Innovation Technologist 9/13/2016

American Greetings Westlake, OH

Company
American Greetings
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
37499BR
AJE Ref #
576159191
Location
Westlake, OH
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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American Greetings Looking For Awesome Design-Minded Maker To Our Join New Product Concepts Creative Team!

New Product Concepts is a cross-functional group of experts who have been strategically assembled to bring innovative wishes and New To The World products to the greeting card aisle

We are looking for someone with a passion for the development and commercialization of new concepts and someone who has the talent and enthusiasm to bring the form and function of each new idea to life.

Daily activities include brainstorming, concepting, planning, designing, and pitching New To The World cards and products that deliver on American Greetings mission to create happiness, laughter, and love.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

* Industrial and packaging design, mechanical engineering, and paper construction.
* Creating templates that help define product specifications, collaborating with internal/external teams.
* Developing working prototypes for research and innovation programs.
* Recommend design changes to enhance product experience.
* Participating in meetings to address questions/concerns pertaining to the product and packaging, with a focus on the form, fit and function.
* Assisting with facilitating the workflow of physical and digital components of new concepts throughout the New Product Introduction process.
* Performing quality analysis of product from internal and external manufacturing facilities. Ensure product adheres to original concept. Approve for production.
* Providing demonstrations and technical support on new product formats to associates throughout American Greetings.
* Monitoring current trends and technology in the industrial design and technology industries. Maintains awareness of products, market trends, corporate and competitor sites as a basis for researching potential new applications.
* Demonstrating competence in sketching and model making, as well as in 3D production processes such as molding, materials construction, and manufacturing.
* Proficiency of 3D software and additive manufacturing technologies.
* Proficiency of Macintosh and software including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe InDesign.
* Troubleshooting and problem solving skills combined with excellent communication, collaboration and negotiation skills are essential.
* Demonstrating a cooperative team-oriented work ethic, a passion for innovation and continuous improvement and the ability to function independently in achieving goals and strategies.
* Completing multiple projects without affecting quality or on time delivery.
* Conducting meetings with internal or external customers.

If you re looking for a chance to join a dynamic team and invent great stuff then we want to talk to you.

Experience Required:

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in:

* Industrial and packaging design, mechanical engineering, and paper construction.

* Developing working prototypes for research and innovation programs.

* Participating in meetings to address questions/concerns pertaining to the product and packaging, with a focus on the form, fit and function.

* Providing demonstrations and technical support on new product formats to associates throughout American Greetings.

* Demonstrating competence in sketching and model making, as well as in 3D production processes such as molding, materials construction, and manufacturing.

Experience in all areas is preferred but working experience in creative product development is required.