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Project Manager - London - up to £43,000 (V03697)

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An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Manager to join a unique, design led luxury interiors brand. The Company has its roots in designing and curating collections of furniture and accessories that showcase the finest in British design and craftsmanship.

This role requires the person to manage multiple projects from the pricing stage through to completion, ensuring that profitability and program is maintained and that the product fits the brief. It involves a high level of organizational skills, liaising with the workshop, sourcing of external suppliers and a good eye for detail whilst demonstrating a strong level of commercial awareness.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and understanding technical construction drawings and product specifications
  • Attending internal, supplier and client meetings
  • The breakdown of projects into components, producing costing / budgets and formulating project timelines
  • Producing / coordinating tender packages for pricing
  • Reviewing quotes from multiple suppliers and comparing costs
  • Reviewing and signing off supplier / manufacturer drawings and specifications
  • Visiting workshops and clients properties to manage and review construction

Person / Experience Required:

  • AutoCAD (2D) and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel
  • Strong organisational skills and experience of handling suppliers
  • Experience working with workshops and the construction of furniture, in particular fitted
  • Commercial awareness and knowledge of financials
  • Self-starting and proactive

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:
£37,000 - £43,000 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 / Production Engineer - Bristol - up to £35,000 (V03691)

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

They are currently seeking an experienced and professional Production Engineer to be responsible for taking 2D design drawings and preparing manufacturing and purchasing drawings for the workshop, subcontract makers and fitters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with clients and design/production team regarding design issues
  • Production of cutting lists for the purchase of sheet material
  • Production of accurate shopping lists for the purchase of appliances
  • Production of site installation drawings detailing precise position of furniture within site boundaries
  • Provision of technical assistance to fitting teams during both assembly and installation
  • Contributing to the regular design team meetings, including participation and suggestions as to team improvement
  • Discussions with suppliers of timber and hardware to ensure that the correct materials are used to both fit the design brief and the cost bill

Person / Experience Required:

  • AutoCAD and Microsoft Office is needed, Woodwork for Inventor experience desirable
  • Cabinetmaking background and/or a good understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes, materials selection and presentation
  • Able to work from drawings and specification sheets and able to interpret technical requirements and design briefs
  • Experience of site surveying
  • Knowledge of period architectural styles, building techniques and mouldings would be an advantage
  • An understanding of mechanical and electrical services required to be connected to fitted furniture, kitchens, and bathrooms

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:
£25,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension and life assurance
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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 Coordinator / Furniture Designer - London - up to £30,000 (V03686)

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This leading furniture design and interior design studio designs and manages the production of high-end and bespoke furniture for international private and commercial clients.

Based centrally in London, they are recruiting for a highly ambitious and motivated Production Co-Ordinator to join the studio's Design and Production Team. The company is all about quality, luxury and high-end design so experience of such an environment is desirable.

The successful candidate will assist with the production and development of furniture, including the design, developing designs from sketches to presentation renderings and models. There will also be the requirement to assist with the daily running of the department, updating information listed on the database, organising drawings and information.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Able to run multiple large and small scale projects including new collections and private residences
  • Have a portfolio displaying knowledge of Rhino 3D modelling, KeyShot and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Confident in using the Windows operating system
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to maintain efficiency in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken English
  • Currently residing in London but able to travel around the UK and Europe

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

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

Product Designer / Technical Designer - Berkshire - up to £25,000 (V03682)

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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 are a fast growing company with a high level of repeat clients and new customers joining their portfolio continuously.

They are currently seeking a Technical Designer still at the early stages of their career to grow and develop within their team. You will be working with the technical design team taking concept designs and turning them into ready-to-manufacture technical drawings for the in-house joinery workshop. It involves working with a comprehensive range of materials and designs for high-end companies throughout the capital.

Objectives and requirements:

  • Producing complete and checked technical drawings using Solid Edge 3D design software
  • Manufacturing and pre-installation construction takes place in-house, so good communication is required between sales, project management, the design team, production and the joiners, to resolve any potential design and material issues
  • Take offs for CNC milling and other outsourced material production will also be required directly from the CAD drawings, so accuracy is vital
  • Liaising with joiners so at least some experience with manufacturing and furniture / joinery is needed
  • Participating in company and departmental discussions about improvements and innovation so a genuine interest in the marketplace and a keenness to take part would be expected

Competitive remuneration and 22 days' holiday minimum (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 in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
lunch provided, 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 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 and Production Coordinator roles - 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.

Two exciting roles have been created to work with the directors and team as well as internationally renowned artists. They are looking for an experienced, team player, with an exceptional eye and attention to detail.

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:

  • Strong administration skills and experience with a CRM database
  • Being able to coordinate POs, shipping, etc. working with the project managers
  • Ability to multitask and stay calm under-pressure
  • High attention to detail, dimensions, finishes
  • Good communication skills internal and external (using specialist and non-specialist language)
  • Able to work with multiple members in team across different manufacturers and projects
  • Languages (preferred but not essential): French, Italian
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes (including but not limited to, fabrication, casting, moulding GRP, engineering processes, upholstery, as well as traditional woodworking techniques)
  • Experience gained from the furniture sector

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

project-manager-jobs

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 Furniture Designer / interior Architect - Bristol - negotiable (V03672)

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This company is a specialist in the interior architecture of historical and period properties. They work closely 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 ideally an architectural, interiors and cabinetmaking background. The candidate will need good knowledge joinery 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:
£generous 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.

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.

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.
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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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