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Design Director, Exterior / Interior Chief Designer, Exterior / Interior Senior Designer, Exterior / Interior Designer, IAT

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As the most competitive and influential independent automotive R&D company in China, and with a team of over 2,000 employees (including more than 60 from overseas), IAT Automobile Technology Co. Ltd. has grown to become a leading design consultancy in its arena. Founded in 2002, IAT has established strong long-term relationships with many large auto companies worldwide. IAT has successfully developed more than 200 concept and production models for more than 50 auto companies and has worked for decades with international giants such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Suzuki, and GM, together with Chinese domestic brands such as FAW, Dongfeng Motor, BAIC, JMC, Chery and Geely. IAT collaborates with up-and-coming internet-technology-based vehicle manufacturers, such as Nio, Singulato, Hanergy, and Airways.
IAT is growing globally with the headquarters located in Beijing, one advanced design center in Yixing, Jiangsu Province, and 12 other facilities across China. Meanwhile, we run well-established yet dynamic, international design studios in Turin (Italy) and Los Angeles (USA). To attract global design talent and turn brilliant ideas into great designs, IAT is currently looking for full-time international designers.
Open positions:
Design Director
Experience:
More than 10 years experience in the automotive design field, with broad and proven vehicle design experience, both for concept and production cars, preferably achieved through foreign OEM work experience
Requirements:
International design background, rich and proven experience, and practices in automotive design development at a similar professional level
Creative and strategical design vision
Planning & management of design operations, timing & operating schedules, cost objectives
Provide design inputs, investigate new ext & int design trends
Inspire Team members with creative and advanced thinking for show cars and production-oriented products.
Capability to organize, train and motivate workforce resources
Exceptional ability in communicating with clients, understanding of customer requirement analysis, strong leadership, team building, and organizational skills
Complete development experience both in production and advanced design areas
Automotive engineering process and problem-solving knowledge
Inspirer of new advanced design and technology development processes and methods
Fluent English, communication skills. Chinese highly appreciated
Logical and analytical ability
Experience in leading all 2D & 3D work steps, including Color & Trim search
Responsibilities:
Development of more concepts & production car projects at once
Styling direction and internal audits
Final check of clay model process, quality, and RP parts
Engineering/Design coordination
Identification of Design Studio targets, strategy, and achievement modes
Recruiting and interviewing experienced & young designers for studio strengthening
Identification of Design Studio targets, strategy, and achievement modes
Work location: Beijing, China
Competitive salary and benefits
Exterior / Interior Chief Designer
Experience:
More than 8 years experience in the automotive design field, at similar professional responsibility levels vehicle design experience, both for concept and production cars, preferably through foreign OEM work experience
Requirements:
International design background, rich and provable experience, and practices in automotive design development
Capable of following up projects both as the leader and hands-on designer
Good ability in communicating with clients,
Strong leadership and fast decision making
High creative expression skills, excellent free sketch capability, and PS ability
Vehicle complete development experience
Automotive engineering process and problem-solving knowledge, including Aerodynamics, Ergonomics
Familiar with advanced design technology, development process, and methods
Fluent English, communication skills. Chinese highly appreciated
Responsibilities:
Efficient transfer of design directions to Team
Final control of CAS data overall quality
Continuous check of clay model process, quality, and RP parts
Problem solver of Engineering/Design requirements
Training and enhancement of designer’s capability
Work location: Beijing, China
Competitive salary and benefits
Exterior / Interior Senior Designer
Experience:
At least 3-5 years experience in automotive design field, highly creative design approach for concept and production cars, Team leader ability

Requirements:


Creative thinking and forward-looking design vision
Proficient in Photoshop / Illustrator / Flash / Dreamweaver and other design software
Logical analysis, good communication, and coordination, a strong sense of responsibility
Good Automotive engineering process knowledge to follow the development of mass production projects
Familiar with the development process of advanced design and methods
Logical and analytical ability
Fluent English, spoken and written level. Chinese highly appreciated
Responsibilities:
Sketches and renderings development
Follow up the ability for CAS quality and aesthetic quality
Open-minded for engineering and problem solving
Design trend analysis
Follow up the clay modeling process
Work location: Beijing, or Yixing of Jiangsu Province (China), Turin (Italy), Los Angeles (USA)
Competitive salary and benefits
Exterior / Interior Designer
Requirements:
Strong art skills, very good hand-drawing, and PS skills
Strong forward-looking design vision
Knowledge of CAS development
Attention to detailed design
Capable of developing advanced and mass production design
Good understanding of 3D surfaces and modeling
Responsibilities:
Quick pencil/pen & PS sketches
Sketch renderings
High-quality renderings
Search, analysis, and preparation of Storyboards and PPT docs
Position: Limited time or full-time employment
Candidates for 6-month internships will be considered too
Work location: Beijing, or Yixing of Jiangsu Province (China), Turin (Italy), Los Angeles (USA)
Competitive salary and benefits
IAT is an equal opportunity employer that offers generous benefits, work/life balance, and several methods of recognition and rewards. Our benefits include medical insurance, overseas reward travel, and much more.

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