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Production Manager - set and event design - Essex - up to £40,000 (V03676)

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This theatrical design and production company operates out of a 14,000 sq. ft. workshop near the Essex / Hertfordshire borders, producing work for high profile brands and events. Their work includes sets and props for events, product launches, exhibitions, sampling campaigns and experiential marketing projects such as a 5m high giant lipstick, a billboard sized chocolate bar and a UK tour of experiential mud huts for a leading charity.

They are seeking a Production Manager to ensure that all their projects are delivered as designed on time and on budget and to enable production to improve and increase capacity through more efficient production processes.

This is a pivotal hands-on role managing a hardworking and committed production team. You will be responsible for the full end-to-end production for all projects - taking the lead on production and project management from brief through to delivery and working effectively with the client, production team and sub-contractors on a daily basis.

Person / Experience Required:

Candidates would ideally come from a proven theatrical or exhibition background and have experience in production 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.

Candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in exacting manufacturing projects
  • Experience in supervising and motivating a team of workers
  • Good computer skills around MS office, AutoCAD skills an advantage but not essential
  • 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
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Driving and fork lift licence would be helpful but not essential

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

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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Events and Exhibitions
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £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.

Project Manager / Project Coordinator - London - negotiable (V03674)

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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 and also producing custom, bespoke pieces, they have grown to be renowned for the work they create.

The role will evolve around the person with responsibilities playing on their strengths and skill set. Ultimately you will be taking on a Project Management or Project Coordinators role depending on your level of experience so will need good organisational, time management and communication skills which would suit a level headed, practical smart thinker.

This person will need to understand what is required to work at the top end of the luxury sector, is forward thinking and able to spot any potential problems or delays before they occur. They work with clients who demand the highest quality and specification and the closely knit team are all experts in each of their various fields, passionate about their work.

They are looking for candidates who have the following skills:

  • Experience gained from the furniture and/or lighting product sector using a variety of luxury materials
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to liaise with all departments
  • Able to interpret sketches and read CAD drawings
  • Strong project management / coordination skills
  • Ability to multitask, keep calm under pressure and work to deadlines
  • Numerate, able to demonstrate a clear understanding of financials around projects
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise
  • IT literate and familiarity with CRM software will be a distinct advantage
  • Experience of making efficient use of resources and controlling costs

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture 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.

Senior Interior Designer / Furniture Designer - Bristol - negotiable (V03672)

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This company is a specialist in the interior architecture of historical and period properties. They are all passionate about their designs and work directly with their clients who come to them for their expertise and beautiful pieces of furniture, joinery and workmanship.

Currently looking to fill a new role of Senior Creative Designer they are seeking a candidate with both an architectural and cabinetmaking background. The candidate will need good knowledge of historical furniture and architectural details as well as a flair for contemporary design.

Objectives and requirements:

  • To design bespoke projects from a client brief often liaising with the clients and their architects and builders plus using past space planning experience
  • You will be managing aspects of project financials and expected to obtain quotations so will need to be numerate
  • Managing external suppliers such as bespoke metal work and stone will need good communication and organisational skills
  • Concepts and designs will be presented to the client via hand drawings and AutoCAD
  • This role 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:
Residential Interiors
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£neg plus pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Workshop Manager - event and set design - Essex - negotiable (V03670)

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join this theatrical design and production company and take the lead in running their 14,000 sq. ft. workshop and yard production space.

This family-run business produce and deliver a diverse range of sets and props for events, product launches, exhibitions, sampling campaigns and experiential marketing projects with high levels of customer service and quality finishes. Their in-house services include event design and production, project management, spray finishing, sewing and costume, operations, logistics and storage. They also love dogs and have a special dog crèche on site.

As the Workshop Manager you will be responsible for the full end-to-end production build for all projects - taking the lead on production builds from brief through to delivery.

Objectives and Requirements:

  • Maintain and organise the workshop space, woodstore, outside yard and storage containers
  • Man management experience will be needed in order to oversee the team in the workshop along with a sub contract production team which can vary in size from 1 to 20, depending on each project
  • A theatrical or exhibition background would be useful as you will need knowledge of production for a broad range of sets, props, joinery and modular units
  • A friendly, respectful and accommodating personality will suit the culture of this company
  • As this is working with the ever-changing needs of brands you will often be working under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Experience with software including AutoCAD / SketchUp would be an added benefit
  • Qualifications or experience in health and safety compliance and buildings maintenance would also be an added benefit but is not essential

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

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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Events and Exhibitions
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.

