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Project Manager - West Midlands - negotiable (V03849)

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This family-run kitchen business has four showrooms based around the West Midlands, all having recently been through a period of refurbishment and upgrading.

Due to natural growth and an upturn in business they are seeking a Project Manager with the ability to manage an average of 4 kitchen installations per week. There is a surveyor and an order processor as part of your team, so you will be responsible for arranging the installation date and all related trades and deliveries for the project and managing the customers through to completion.

Person / Experience Required for the Project Manager:

  • Knowledge and experience from within the kitchen industry is essential
  • Excellent customer service and project management skills
  • A Full clean driving licence
  • The ability to effectively liaise with and manage trades, the installation team and customers
  • The ability to maintain a high level of quality
  • A team worker, highly organised, flexible and IT competent

Salary will be negotiable depending on level of experience so if this sounds of interest then please contact us by sending in your CV to recruit@careersindeign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
West Midlands
Design Field:
Bespoke Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
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.

Design and Sales Consultant (Field Based) - North London - up to £25,000 (V03847b)

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This leading supplier of beautiful bespoke wardrobes and dressing rooms for luxury residential properties has a clientele from across the UK. They work from concept to installation, bestowing a personable approach with every design reflecting the individual lifestyle and storage needs of each client.

As an online business their website is their “shop front” and despite the current challenging economic conditions, they are thriving as a business and need to increase their design sales force to meet the demand for their products.

Based within 10 miles of Highgate your area will be covering North London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire & parts of West London.  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.

Person / Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 5 years' proven experience in designing and selling within the luxury interiors sector (kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms or other fitted furniture)
  • CAD literate, ideally VectorWorks, AutoCAD or ArtiCAD
  • Happy and able to be mobile with your own presentable car to visit clients
  • You should be well-presented to generate a first impression that creates confidence with their discerning clients
  • Able to manage your own diary and arrange client visits
  • A good listener to understand the specific storage needs, design and requirements of your client
  • Creative and able to produce high-quality designs to achieve customer specifications and budget
  • 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 offer an attractive remuneration package for the right candidate. You will have a choice of:

  • £25,000 basic plus 5% commission on sales
    No basic and a straight 10% commission on sales

Realistic OTE is £60k per annum, plus travelling expenses. You'll get extensive training and support for you to succeed and have the ability to work from home.

If this sounds of interest please apply by sending in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
North London
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £25,000 per
Benefits:
commisssion and travel expenses
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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.

Design Director - Wiltshire - negotiable (V03846)

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Are you interested in becoming a partner in an established business or are you dreaming of owning your own design company?

After 40 successful years, the founder of this boutique interior design business wants to start to step back and is looking for an experienced senior designer, future partner and/or shareholder. Their studio is based in Wiltshire but there is also an opportunity to share office space in Chelsea, London to build up a London client base.

You could be an ambitious interior designer or already own a complementary business to merge with or want to fast track a ‘start-up’ in the interior design field as a going concern. They have established clients, contacts and trade accounts with leading suppliers and trades. They also have fabulous live projects and lots of opportunity to evolve this established business further.

Their portfolio spans refurbishing and developing properties from shire to shore, from boutique hotels, holiday homes and home staging, offering interior architecture services, including project management for large private residences ranging from town houses in London to elegant country homes and cosy cottages.

Remuneration would be negotiable and ideally you would be qualified with a minimum of 10 years' relevant experience, predominantly in the residential sector,  with good CAD, design and FF&E skills.

To find out more please give Pippa Baker a call on 01920486125 or email us at recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
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.

Kitchen Designer - West Midlands - up to £30,000 (V03844)

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This family-run business has been working within the kitchen marketplace for many years and over the last couple of years has been refurbishing all of their Midlands based showrooms to a very high standard.

Due to natural growth and an increase in business again, they are seeking an additional Kitchen Designer. The role will allow flexibility with some home working and although all the leads will be provided, you must be able to and be prepared to drive to visit customers' homes.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Strong and proven track record with at least 3 years' kitchen design and sales experience
  • Able to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • A natural flair for design, presentation and customer service
  • Good IT skills and CAD literate (they use Compusoft Winner and EQ)
  • A confident, enthusiastic and self-motivated designer with a positive work ethic
  • Full driving licence essential

To apply please send us your CV and some examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
West Midlands
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
plus commission OTE £35k to £65k
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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 CAD Technician - Surrey / West Sussex - up to £45,000 (V03839)

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This company's Italian inspired designs for bespoke bedroom and bathroom furniture and state-of-the art manufacturing facilities have earned them an enviable reputation with major UK housebuilders and the A&D community.

Based on the West Sussex and Surrey Borders they are on the hunt for an experienced CAD Technician who understands joinery and manufacturing and who can liaise with clients. You will be both developing concepts for housebuilders and taking design drawings from architects / interior designers to develop them into detailed manufacturing drawings and issue them to the CNC machinist.

