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ConvaTec Principal Industrial Designer in Lexington, Massachusetts

ConvaTec spearheads human-centered innovation to improve the lives of people with deeply personal and challenging medical conditions. To help our users live the life that they want with dignity entails a high level of empathy to find timely solutions for their changing needs. Join us as Principal Industrial Designer, and you’ll do the same.

About the Role

You are a critical addition to our user-centered design (UCD) capabilities to meet this challenge. As the ID Lead, you will be based at our Research & Development Center in Boston, MA (?), working closely with the Head of UCD & HFE Center of Excellence to lead a young progressive team, which extends beyond the shores of North America, across diverse geography and cultures.

Come and lead a winning ID team at ConvaTec

You will be tasked with building, growing, coaching and managing a team of talented designers. You are passionate about people development with a knack for harnessing creativity within a fast-paced, forward-thinking team that is unafraid to make things happen to create a difference in someone’s life.

As team lead, you excel as:

A creative problem solver . You have the ability to navigate ambiguity and change with an entrepreneurial mindset, finding opportunities and clear paths in uncertain terrains. Being highly perceptive due to your diversified experience and exposure, you can easily grasp user insights and translate them into an actionable design brief, incorporating cultural nuances to solve unique problems across different markets.

A strategic collaborator . You are able to pull together cross-functional teams to solve design challenges with immaculate accuracy while collaborating closely with external partners for the execution of design and prototype resources. You will drive strategic direction for product design, in conjunction with various levels of Product Management and Engineering across all product categories.

A generous mentor . You are patient and meticulous in mentoring and coaching junior members through difficult challenges while serving as a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders. You can be considered the design evangelist within the larger organization, building awareness and recognition of design as a core competency of our business.

A multi-skilled master . A skilful designer in your field, you are equally well-versed in user research methods, process improvement, user experience design and performance management. The breadth and depth of your skills put you in a good place to push beyond the core product task and stretch the thinking process of your design team. You can rise to the challenge of formulating a system of frameworks for the methodical design and execution of the company’s vision.

A versatile leader . You are responsible for communicating the priorities of the product design team, defining goals and ensuring alignment to establish a shared vision across the company. You are able to articulate design intent and directions clearly and succinctly to stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. Passionate about the business side of creative solutions, you are able to lead the design team to meet larger organization goals in a high-growth environment.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Design and develop products defined by the project briefs within a specified cost target goal

  • Track consumer trends for product design to remain at the forefront of design innovation

  • Excellent project management skills, with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines with acute attention to detail

  • Facilitate senior stakeholder discussions

  • 10% to 25% of business travel, both domestic and internationall (when allowed)

Your qualifications/education:

  • Minimal Education - Bachelor Degree in Human Factor Engineering, Cognitive Engineering, Industrial Design, Psychology, or relevant majors

  • Minimal Years of Experience - 5 years

Our transformation will change your career. For good. You’ll be pushed to think bigger and aim for excellence. Your ideas will be heard, and you’ll be supported to bring them to live. There’ll be challenges. But, stretch yourself and embrace the opportunities, and you could make your biggest impact yet.

This is stepping outside of your comfort zone.

This is work that’ll move you.

About Us

At ConvaTec, our vision is to develop pioneering trusted medical solutions to improve the lives we touch. We are a global medical technology business focused on serving people and care givers in the areas of advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence and critical care and infusion care. We devise, develop and manufacture innovative products and services that support people with deeply personal and challenging medical conditions, helping to improve care for them and giving them greater confidence, freedom and mobility.

We are guided by our five core values, that shape the way we work, every day: Improve Care, Deliver Results, Grow Together, Own It and Do What’s Right. We are a global Group, with over 9,900 employees and in 2020, our Group generated revenues of over $1.894 billion. To learn more about ConvaTec, please visit .


ConvaTec provides equal employment opportunities for all current employees and applicants for employment. This policy means that no one will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, genetic predisposing characteristics or any other basis prohibited by law.

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