Project Manager - Bespoke Furniture - London - negotiable (V03668)

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Often featured in art and interior design magazines, this highly prestigious design studio count many serious art collectors as their clients. Their experience covers both historical and contemporary interiors, bespoke furniture, lighting and pieces of artwork celebrating artisan crafts and the finest materials.

With a production and technical design studio on site, they are seeking a Project Manager to oversee the design and production process including suppliers, costs and logistics. This is a new role and they are looking for a candidate who will make it their own.

This forward-thinking person will need to understand what is required to work at the top end of the luxury sector and be able to spot any potential problems or delays before they occur. They work with clients who demand the highest quality and specification and their closely knit team are all experts in each of their various fields and passionate about their work.

You will be managing projects throughout the business, from order to installation, making sure all milestones are met and finances adhered to.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Project management experience at the luxury end of the furniture / interiors marketplace
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to prioritise
  • Strong communication skills and ability to liaise with all departments
  • Able to work with a high level of craftsmanship
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of project financials
  • Management of suppliers to ensure all projects are delivered on time, within scope and to required budgets
  • IT literate and familiar with driving a spreadsheet
  • Ability to read CAD drawings would be an advantage

A competitive negotiable salary is on offer for the right candidate.

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

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Location:
London
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 Furniture Designer - London - up to £45,000 (V03667)

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This fast growing British Manufacturer of upholstered furniture, lighting and cabinetry also have a very active online retail website and at the hub of activity in their Head Office they are seeking an experienced Designer to help expand their team and company.

The Designer will be responsible for developing and designing across all their products with key responsibilities to include:

  • Design development, including new product concepts and supporting hand sketches across upholstery and cabinetry
  • Autonomous production of detailed drawings using AutoCAD
  • Creating 3D renders using 3DS Max
  • Liaising with suppliers, with the potential for supplier visits within Europe and to the Far East
  • Creating assembly instructions

Person / Experience Required:

  • A keen creative eye with a passion for furniture and design
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience to include cabinetry
  • Able to produce detailed drawings
  • Ideally knowledge of both AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max
  • Experience of seeing products through from conception to production
  • Might also consider an interior architect with an understanding of furniture and cabinetry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a can-do attitude


Benefits include: 25 days holiday, extra half day for Christmas Shopping, excellent staff discount, childcare voucher scheme, cycle to work scheme, free flu jab annually, pension scheme, refer a friend bonus scheme and most importantly a delicious supply of fruit and healthy snacks delivered each week!

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Luxury Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
excellent benefit scheme and extras
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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 - Cambridgeshire - up to £42,000 (V03662)

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This design-focused company has become a cornerstone creator of contemporary furniture to some of the top and best known retail names globally.

They offer a fast paced and friendly environment with a focus on continuous learning and skills development and are seeking a creative and talented individual to oversee the creation of upwards of 20 ranges a year. Applicants should be prepared for a fast turnaround of ideas and solutions.

You will be coordinating the product design process daily. Frequent video chats with the teams in China will be required to coordinate the departments and achieve a fast, accurate and high-quality end result. You will manage one junior designer and also have responsibility for coordinating with freelance designers, managing the design of exhibition stands, creating client presentations and creating collection themes. Additionally, you will be expected to plan timescales, hit deadlines and manage developments to achieve business objectives set by management.

There will be travel for sample development in China and Vietnam and to furniture shows.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Degree in product or furniture design
  • 5+ years of experience in full-time design employment
  • Creativity, integrity, high work enthusiasm and sociable
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Clear communication skills both internally and externally
  • Fluent in SolidWorks
  • Good knowledge of materials including timber, glass and steel

More importantly they are seeking candidates with the following attributes: ownership, leadership, communicator, coachable. organized, helpful, assertive but personable and a contributor.

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

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Location:
Cambridgeshire
Design Field:
Contemporary Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £42,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus, pension + phone
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Product Development Manager - Kent - up to £35,000 (V03656)

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This company is a specialist creator and provider of contract furniture into spaces with demanding needs. Their furniture is designed to enhance challenging environments, from high-traffic footfall areas such as receptions and waiting rooms to high security buildings such as psychiatric units or prisons.

