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Director of Prototyping

Pinehurst, Washington, US
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Jan 15, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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The Director of Prototyping will be the senior businessleaderandsubject matter expertforTEAGUEsprototyping business and services.Theywill build andmaintaina world-class prototyping team that supports design and the development of new products and experiences forTEAGUEsclients. Working in partnership with the Executive and Leadership teams,theywill develop a vision for TEAGUEs prototyping services and position TEAGUE for the future.Why We Need This PositionIn this day and age,itsnot enough tohave greatforward-thinkingideas. We need acutting-edgeprototypingteam thatdeliversthe future intoour clientshands through brilliant,innovative prototypesolutions.And that team needs a leader who will motivate, inspire, and guide them to greatness.That iswhere you comein.WhoWereLooking ForYou are aseasoned and proven leader who knows what it takes to build, nurture, run and inspire a world-class, innovative, and cost-effective prototyping team.In addition to leadingthe team in a shop environment,youllwork closely with senior leadership on forecasting andpursuingnew prototyping work..You havegrown and developed physical/digital prototyping servicesin the pastand will deploy that experience toalignTEAGUEs physical anddigital prototyping needs with the design project workTEAGUEis pursuing.You havea strongpoint of viewabout the future of prototyping services and can shapeaclear service offering that is in demand in the marketplace.Youvegot business chops as well, which will help you as you contribute tobusiness planning;meeting revenue targets; forecasting,businessdevelopment discussions andstrategic planning.As an industry leader,youllmake recommendations for changes to the prototyping services to meet market changes, competitive threats or to support strategic plans.Youllalsoleverageyour network of external contractors,vendorsand suppliers to meet increases in prototyping demand or to access prototyping materials,processesand capabilities through outsourcing.You are passionate about an integrated design and prototyping approach and see prototypingas a way todevelop solutions and communicate design.In short,itsyour job to directTEAGUEsprototyping function so that the environment/facilities, culture, team, capabilities, tools, processes, expectations, work style and other elements support the TEAGUE brand andstrategic goals.This is not a job for the faint of heartitsa big, gutsy,dynamicpositionat the forefront ofaninnovativeindustryin a fast-paced environment that involvesboth strategic visionandpaying attention to the numbers; strong leadershipanda collaborative spirit; and, finally, a passion for building, mentoring,innovatingand problem solving.For the right person, going to work will be like being a kid in a candy shop. Ifyoudlike to come build the future with usand thinkyouvegot the chops for the jobwe want to meet you.What We Just Said,Nowin6Bullet Points (a.k.a., Essential Qualifications):Experience:Bachelors Degree or equivalent in a design related field required; 15years experiencein a prototyping business with deep breadth and evidence of successful prototyping outcomes for clients; 5+years experiencein a leadership role within a prototyping business driving business results and prototype delivery; experience providing long-term planning as well as oversight of day-to-day operations; distinguished credentials; a recognized leader, thinker and builder who inspires others; expansive prototype network and supplier/vendor network preferred; a proven track record of successful projects and satisfied clients; experience with networking and building client/business relationshipsSpecial skills:Specialized knowledge of the requirements of a prototyping operation that supports design, including aviation or transportation design, experience design, and productdevelopment both physical and digital;experience pitching, scoping, and developing execution plans for cross-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary project teams (ID/UX design, mechanical, electrical, software, lighting, VR/AR/MR) to deliver on a broad mix of physical/digital prototyping challenges;demonstrated experience and interest in the business side of prototyping; demonstrated ability leading strategic function(s);demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills; demonstrated client & team management skills; exceptional presentation, communication and writing skills; exceptional project framing skills; defining approach, deliverables, stages, process to ensure confidence within internal teams and with client; excellent follow-through, prioritization and organizational skillsSpecial Requirements: Frequent interaction with clients and co-workersrequiresregular attendance in the workplace;may berequiredto travel domestically and internationally periodicallyPassion:Building andoptimizingcreative, high-functioning teamsRole:Leading and shaping acutting-edgeprototyping team that aligns with TEAGUEs strategic visionPersonality:Visionary, business-minded,collaborative,innovative,inspiring to othersTEAGUE is currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are a Washington State based company. All employees must reside in the state of Washington and be able to access one of our studio locations in the greater Seattle area when we return to work in our hybrid/remote work approach. Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package offered including 4 weeks paid time off and up to 10 paid holidays throughout the fiscal year. At TEAGUE, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We search the globe to find and attract top talent from diverse backgrounds and value unique perspectives and experiences. TEAGUE is an EEO/AAP employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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