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Senior Furniture Designer - Lancashire - up to £35,000 (V03736)

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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 Senior Designer, the remit will be to manage the workshops and design projects and liaise with both clients and suppliers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Taking and working on design briefs
  • 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
  • Mentoring junior designers

Skills and experience sought:

  • Bespoke furniture making experience and able to convert design concepts into technical furniture drawings for manufacture
  • Experience of using AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • 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

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:
£30,000 - £35,000 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 Designer / Design Team Leader - Berkshire - up to £50,000 (V03734)

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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 although they might consider a midweight/senior designer looking to progress. The overall responsibility will be 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

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience working with Solid Edge 3D design software (or similar such as SolidWorks)
  • Good communication and organisational skills will be needed and previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Accuracy in design detailing is vital
  • Hands-on experience in manufacturing and assembling joinery
  • Experience from the commercial interiors sector
  • A good sense of humour is always needed

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:
£40,000 - £50,000 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.

3D Designer / Exhibition Designer - Hertfordshire - negotiable (V03733)

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This lively, fast-paced agency is packed full of creative and inspirational individuals and the company is very people orientated offering flexible working arrangements, Christmas and summer parties and ad-hoc fun days. They are based in Hertfordshire with close train links to London.

Currently looking for a talented junior to middleweight designer to join their 3D team you will be working alongside the creative leads and senior designers so will have the opportunity to learn and grow whilst supporting on a wide variety of event and exhibition design projects as they encourage a nurturing culture.

This opportunity is best suited to someone who is towards the start of their career, has a passion for design and creativity and is keen to learn on the job, drawing from the experience of experienced designers, whilst working alongside and supporting them.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Applicants will have studied 3D/spatial design, product or furniture design
  • At least 2 years' commercial experience (experiential, branded environments, retail, events or museum design)
  • CAD and visualisation software, along with the Adobe Creative Suite are essential, but full training will be given on the specific software packages they use (3DS Max and AutoCAD)
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate sound design thinking and have experience in following the creative process to transform briefs into ideas and solutions
  • Exposure to spatial, event and exhibition design would be a distinct advantage, but is not essential

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

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Design Field:
Events and Exhibitions
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£generous salary
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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 Sales Consultant - London - up to £40,000 (V03722B)

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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 position:

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. 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.

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:
£30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
OTE £75k
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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 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.

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.

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.

Product Designer / Furniture Designer - Buckinghamshire - up to £28,000 (V03714)

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This company produces beautiful commercial furniture for the workplace and with a busy design and engineering team they are now seeking an additional designer.

This individual will work closely with the sales and design team to assist with turning enquiries into concept drawings and designs that can be costed before gaining the clients approval.

Objectives and requirements:

  • To detail standard, tailored and bespoke furniture products
  • Using good communication skills to liaise with customers, sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure all design solutions are in order
  • To generate SolidWorks models, 2D space plans using AutoCAD and concept imagery in response to your customer's specific requirements
  • At least 2 years relevant experience is sought for this role
  • Using a high level of initiative and organisational ability to manage your responsibilities on each project

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

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Location:
Buckinghamshire
Design Field:
Workplace Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £28,000 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.
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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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