Here at Scout Motors, we're carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960. One that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.
But Scout is more than just a brand, it's a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work.
Scout is all about respect. Respect for the environment by developing all-electric vehicles with the capability to get you to any location. Respect for the past and the future by taking an iconic American brand that hasn't been around for a while, electrifying it, digitizing it, and loading it with American innovation. Respect for communities by creating a company that stands for its people and its customers. And respect for both work and play, with vehicles that are equally at home at a camp site, a job site, or on a Tuesday commute.
At Scout Motors, we empower our talented, inclusive, and entrepreneurial teams to innovate. What makes a Scout? Someone who is a visionary and a leader, who seeks new paths and shares lessons learned. A knowledgeable doer who collaborates across the company to build better. A go-getter with unrivaled passion.
Join us at Scout Motors and be part of shaping the future of transportation. If you're ready to drive change and make history, apply now!
What you'll do
Become part of an iconic brand that is set to revolutionize the all-electric pick-up truck & rugged SUV marketplace by achieving the following:Execute Design Vision:
Demonstrate a deep understanding of automotive design principles, trends, and customer preferences to create designs that resonate with our target audience.Develop sketches, renderings, and 3D models to effectively communicate design concepts and iterate on them as required
Drive Design Innovation:
Bring innovative solutions to the table that challenge and improve the overall design vision, pushing the boundaries of automotive design.Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and materials to incorporate them into the design process and create groundbreaking designs.Foster a culture of creativity and encourage the design team to explore new ideas and concepts.
Manage Design Operations:
Manage designers' schedules and project workload to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality designs.Provide guidance, mentorship, and constructive feedback to designers, fostering their professional growth and development.
Collaborate with Cross-Functional Teams:
Collaborate with designers, engineers, and other cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of exterior and interior designs.Participate in design reviews, presentations, and meetings, effectively communicating design concepts and progress to stakeholders.
Location & Travel Expectations: The responsibilities of this role require attendance at in-person meetings and events regularly. The role will be based out of the Scout Motors location in Novi, MI. Applicants should expect that the role may require the ability to convene with Scout colleagues in person and be able to travel to participate in events on behalf of the company from time to time.
What you'll bring
We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You'll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You'll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals. Here's what else you'll bring:
Bachelor's or master's degree in Design, Industrial Design, or a related field.8+ years of relevant professional experience, with 8+ years in automotive or transportation, focusing on accessory design.Demonstrated progressive team leadership experience.Strong understanding of automotive design principles, trends, and manufacturing processes.Proficiency in sketching, rendering, and 3D modeling software (e.g., Photoshop, Alias, CATIA, Rhino).Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.A portfolio showcasing exceptional automotive design concepts and executed projects.What you'll gain
The benefits of joining Scout include the chance to build products and a company from the ground up. This is a chance to create something new and lasting - with an iconic brand at its foundation. In addition, Scout provides competitive compensation and benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Program specifics are detailed in company policies and employee benefit guides, select highlights:
Competitive insurance including:
Medical, dental, vision and income protection plans
401(k) program with:
An employer match and immediate vesting
Generous Paid Time Off including:
20 days planned PTO, as accrued40 hours of unplanned PTO and 14 company or floating holidays, annuallyUp to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents of all gendersPaid leave for circumstances related to bereavement, jury duty, voting time, or military leave
Corporate Vehicle Program with:
Eligibility for 1 assigned vehicle and to lease 1 vehicle at competitive ratesA mobility stipend
This is a full-time, exempt position eligible to receive a base salary and to participate in an annual performance bonus program. The salary range listed represents the maximum and minimum starting base pay for this position as of the time of posting. Final salary offered will be determined based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience. The annual performance bonus program is preset and not candidate dependent.
Initial base salary range = $150,000 - $165,000
Internal leveling code: M8
Notice to applicants:
San Francisco : Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.Residing in
Los Angeles : Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.Residing in
New York City : This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City.
Scout is committed to employing a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer . Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected by law. Scout is committed to compliance with all ap p licable fair employment p ractice laws .