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Producer / Junior Project Manager - set design and events - Essex - up to £25,000 (V03773)

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This small family run company specialise in Experiential Design, Production and Installation and are proud to count large brands and leading marketing agencies amongst their clients. They provide a range of services from exhibition stands, product launches and bespoke sampling stands to PR stunts, sampling bins and giant props and are theatrical in their approach. They even have a room / crèche dedicated to the staff's dogs so they can bring them to work!

Based at their offices close to the borders of Essex and Hertfordshire, the Project Manager will be working as part of small Project Management team and the position would suit a candidate who wants to contribute to a growing enterprise and be part of a fun, family-led, often fast-paced production company. You will gain fast, hands-on experience quickly moving to handling smaller and then larger projects working directly with new and existing clients.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Background from a theatre based course ideally
  • Experience in Project / Production Management, Stage Management, Event Management and/or Technical Theatre
  • Project Management skills including working with a production workshop
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Able to manage and realise projects from costings for budgets through to installation
  • Must be able to effectively liaise with and manage clients and their expectations
  • Ability to maintain a high level of quality control along with a cost effective, best practice and ecological approach

If this sounds like fun and right up your street then please send us your CV in application to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Events and Exhibitions
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£23,000 - £25,000 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.

Product Designer - Berkshire - up to £22,000 (V03771)

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As one of the UK's leading providers of outdoor play equipment, this company also design commercial outdoor furniture, shade & shelter products and play accessories.

They are currently seeking a designer to design products and outdoor schemes for pubs, restaurants, leisure, hotel and hospitality chains, along with some smaller independent, up-and-coming and iconic establishments. You will be working from conception, through development, to manufacture and installation.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Preparing proposals and presentations
  • Supporting the sales and marketing departments with accurate advice and assistance
  • Creating clear part, assembly and installation drawings, layouts and instructions
  • Identifying, innovating and developing new products to enhance and complement the existing range
  • Researching new materials and finishes

No two days are the same and the right candidate will appreciate the variety of the work and challenges within the role and relish answering problems with creative solutions.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Great attitude, drive and passion for design
  • Excellent verbal and visual communication with colleagues and clients
  • 3D visualisation and modelling software skills (Autodesk 3DS Max and Inventor, or similar)
  • 2D layout software skills (AutoCAD, or similar)
  • Graphic design software skills (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Educated in product design or a related discipline to degree level, or equivalent by experience
  • Practical ability with wood working tools and machinery for prototyping would be an advantage

If this vacancy is of interest please send in your CV and portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Playground Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£20,000 - £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.

Design Team Leader - Furniture & Joinery - Berkshire - negotiable (V03770)

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This company is a leading manufacturer of high quality bespoke joinery offering total project management from initial site survey through to installation and have a high level of repeat clients and new customers joining their portfolio continuously.

A new opening has just arisen for a Team Leader who is also a hands-on designer to take overall responsibility for the design department including the following points:

  • Fostering teamwork and collaboration within the design department through involvement of all team members in running the department
  • Improving design detailing by improving the speed through the department and the quality of detailing for the manufacturing team to work to
  • Maintaining work schedules for the team and advising adjacent teams of progress as requested
  • Providing both formal and informal feedback to team members
  • Collaborating with project managers, operations management and technical designers to prioritise workload on a weekly basis

The right person will:

  • Be an experienced leader, naturally fostering teamwork
  • Experience in technical joinery design in 3D using Solid Edge or a similar package
  • Have the ability to work under pressure, prioritising tasks and managing time to meet deadlines
  • Be organised, detailed, enthusiastic and focused
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a love for solving technical problems  
  • Ability to think of the big picture, coupled with an unquenchable desire for improvement

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

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Location:
Berkshire
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.

Furniture Designer - London - up to £40,000 (V03767)

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Featured regularly in the press, this design studio counts many serious art collectors as their clients and their experience covers both historical and contemporary interiors, bespoke furniture, lighting and pieces of artwork celebrating artisan crafts and the finest materials. 

They currently have a vacancy available for a Furniture Designer to take responsibility for both the design and manufacturing procedures of projects, researching materials and finishes, attending client meetings and following up and working with the studio team. 

Person / Experience Required:

  • At least 3 year's experience with bespoke furniture
  • Able to read layout drawings, floor finish plans, ceiling plans and elevations
  • Fluency in Rhino (or similar), InDesign, SketchUp and Excel
  • Good hand-sketching skills
  • Understanding of upholstery would be beneficial
  • Technical minded with knowledge of design and manufacturing processes

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £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.

Technical Joinery Designer - Berkshire - up to £36,000 (V03765)

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This manufacturer creates joinery pieces for some of the finest and advanced commercial interiors being designed in the UK today. Operating nationwide from their factory and offices just outside London, they offer total management of joinery packages, from initial site survey through to installation.

They are currently seeking an experienced Technical Designer to work with their progressive team of designers and makers.

Objectives / Requirements:

  • Creating concept designs, rendering in KeyShot and turning them into ready-to-manufacture technical drawings for the in-house joinery workshop
  • Producing complete and checked technical drawings using Solid Edge 3D design software (Fluency in SolidWorks will be considered)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy in take offs for CNC milling and other outsourced material production will also be required directly from the CAD drawings
  • Connecting with joiners to discuss and get feedback on the practicality of joinery items designed, so hands-on experience from the joinery sector is needed and hands-on knowledge of manufacturing and assembling would be desirable
  • A genuine interest in the marketplace and a willingness to take part in interdepartmental discussions

Competitive remuneration and paid over-time. 22 days holiday increasing by 1 day every 2 years to a maximum of 25 days. Lunch is provided by the company and there is parking space on the premises.

