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Design Manager - West Yorkshire - up to £45,000 (V03979)

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This design-led manufacturer provides bespoke furniture solutions including stadiums, offices, courtrooms, hotels and restaurants. They have a reputation for great service, individuality and endless bespoke product options.
As Design Team Leader / Design Manager you will be managing a team of 10 designers based in the Yorkshire office, and 2 based in their Edinburgh office. Working closely with the Design Office Manager and the Project Director you and your team will be delivering a wide variety of bespoke design-led projects.
You should be willing to travel, visiting the Scottish office and possible future additional remote design offices across the UK.
Skills and Experience needed for the Design Team Leader / Design Manager:
  • Self-motivated, driven, ambitious and enthusiastic
  • Knowledgeable about bespoke joinery, technical design and the manufacturing processes with a good balance of technical and creative thinking
  • Strong people-management skills, to develop, drive and empower the design team members to improve and progress within the company
  • Experience in procurement of materials and designing to a fixed budget
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks preferred but not essential
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time-management skills with experience in juggling and planning workloads
The salary on offer is £40k+ dependant on experience with a company pension, Christmas bonus scheme and hamper plus a summer BBQ and Christmas party! It is an office-based position.
To find out more and apply please send in your CV and Portfolio to
West Yorkshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
£40,000 - £45,000 per annum
pension, bonus + events
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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.

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