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Furniture Production Manager - London - up to £50,000 (V03866)
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This world renowned gallery of original and unique sculptural furniture and products showcases the work of designers who are both prominent and new to the industry.

Based centrally in London they have a production and technical design studio on site and are seeking an experienced individual with strong knowledge of furniture construction. You will be working as part of a small team who are all committed to using the finest materials and creating individual pieces to the exacting requirements required by their clients.

They are seeking a Production Manager who understands what is required to work at this level of the industry and is forward thinking and very proactive.

Key Responsibilities for the Production Manager include to: 

  • Oversee the design and production of gallery pieces from concept stage through to manufacture including material and component specifications, production of prototypes and drawings
  • Plan and draw up a production schedule, monitor the production processes and set and control the quality standards
  • Manage supplier relationships such as budgets, negotiating costs, sourcing and contacting suppliers
  • Liaise with different departments, teams and companies, e.g. suppliers, managers, clients

 A large part of the job is dealing with people and resource management, you may also be involved with furniture design and purchasing. 

Key Person and Experience required for the Production Manager: 

  • Experienced in the fabrication of luxury sculptural / artistic furniture and products
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • The capacity to grasp complex design and production concepts easily
  • An understanding of various software and CAD programmes
  • Attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality
  • Strong negotiation skills for getting materials within budget at the right time
  • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate others to meet deadlines

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

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Location:
London
Sector:
Furniture
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Benefits:
benefits package
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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 (Client Advert) - Nottinghamshire - negotiable (V03865)
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Sorry but this vacancy is no longer open.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a flourishing Nottingham based company specialising in the design, manufacture and retail of furniture, lighting and interior accessories.

Freelance, part time or full time employment is available depending upon the situation and availability of the individual. You must have extensive knowledge of cabinet furniture and/or upholstery design (including an understanding of frame construction and foam specifications). Experience of lighting design would be beneficial but is not essential.

The ideal candidate will be degree qualified with substantial experience of designing and developing furniture for an established furniture retailer. A sound knowledge of the history of design and a keen eye for emerging trends is central to this role, as is having a broad awareness of the international Interior Product marketplace.

The role will include:

  • Research and concept development
  • Design visualisation and presentation
  • Technical drawing and product development
  • Liaising with factories to develop designs into prototypes
  • Approving samples prior to final production

This is a fast paced environment, therefore the ability to deliver appropriate, original designs within tight deadlines is essential.

We are looking for a creative designer with a strong work ethic. Someone who is open minded with good organisational and problem solving skills. Also a positive hands on approach with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Very good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office applications will be needed. Also a good working knowledge of SketchUp, Fusion 360, Solid Works, AutoCAD or similar packages in order to create technical drawings and product visualisations. Good hand drawing skills would be useful but is not essential.

Occasional overseas travel will be expected. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

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Location:
Nottinghamshire
Sector:
Furniture
Job Type:
Filled
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.
Furniture Production & Design Coordinator - London - negotiable (V03856)
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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 and design knowledge of furniture construction and production methods.

You will also be overseeing gallery maintenance, responsible for conducting daily walkthroughs of the Gallery space and hanging artworks when required.

Other duties for the Production Coordinator include to:

  • Plan production schedules, monitor the production processes and control the quality standards
  • Interpret sketches and drawings, ideally able to produce CAD drawings in Rhino when required
  • Prepare shipping samples and organise international and domestic transport and delivery of furniture and sculptures
  • Liaise with different departments, teams and companies
  • Carry out condition checks and quality control of completed products so that are ready for final sign-off
  • Give design input when required

Skills and experience needed for the Production Coordinator's role:

  • 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)

You will be regularly visiting their warehouse and there will be occasional manual handing and lifting work so they will need you to be physically able to take on this aspect of the role.

If this sounds of interest please send through your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will take a look and get back to you.

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Location:
London
Sector:
Bespoke Furniture Design & Sculpture
Job Type:
Filled
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.
Production Manager - Bespoke Furniture - London - negotiable (V03855)
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Our client is an innovative and pioneering gallery of original and unique furniture and products. Championing and showcasing the work of designers who are both new and world famous, they have grown to be renowned for the work they create.

With a production and technical design studio on site they are seeking an experienced individual with strong knowledge of furniture construction and a variety of materials. Someone who can work with the team and is excited about using the finest materials and exacting requirements needed in order to fulfill the design and brief.

This person will understand what is required to work at this level of the industry and is forward thinking.


