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Color, Material & Finish (CMF) Designer

at Allied Reliability Group

Posted: 9/29/2019
Job Reference #: 4835
Keywords: design

Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-NC-Greensboro
    # of Openings
    Direct Hire
  • Overview

    Together with Product Design team you thrive and set vision for development and Industrialization of color, material and surface finish for exterior and interior of vehicles. You will lead all aspect of the CMF design process, from trend research, analysis and forecast to creation and development of CMF strategy, and execution of final color, materials, and finishes for production. With a user-centric focus you research, analyze from material innovation, competitive markets, cultural trends, to consumer research and human factors opportunities. You are an expert in developing design solutions with clear product message and distinct brand identity that meets the project prerequisites, understanding and aligning business strategies with product strategies. While collaborating with cross functional teams as an expert on CMF strategy, you ensure successful alignment between product message and brand identity. Working with global suppliers, you ensure successful and impactful implementation of CMF into production. You are a self-starter and thrive in a team environment with exceptional visual and communication skills.


    • Develop and design surface materials (graphics, colour, trims, textiles and grains) for visible surfaces and parts through sketches, 2D or 3D images (e.g., exterior and interior form)
    • Visualize new CMF design solutions and strategies for product lines
    • Develop timely project decision materials
    • Support the Design Quality Manager to secure the correct product quality of the output from the Product Design Process in due time
    • Initiate the development of master samples and secure the right quality level on the intended surface materials
    • Lead the development of CMF strategy for 3D digital and physical models
    • Continuously develop knowledge about the industry, applications and the customer’s needs
    • Demonstrate unique and innovative solutions that push boundaries yet are producible with high levels of quality
    • Demonstrate skills in time management, organization, planning, visualization, and working in a team-oriented environment required
    • Create innovative and impactful designs with user centric focus
    • Effectively communicate design vision for product and brand experience


    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or BA or BFA required, Masters preferred
    • 3 years of industrial and or Product design experience as CMF designer
    • Automotive/transport experience is preferred
    • Customer and application knowledge