MOHAWK

  • MANAGER DESIGN I

    Business Site US-NC-Garner
    Job ID
    2018-38623
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Company
    Mohawk Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Plant
    Job Group
    Product Development
  • Overview

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    Mohawk Industries is the leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Lees, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Unilin, Quick-Step and IVC. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.

     

    Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant. 

     

     

    EOE Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans 

     

    Drug-Free/Tobacco-Free Workplace

    Responsibilities

    Manages the research and design of new product concepts through the development and printing processes for all Mohawk laminate flooring brands in the US market. This position is responsible for the overall quality of laminate flooring décor development while coordinating the daily studio functions in support of the design department.

     

    • Analyzes product, color and design trends and develops new product concepts with high sales potential appropriate for the North American laminate flooring market.
    • Develops product recommendations and presents new product recommendations to the North American management team.
    • Collaborating with design team to identify design trends, sourcing materials, design assembly and coordinating collections.
    • Create digital color targets and match them on press.
    • Support marketing and sales with presentation materials.
    • Proactively build an innovative design portfolio and formulate design decors that meet and exceed the demands of market segments identified as having the greatest potential.
    • Coordinate daily studio functions while maintaining daily contact with Design Director to ensue functions run smoothly.
    • Resolve questions and issues, referring the most complex issues to the Design Director.
    • Managing projects with outside vendors and laminate production for a successful and timely product design development.
    • Actively initiate and participate in new projects concerning other aspects of product development.
    • Develop and manage existing product library and new product concept library.
    • Ensures designs and colors are balanced across the product lines of each brand and achieve the strategic and sales objectives of each brand/customer.
    • Uses sales data to determine product gaps and opportunities.
    • Provide input within the larger product team on design direction and strategies.
    • Perform other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • Degree in design with an emphasis in surface design
    • Five years of relevant studio experience, preferably in the wall covering, textile or flooring industries
    • Intermediate knowledge of Photoshop is a must
    • Strong color and design background a must
    • Experience with rotogravure printing using separations a plus. A knowledge of embossing plates helpful
    • Demonstrated high taste level and creative ability
    • Proven ability to research and apply market/trend information
    • Self-motivated, highly detail and deadline oriented with excellent problem-solving skills
    • Must be able to multi-task and work with cross-functional teams
    • Ability to travel up to 40%

     

    OTHER COMPETENCIES:

    • Ability to function in a matrixed organization and to work across boundaries by using teamwork, influencing and negotiation skills to meet important deadlines.
    • Must be highly detailed, organized and self-motivated.
    • Able to start and persist with specific courses of action while exhibiting high motivation and a sense of urgency.
    • Able to develop unique and novel solutions to problems; use intuition and a new way of thinking to give birth to new ideas; to present information in an attention-getting and interesting manner.

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