Key Responsibilities for the Production Manager include to:

  • Oversee the design and production of gallery artists collection from concept stage through to manufacture including material and component specifications, production of prototypes and drawings
  • Plan and draw up a production schedule, monitor the production processes and set and control the quality standards
  • Supplier relationship management (budgets, negotiating costs, sourcing and contacting suppliers)
  • Liaise with different departments, teams and companies, e.g. suppliers, managers, clients

A large part of the job is dealing with people and resource management, you may also be involved with furniture design and purchasing.

Key Person and Experience required for the Production Manager:

  • Experienced in the fabrication of luxury sculptural/artistic furniture and products
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • The capacity to grasp complex design and production concepts easily
  • Fluency to deal with various software and CAD programmes, the client uses Rhino and the Adobe Suite
  • Attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality
  • Strong negotiation skills for getting materials within budget at the right time
  • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate others to meet deadlines
  • A results-driven approach to work

They are a wonderful company to work for so if this sounds of interest please send us your CV and application to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
London
Sector:
Bespoke Furniture & Lighting Design
Job Type:
Filled
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.
Production / Workshop Controller - London - up to £30,000 (V03851)
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This atelier design studio and workshop produces unique, custom-made sculptural designs. Mainly creating furniture and feature lighting their designs can be found in some of the most fascinating and beautiful properties in the world.

They are currently recruiting for a Production Controller to regulate and control the various operations of the production process in such a way, that an orderly flow of materials is ensured at the different stages of production and items are effortlessly produced of the right quality, in the right quantity and at the right time.

The main aim of this role is to liaise with key people in production to ensure a seamless flow of product through operations and to monitor the times taken to ensure these are reflective of those used in planning and estimation. You will also be jointly responsible for checking orders in production are meeting the customers’ expectations, finished on time and meet the quality requirements of the customer and the company.

It is important that you are comfortable operating and supervising in the workshop which can be noisy at times!

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience of supervising / managing and motivating others
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Independent, self-motivated with a can-do attitude
  • Strong organisational skills will be essential
  • Conscientious with a calm manner and great attention to detail
  • Experience of a workshop environment
  • Ideally, experienced within the luxury goods market

In return you will get to work with a great company which is constantly evolving, has a strong focus on their people and a very high level of staff retention. If this vacancy sounds of interest please apply and send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
London
Sector:
Bespoke Furniture & Lighting Design
Job Type:
Filled
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.
Senior Interior Designer - Northampton - up to £35,000 (V03848)
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This vacancy is no longer open.

An exciting new role has become available to join our growing design team. We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic Senior Interior Designer to work on a range of projects. We work alongside national and regional builders, property developers and private clients. Our team design, project manage and install show homes, marketing suites, retirement homes and private residential projects.

You should already have residential experience and also ideally have a background in or knowledge of show home design.

Skills / Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably in show home design
  • Relevant degree or similar qualification
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Able to interpret a client’s brief and work within set a budget
  • Experience in being involved with projects from conception to completion
  • Good interpersonal skills to work alongside the Junior Designers

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Location:
Northampton
Sector:
Showhome Interiors
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
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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
Sector:
Furniture
Job Type:
Filled
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 and Sales Consultant (Field Based) - Berkshire - up to £25,000 (V03847a)
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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 a 10 miles radius of Bracknell your area will stretch as far as Oxford, Gloucester, Bristol, Southampton & Dorchester, Ascot, Sunningdale and Twickenham. 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:
Berkshire
Sector:
Furniture
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£25,000 - £25,000 per
Benefits:
commission and travelling 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.
Interior Designer - Worcestershire - up to £40,000 (V03845)
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This exciting new role has just come in that would be suited to a creative Interior Designer who has plenty of residential experience and is interested in changing the way Show Homes have been traditionally designed.

The company is a well-established and growing interior design, show home and flooring business that have an in-house soft furnishing production facility and a flooring business. They also design and commission bespoke furniture for their clients and along with a first class fabric library, they utilise the latest design software and are always looking to innovate.

You will be working on your own projects from brief through to installation and will need good client facing skills and be able to work on quick project turnarounds.

Person / Experience Required:

  • At least 4 years' relevant interior design experience
  • An entrepreneurial all-rounder
  • Excellent drawing and presentation skills
  • IT literate with knowledge of the Adobe CS
  • Organised with good project management skills

If this sounds like the job for you 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:
Worcestershire
Sector:
Residential Interiors
Job Type:
Filled
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.
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
Sector:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Filled
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.
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