Person / Experience Required:

  • The ability to undertake the development of bespoke furniture from concept stage through to manufacture, including material and component specifications, production of prototypes and drawings
  • You must be able to use 3D software, CabinetVision would be an advantage
  • At least 6 years' industry experience within a similar environment
  • A high level of attention to detail will be expected and good technical draughting skills
  • You will possess the interpersonal skills to maintain customer-facing relationships and be able to advise them on design finishes

If this role is of interest then please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Surrey / West Sussex
Design Field:
Bespoke Fitted Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 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.

Specialist Furniture Finisher - workshop based - Shropshire - negotiable (V03838)

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Our client designs and makes bespoke furniture, antiqued mirror and creates specialist finishes for leading interior designers, architects and private clients all over the world.

They have recently closed the London workshop and moved the specialist finishing up to their main workshop and business in Shropshire. This has resulted in a vacancy for a skilled specialist finisher with a wealth of practical experience to join and potentially oversee the existing team there. The right candidate will help the company expand this side of the business and should be self-motivated, responsible and happy to be part of a wider team, sharing and learning new skills.

Skills Required:

  • Gilding, Verre Eglomisé
  • French polishing, painting, staining and colouring timbers
  • Spray lacquering
  • Decorative painting
  • Gesso
  • Experience in a similar cabinet making or finishing role is essential
  • A restoration background is desirable
  • You will need attention to detail and a positive attitude

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a thriving and growing business working at the top end of the bespoke furniture industry. You will be part of a dynamic team with prospects for personal development and advancement.

If you have these skills and are interested in finding out more then please send in your CV and covering letter to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
Shropshire
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
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.

Kitchen Sales Designer - Wiltshire - up to £30,000 (V03833)

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This company has a portfolio of renowned brands and a passion for fine furniture. They create everything from traditional to cutting-edge contemporary, handcrafted furniture with the luxurious style for which they are famous for, meeting the increasingly far-reaching demands of high-net-worth private clients and real estate developers globally.

With the injection of new investment they are opening a new showroom this autumn in Wiltshire backed up by a new extended factory.

Person / Experience Required:

  • A motivated sales designer, with excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Well-presented and professional
  • At least 4 years' kitchen design and sales experience at the luxury end of the marketplace
  • Sales-driven, keen to progress and achieve
  • Diplomacy, decisiveness and a high degree of personal style is rewarded in this people-orientated business

If you would like to apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 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.

Senior Kitchen Designer - London - up to £45,000 (V03824)

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As one of the worlds leading artisans in professional home kitchens, this company takes pride in creating handcrafted pieces in their sleek industrial style, each kitchen showing off a bespoke design, sophisticated mechanisms and the experience of premium restaurant cooking.

They recently moved to a new centrally located showroom and are seeking an additional designer to join the team once the showroom can be reopened.

This role would suit a kitchen designer who has already had exposure to this marketplace and understands luxury products and how important attention to detail is. It will be a client facing role so your presence, communication and interpersonal skills will be important. Regular travel to clients, trade shows and to visit Head Office in Italy will be expected so the ability to speak Italian will be a distinct advantage.

There will be excellent chances of progression as they are still growing their coverage of the UK marketplace.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 4 years' relevant experience
  • Qualifications in Interior Design or similar
  • Literate with the Adobe Creative Suite and ideally a CAD package
  • Professional and smart in appearance
  • Both creative and technically minded
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Spoken Italian preferred

If you are interested in finding out more about this vacancy then please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Industrial Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £45,000 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 - London - negotiable (V03820)

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This company has a passion for fine furniture and create handcrafted fitted furniture that address all scales of rooms and developments.

With new investment they are opening a brand new and exciting showroom later this year in a multi-purpose building alongside other luxury brands, a hospitality suite and events space. For this venue they have one more opening left for experienced Kitchen Sales Designers (client facing, sales and design role) with knowledge of the luxury end of the marketplace.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Professional, well-presented, articulate, motivated and a creative designer with excellent communication and customer service skills gained within the kitchen industry in a showroom environment.

Salary:

  • £25k to 35k plus excellent commission, OTE c£100k+

If this vacancy is of interest please send in your CV (and portfolio) to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£attractive salary 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.

Interior Designer - London - up to £40,000 (V03816)

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This international design company combine style with day-to-day comfort and superb finishing with functional interior layouts. Working closely with the customer they develop projects reflecting the owner's true character and individuality.

They design premium-class private houses, residential quarters and office facilities and often collaborate with world class architects to create buildings of a unique, individual look, whilst using the latest technological achievements to guarantee comfort and security.

They are currently looking for freelancers who can help them out in the interim until the work grows back enabling them to recruit someone permanently.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Candidates should be able to produce drawing packages, create schedules and oversee construction 
  • You should be familiar with the top international furniture, lighting, fabric and interior design brands
  • The experience and ability will be required to source new and modern collections and materials whilst at the same time being familiar with antique furniture and objects and modern art
  • You will need at least 4 years experience to include working on high-end residential projects in a London studio or independantly for top net-worth clients
  • CAD literate
  • They will expect to see a real variety of design styles in your portfolio.

If this sounds of interest then please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Luxury Residential Interiors
Job Type:
Contract
Salary:
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension + 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.
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