Designer

Shaw Industries
Indiana, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeTextile Manufacturing
Job Title

Designer

Position Overview

This designer will focus on providing credible product and design expertise for Shaw's Specialty Markets, with a main focus on RV & Manufactured Housing flooring design. They will be more effective downstream with the customers selling our products.

This designer will influence downstream specifications for Manufactured, Modular Housing and Recreational Vehicle manufacturers, with the goal of driving upgrade carpet and hard surface sales mix opportunities in these channels. This position will also bring real expertise to our existing teams in the areas of product development, sample and merchandising design and channel-specific marketing. This role adds significant value to what we bring to the markets and allows us to be the solution provider in this area for our Manufactured Housing and RV customers.

This position will be based in Elkhart, IN, but will cover our customers nationally, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Two or four-year degree or certification in the field of design preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of two years design consulting experience or equivalent market knowledge.
  • Must possess excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat is a plus
  • Must already possess a strong design consulting background and will use that foundation to ultimately become a flooring expert in these channels. Shaw will provide the training for the flooring aspect of this assignment, if needed.
  • Must be willing and able to travel from Elkhart when needed for design presentations, customer consulting opportunities. The amount of travel will be 10%-15%.

Job Responsibilities

  • Establish strategic working relationships with Manufactured Housing and RV manufacturers, designers, other component suppliers to the industry, and Shaw sales teams to facilitate the driving of Shaw flooring specifications.
  • Host sales/designer events with customers/designers/managers/decision makers on design, product trends, product
  • Installation, and product features and benefits. This includes managing budgets, contracts, travel, meals, training content, and activities coordination.
  • Improve our product mix and grow share (content per unit)
  • Keep Elkhart showroom up to date with current products for presentation.
  • Provide design expertise, coordinated flooring and other finish concepts for the Manufactured Housing and RV segment of Shaw's business.
  • Collaborate with Shaw’s internal and Builder Design Managers on product trends, and suggestions for new Specialty Markets products
  • Direct alignment with customer-facing, product, and consumer insight marketing team to create, support, and manage all aspects of marketing to internal sales team and customers.
  • Add support as needed to National Accounts marketing and design needs.
  • Develop and submit content for internal and external digital communication publications.
  • Work with the marketing teams to create and promote strong storytelling surrounding product launches to customers, social media, and the press.
  • Work with R&D design and product development group to collectively learn about new home design preferences and trends for the overall benefit of improving Shaw's product development effectiveness in carpet and hard surface by gathering and sharing competitive design intelligence, market needs, and trend information for internal education, social media content development and development of new product directions.
  • Alignment with specification and sales teams to identify, plan, and execute sales goals.

Competencies

  • Build Customer Satisfaction
  • Demonstrate Strategic Influence
  • Deliver Compelling Communication
  • Build Trusting Relationships

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

Shaw Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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