Why Design Thinking and Innovation at GF Machining Solutions and why you?
Our mission is to drive the innovation agendas for GF Machining Solutions to grow and transform beyond technology. We drive innovation by defining, prototyping, learning and launching strategically aligned, and commercially viable machining solutions.
To help achieve this, the GF Machining Solutions Design Thinking team is looking for self-motivated, curious and empathic team members to join its team.
Are you passionate about design, innovation and technology? Are you interested to learn from, work with and coach multidisciplinary teams to deliver innovative and customer focused machining solutions to leading manufacturers in aerospace, ICT, automotive, medical, packaging, electronics and energy?
If yes, we are interested in learning more about you!
We are a creatively driven team that leverages the power of Design Thinking to solve business problems that drive meaningful growth.
We innovate with intent. To solve real problems for real people in the real world. We innovate to stimulate change for people, industry and the world of products and services that surround us.
Your responsibilities :
As a Senior Design Thinking Coach at GF Machining solutions, you will be responsible for :
Successful implementation of Design Thinking principles (mindsets, methods and tools) in innovation projects related to our multi-technology machining and business solutions.
Work with management to frame design challenges and business opportunities to ensure relevant customer-centered project, stakeholder and business outcomes.
Coaching teams participating on GF Machining Solution mission camps, Design Thinking projects and project phases to help them define, develop and implement human-centric solutions concepts based on holistic customer experience and Design Thinking methods.
Develop and implement an appropriate set of Design Thinking tools and methods for projects at GF Machining Solutions (e.
g. user observations, customer visits, synthesis of insights, concept generation, business modelling, rapid prototyping, field-testing, etc.).
Support the GF Machining Solutions Kickbox innovation framework to help make innovation and Design Thinking accessible to all employees.
Support projects to strengthen and further develop the UX / CX expertise function within the GF Machining Solution organization.
Exchange / cooperation with Corporate and other GF divisions' Design Thinking teams to further extend the boundaries of Design Thinking within the organization (e.
g. Design Thinking trainings, events as well as cross-divisional and industry projects etc.).
Bachelor university degree (or higher) in Business / Engineering / Social Science with focus on design thinking and design doing.
Multiple years working experience in leading human centred design projects and experience working in an environment with an industrial client base or comparable experience in a DT team of an established industrial company.strategic purchasing.
English, German (French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese an asset).
Office, ERP, CNC and servo control (basic skills).
Design Skills :
Proven experience in Design Thinking and Innovation Management with a deep knowledge of Design Thinking and innovation processes, methods and related tools
Proven track record in hands-on coaching of multi-disciplinary teams working on complex engineering and research based projects
Demonstrable experience planning and executing design research (i.e. customer observations, qualitative and quantitative research, usability and A / B testing etc.)
Proven ability to plan, organize, moderate and facilitate Design Thinking workshops and other related creative sessions
Compelling presentation, visualization and proposal skills, (with the support of storyboarding, visualizing ideas, rapid prototyping, service blueprinting, customer journey mapping etc.)
Proficiency with Adobe creative suite and prototyping tools such as Adobe XD, Figma, InVision and Sketch
Good understanding of web technologies, web and interaction design and CX / UX methods and tools
Personal skills :
Self-starting with entrepreneurial spirit with a desire to design and deliver innovations to the market
Well-organized and self-confident with outstanding analytical and conceptual skills
Adept at managing ambiguity and working in a fast-paced, dynamic and complex environment
Resilient and a creative multi-disciplinary fluid thinker who never gives up and is able to work on complex problems in heterogeneous teams
Multi-tasker who works well under time constraints and on several tasks and projects simultaneously
Strong people person who is both a design thinker and a design-doer
Empathetic to customers, stakeholders and end-consumers
Optimistic & curious with strong interpersonal skills and intercultural awareness
Fluent in design and conversant on technology and digital trends
Passionate about engineered products and in creating innovative solutions for the B2B and machine tool industry customers
Should you recognize yourself in this Job offer, highly motivated by long-term challenges and becoming a trusted real actor within our international Group, please send your complete application (CV and application letter) to hr.gfms georgfischer.com.