They are current recruiting for a hands on Product Development Manager that can project manage the delivery of new products to enhance the Company's product range.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Managing the design and development process and effectively running many different projects simultaneously
  • Using Inventor / SolidWorks for manufacturing drawings
  • Keeping projects on track and on schedule and using initiative to overcome any set-backs or delays
  • Maintaining relations with suppliers and prototype providers, modifying or adjusting prototypes as needed
  • Liaising with Quality Control to ensure that the products developed conform to the required quality standards
  • Regular contact with customers to retain an in depth knowledge of needs and desires
  • Achieving efficient working and meeting agreed launch deadlines for new products
  • Managing overheads to keep costs within any specified budgets

Person / Experience Required:

  • Design degree or equivalent
  • Project management experience with excellent organisational and sourcing skills
  • Experience with manufacturing / engineering drawings and AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks / Inventor would be a distinct advantage
  • Previous experience working with plastics techniques such as rotational moulding and injection moulding is an advantage but not a necessity
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Self-driven and confident personality, with an assertive management style
  • Proven supplier management skills, with willingness to travel abroad when required

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

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Location:
Kent
Design Field:
Commercial Office Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £35,000 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 - Devon - up to £33,000 (V03651)

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This well-established company of furniture designers and makers is based in East Devon and manufacture custom-made furniture for high-end residential projects in the UK and abroad. Past projects include the fit-out of residences in Eaton Square and Pembridge Crescent in London.

An exciting opportunity has come up for a Furniture Designer to join the existing team and provide support to the project managers and workshop. Main areas of responsibility would include:

  • Client liaison
  • Design development
  • Site surveys
  • Researching and integrating fittings
  • The production of presentation and working drawings to the highest standards
  • Briefing makers and regular visits to the workshop to ensure the work is being made as intended

Person / Experience Required:

  • 3+years' experience of producing detailed drawings of bespoke furniture for manufacture
  • Fluent in AutoCAD or SolidWorks
  • A good understanding of furniture production methods and materials
  • Experience of making furniture would be advantageous

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

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Location:
Devon
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £33,000 per annum
Benefits:
workplace pension scheme, paid overtime
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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 - Norfolk - up to £35,000 (V03639)

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This leading British manufacturer of beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work with prominent private, professional and commercial clients worldwide. Their large purpose-built manufacturing complex is home to traditional cabinet making, veneering, carving and gilding skills, complemented by modern design, manufacturing and finishing techniques.

Experienced in all aspects of joinery manufacture and installation, they work on both classical and contemporary interiors including dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms. They currently have an opening for a Furniture Technician to join their design and technical team.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Skilled in 3D CAD, ideally SolidWorks
  • At least 3 years' experience in a wood based environment - joinery, shopfitting or cabinet making
  • CNC and / or hands-on cabinet making experience would be beneficial
  • Good interpersonal skills to create effective working relationships

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

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Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £35,000 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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As the UK’s foremost recruitment agency for the design sector, Careers in Design has details of vacancies for first-rate furniture design jobs across the country and overseas.

To successfully apply for a position as a furniture designer, you will be expected to demonstrate your creative skills, your technical ability, and your commercial awareness of this sector.

Most furniture designer posts require you to produce designs and manufacturing drawings for either fitted furniture and joinery or freestanding pieces of furniture.  It will be expected that you can work to a brief, whilst retaining your own creative mark. You should be able to sketch out ideas for initial brainstorming sessions, as well as produce more technical design work, often utilising CAD software.

While some firms will be looking for designs that have broad appeal for a mass market, others will be creating more bespoke or limited edition pieces to be produced in small batches. Whichever end of the scale your position falls, you must show that you understand the commercial aspects of your market.

Some positions require only your design skills, where others might involve your skills as a craftsperson, producing the items, as well as designing them.

You may be working solo, or you may be part of a team, either of other furniture designers, or designers in other disciplines such as interiors, kitchens or architecture. In these positions, you are expected to show flexibility and teamwork, as your design must become part of a cohesive range.

Register with Careers in Design today for a totally different approach to job searching. We will go through your CV by hand, helping to accentuate your strengths to give you the best chance of success. We will then scour our extensive list of furniture design job vacancies to find those most likely to suit you.

Our wide range of clients include retailers, consultancies, and manufacturers – large and small – all on the lookout for top furniture designers, like you. Use the menu filters at the top of this screen find your ideal furniture design job today.

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