• Senior Director, Experience Design

    Job Locations US-WA-Everett
    Req No.
    Senior Management
  • Overview

    An integral part of TEAGUE’s Leadership team, the Senior Director, Experience Design is responsible for driving vision, strategy, execution and growth of the Experience Design practice. They will lead a team of talented Design Managers and Creative Directors to shape our path forward, evolve our design culture, elevate our quality of work, and provide creative leadership to our teams and clients. They will have proven experience and a strong point of view about designing physical/digital products and experiences, design process, and creative culture. They must have extensive knowledge and experience in design, leading and managing teams, and proven experience as an accomplished Creative Director in a multi-disciplinary design environment. The work will span Research, Strategy, Brand, Physical, Digital, and Environmental on both a strategic and tactical design level.


    Why We Need This Position

    A large part of TEAGUE’s success rests on its talent for envisioning a bold future and its steadfast conviction that creative solutions can enhance the way people experience the world around them. But that isn’t all it takes to get the job done.  Successful innovation in the realm of global aviation also requires strong oversight and guidance from a visionary leader with a keen understanding of business strategy, strong thought leadership, a collaborative approach, sensational communication skills, and experience managing creative teams. That’s where you come in.


    Who We’re Looking For

    You are an industry expert with a passion for and thorough understanding of international design culture and industry trends; specialized knowledge of the requirements of a design operation; an impressive reputation for building and maintaining successful and fruitful relationships with diverse co-workers and clients; and a proven track record of successful projects and satisfied clients. On a strategic level, you have a clear and cohesive point of view that will guide you as you work with senior leadership to shape a path forward for TEAGUE and make recommendations for changes to the creative function to meet market changes, competitive threats or to support strategic plans. This involves participating in business development discussions, including forecasting and strategic planning for the growth of the business; developing and refining a strategic plan for the Aviation Design Studio; and working with Senior Leadership to define concept projects, thought leadership and new opportunities.


    On a tactical level, you are responsible for holding the teams accountable for creative quality, output, processes and provide leadership and oversight of project teams. You will offer guidance and input on the ideation, presentation and execution of client projects as well as the strategy and development of the client relationships on projects. A gifted mentor and leader, it’s up to you to direct the creative function so that all aspects—culture, team, tools, processes, expectations, and work style—support the TEAGUE brand and TEAGUE strategic goals. You’re adept at drawing out a diverse team’s individual talents and setting high and consistent standards for design quality and creative process across many streams of project work.


    Finally, as a thought leader in the industry, you are prepared to define, share and model creative leadership. You are ready to serve as an ambassador of Experience Design internally, and you are eager to spread the word externally about the latest trends, whether through speaking engagements, articles or panel discussions. If you’ve got a passion for design, a strategic mind, sensational leadership skills, and a love of planes, have we got a job for you.


    What We Just Said, Now in 5 Bullet Points (a.k.a., Essential Qualifications):

    • Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of experience in a design-related field required, Master’s degree preferred; 15+ years of design experience including a portfolio with deep breadth and evidence of successful outcomes for clients required; 7+ years of creative direction experience guiding staff in a creative consulting environment, including time in a senior level position that demonstrates managerial capability; 5+ years demonstrated success building and managing ad hoc teams as needed to accomplish complex goals; experience providing long-term planning as well as oversight of day-to-day operations
    • Skills: Demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills; demonstrated client 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
    • Passion: creating a bold new vision for modern aviation
    • Role: Leading a successful design management community and serving as the champion of TEAGUE’s creative culture
    • Personality: Entrepreneurial, creative, collaborative, strategic, problem-solver, decision-maker

    DOE - Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package offered. 


    At TEAGUE, we value diversity.  We search the globe, literally, to find and attract top talent from diverse backgrounds.  


    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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