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Design Sales Consultant and Office Manager positions - Lancashire - up to £40,000 (V03722A)

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This company specialise in creating beautiful bespoke furniture, designing and producing high-end, innovative furniture from fitted studies and libraries, through to freestanding pieces and Superyacht furniture.

The success and growth of the business is expanding and they are looking to fill the following two positions:

Design Sales Consultant: This could be an ideal role for someone wanting to take their career to the next level and who is self-motivated and genuinely loves meeting new people. You'll be proactively contacting and visiting Architects, Interior Designers, Builders and Contractors as well as contacting existing clients to maintain and grow these relationships.

You should already have some previous experience of Interior Design and its products from a customer facing role, preferably sales and have a passion for interiors and design. This role will need you to be commercially astute and results driven, being able to achieve growth and hit sales targets. You'll be great at negotiating with a confident presentation style and excellent communication skills.

This could suit someone who lives in London and can easily commute in and around the capital, coming to the office twice a month. It could also suit someone local to the office and workshop in Lancashire who can get the train and commute down to London 2/3 days a week. You will need a full UK driving licence, your own car and your own phone.

Working hours will be Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm with flexibility over evening and weekend appointments.
A competitive salary in the range of £30k to £40k is on offer + OTE bonus of up to £75k.


Office Manager: The main function of the role is to assist with the day-to-day running of the company and the ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of sales administration, processing invoices and customer service.
Responsibilities will include arranging travel and accommodation; meeting agendas and minute taking; providing support and the processing of purchase invoices, receipts, purchase orders, credit control, sending sales invoices, cash flow. There will also be general departmental administration and scanning/filing of financial and relevant information plus answering the telephone, logging calls and dealing with any enquiries.

This role does not necessarily have to be full time. It could suit someone who is looking for work during school hours and wants to work every day but between 9am - 3pm for example, or someone who can work 4 full days with one day off. This role will be based in their offices in Lancashire.

Working hours are Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm (full time) or Monday - Friday, 9am-3pm (part time which can be discussed and flexible)
A salary of between £20k and £25k is on offer.

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Lancashire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£20,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
OTE £75k for the sales role
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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.

Junior Furniture Designer - Lancashire - up to £25,000 (V03721)

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This company specialise in creating beautiful bespoke furniture, designing and producing high end, innovative furniture from fitted studies and libraries, through to freestanding pieces and Superyacht furniture.

Currently seeking a Junior Designer, the remit will be to initially assist the Project Manager with the day-to-day running of the business, managing workshops and projects and liaising with both clients and suppliers. There will also be time set aside for the Junior Designer to work on renders and drawings which will be based on live projects they are currently working on or quoting for.

The Junior Designer will work alongside, report to, and be mentored by the Senior Designer.

Responsibilities include to assist in:

  • Sample preparation, tracking and production.
  • Liaising with Workshops to correct problems or discuss design ideas/issues.
  • Sourcing and costing of materials for live Projects or for quotations.
  • Delivering accurate drawings to meet the production schedule and exceed the expectations of clients.
  • Producing and developing their own design ideas, which if selected will be sent out as a monthly mail shot to all clients.

Skills and experience sought:

  • Bespoke furniture making knowledge and able to convert design concepts into technical furniture drawings for manufacture.
  • Experience of using AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks
  • University Degree or similar in Furniture Design or a similar aspect of Design.
  • Confidence and good communication skills when speaking with Workshops, Suppliers and Customers.
  • Flexible working occasionally to accommodate deadlines and production timelines.

Working hours are Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm.

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Lancashire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£20,000 - £25,000 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.

Production Manager / Project Manager - Essex - up to £40,000 (V03718)

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This theatrical design and production company work with high profile brands and events to produce and deliver a diverse range of sets and props for events, product launches, exhibitions, sampling campaigns and experiential marketing projects.

They are now seeking two individuals to take on Production Manager roles, one at mid weight level (level 3) and one higher (level 2). You will be managing the production of projects taking the lead on production and project management from brief through to delivery. This is a pivotal hands-on role managing a hardworking and committed production team.

Person / Experience Required:

Candidates would ideally come from a proven theatrical or exhibition background and have experience in the project management of a broad range of sets, props and modular units, from conception through to execution. Working with an adaptable, flexible, accommodating attitude is a must and understanding the ever-changing demands of high-end brands is essential.

  • Experience in exacting manufacturing projects with strong production skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience in supervising and motivating a team of workers
  • Good computer skills around MS office
  • Experienced in the planning and executing of projects based around strict budgets and deadlines
  • Ability to deliver reports on scheduling and costs
  • Monitoring of product standards and implementation of quality-control programmes


If this sounds of interest please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Design and Creative
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £40,000 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.

Furniture Designer / Project Manager - Shropshire - negotiable (V03717)

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This company has been producing bespoke furniture and specialist finishes for many years for the high-end London and international markets working for leading interior designers, architects and private clients.

With a steady growth in business they are on the lookout for good people and would be particularly interested in seeing both Furniture Designers and Project Managers.

Skills Sought:

  • Knowledge / experience of VectorWorks
  • Experience with furniture manufacturing techniques and materials
  • Site installation experience is desirable as well as practical cabinet-making or bench skills
  • Good hand-sketching ability would also be desirable for the design role
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work with multiple projects
  • Strong analytical, budget awareness and problem solving skills

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Shropshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£ negotiable
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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 - North East England - up to £22,000 (V03688)

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One of the leading suppliers of kitchen components and worksurfaces to the UK kitchen industry is currently seeking an enthusiastic kitchen designer to join its dynamic in-house design team and help deliver stunning design solutions for its large trade customer portfolio.