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

furniture-design-jobs

Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Joinery
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
lunch provided, pension, 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.

Project Manager and Workshop Coordinator roles - Hertfordshire - up to £30,000 (V03764)

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This company specialise in producing high-end bespoke furniture and joinery from concept through to design, manufacture and installation, covering a wide variety of projects both domestic and commercial as well as one-off commissions.

With a busy workload they are seeking:

1. A Project Manager who will be overseeing projects through the detailing stages and on to production and installation of the final product.
Other responsibilities will be:

  • Organising the detailed schedule of works
  • Ensuring all design drawings can be used as accurate shop rods for the workshop through detailed site surveys and sound methods of construction
  • Procurement of materials
  • Health and Safety - Preparing Rams and O&Ms
  • Liaising with site-fitters and workshop staff throughout the manufacturing process
  • Managing installations on site
  • Delivering presentations to prospective clients to showcase the companys expertise

2. Workshop Coordinator who will be based mainly in the workshop coordinating with the team there and the drawing office, organising programmes and all relevant administration.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience from the furniture or joinery industry
  • IT literate and numerate
  • Able to read CAD drawings
  • Good project management and interpersonal skills

If either of these sounds of interest please send us your CV  to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, free parking
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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 Technician - Hertfordshire - up to £25,000 (V03763)

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This company specialise in producing high-end bespoke furniture and joinery from concept through to design, manufacture and installation, covering a wide variety of projects both domestic and commercial as well as one-off commissions.

With a busy workload they are looking for a technically minded designer who can produce detailed working drawings based upon the concepts of architects and interior designers. In essence to make their clients' ideas a reality.

You will also be:

  • Issuing clear and concise technical drawings for their in-house manufacturing team.
  • Liaising with Project Managers and other members of the team to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Producing schedules and cutting lists.

Person / Experience Required:

  • A sound knowledge of the furniture and joinery manufacturing industry and post studies experience
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • The ability to extract components from AutoCAD drawings for CNC machining would be a distinct advantage
  • You should have a keen eye for detail, be self-motivated and have good written and verbal communication skills

If this sounds of interest please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, free parking
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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 - Norfolk - negotiable (V03762)

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This British Company manufactures beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work for a global network of clients. 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.

They work on both classical and contemporary interiors including dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms, games rooms and yachts and the role of Production Manager is pivotal to the smooth and efficient running of their workshops.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning production between multiple departments, across multiple locations
  • Making efficient and effective use of resources based on skillsets, availability and other factors
  • Ensuring effective flow between departments
  • Working with Project Managers and Department Heads to ensure they meet their clients' timescales and expectations
  • Assisting the Head of Operations with process improvements

Person / Experience Required:

The successful candidate will be a positive, enthusiastic and resourceful self-starter, who excels in planning, and understands the interdependencies between work, departments and critical path planning. Tenacity, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills are required to perform the role successfully.

You will need relevant experience and skills in planning and managing resources. Manufacturing knowledge is a strong preference as is experience within a bespoke environment.

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

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Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£Neg + profit share scheme, 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.

3D Decorative Designer - Nottinghamshire - up to £45,000 (V03760)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 3D Decorative Designer to join this well-established brand that keeps a close eye on seasonal trends and are excited about the new products and designs that are planned across a variety of categories. 

The successful applicant will be innovative and able to think 3 Dimensionally with a focus for driving the design and development of new Home & Garden decorative products. You will be responsible for understanding and developing range content that creates a unique own brand range for the customer of volume driving differentiated product. There will be some travel expected throughout the UK, Europe and the Far East visiting suppliers and exhibitions.

The role is maternity cover for 1 year and can be based either at the Head Office in Nottinghamshire or in their new London Office.

The role also involves:

  • Presenting trend research and market analysis to the wider teams
  • Creating original designs that can be utilised across a wide range of product categories
  • Close management of project deadlines, ensuring projects are delivered to critical path dates.
  • Managing Junior level designers
  • Fostering links with design Degree course leaders to continue the development of the graduate recruitment scheme

Person / Experience Required:

  • 5+ years' relevant experience plus a furniture, lighting, ceramics or craft degree
  • Ability to research and translate trend information effectively
  • Excellent drawing skills for illustration creation
  • Proficient at using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Ability to create detailed CAD manufacturing drawings
  • Must have detailed understanding of substrates and manufacturing capabilities
  • Proven experience in developing profitable product ranges across categories for each season
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Commercially aware with a good understanding of financials

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

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Location:
Nottinghamshire
Design Field:
Retail Products
Job Type:
Contract
Salary:
£45,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
healthcare, pension, discounts
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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 £34,000 (V03757)

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This British Company manufactures beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work for a global network of clients. 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.

They work on both classical and contemporary interiors including dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms, games rooms and yachts and are opening a new additional workshop to which they are recruiting both a Senior and Junior/Midweight Furniture Draughtsperson to join this growing design and technical team.

Objectives and requirements:

  • To take a brief and/or sketched concept and work into production drawings and 3D CAD renders using SolidWorks
  • You will need some past experience in a wood based environment - joinery, shopfitting or cabinet making to make improvements or modifications to designs
  • Liaise with other departments using your good communication skills
  • To work as part of a team to create effective working relationships
  • Appreciating their end of the marketplace with attention to detail and careful considerations of materials and techniques

If this sounds of interest then please call Pippa Baker on 01920486125 to discuss or send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

furniture-design-jobs

Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £34,000 per annum
Benefits:
profit share, 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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