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Furniture Specifier and Space Planner - Cheshire - negotiable (V03862)

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As one of the industry leaders in providing show home interior design and installation to the UK’s corporate property development sector, this company are proud of their extensive design studio and aim to set the industry standard in design creativity and service levels to all their clients.

Reporting to the Furniture Team Leader this role requires a creative individual to work on a variety of Show Home designs in line with each of the clients’ briefs. Alongside a designer, you will be planning the layouts and sourcing the latest in design led furniture. You will be part of a team that manages the work of turning a customer’s requirements into a reality.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Working to a design brief to specify, spatially arrange, plan and cost furniture
  • Keeping up to date with furniture suppliers, trends and creative solutions
  • Creating and maintaining budget / costing sheets using Excel
  • Maintaining job files with any changes from original presentation / design


Skill and experience needed for this role:

  • Experience of working with different furniture suppliers and styles
  • Space planning and show home design experience
  • Proficient in Excel with knowledge of VectorWorks / AutoCAD preferred
  • Evidence of creative / design led background and relevant qualifications
  • Planned and organised with good attention to detail
  • An eye for proportion / colour / balance design and good 3D awareness
  • Self-motivated and a naturally positive communicator with good listening skills


In return they offer:

  • Competitive Salary, Annual Company Bonus Scheme and Pension Scheme
  • 28 Days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Additional 2 Days leave to cover those emergency situations
  • Christmas Shutdown in addition to holidays
  • On-site parking
  • Many social events per year

If this sounds like you then 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:
Cheshire
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
Bonus and Pension scheme
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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.

Production Manager - Sculpture & Furniture - London - up to £50,000 (V03858)

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This pioneering gallery of original and unique sculptural furniture and products is known worldwide for showcasing the work of designers who are both new and world famous.

Based centrally in London they have a production and technical design studio on site and are seeking an experienced individual with strong knowledge of furniture construction. You will be working as part of a small team who are all committed to using the finest materials and creating individual pieces to the exacting requirements needed in order to fulfil the design and brief.

This person will understand what is required to work at this level of the industry and is forward thinking.

Key Responsibilities for the Production Manager include to:

  • Oversee the design and production of gallery pieces from concept stage through to manufacture including material and component specifications, production of prototypes and drawings
  • Plan and draw up a production schedule, monitor the production processes and set and control the quality standards
  • Manage supplier relationships such as budgets, negotiating costs, sourcing and contacting suppliers
  • Liaise with different departments, teams and companies, e.g. suppliers, managers, clients

A large part of the job is dealing with people and resource management, you may also be involved with furniture design and purchasing.

Key Person and Experience required for the Production Manager:

  • Experienced in the fabrication of luxury sculptural / artistic furniture and products
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • The capacity to grasp complex design and production concepts easily
  • An understanding of various software and CAD programmes
  • Attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality
  • Strong negotiation skills for getting materials within budget at the right time
  • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate others to meet deadlines

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture & Sculpture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Benefits:
£negotiable plus 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 Production & Design Coordinator - London - negotiable (V03856)

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Our client is an innovative gallery of original and unique contemporary furniture design and products and are currently seeking a Production Coordinator with technical and design knowledge of furniture construction and production methods.

You will also be overseeing gallery maintenance, responsible for conducting daily walkthroughs of the Gallery space and hanging artworks when required.

Other duties for the Production Coordinator include to:

  • Plan production schedules, monitor the production processes and control the quality standards
  • Interpret sketches and drawings, ideally able to produce CAD drawings in Rhino when required
  • Prepare shipping samples and organise international and domestic transport and delivery of furniture and sculptures
  • Liaise with different departments, teams and companies
  • Carry out condition checks and quality control of completed products so that are ready for final sign-off
  • Give design input when required

Skills and experience needed for the Production Coordinator's role:

  • Ability to interpret sketches and drawings
  • Ability to multitask and project manage the production of luxury sculptural / artistic furniture and products
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Computer literate ideally with 2D and 3D CAD skills
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Knowledge of handling a variety of materials such as bronze, wood, stainless steel, resin
  • A knowledge of other languages would be desirable (French, Italian, German)

You will be regularly visiting their warehouse and there will be occasional manual handing and lifting work so they will need you to be physically able to take on this aspect of the role.

If this sounds of interest please send through your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will take a look and get back to you.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design & Sculpture
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.

