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3D Concept Designer

Job ID:
R-88381
Category:
Research/Development
Location:
Trumbull, CT
Date posted:
05/28/2024
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Background & Purpose of the Job

The Personal Care Design Team are a group of ambitious and visionary design leaders residing in our R&D organization responsible for transforming the creative culture of Personal Care projects and people by promoting and implementing best practices in creative problem-solving processes, tools, and techniques. Joining Personal Care Design means working within a small-but-mighty, dedicated design team on the development of high-impact brand innovation.

Who You Are and What You'll Do

As a 3D Concept Designer will be to demonstrate the power of design in early project stages using the right integration of storytelling, prototyping methods, and insights from the beginning to turn concepts into design opportunities with great value for both our consumers and our brands. The goal is to deliver premium holistic experiences that help showcase internal capabilities in physical, digital and branddesign .

You will also drive experience as a key unlocking factor for future innovation at a project level. You will positively influence project partners by providing guidance on how an experience-based approach can help elevate our Personal Care brands and their priority projects to measure superiorly.


You thrive on crafting compelling narratives through design. You are a natural-born visual storyteller, with a true gift for translating those stories into innovative product experiences. You have a passion for outstanding user experience at all touchpoints, and you use creativity, empathy, and a diverse breadth of visual tools and design thinking methodologies to help define what that end-to-end experience looks like. You care deeply about considered design solutions that strike the balance of beautiful and feasible. You communicate clearly and have a collaborative spirit. You are a design thinker AND doer, a self-starter with a growth mindset in relation to your own personal development.

By conducting design research and collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams and external partners, you will give identity and purpose to projects, developing convincing value propositions by design. Over time, you will therefore gain significant responsibility for the impact of design in front-end innovation as well as the overall representation of the design team as a strategic and executional partner. You will also have the chance to grow further through various training initiatives both inside and outside design.

  • Utilize design thinking tools and methodologies to lead teams through the Explore phase of projects.

  • Manage individual Experience Design projects, co-create project timelines, and report progress to the Experience Design Lead

  • Collaborate with strategic agencies to deliver transformational design concepts beyond packaging.

  • Engage with brand leaders to develop product experiences that present new value to the business

  • Drive design consistency across all touchpoints by aligning with other functions and integrating them in the design process

  • Collaborate with Consumer Insight function and cross-functional teams to ensure Experience Design and prototypes deliver against key experience metrics, meet consumer requirements and business demands

  • Embody early 2d/3d prototyping as a tool to create new opportunities and solve existing challenges, not only within the design team

  • Shape creative and conceptual frameworks for design projects to emphasize the value of design

  • Master trends & insights collection in order toidentify opportunities and set direction

  • Develop experience prototypes and scenario roadmaps to qualify design opportunities

  • Showcase opportunities with advanced visualization and communication tools

  • Where required, co-author and facilitate workshops using design thinking techniques to help explore strategy and project futures

  • Where required, research, pilot, and implement new capabilities (both physical & digital) within our design ecosystem to build upon any skills or knowledge gaps

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor's Degreerequired, preferably in industrial design, marketing, branding or innovation with 3+ years professional experience in an industrial / product design related role in a corporate, consultancy or agency environment.

  • Demonstratable skills in 3D CAD modelling and renderingsoftware

  • Adept using Adobe Creative Suite, as well as traditional sketching (both digitally & pen and paper)

  • Ability to generate concepts through sketching and 3D modelling, ensuring that the concepts meet manufacturing, supply chain, and brand guidelines

  • Storytelling experience in communicating technical ideas to non-technical audiences

  • Competence to synthesize consumer understanding and needs into opportunity areas for design.

  • Basic knowledge of the end-to-end product development process and supporting processes

  • Basic knowledge of common commercial packaging materials, their manufacturing processes, and design implications

  • Knowledge of sustainable design & engineering is a clear advantage

  • Ability to think conceptually and globally about a broader range of design projects at the same time

  • Expertise in and/ or the willingness to drive the use of AI throughout the design process is a clear advantage


Pay: The pay range for this position is $84,400 to $126,600. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.
Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.

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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

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Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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