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Monday, March 28, 2022
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* Yokohama-shi - Kanagawa - Japan

Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology for all, so we spend our time building a society that’s brighter and more inclusive. 

And we go big. No, not big—huge.

We’re not just a Fortune Global 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re in 180 markets, working with 63,000 brilliant colleagues and counting. And we’re known for the world’s most complete portfolio of smart technology, from devices to software to infrastructure.

With our ingenuity, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future. 

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

The Lenovo Experience Design Group is a global group of highly skilled and talented people doing what we love, producing the very best designed world-class products. You will be an integral part of the team, working together across continents and cultures, all comprised in a friendly, fast-paced and inspiring work environment. We’re looking to add fresh, talented individuals who are self-motivated and desire infinite opportunities. We design and deliver technology products to a wide range of customers and use cases with brands such as: ThinkPad, Yoga, Ideapad, and our new Legion gaming products. By joining the Lenovo EDG team, you have the opportunity to make a difference and be challenged to create excellence. 

As the Color, Materials & Finish Design Engineer, your role is focused on the identification, development and implementation of Color, Materials and Finishes, CMF, which is paramount to the success of the innovative Lenovo products. By harnessing technological trends, material innovations and new manufacturing process, you will be developing industry leading CMF solutions for our world class products using an integrated design, engineering, and business approach. You will play an important role in our overall global CMF team as part of an eclectic mix of great designers and craftspeople. 

Overall Role Responsibilities 
As the CMF design engineer you will: 
Identify key technological trends that drive innovative design and cutting edge CMF solutions. 
Craft the CMF design strategy across all Lenovo product lines and customer targets Support all phases of our CMF Pipeline: strategic identification, technical development and implementation 
Drive innovation of new color, material & finish techniques 
Ensure adherence to processes for specifications, color management and quality standards 
Help maintain a color material library for both inspiration and standardization Engaging directly with suppliers, and organizing supplier workshops and prototyping activities. 
Collaborate closely with designers and engineering teams to innovate, develop and implement solutions. 
Travel globally to interact with the global Lenovo Design team, suppliers, and product development teams. 

For consideration, you must bring the following minimum behaviors and skills to our team: 
Strong curiosity for new technologies and material innovations 
Passionate design minded engineer, maker and problem solver 
Highly driven, self-initiated and proactive team player  
Proven ability to perform in a fast paced environment, and to handle multiple assignments simultaneously 
Ability to communicate thoughtful, strategic and professional solutions 
Optimistic "Can Do!" attitude. 
Build relationships and appropriately influence relevant internal teams and direct business contacts to achieve short- and long-term goals. 

Technical skills 
High sensitivity to color, aesthetics, and materiality, and the ability to translate technological trends into feasible CMF solutions 
Excellent communication and presentation skills, able to share technical information to a non-technical audience 
Understand latest CMF technologies and manufacturing processes and how to best implement them 
Proficient knowledge and experience in wide variety of materials and manufacturing processes, including but not limited to: plastic, coatings, metals, and composite technologies 
Organizationally minded, motivated to collect and maintain material samples to exemplify new CMF opportunities 
Capability and experience using standard CMF color calibration and verification testing equipment 

Position Requirements: 
Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in related field or equivalent from an accredited college or university  
6+ years of relevant experience in CMF Design Engineering. 
Portfolio that demonstrates cutting edge CMF innovations, development and implementations. Ability to travel to international sites. 
Good verbal and written skills in English. 
Proficiency in MS Office

* Yokohama-shi - Kanagawa - Japan