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Kitchen Designer - West Midlands - up to £30,000 (V03893)

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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.

Skills and experience needed for the Kitchen Designer role:

  • Strong and proven track record within kitchen design and sales
  • 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 individual with a positive work ethic
  • Full driving licence essential

In return the Kitchen Designer will be offered a basic salary plus commission, laptop, mobile and fuel expenses.

If this is of interest please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Location:
West Midlands
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission, laptop, mobile and fuel 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.

Project Manager - West Midlands - up to £40,000 (V03892)

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

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.

Skills and experience for the Project Manager role:

  • Knowledge and experience from within the kitchen industry is essential
  • Excellent customer service 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 plus a performance related bonus.

If you would like to find out more then please email us along with your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or just click on apply.

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Location:
West Midlands
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
plus 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.

Design Estimator - London - up to £30,000 (V03891)

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This Atelier design and fabricate unique, custom-made sculptural pieces and limited-edition collections for interior decorators, collectors and private clients. Their goal is to help shape remarkable interior beauty by nurturing, inspiring and enriching their relationships with artisans, craftspeople and partners (the communities they support) and their clients.

They are now recruiting for a Design Estimator to support the Senior Design Estimator responsible for the costing of materials and processes for the manufacturing of their pieces. A good understanding of design, form, colour and materials will be needed alongside the ability to interpret production drawings. You will be cost engineering products, maintaining excellent quality whilst providing the best costings and efficiency for product manufacturing.

Based in their offices near the workshop and showroom, you will need to have a good rapport with all stakeholders in the business, both in-house and externally with suppliers to maintain and develop good working relationships. You will also have an eye for optimum costings and be able to form an efficient database administration.

Skills, Experience and attributes needed for the Design Estimator: 

  • Adobe packages: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Degree in Product Design, Architecture or similar
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar environment
  • Highly numerical
  • Strong negotiation skills (to handle suppliers)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Adaptable, reliable, supportive and collaborative

In return you will be working with a great company on some amazing and exciting products. They will give added training allowing you to progress in the role. Constantly evolving, they have a strong focus on their people and a very high level of staff retention.

Please send in your CV if of interest to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you within the week.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £30,000 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.

Interior Designer - London - up to £35,000 (V03887)

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This Architectural and Interior Design Company offers the complete design service within the residential and property development marketplace. This includes: Interior design for private clients and developers; Architectural services as a RIBA Chartered Architects practice; Show Home design. They also have a dedicated Furniture, Lighting and Interior Design showroom and a separate Tiling Studio offering a vast selection of unique tiles.

An opportunity has now arisen for an Interior Designer to join the team based in their design studio above the showroom in North London. Reporting directly to the Design Director you will be managing private client and showhome interior design briefs - sourcing, designing and implementing interior design schemes.

Responsibilities for the Interior Designer also include:

  • Liaising with suppliers and working on pricings and quotations
  • Undertaking surveys and measurements as required
  • Assisting the Design Director in managing workflow
  • Attending client meetings, installations and managing the onsite fitting team
  • Being a multi-faceted role, you will be building good relationships at all levels, internally and externally

Skills and Experience needed for the Interior Designer:

  • They are ideally looking for 3+ years’ experience in interior design for private residential, developers and show home clients, although they might consider someone more junior
  • Strong FF&E experience across a broad spectrum of price points is important along with strong spatial awareness skills and attention to detail
  • It will be an advantage if you have knowledge of fabric and wallpaper companies and can measure up for window treatments
  • Proficient in MS Office, AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Knowledge of residential furniture and lighting brands would be a distinct advantage but is not essential
  • You will need your own car for travelling to clients and carrying samples (business expenses will be paid)

Salary will be dependent on experience with an end of year discretionary performance related bonus, a staff discount scheme and Company pension scheme.

To find out more and apply please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus + 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.

Production Coordinator - Furniture & Sculptural Products - London - negotiable (V03886)

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Our client is an innovative gallery of original and unique contemporary furniture design and products, and are currently seeking a Production Coordinator with technical knowledge of furniture construction and production methods.

