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Project Manager - Lighting - Surrey - up to £45,000 (V04185)

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Our client is a bespoke business creating contemporary and heritage lighting crafted by artisans for residences, hotels, superyachts and restaurants.

As Project Manager you will be responsible for the overall planning, direction, coordination, execution, control and completion of assigned projects, with a view to improving internal efficiency, increased margins and external customer satisfaction.

Other duties will be:

  • Preparing and implementing a structure project plan
  • Defining the resource requirements and ensuring the team has the correct support required
  • Managing and monitoring the project plan and budgets
  • Managing stakeholders and liaising with design, production, customers, sales and purchasing
  • Coordinating the placing of supplier orders
  • Ensuring all products are market competitive and meet customer needs
  • Driving improvements and efficiencies through review of project management performance

Skills and experience needed for the Project Manager:

  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience to include project management
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • A self-starter with drive for results and able to work independently
  • Leadership qualities to direct and motivate the team
  • Approachable team player with ability to build relationships at all levels


In return:

This is an on-site role, Monday to Friday, salary range £35k to £45k, 25 days holidays + bank holidays, plus pension and life insurance. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
Surrey
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, life insurance, good holidays
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Design Draughtsperson - Norfolk - negotiable (V04177)

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This Company manufactures beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work for a global network of clients. Their large purpose-built manufacturing complex is home to traditional cabinet making, veneering, carving and gilding skills, complemented by modern design, manufacturing and finishing techniques. Projects include dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms.

They are seeking a full time, experienced Design Engineer and also a Furniture Draughtsperson. For both roles they are looking for individuals who are able to draw on their experience in the furniture and joinery industry to support and steer the design and technical phases of projects and to engineer work which is fit for manufacture, assembly and installation. The distinction between the roles being that the Draughtsperson will be mainly producing the technical drawings and the Design Engineer will be working with the draughting team to review and refine design intent and engineer for efficient manufacture.


Skills and Experience sought for the Furniture Design Engineer and Draughtsperson roles:

  • Excellent communication skills in order to capably discuss and establish design principles from a client’s brief
  • A good working knowledge of furniture and joinery constructional methods, and manufacturing processes
  • Self-motivated, flexible and proactive
  • Attention to detail and precision in the work produced
  • Strong problem-solving, time management and planning skills
  • Competent with the basics of AutoCAD and fluent with a 3D package, ideally SolidWorks


Salary and Benefits:
In return they are offering a very competitive and generous salary plus profit share scheme, contribution to pension and long service additional holiday. There is also a relocation allowance available as it is not a remote role. All this can be discussed with the recruiter in confidence before deciding whether to proceed with your application.

To find out more and to discuss salaries, please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
Norfolk
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
profit share, pension, relocation allowance
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Product design jobs are available across the design industry, from positions in small and medium-sized enterprises, to vacancies with some of the largest corporations in the global marketplace. With such a range of possibilities, it can be difficult to choose which of the available product designer jobs is the best for you.

Luckily, Careers in Design is here to help. Quite aside from assisting you with your CV to ensure that it shows you in the best possible light, we also scour through our available job listings in order to find a job vacancy that matches not only your work history, but also your future ambitions.

Our corporate clients post their vacancies with us from all over the world, because they know that we do more to match the right candidate with the right position than any other recruitment company.

While your job history and technical qualifications will be important, there are other strengths that a potential employer is looking for in a prospective candidate. As a product designer, you will be expected to liaise with clients and customers to discuss what they want from the product, so strong interpersonal and presentation skills are an absolute must. You will need a good working knowledge of design techniques and material qualities, as well as experience with CAD and other design software.

Of greatest importance when applying for a product designer job is demonstrating a creative flair. Depending on the role, you may be responsible for a product from its initial sketches through to its first production run, and you will need to maintain that spark of creativity (and its practical application, of course) throughout.

Finding product designer jobs on our website is easy: use the menus at the top to filter through our positions available, to narrow down your search for jobs in your sector and location.

Are you a product designer, looking for the next step along your career path? Register with Careers in Design today, and let us help you find it.

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