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Business Development Manager (Field Based) - Essex - up to £36,000 (V03978)

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This leading supplier of beautiful bespoke wardrobes and dressing rooms for luxury residential properties bestow a personable approach with every design reflecting the individual lifestyle and storage needs of each client.
 
As a thriving online business their website is their “shop front” and they need to increase their design sales force to meet the demand for their products.
 
They currently have a few opportunities in different regions to join their field-based team including a Business Development Manager for the county of Essex.  All leads will be generated in-house and you will be given an average of 40 enquiries per month to contact, arrange visits and convert into design and sales.
 
Skills and experience needed for the Business Development Manager:
 
  • A minimum of 5 years' proven experience in designing and selling within the luxury interiors sector 
  • CAD literate
  • Happy and able to be mobile with your own car to visit clients
  • You should be well-presented to generate a first impression creating confidence with their discerning clients
  • Able to manage your own diary and arrange client visits, punctual and courteous
  • A good listener to understand the specific storage needs, design and requirements of your client
  • Meticulous and accurate to be able to take precise site measurements and relay your design solutions to the in-house Drawing and Quotation Team
 
In return they are offering an attractive remuneration package of:
 
  • Basic £36k per annum
  • Commission 3% of sales plus bonus' on a sliding scale
  • Travelling expenses and extensive training and support for you to succeed and the ability to work from home. 
  • Realistic OTE £80,000.00+ per year

For more information and to apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£36,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission + bonus
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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.

Product Designer - Essex - up to £40,000 (V03977)

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This company creates game changing products for sport and have built a reputation for fresh, innovative design, premium product quality and impeccable craftsmanship. They sponsor some of the World's leading players on every continent and foster a culture of invention and progression.
 
As a product designer, you'll create a range of consumer items including equipment, furniture and accessories. You'll work on new products and seek to develop existing ones using your understanding of technology, materials and manufacturing methods. 
 
You'll be working in the design studio putting together design proposals for projects and then following through from concept to manufacture.
 
Responsibilities for the Product Designer also include:
  • Working on ideas using CAD 
  • Identifying the suitability and availability of materials
  • Producing detailed drawings and design specifications, including parts lists and costings
  • Testing the design concept by researching materials, processes or market requirements
  • Occasional travel to offices in China and Japan to assist in the development process as required
  • Making presentations to senior management to present design proposals
 
Skills required for the Product Designer role:
  • A Product / Industrial Design / Engineering degree
  • A high degree of technical knowledge balanced with creative ability and a hands-on approach
  • Commercial awareness
  • Proficiency in CAD, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Familiarity with the capabilities and limitations of CNC machining & injection moulding
  • Knowledge of industrial processes, techniques and standards
They work on flexi & core hours, would prefer a designer who does not need to relocate and the salary will be up to £40k depending upon experience. They also have regular socials plus free lunch events.
To find out more and apply please send in your CV and portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension + perks
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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.

Mechanical Engineer - Hampshire - up to £32,000 (V03976)

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Our client specialises in the design and manufacture of very high-quality lighting & furnishing products and with a recent look at their company’s needs, they have created the new role for a Mechanical Engineer to the Engineering Controller and act as the business’s mechanical and engineering “go to”. 
 
You will be responsible for mechanical and engineering integrity within the company’s product range. Participating in the development of existing and new products, ensuring product quality and engineering performance. Experience in engineering within the consumer product industry would be an advantage.
Key tasks for the role of Engineering Controller:
  • Ownership and responsibility of engineering and mechanical performance of the product range
  • Assessment and management of release process of NPI and sustainment products
  • Feedback and collaboration with key suppliers on technical product development matters 
  • Specification of test requirements and development and execution of prototype testing
  • Help generate and improve supporting processes and documentation within the product development and technical teams
  • Producing 3D and 2D CAD drawings
  • Preparing and presenting information, ideas and data to Internal Customers 
Key skills and experience needed for the role of Engineering Controller:
  • 4+ years’ experience in an applicable engineering development role
  • Good level of competence with 2D & 3D CAD Packages (SolidWorks, Fusion 360 or Siemens NX)
  • Detailed knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes 
  • Competence and understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles
  • Knowledge of other applicable software tools such as Finite Element Analysis, Fluid Flow analysis
  • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • A solution focused approach to all tasks and challenges with the dedication to manage to a full conclusion
  • Commercially aware 
  • Motivated - looking for career advancement and sees the opportunity to grow within their business
Renumeration will be in the range of £28k to £32k.
To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
Hampshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Lighting Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £32,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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.

