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Industrial Designer

Company Point Group
Reference # I01
Published 19/02/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
About Point
Point is the industry leader in the procurement, management and delivery of end-to-end marketing solutions across Africa and the Middle East.

As a strategic marketing services partner, Point uses strategic partnerships and extensive regional and local expertise to deliver value to clients. Key deliverables include best-in-class innovation, significant savings and process efficiencies.

Point generates significant savings in excess of 25% for their clients through their rigorous approach to analysing savings accruing to their clients in their marketing collateral spend.

With an impressive $100m procurement buying power, Point delivers value in the management, measurement and delivery of point of sale merchandise, print, promotional merchandise and thereafter the logistics, execution and maintenance of marketing collateral for multinational corporates.

You’ll find Point’s offices and onsite teams on client premises in South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Pakistan.

For more information please visit www.pointgroup.biz.

Job Description
Reporting To: Head of Innovation and Industrial Design
To audit technical information and ensure it is to the agreed upon industry standard for optimal quoting, in addition to performing design, spec’ing and tasks of an Industrial Designer on behalf of client, this includes monitoring and overseeing system processes, procedures and client briefs.
Job Functions Administration,Management Consulting,Procurement
Industries Management Consulting,Procurement & Purchasing
Specification
Key Responsibilities
•Auditing of technical information to ensure it is to the agreed industry standard for quoting
•Analysing the basic structure and proposed method of manufacture to drive optimised productivity and implementing value engineering where applicable.
•Generation of specifications for tender. Relaying client requirements to market through the correct and most efficient internal process
•Resource management, ensuring specialists are quoting in their respective fields
•Working with the Point team to obtain estimates from the correct category supplier and ensuring all estimates are correct and accurate
•Following internal and client related job approval process prior to production
•Checking of white, preproduction and production samples to maintain quality control
•Examining structures for risk and advising how to improve their structural integrity, making recommendations as and when required
•Ensuring the sustainability of structures by managing the running of pressure, stress and strain tests on components/elements
•Implementation of specific processes and procedures followed in order to ensure no quality issues in production
•Ensuring delivery deadlines are met and correctly distributed within the timelines allocated
•Play a support function to the Client Manager and their respective teams in terms of structural design and advice
•To ensure the delivery of cost savings through efficient design, engineering and procurement
•Promoting and driving innovation with the account, highlighting new market trends
•Ensure customer needs and requirements are met timeously and at a high level of quality
•Efficient use of funds and materials in order to achieve structural goal
•Accurate reporting to Line Manager, Suppliers and Client
Requirements
Education and Experience
BA / Higher Diploma / B-tech In Industrial Design (or equivalent)

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Key Competencies
•Innovative
•Excellent analytical skills
•Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
•Excellent problem-solving skills
•Capable of auditing technical information
•Knowledge of mass manufacture processes and materials
•Adherence to all processes and systems
•Educating internal clients (Point staff) on POSM opportunities and processes
•Deadline and quality management
•Cost savings solutions
Job Closing Date 04/03/2020
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