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Principal Designer Exterior

Company: Honda North America
Location: Torrance
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

American Honda Motor Co Description

Principal Designer Exterior

Location: Torrance, CAWorkstyle: Hybrid

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of studios creative output to ensure alignment to Brand and Business requirements. This includes:

Review work of project teams to guarantee design quality and alignment to targets
Collaborate with GO Creative Directors to mature strategies for both small-scale and large-scale projects, digital and brand design, and technology applications
Window person to the Global Creative Directors and NA Executive Management to relay at the spot insights, analyzing results, and identifying opportunities
Maintaining strategic and creative thinking to develop innovative and actionable, creative KPI's in a fiscally responsible manner

Responsibilities include:

Overseeing the creation and execution of the projects
Advise the Project Teams and Leadership along with the creative/project staff to implement correlated strategies and business targets
Ensuring that the final product output matches the original design concept and business targets
Conduct and manage creative teams to define research projects for future business opportunities
Produce innovative solutions that translate complex ideas into compelling design solutions and digital experiences for the mass market
Produce innovative solutions that translate complex ideas into compelling design solutions and digital experiences for the mass market
Mentor staff to improve team efficiency and creative output

Who we are seeking:

Required Work Experience:

15+ years of professional experience, the completion of successful Full Model Developments and Research Themes, and a proven track record with OEM products
Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in Transportation, or equivalent work experience
Desired skills:

Subject Matter Expert in the technical design and creative execution of the automotive production process
Highly skilled at creative thinking and problem solving
Deep understanding of global design trends and market forces
Strong presentation skills 2D/3D
Understanding of latest design software and tools
Strong verbal communication and people skills
Additional Position Factors:

Workstyle: Hybrid
Travel: 10%

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:

Competitive Base Salary: $123,200 - $153,900

Pay will be based on several variables that include, but not limited to, geographic location, work experience, education, etc.

Annual Bonus
Manager Lease Car Program (No Cost - Car, Maintenance, and Insurance included)
Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)
Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
Career Growth:

Advancement opportunities
Career mobility
Education reimbursement for continued learning
Training and Development programs
Additional Offerings:

Wellbeing program
Community service and engagement programs
Product programs
Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Keywords: Honda North America, Torrance , Principal Designer Exterior, Other , Torrance, California

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