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ConvaTec Senior 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 an Senior Industrial Designer, and you’ll do the same.

About the Role

You are already going places solving real world problems with your admirable design aptitude. When you join us, your design skills, empathy and leadership will drive real social impact and empower millions who are suffering from severe health conditions.

You are also joining a team of highly motivated professionals who are making life better for each patient through transformative care. Our culturally diverse global team spans the globe in various locations—listening, ideating, and creating innovative and effective solutions that help people with challenging medical conditions live life just the way they like it.

As a Senior Industrial Designer, you will work closely with the ID Lead/Manager from our Research & Development Center in Lexington, MA.

Design and innovation

Autonomy, complexity, ambiguity . You join us as a senior team member who thrives in a largely autonomous environment. Your strong execution skills help you find opportunities in a complex and ambiguous environment, leading to innovative solutions and product experiences.

Strategic thinking . You are a strategic systems thinker with experience in solving complex problems, with the ability to follow through your team’s design vision, strategy and execution for various products.

Advanced skills . You are well-heeled in your knowledge of design principles and methods, including problem-framing, ideation, storytelling, prototyping, and concept visualization, among others. You also have advanced technical skills in SolidWorks, Keyshot and Adobe Creative Suite.

Multi-disciplinary . You often work closely with engineers, product managers, doctors, and other stakeholders to translate design challenges into simple and elegant solutions, within a specified cost target.

Confidence . You count communication skills among your strengths, with the ability to articulate your reasons behind design proposals and convey ideas to diverse groups of stakeholders. Similarly, you take constructive feedback in stride, always reflecting and improving to achieve your design goals.

Progressive . As a user-centered designer, your curiosity keeps you abreast of people’s needs, category knowledge and industry trends, in order to define new product opportunities that solidify ConvaTec’s leadership in design innovation within the medical and healthcare space.

Business of design . You are passionate about the business side of creative solutions, making it your mission to help the team find the optimal intersection between design and commercial goals, as the company manages change in a high-growth environment.

Project and production management

Multi-tasking . You can independently handle multiple projects through their successful conclusions. With excellent project management flair, you are able to prioritize and meet deadlines with acute attention to detail.

Resourceful . Adept at resource management, you will need to coordinate internal or external vendor resources to meet launch requirements, ensuring the timely execution and delivery of design concepts, prototypes and ready-to-ship products.

Manufacturing . You are proficient in the manufacturing process for medical devices. Working closely with engineers, you will ensure the accuracy and integrity your design concepts during the manufacturing phase.

Team cohesion

Mentorship . As a potential team lead, you play mentor to a close-knit team that is mutually supportive. It will be within your purview to help your colleagues resolve competing priorities to ensure that projects run smoothly and team members work productively.

Influence . A strong communicator, you possess the ability to influence and persuade others to realize the team’s design vision, becoming a credible expert who continually raises our bar for quality along the value chain.

Inspiration . You regularly share design methods that inspire multi-disciplinary colleagues to reframe complex problems and come to meaningful solutions, creating awareness and recognition of design as a key pillar of ConvaTec’s business.

Your qualifications/education:

  • Minimal Education - bachelor’s degree in industrial design or relevant majors

  • Years of Experience - 3 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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