Creativity, innovation and the ability to understand and interpret briefs in an interior and spatial design context are essential, all underpinned by an eye for detail and a sleeves rolled up work ethic. Projects will be varied, from single set kitchen studio designs, or full showroom modelling, to photographic set visualising; as well as the development of the company's own market-leading design centres.

Job requirements:

  • Experience in kitchen, interior or retail design essential
  • Excellent space planning and interior design skills
  • Able to use SketchUp and AutoCAD
  • Experience in co-ordinating projects from initial site survey to installation
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Full driving licence
  • The ability to hand sketch to a good standard would also be useful

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
North East England
Design Field:
Bespoke Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £22,000 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.

Furniture Design Technician - Hampshire - up to £24,000 (V03715)

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This independent design studio creates beautiful bespoke cabinetry for Kitchens, Utilities, Boot Rooms and Bedrooms which are the epitome of custom-made design.

With an ever-increasing workload, they are currently looking for a Technical Designer who is also happy to be client and contractor facing. The position will involve preparing technical and design drawings, carrying out site surveys and visiting sites at various stages of completion. You will also be working out of their showroom so there will be an element of sales involvement when speaking with clients. It is not however an actual sales role.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Fluent in the use of CAD systems
  • Knowledge of cabinetry and furniture, ideally at least one year on bespoke projects
  • Some travel will be expected so a driving licence and own transport is essential
  • Good communication skills and an approachable manner
  • Past customer service experience would be a bonus

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Hampshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £24,000 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.

Interior Designer - Showhomes - Surrey - up to £30,000 (V03710)

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This well respected Interior Design practice works with both private clients and with developers on show homes and show apartments. They use the latest furniture, furnishings and accessories alongside delivering effective solutions from concept through to installation with a truly personal service.

With an ever busy workload they seek an Interior Designer to run showhome design projects from initial brief through to final installation.

Skill set and experience sought:

  • At least 1 years' design experience (ideally 3 years) to include showhomes
  • Able to manage a number of projects at any one time
  • Excellent communication skills to handle both suppliers and clients
  • Strong organisational skills are needed for planning and documenting projects
  • Fluency in VectorWorks for drawing up designs
  • Driving Licence as they are based in a beautiful but rural location

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Surrey
Design Field:
Design and Creative
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£21,000 - £30,000 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 Creative Designer / Furniture Designer - Bristol - negotiable (V03705)

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This company is a specialist in the interior architecture and fitted furniture for historical and period properties. They count themselves as privileged to have worked in a variety of beautiful buildings spanning Country and London Town Houses across the UK and abroad. Everything they design is completely bespoke, and their modern 12,000sq.ft. workshop houses a dedicated team of cabinet-makers and finishers.

This new role is senior and key to the company so the successful candidate will have plenty of experience handling both clients and liaising with the technical team and workshop.

This role includes designing bespoke projects from a client brief using your CAD and hand drawing skills and will involve knowledge of historical furniture and architectural details as well as incorporating contemporary design when appropriate.

Other Objectives and Requirements:

  • You will be putting together design presentations for the clients and their architects so good literacy and communication skills, both verbal and written will be needed
  • You must be well-organised and committed, able to work to deadlines and manage a number of projects simultaneously
  • You will be a self-starter as well as being able to work as part of a team
  • This is a role that would suit an individual who thrives on attention to detail and excels creatively

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Bristol
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture 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.

Senior Interior Designer - London - up to £55,000 (V03702)

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This vibrant design and build company create and fit out bespoke high impact office interiors and seek a creative Senior Interior Designer to join their successful design team.

With offices based in West Sussex near the coast and London this position would be to become part of the London office with occasional trips to Sussex.

The role will have a wide variety of responsibilities as you will be taking projects from initially enquiry and concept pitch through to realisation of the design and drawing packages and on to installation and completion.

Objectives and requirements:

  • To produce and present pitches in a competitive environment
  • Develop the production of designs and specification criteria requiring good technical knowledge and skills
  • To carry out site surveys and use AutoCAD and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • You may be managing a small team of project designers so past supervisory experience will be preferred
  • Due to the responsibilities of the role you should have a commercial Design and Build background with workplace analysis experience a bonus
  • They seek an ability to bring innovative ideas to the table, challenge the brief and push the boundaries
  • Strong communication skills are needed including fluent written and spoken English

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Workplace Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £55,000 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.

Junior Design Engineer - Lancashire - negotiable (V03701)

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This long established manufacturer of heaters, stoves and range cookers has always lead with technical innovation, building products that last and with a strong backbone built on traditional values.

All manufacturing takes place at the Company's premises and with ambitious plans for the next generation of new products they are interested in applications from enthusiastic and talented Junior Design Engineers.

This role will involve assisting in the development process for both new products and current products. The role also includes market research, creating concepts, prototyping and testing all through to manufacture.

You will be degree qualified and have gained work experience from a product specific role within a manufacturing environment. A practical individual you should be logical with an organised way of working. They use SolidWorks for manufacturing drawings and renders so ideally you will be familiar with this package.

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Lancashire
Design Field:
Stoves & Range Cookers
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.
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