Design Program Manager, Industrial Design
Company: Google Inc.
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: June 12, 2021
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
- 5 years of experience managing industrial design,
color/material/finish or creative projects.
- Experience working with consumer hardware.
- Experience working with design groups.
- Experience in user centered design processes and iterative
- Experience with design tools, software and prototyping methods
at varied fidelity.
- Experience working with multiple disciplines such as Industrial
Design, Color, Materials and Finish (CMF), Mechanical Engineering,
Supply Chain, and Operations.
- Working knowledge of project management software and Google
- Ability to multitask, analyze opportunities, define successful
approaches, solve problems, and accomplish objectives with minimal
About the job
A problem isn't truly solved until it's solved for all. That's
why Googlers build products that help create opportunities for
everyone, whether down the street or across the globe. As a Program
Manager at Google, you'll lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects
from start to finish - working with stakeholders to plan
requirements, manage project schedules, identify risks, and
communicate clearly with cross-functional partners across the
company. Your projects will often span offices, time zones, and
hemispheres. It's your job to coordinate the players and keep them
up to date on progress and deadlines.
Our goal is to build a Google that looks like the world around
us - and we want Googlers to stay and grow when they join us. As
part of our efforts to build a Google for everyone, we build
diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work and we aim to
cultivate a sense of belonging throughout the company.
You will be responsible for leading projects through the design
process by coordinating the work of Industrial Designers, UX
Designers, Researchers, and Engineers. In this role, you'll combine
project management skills with a passion for industrial design and
user experience to help your team design how users interact with
our products. You'll work cross-functionally and collaborate with
executives, managers, designers, and engineering teams to plan
projects, define milestones, assign resources, assess risks, and
help projects meet deadlines. As a Design Program Manager, you will
also manage all project-related communications to team members,
leaders, and other stakeholders.
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make
it universally accessible and useful. Our Devices & Services team
combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create
radically helpful experiences for users. We research, design, and
develop new technologies and hardware to make our user's
interaction with computing faster, seamless, and more powerful.
Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us,
advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, the
Devices & Services team is making people's lives better through
- Collaborate with and support design team leads in delivering
strategic counsel through all project interactions. Act as a bridge
between the Industrial Design (ID) team, Color, Materials, and
Finish (CMF) team, UX, Engineering, and Manufacturing teams.
- Identify team and project needs with regards to process, tools,
documentation, asset management, etc. Implement or drive required
changes to make sure design team members are working at optimum
- Collaborate with ID team leadership in key project
decision-making, including requirements gathering, scheduling,
resource allocation, coordination of teams and approval processes.
Define and manage project schedules and budgets from inception to
- Oversee vendor liaison administration duties such as budget,
Statement of Work (SOW), Purchase Order (PO) management and vendor
- Provide clear communication to cross-functional team leads and
management regarding project status, resource requirements, issues,
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