CAD Setting Out Draughtsperson - Kent - up to £60,000 (V03974)

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Since the early 1990’s our client has evolved their own unique approach to creating handmade truly bespoke kitchens, bedrooms, studies, wine rooms and other bespoke furniture.
 
With a constantly increasing level of business, they are now looking to recruit a full time CAD Setting Out Draughtsman of Bespoke Joinery.
 
You will be producing Setting Out Drawings and Production Cutting Lists for the manufacturing of bespoke high-end joinery including Kitchens, Bedrooms, Studies and Wine Rooms.
 
The ideal candidate will be an experienced Joinery Fitter with experience working as a Bench Joiner and/or have experience producing Setting Out Drawings and creating Cutting Lists. 
 
You will be working as part of a Drawing Office team and with their Kitchen and Furniture Designers. Full training will be provided for the right candidate which may include a period of working alongside their current installers and bench joiners as required.
 
Candidates must be IT Literate and fluent in both written and oral English.
If this sounds of interest then please apply and send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
Kent
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£45,000 - £60,000 per annum
Benefits:
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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.

Senior Designer - Temporary Installations - London - up to £50,000 (V03973)

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This creative design company makes large-scale Christmas decorations and installations for both interior and exterior venues nationwide and is looking to supplement their team with a Senior Designer.
 
They are looking for a dedicated and multi-skilled candidate capable of working across numerous projects simultaneously and who has a keen interest in the creative industries. As Senior Designer you will oversee the delivery of your designs from start to finish as well as providing support for the wider design and pitch teams.
 
The ideal candidate will enjoy creating bespoke concepts and have the confidence to move a design forward with a positive can-do attitude. The role requires an organised individual, proficient in producing clear design direction to guide the development and build of their bespoke designs of varying scale and complexity. It is essential that the candidate has worked in a design-to-build environment and will be confident liaising with other departments as part of the design and production process.
 
Key responsibilities for the Senior Designer:
  • Creating innovative concepts 
  • Producing visuals of concepts using the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Producing presentations of designs in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Design support to the Creative Director / Director
  • Being on-site during installations
Essential qualifications & experience for the Senior Designer:
  • Strong design concept skills
  • Set, Scenic or temporary build design experience
  • Competent with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Able to create PowerPoint presentations
  • Strong and clear verbal communication and presentation of designs
 
On offer are leadership and management opportunities within the team and the chance to take on a bigger role in the business. Flexible working locations will be considered. They are a very friendly company with plenty of socials, snacks and food provided in the office.
If you feel that this a good match to your skillset then please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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.

Kitchen Sales Designer - North East England - up to £25,000 (V03971)

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Our client is part of the largest and longest established kitchen supply and manufacturing business in the UK with 500,000 sq.ft. of in-house manufacturing premises at their headquarters. They also have the industry’s best partnerships with World leading appliance, storage and material brands.
 
They have created the new role of Kitchen Sales Designer to be based at their group headquarters in County Durham. Here you’ll work closely with clients to craft entirely unique designs to suit and enhance their lifestyles. With no set ranges or styles, you can offer the most diverse and extensive range of design choices tailorable to each of your clients.
As the role will involve frequent travel, having a driving licence will be an essential requirement (a generous travel allowance will be provided).
 
There is excellent in-house training and continual support provided to help you build a successful career, as well as a highly attractive commission structure and the opportunity to thrive and develop.
 
Skills and experience for the Kitchen Sales Designer role:
  • At least 2 years' proven sales track-record within the premium kitchen/interior design arena
  • Strong design ability, proficient in the latest design software, with a knowledge and passion for the latest styles and trends
  • Highly personable and an efficient, professional communicator - both verbally and in the written form
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office
  • A problem solver and lateral thinker who thrives under pressure
  • Motivated, with the ability to both self-manage and work as part of a team
  • Ideally, competent in using Winner and/or EQ software packages
 
In return there is a salary of £25k on offer along with up to £40k commission on top, a laptop and mobile phone, company pension and staff purchase scheme.

