Sr. Industrial Designer

Employment Opportunity

Senior Industrial Designer

The KOHL Group, Inc. (since 1984)


Position Title: Senior Industrial Designer; Product Designer
KOHL Position ID: R0139
Arrangement: Long term contract position; Full time onsite in Boise ID
Location: Boise, ID


We seek a Senior Industrial Designer to join our technology development team comprised of industrial designers, interaction designers, user experience researchers, and visual designers, focused on the innovation and evolution of consumer and enterprise imaging and printing systems, and associated systems management applications.  Selected candidate will:

  • Apply advanced subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert.
  • Frequently contribute to the development of new ideas and methods.
  • Work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors.
  • Lead and/or provide expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives.
  • Act as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies.
  • Frequently represent the organization to external customers/clients.
  • Exercise significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives.
  • May provide mentoring and guidance to lower level employees.


  • Leads multiple project teams of other designers and internal and outsourced partners responsible for all stages of industrial design and development for a portfolio of complex products and platforms, including design architecture, language, validation, and specifications.
  • Manages and expands relationships with internal and outsourced partners on industrial design and development.
  • Reviews and evaluates designs and project activities for compliance with industrial design and development guidelines and standards; provides tangible feedback to improve product quality and user experience.
  • Provides domain-specific expertise and overall industrial design leadership and perspective to cross-organization projects, programs, and activities.
  • Drives innovation and integration of new technologies and design language into projects and activities in the industrial design organization.
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to less-experienced staff members.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • BS Degree (MS Degree is desirable) in Industrial Design, Product Design, or equivalent discipline
  • 7+ years of relevant experience (10+ is desirable)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Broad experience with application of design theories, principles, and concepts to a portfolio of multiple information technology and consumer product designs
  • Experience in the evaluation/selection 2-D and 3-D CAD tools and software packages for product design across portfolio
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Broad understanding and experience in methodologies for design testing and validation, including sketching, 3-D modeling, storyboarding, and prototyping
  • Reviewing and evaluating designs for alignment with overall product architecture; recommending and implementing changes to designs and technology to improve product quality and overall industrial design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate industrial design data, design proposals and product specifications and negotiate options at senior management levels


If you are interested, please email your resume in Word format to Ann Boschetti at with a brief note mapping your skills and experience to the specific requirements of this job description.  Otherwise, please consider referring friends or colleagues you think may be qualified and interested and take part in our referral fee program.



The KOHL Group, Inc.  KOHL has provided technical consulting and resources to Fortune 50 companies in the US and internationally since 1984.  For more information on KOHL, please visit our website at