• Design Director (remote)

    Ford Motor Company Oklahoma City, OK 73163

    Job #2448695901

  • 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, new technologies such as self-driving cars, electric powertrains, and connected vehicles will radically reshape how we live, work, and play in the next hundred years.

    We want to create digital products that gets better each day at scale. We want to do this while contributing to the sustainability of our planet. We are re-founding Ford from Ford 1.0 to Ford 2.0 where we evolve from appearance-based product development to experience based product development that embraces vehicle exterior/interior, software and service.

    At Ford Model e, you'll be at the cutting edge of Ford's most strategic products, designing societal needs into the heart of our next generation of products, services and experiences. At Ford, we're not just inventing the future, we're operationalizing it to help all those people move through their lives, better.

    What you'll be able to do:

    • Develop a design vision and language that guides the team on how to create delightful, powerful transformative connected vehicle experiences.

    • Collaborate with your peers in Product Management, Engineering, and other cross-functional partners to define strategies that help Customer get the most value of

    • Balance forward-looking work and a high bar for quality with a bias to action and a desire to bring value to customers early and often

    • Partner with the research team to influence research questions and direction that will inform the product roadmap and connect the dots between experience research, market research, data insights, and business metrics

    • Lead workshops and other creative ideation sessions that help teams quickly understand the problem, opportunity, trade offs, and converge towards ways we might solve customer problems and create value

    • Contribute to Ford's digital Product Design team culture key leader in Design across the company

    The minimum requirements we seek:

    • Bachelor's Degree or a combination of education and equivalent experience

    • 6+ years of relevant design experience in a commercial organization

    • 1+ year of experience leading a product through full product development cycles (from design strategy through execution and launch)

    Our preferred qualifications:

    • Master's Degree

    • Ability to provide examples to show where this had a customer and commercial impact.

    • Passionate customer focus, including use of the collaboration design processes to yield best-in-class customer outcomes.

    • Able to take a flexible approach to working with others across an enterprise, with a demonstrated ability through ambiguity.

    • Able to accept risk and work within current constraints, evolve core processes, and invent new ways of working.

    • Experience shipping digital products

    • Ability to communicate design concepts through sketches and wireframes.

    • Understanding of how UX, visual design, content, research, and contribute to creating holistic, easy-to-use experiences with tried and tested approaches to get the most value from these practices

    • Able to function independently and in a team environment, with excellent collaboration skills.

    • Excellent communication and presentation skills; both written and verbal.

    • Able to function independently and in a team environment, with excellent collaboration skills.

    • Excellent communication and presentation skills; both written and verbal.

    • Passion for Ford's products and our customers.

    What you'll receive in return:

    As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

    If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.

    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. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    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.

    At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority.? Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19.? As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons.? Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.? As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

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    Requisition ID : 8422

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