To find out more and apply please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
North East England
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission, laptop, mobile, company pension
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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.

Kitchen Sales Designer - London - up to £35,000 (V03970)

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An enthusiastic Kitchen Sales Designer is needed to join this kitchen business in their large centrally based showroom.
 
You will be responsible for the selling and designing of their premium kitchens, from initial design concepts, through to completion of sale, for both private and commercial clients. As a Kitchen Sales Designer, you will be creative, with an aptitude for kitchen design and strong customer service. 
 
They are open to either an experienced candidate or a more junior one although you will still need to have had some exposure to the marketplace. They provide quality training and the opportunity to develop and hone your skills.
 
Skills and experienced required for the Kitchen Sales Designer role:
  • Personable and a great communicator
  • Ideally with previous kitchen design and sales experience from the upper end of the marketplace
  • Ability to liaise with consumers, trade and commercial clients on a daily basis
  • Strong design ability with knowledge of CAD software
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Self-motivated and a team player
Basic salary will be £35k for the more experienced role and £25k for the junior role, plus commission. To find out more and apply, please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
plus commission, pension
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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.

Furniture Production Manager - London - up to £45,000 (V03969)

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Our client is an innovative gallery of original and unique contemporary furniture design and products who are currently seeking a Production Manager with strong technical knowledge of furniture construction and production methods. 
 
You will be planning production schedules, managing the production process on individual pieces, controlling the quality standards and interpreting sketches and drawings, liaising with clients and the workshops. They are open to considering an experienced candidate ready to step up to become a Production Manager after a short lead in time.
Skills and Experience needed for the Production Manager:
 
  • Ability to interpret sketches and drawings
  • Ability to multitask and project manage the production of luxury sculptural / artistic furniture and products
  • Strong planning and organisational skills 
  • Computer literate ideally with 2D and 3D CAD skills (they use Rhino and Adobe)
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Knowledge of handling a variety of materials such as bronze, wood, stainless steel, resin
  • A knowledge of other languages would be desirable (French, Italian, German)
In return you will be working on unique and artistic creations for high profile and well-known clients within the Design field. The salary is negotiable and likely to be between £35k and £45k depending on experience. To find out more and apply, please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per
Benefits:
plus pension
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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.

Sales Account Manager - Remote working - up to £35,000 (V03967)

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This bespoke interior design practice over the last 12 years has flourished into a multi-million pound business with a reputation for great original ideas and design. They work for many major and high-end developers across the country, with their core business being forged in London.
 
This steady growth has up until now been without the need for advertising or a sales team, however in order to move forward further, they are seeking a dedicated Sales Account Manager. The main remit will be to secure new business from the mid-range market with national housebuilders and developers nationwide. They are also however increasingly working in the “dress to sell market” and on private residential, communal and leisure facilities.
 
They are ideally looking for someone already with a proven track record in sales within the interior design industry for this mainly field based role.
 
Requirements for the Sales Account Manager role:
  • Proven experience with selling to the interiors marketplace
  • A strong appreciation or past experience within design
  • Experienced in handling and presenting to clients
  • Organised and numerate with strong administrative skills for keeping records / diary entries
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (oral, written and presentational)
  • Happy to travel nationwide but to visit their studio in the Midlands regularly
  • Able to operate self-sufficiently in a partly field based role

Salary will be negotiable with a bonus/commission structure, car/car allowance, mobile, laptop, pension and healthcare scheme.

To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
Remote working
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission, car/car allowance, mobile, laptop, pension, healthcare
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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.

Furniture Designer - South Wales - up to £25,000 (V03968)

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This leading manufacturer of domestic upholstered furniture supply unbranded products to many of the UK’s leading High Street and National retailers. Due to an increase in workload, they are currently looking for a passionate Furniture Designer, who will bring fresh ideas, imagination and a creative outlook to their range of domestic upholstery.
 
The Designer will be working closely with the directors, development department and production team whilst maintaining and developing their high-quality standard of products. You will be able to use your creative flair to design new products from research and concepts through to manufacture.
 
 
Skills and experience sought for the Furniture Designer:
 
  • Degree in Furniture Design, Product Design or similar
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • AutoCAD and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Inventor and / or SolidWorks
  • Great understanding of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Well-presented and confident in customer meetings

To find out more and apply please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
South Wales
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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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