitra’s essence. They are developed in Switzerland and installed worldwide by architects, companies and private users to build inspirational spaces for living, working and shopping as well as public areas. With its classics Vitra represents groundbreaking 20th century design. Today, in combining technical and conceptual expertise with the creativity of contemporary designers, Vitra seeks to continue pushing the boundaries of the design discipline. A family business for eighty years, Vitra believes in lasting relationships with customers, employees and designers, durable products, sustainable growth and the power of good design.

Industrial Designer/ Project Manager Development f/m/d

Country/Region:  CH
City:  Birsfelden
Level of Employment:  100%
Duration:  permanent
Required Travel:  0-25%
Company:  Vitra Patente AG

The Position 

As a member of our Products team you will be responsible for product innovation and sustainable solution in the Product Unit (PU) Work Spaces, Public Seating & Customized Solutions. You act as an industrial design and innovation expert, collaborating closely with Vitra’s independent author designers, internal and external partners. In this role you report to the Head of PU. 


Your Responsibilities 

  • Lead research projects and discover key insights that translate into impactful solutions. 
  • Develop new product concepts utilizing sketching, drawing, renderings and computer modeling techniques. 
  • Concept, design and testing of parts, as well as verification and optimization of the design on models and prototypes 
  • Work in cross-functional teams, with iterative feedback loops and sprints using agile methods 
  • Collaborate creatively with designers and model builders 
  • Apply new materials and technologies with enhanced focus on sustainability 
  • Ensure a product solution can be made reliably and will perform consistently in specified operating environments 
  • Lead project meetings, deadline monitoring and responsibility for fast paced project development progress 


Your qualifications 

  • Master or Bachelor’s degree in industrial design or related fielding 
  • In-depth working experience using sketching, parametric and subD modelling 
  • Algorithmic based modelling skills is a nice to have  
  • Passionate about introducing sustainable materials and to be part of a revolution in sustainable thinking 
  • Creativity and high enthusiasm for innovation with a strong user-centric thinking 
  • Team player and collaborative mindset 
  • Curiosity, common sense, positive attitude, willingness to get things done 
  • Knowledge of agile methods (e.g. Design Thinking) 


What we offer

  • A dynamic and creative environment
  • A challenging job featuring varied tasks in a leading international company
  • A salary in line with the market, including additional benefits



Are you interested?


At Vitra, you will find a pulsating environment where you can thrive and make a lasting contribution.



If you have further questions please contact Lucas Kupferschmid at +4976217023179.





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