OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Designer

    Job Locations US-NC-Monroe
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 6:03 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1528
    Function
    Technology & New Product Development
  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    The designer role is accountable for creating laminates designs and development for Kitchen and Bath Markets. Responsible for researching and creating short- long-term trend forecasts applicable to single- and multi-family kitchen cabinetry style, design, surface texture and market direction. Creates and delivers engaging and inspired trend presentations to customers, fostering business relationships and design credibility with strategic customers. Responsible for new design development from inception through print development to first time production. Works with marketing, sales, operations and management, and reports to Creative Manager.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Fashion design and color line using graphic color software and working with color match technicians in manufacturing locations. Approve all first production print, color and surface of new designs (30%)
    • Research trends, market direction, and gather competitive intelligence to generate new design development plans (20%)
    • Work with Gravure team to develop design to print and texture tools (20%)
    • Interface with customers to deliver design, trend, and new concept presentations (15%)
    • Develop relationships with strategic design studios as needed to resource and develop design copy (5%)
    • Develop allied partnership relationships with Thermo Fused Laminate (TFL) companies (5%)
    • Develop allied business relationship with edgeband companies and other coordinating materials (5%)
    • Travel, domestic and international, to customers, manufacturing locations and suppliers, as needed for design development (20% requried to accomplish responsibilities)

    Who you are...

    • Bachelors degree in Textile, Industrial, Furniture, Architectural, or interior Design or Fine Arts
    • 3-5 years of experience in design development, customer interface experience, or manufacturing interface experience
    • Must possess a working knowledge of fashion, color, product and design trends
    • Must have excellent color vision and hue discrimination as measured via Munsell Hue Test
    • Need to have spatial and dimensional visualization ability to work with multilayered print designs
    • Strong communication skills and excellent organizational capabilities
    • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
    • Takes ownership of assigned work from inception to delivery; keeping manager informed of progress, challenges and opportunities along the way
    • Advance understanding or aptitude to learn computers for business correspondence and graphic design:
    • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Photoshop, etc.

    Preferred Qualification

    • Gravure print separations/color layer knowledge
    • AVA knowledge a benefit, but can be learned

    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.

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