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Design and Sales Consultant (Field Based) - North West England - negotiable (V03870)

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This leading supplier of beautiful bespoke wardrobes and dressing rooms for luxury residential properties has a clientele from across the UK. They work from concept to installation, bestowing a personable approach with every design reflecting the individual lifestyle and storage needs of each client.

As an online business their website is their “shop front” and despite the current challenging economic conditions, they are thriving as a business and need to increase their design sales force to meet the demand for their products.

Ideally based within a 20 miles radius of Macclesfield your area will stretch as far as Preston and Liverpool, across to Leeds and down as far as Leicestershire. All leads will be generated in-house and you will be given an average of 40 enquiries per month to contact, arrange visits and convert into design and sales.

Experience and Skills Required for the Design and Sales Consultant:

  • A minimum of 5 years' proven experience in designing and selling within the luxury interiors sector (kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms or other fitted furniture)
  • CAD literate, ideally VectorWorks, AutoCAD or ArtiCAD
  • Happy and able to be mobile with your own presentable car to visit clients
  • You should be well-presented to generate a first impression that creates confidence with their discerning clients
  • Able to manage your own diary and arrange client visits
  • A good listener to understand the specific storage needs, design and requirements of your client
  • Creative and able to produce high-quality designs to achieve customer specifications and budget
  • Meticulous and accurate to be able to take precise site measurements and relay your design solutions to the in-house Drawing and Quotation Team

In return:

They offer an attractive remuneration package for the right candidate. You will have a choice of:

  • £25,000 basic plus 5% commission on sales
  • No basic and a straight 10% commission on sales

Realistic OTE is £60,000 per annum, plus travelling expenses. You'll get extensive training and support for you to succeed and have the ability to work from home.

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

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Location:
North West England
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
commission OTE £60k
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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 / Head of Design - South West England - negotiable (V03859)

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This company is a specialist in architecture joinery and fitted furniture for historical and period properties. They work with a variety of beautiful buildings across the UK and abroad. Everything they design is completely bespoke, and their 12,000sq.ft. modern workshop houses a dedicated team of cabinet-makers and finishers.

They are currently seeking to fill a key role for the business so the successful candidate will need plenty of experience within the furniture and joinery sector in a client facing role.

It is important that you have knowledge and a firm grasp of historical furniture and architectural details both in a classical and contemporary setting.


Other skills and experience:

  • Proven experience within the interiors marketplace, able to sketch out designs freehand and draw up space plans using AutoCAD
  • Strong leadership skills and communication skills
  • Confident in handling client presentations in a client facing role
  • An ideas person with good listening skills and the ability to generate concepts sympathetic to the client’s needs and home
  • You will need to be well-organized and committed, able to work to deadlines and manage a number of projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of building design and architecture a distinct advantage

To find out more and apply please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
South West England
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.

Upholsterer - Berkshire - negotiable (V03857)

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This new business currently based in London but shortly moving out to Ascot, design, develop and make luxury furniture for both the Residential and Commercial marketplaces.

With a growing level of business they are looking for an additional upholsterer to join the team.

You should have at least 4 years' experience in this role and ideally with good knowledge of seaming and fabric cutting as well.

For more information please call Pippa Baker on 01920486125 or send us an email to recruit@careersindesign.com with your details.

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Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Luxury Furniture
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.

Furniture Designer - Remote working - negotiable (V03852)

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Known for creative design and pioneering craftsmanship, this company combines traditional hand skills with advanced materials and technology to create award-winning furniture for yachts and houses of ultra-high net worth individuals, throughout the world.

Due to taking on a large design project, they are looking for an additional furniture designer who can turn inspiring design concepts into a set of engineering drawings for in-house manufacture including CNC, laser work, hand-making, leatherwork and finishing as well as outsourced parts made by external sub-contractors. You will also be preparing a bill of materials to be sourced and ordered by purchasing.

Skills and Experience required for the Furniture Designer:

  • An all-rounder with strong conceptual, sketching and CAD skills
  • At least 4 years' knowledge of bespoke furniture making and construction at a luxury level
  • Fluency in 2D & 3D CAD software with Rhino an advantage
  • Ability to plan and schedule your own work (particularly important if working remotely)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills
  • Ability to work to budgets for completion of engineering drawings
  • Passion and drive to create amazing products with a high level of attention to detail

Further details:

This is a great opportunity to work on unique projects and challenge yourself creatively and technically. They are based in the North West of England but offer remote working as an option due to the current pandemic circumstances and will be dependent on the successful candidate. Once you are an established member of the team, there is the opportunity for professional and personal development within the company. They offer very comprehensive remuneration packages.

To find out more please email us along with your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Remote working
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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.

Specialist Furniture Finisher - workshop based - Shropshire - negotiable (V03838)

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Our client designs and makes bespoke furniture, antiqued mirror and creates specialist finishes for leading interior designers, architects and private clients all over the world.

They have recently closed the London workshop and moved the specialist finishing up to their main workshop and business in Shropshire. This has resulted in a vacancy for a skilled specialist finisher with a wealth of practical experience to join and potentially oversee the existing team there. The right candidate will help the company expand this side of the business and should be self-motivated, responsible and happy to be part of a wider team, sharing and learning new skills.

Skills Required:

  • Gilding, Verre Eglomisé
  • French polishing, painting, staining and colouring timbers
  • Spray lacquering
  • Decorative painting
  • Gesso
  • Experience in a similar cabinet making or finishing role is essential
  • A restoration background is desirable
  • You will need attention to detail and a positive attitude

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a thriving and growing business working at the top end of the bespoke furniture industry. You will be part of a dynamic team with prospects for personal development and advancement.

If you have these skills and are interested in finding out more then please send in your CV and covering letter to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
Shropshire
Design Field:
Furniture sector
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.

Metalworker / Brazier / Coppersmith - London - up to £38,000 (V03803)

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This atelier design studio and workshop produces unique, custom-made sculptural design. Initially producing furniture and lighting they have expanded their work and today their pieces can be found in some of the most fascinating and beautiful properties in the world.

They are recruiting for an experienced and talented metalsmith craftsperson to join their creative and friendly production workshop team. This is a position which would suit a person who is time-served working in fine art bronze foundries or artist / design studios, involved in manufacturing high quality functional interior products or sculpture, in metals such as bronze, brass and steel.

Duties and Responsibilities for the Metalworker

  • Fabrication of brass lighting or furniture from raw materials
  • Fabrication of steel or iron lighting or furniture
  • Ability to train others in metalwork processes
  • Assembly of cast bronze components to create functional sculptural products
  • TIG Welding, Silver Soldering, Soft Soldering and Metal Chasing
  • Jig and pattern making
  • Fabrication of brass components
  • Lathe Work and polishing

Person and Experience Required for the Metalworker:

  • Typically 10 years' experience particularly in bronze and brass
  • Experience within the arts or interior product manufacturing is important
  • Proven experience in making high-end sculptural products
  • Knowledge of luxury furniture and lighting manufacturing
  • Demonstrable skills, taking a brief through to completion
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and teamworking skills
  • Showing integrity, focus and professionalism
  • London based

If this sounds a good fit then please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com. All applications via our website will receive a reply.

Unfortunately they are not able to take anyone on board now until later in the year.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Interior Products and Sculpture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£31,000 - £38,000 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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