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Principal Industrial Designer

Company: The Lovesac Company
Location: Stamford
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details - Salary Range $91,000.00 - $140,000.00 Salary/year Description Our Purpose:

At Lovesac, we are committed to bringing Total Comfort to millions of homes. That means having furniture that can evolve along with them as life unfolds.

From Sactionals, The Worlds Most Adaptable Couch, to Sacs, The Worlds Most Comfortable Seat, Lovesac products provide peace of mind where others cannot. Our products can adapt to fit almost any space and style and look like new forever. This enables a new way of living, where people can continue to invest in, add to, and evolve their furniture instead of adding it to the landfill, which is good for families and our environment.

What We Believe:

Love. It is the name we live up to. It is purposefully and meaningfully woven into every aspect of our business. We champion building meaningful relationships as we foster a culture that embraces and celebrates the experiences, beliefs, backgrounds, expertise, talent, and individuality of everyone. We seek to promote love and happiness with all that we do. #LoveMatters

We are committed to working and succeeding by incorporating our Guiding Principles into every aspect of our business:

We can all win together

Doing less and doing better

We are borrowing this earth from our children

Home is where life happens

Love matters

The Role:

Currently, we are seeking to hire a Principal Industrial Designer. As a Principal Industrial Designer, you are responsible for directing the design process for Lovesac's Sactional platform and future innovations. Your expertise will play a pivotal role in shaping the design direction, product development, and market competitiveness for Lovesac. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers, sourcing professionals, and marketing professionals, to bring Designed For Life concepts to production.

This position is considered hybrid and will report into Lovesac Corporate Headquarters based in Saint George, Utah. It will require a hybrid schedule calling for your flexibility to work onsite at the designated HUB or Retail touchpoints as needed in addition to travel required by the Company for occasional meetings and conferences. Generous relocation assistance available.

Summary of Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Set the design vision and strategy for Sactional innovations and Hardgoods projects.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and creativity within the design team.
  • Generate innovative and original concepts that align with marketing guidance and Lovesac's Designed for Life philosophy.
  • Conduct research to stay updated on design trends, materials, and consumer preferences.
  • Create detailed sketches, renderings, 3D models, and prototyping samples of concepts to communicate both form and function to all stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with engineering and technology teams to ensure designs are feasible for production.
  • Manage multiple design projects simultaneously, setting timelines and priorities to meet product development milestones.
  • Effectively communicate and own the lead contact position for any external resource partnership with vendors, contractors, and design firms.
  • Responsible to meet or exceed all goals and key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Maintain a calm demeanor and manage issues professionally and respectfully in accordance with our company standards.
  • Act with integrity and trust, modeling behavior that respects our employees, peers and customers in accordance with the core values of our company.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by management.

    Qualifications Requirements & Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree required in Industrial Design or related field.
    • Must have a minimum of 10 years' experience in Industrial Design or Product Design.
    • Must have a minimum of 5 years in leadership role and/or project ownership role.
    • Strong project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
    • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and ability to create physical samples in a shop setting.
    • Must be results driven and utilize knowledge to meet or exceed KPIs and goals.
    • Must have proven time management skills and quickly adapts to a changing business environment.
    • Able to prioritize responsibilities with the appropriate level of urgency, able to listen and can use this information to solve problems, anticipate issues and make correct decisions based on a variety of situations.
    • Must take accountability and responsibility for your actions.
    • Must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines consistently.
    • Must have superior communication skills; verbal, written and interpersonal skills; able to listen effectively to solve problems, anticipate issues and make effective decisions.
    • Demonstrates strong analytical, mathematical and problem-solving skills.
    • Maintains the highest level of customer service, creating solutions and experiences that drive business results and engagement with the brand.
    • Must work collaboratively with fellow employees, treating all clients, both internal and external with dignity and respect at all times.
    • Proficiency required in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
    • Must comply with the standards, policies and procedures outlined in the Lovesac Employee Handbook.
    • Must be capable of using and operating all equipment as required, including but not limited to: iPad, laptop, etc. Be able to move objects (including medium to large furniture items up to 75 pounds) from a lower to a higher position or horizontally from position-to-position or be able to assemble furniture while working on the selling floor or in our warehouse.
    • Must be able to travel, as required by the Company in its sole discretion, for occasional meetings and conferences using various forms of transportation.
    • Consistent ability to work both remotely and report into Corporate Headquarters or designated retail touchpoint, as required and in accordance with Lovesac policies, CDC and State Guidelines.
    • Must possess a strong work ethic and exemplify The Lovesac Values:

      Lovesac Core Values

      Audacious Dreamers

      Willing to sweep the floors


      Aspirational Values

      Customer Centricity

      Only A Players

      Executional Excellence


      Table-Stakes Values




      Insatiable Learning





      Full Time Benefits*

      Financial Benefits: Annual Bonus Program, Annual and Inaugural Grant Equity Awards, 401K Matching Contribution, Financial Wellness Tools, Sales Incentive Program.

      Health and Wellness Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Parental Leave, Life/AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance, Employee Assistance Program.

      Paid Time Off: Up to 120 hours of paid time off within our fiscal calendar year, prorated from date of hire, 8 paid company recognized holidays, Summer Flex Time.

      Pet Insurance and generous Associate Discounts.

      *Eligibility and terms for all benefits listed are as outlined in Lovesac's policy and plan documents.

      Associate pay will vary based on factors such as qualifications, experience, skill level and competencies.

      Our customers have the opportunity to shop with us seven days a week and select positions may require availability outside of normal working hours.

      Our touchpoints, including our website, are open seven days a week and require morning, evening, weekend, and holiday availability.

      Lovesac is an Equal Opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

      Disclaimer: The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals employed in this position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required in this position. The job may change as the business changes or customer need changes or may vary somewhat from location to location. Management retains the right, authority, and discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. Associates must learn and observe applicable company policies and safe practices, as well as perform all duties assigned by supervisors. This job description does not constitute an employment contract.

      To the extent an employee requires a reasonable accommodation in order to perform the duties of this job, please direct such requests to The Lovesac People Department.

Keywords: The Lovesac Company, Stamford , Principal Industrial Designer, Other , Stamford, Connecticut

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