You will be interpreting sketches and drawings, ideally able to produce CAD drawings in Rhino, planning production schedules, monitoring the production processes and controlling the quality standards. Other duties include: preparing shipping samples; organising international and domestic transport and delivery of furniture and sculptures; managing the measurements and weights of both products and packing.

Skills and Experience needed for the Production Coordinator:

  • 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
  • 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.

To find out more and to apply please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@carerrsindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back on you.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
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.

Design Cost Estimator - London - up to £30,000 (V03885)

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This atelier design studio design and fabricate unique, custom-made sculptural pieces and limited-edition collections for interior decorators, collectors and private clients. Their goal is to help shape remarkable interior beauty by nurturing, inspiring and enriching their relationships with artisans, craftspeople and partners (the communities they support) and their clients

They are now recruiting for a Design Cost Estimator responsible for the costing of materials and processes for the manufacturing of their Designs. You will be expected to cost engineer company products, maintaining excellent quality whilst providing the best costings and efficiency for product manufacturing. A comprehensive understanding of materials and processes is therefore essential alongside being able to interpret production drawings.

You will need to have a good rapport with all stakeholders in the business, both in-house and externally with suppliers to maintain and develop good working relationships. You will also have an eye for optimum costings and be able to form an efficient database administration.

Skills, Experience and attributes needed for the Design Cost Estimator:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • BA(Hons) Product Design, Architecture or comparable
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role (desirable)
  • Highly numerical
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Adaptable, reliable and efficient
  • Supportive and collaborative

In return you will be working with a great company on some amazing and exciting products. They are constantly evolving, have a strong focus on their people and a very high level of staff retention.

To apply and find out more please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £30,000 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.

Commercial Kitchen Manager - London - up to £50,000 (V03874)

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Our client is one of the world’s leading artisans in professional home kitchens. They create handcrafted pieces in their renowned sleek industrial style, each kitchen showing off a bespoke design with sophisticated mechanisms.

Their UK Showroom is based centrally in London and is by appointment only. Their clients are mainly commercial and include Architects, Interior Designers, Joinery Manufacturers and Developers from all over the UK and Ireland.

They have a newly created role for a Commercial Manager to handle the client's projects from brief through to installation. This would particularly suit a  kitchen designer whose career has moved onto Project and Account Management with a stronger commercial element.

Your remit will be to oversee all commercial aspects and the logistics of the orders. It will start with talking through the brief with the client and putting together an initial plan of the design. On order acceptance these drawings will then be sent to Head Office to be fully drawn up and the manufacturing drawings produced as required for the factory. You will then be overseeing the project through to installation. 

Although the role will be based in the Showroom you will be required from time to time to carry out site visits as well as nurturing business relationships and future business. Leads will already have been qualified so this is not a "sales" role but one of coordinating the client through the initial enquiry, sales process to installation and completion of project.

Skills and experienced for the Commercial Manager role:

  • In order to have the gravitas and knowledge base you will need at least 8 years' experience within the luxury kitchen marketplace
  • Literate with the Adobe Suite and ideally AutoCAD
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Professional and smart in appearance
  • Proactive, self-motivated and organised

Salary is negotiable, but likely to be between £40k to £50k plus travel and business expenses. There will also be occasional trips to Head Office in Italy (when permitted again).

If this sounds like you then please email us with your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Benefits:
business expenses, 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 Designer - Cheshire - up to £45,000 (V03879)

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Our client is a Designer and Maker of bespoke fine furniture hand made using the finest materials. They operate a large workshop and showroom and have worked with clients from cabinet making, free standing pieces right through to large scale bespoke residential and commercial interior projects.

They currently have an opportunity for a Senior Production Technician who has extensive experience of Cabinet Vision and knows how to design units from scratch parametrically and who is confident to build up a library of designs, set up reports, bid centres and manage a junior user. They are also open to remote working.

The Senior Production Technician will be responsible for the building and monitoring of their technical library in Cabinet Vision. You will be fundamentally influential in defining efficient and technically accurate methodologies for operations.

Main Duties also include:

  • Creating and monitoring all connections and libraries within Cabinet Vision
  • Building the bid centre for accurate pricing models
  • Research and Development of furniture hardware
  • Supporting the Design and Production Technician in understanding CV and CNC machine capabilities
  • Technical resolution and problem solving for the Operations Director
  • Overseeing the technical works created in Cabinet Vision from the Production Technician
  • Capturing trial data for additional funding

Skills and experience required for the Senior Production Technician:

  • Cabinetry technical knowledge to a senior level
  • Cabinet Vision fluency with other software skills that may be used in the future
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting
  • Good mentoring ability in order to coach others in Cabinet Vision
  • Structured, methodical and process driven
  • Calm, rational and knowledgeable
  • Good communicator internally and externally

They would ideally like a local candidate, but are open to remote working as long as the Senior Production Technician is able to come into the office as required (ideally 1-2 days a week). They are a very friendly company with plenty of social events organised (when permitted) and food supplied on Fridays.

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:
Cheshire
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension and food on Fridays!
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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 & Interior Concept Designer - South West England - negotiable (V03881)

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This company specialises within interior architecture for historical and period properties. They work directly with their clients who come to them for their expertise and beautiful pieces of furniture, joinery and workmanship for their Country and London Town Houses across the UK and abroad.

They currently have an opening for a Concept Designer who has both a creative and organised mind and who understands residential interiors incorporating luxury bespoke furniture and joinery.

The ideal candidate will have interior design background and an illustrative talent, with a genuine interest in period buildings and fitted furniture. The role would primarily involve putting together design presentations to clients, compiling technical drawings, floor plans and layouts, moodboards, product specifications and reference imagery into a digital document and producing striking three-dimensional visualisations.

Other duties for the Furniture & Interiors Concept Designer might involve:

  • Research into architectural / furniture details, commercial appliances, decorative furnishings, materials and specialist manufacturers
  • Working with the team to provide costings and a budget
  • Contacting suppliers to organise samples and material palettes
  • Taking part in client meetings and making modifications to the concepts

Key Requirements for the Furniture & Interiors Concept Designer:

  • Interior design experience already gained with bespoke furniture and/or joinery
  • Knowledge of different materials
  • A creative, enquiring mind and an interest in historical research of architecture and period properties
  • Strong hand drawing and illustrative skills
  • Able to use AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Ideally also able to use Photoshop, InDesign and ProCreate or Sketchbook
  • Commercially minded and numerate

To apply and find out more, 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:
South West England
Design Field:
Furniture
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.

Graduate Landscape Architect / Junior Garden Designer - Hertfordshire - up to £30,000 (V03878)

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Our client, a Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist, is a garden design and build practice, well-known for their small city gardens and loving the opportunity to bring greenery and wildlife back to urban spaces. They also create anything from a traditional formal garden to bringing contemporary flair to a countryside home.

Bespoke projects require careful and considered detailing. This entails producing a wide range of plans including 3D visuals, planting plans, construction details, lighting plans and irrigation plans. This is all coordinated in-house by their skilled and dedicated team and to which they wish to recruit a graduate landscape architect or junior garden designer with good CAD skills (preferably VectorWorks).

Duties will include:

  • Drawing and specifying landscape plans for construction and tender as well as providing 3D visuals
  • Preparing a wide range of other plans such as planting plans, construction details, lighting and irrigation plans
  • Dealing directly with clients to facilitate plan changes and updates as well as managing deadlines

Person / Experience Required:

  • Conversant with CAD (ideally VectorWorks or AutoCAD), SketchUp knowledge would be an advantage
  • Planting knowledge and a sound working knowledge of landscape construction
  • Confident in client management
  • Close attention to detail is imperative
  • Able to work well independently and be able to follow direction
  • Confident working in a small office environment with a strong team focus of hard work and conscientiousness

If you are already proficient in VectorWorks and wish to apply please send over your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 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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