Production Manager - Bespoke Furniture - London - negotiable (V03855)

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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, they have grown to be renowned for the work they create.

With a production and technical design studio on site they are seeking an experienced individual with strong knowledge of furniture construction and a variety of materials. Someone who can work with the team and is excited about using the finest materials and exacting requirements needed in order to fulfill the design and brief.

This person will understand what is required to work at this level of the industry and is forward thinking.


Key Responsibilities for the Production Manager include to:

  • Oversee the design and production of gallery artists collection from concept stage through to manufacture including material and component specifications, production of prototypes and drawings
  • Plan and draw up a production schedule, monitor the production processes and set and control the quality standards
  • Supplier relationship management (budgets, negotiating costs, sourcing and contacting suppliers)
  • Liaise with different departments, teams and companies, e.g. suppliers, managers, clients

A large part of the job is dealing with people and resource management, you may also be involved with furniture design and purchasing.

Key Person and Experience required for the Production Manager:

  • Experienced in the fabrication of luxury sculptural/artistic furniture and products
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • The capacity to grasp complex design and production concepts easily
  • Fluency to deal with various software and CAD programmes, the client uses Rhino and the Adobe Suite
  • Attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality
  • Strong negotiation skills for getting materials within budget at the right time
  • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate others to meet deadlines
  • A results-driven approach to work

They are a wonderful company to work for so if this sounds of interest please send us your CV and application to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture & Lighting 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.

Production / Workshop Controller - London - up to £30,000 (V03851)

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This atelier design studio and workshop produces unique, custom-made sculptural designs. Mainly creating furniture and feature lighting their designs can be found in some of the most fascinating and beautiful properties in the world.

They are currently recruiting for a Production Controller to regulate and control the various operations of the production process in such a way, that an orderly flow of materials is ensured at the different stages of production and items are effortlessly produced of the right quality, in the right quantity and at the right time.

The main aim of this role is to liaise with key people in production to ensure a seamless flow of product through operations and to monitor the times taken to ensure these are reflective of those used in planning and estimation. You will also be jointly responsible for checking orders in production are meeting the customers’ expectations, finished on time and meet the quality requirements of the customer and the company.

It is important that you are comfortable operating and supervising in the workshop which can be noisy at times!

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience of supervising / managing and motivating others
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Independent, self-motivated with a can-do attitude
  • Strong organisational skills will be essential
  • Conscientious with a calm manner and great attention to detail
  • Experience of a workshop environment
  • Ideally, experienced within the luxury goods market

In return you will get to work with a great company which is constantly evolving, has a strong focus on their people and a very high level of staff retention. If this vacancy sounds of interest please apply and send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture & Lighting Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £30,000 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 - West Midlands - negotiable (V03849)

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This family-run kitchen business has four showrooms based around the West Midlands, all having recently been through a period of refurbishment and upgrading.

Due to natural growth and an upturn in business they are seeking a Project Manager with the ability to manage an average of 4 kitchen installations per week. There is a surveyor and an order processor as part of your team, so you will be responsible for arranging the installation date and all related trades and deliveries for the project and managing the customers through to completion.

Person / Experience Required for the Project Manager:

  • Knowledge and experience from within the kitchen industry is essential
  • Excellent customer service and project management skills
  • A Full clean driving licence
  • The ability to effectively liaise with and manage trades, the installation team and customers
  • The ability to maintain a high level of quality
  • A team worker, highly organised, flexible and IT competent

Salary will be negotiable depending on level of experience so if this sounds of interest then please contact us by sending in your CV to recruit@careersindeign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
West Midlands
Design Field:
Bespoke Kitchen 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 CAD Technician - Surrey / West Sussex - up to £45,000 (V03839)

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This company's Italian inspired designs for bespoke bedroom and bathroom furniture and state-of-the art manufacturing facilities have earned them an enviable reputation with major UK housebuilders and the A&D community.

Based on the West Sussex and Surrey Borders they are on the hunt for an experienced CAD Technician who understands joinery and manufacturing and who can liaise with clients. You will be both developing concepts for housebuilders and taking design drawings from architects / interior designers to develop them into detailed manufacturing drawings and issue them to the CNC machinist.

Person / Experience Required:

  • The ability to undertake the development of bespoke furniture from concept stage through to manufacture, including material and component specifications, production of prototypes and drawings
  • You must be able to use 3D software, CabinetVision would be an advantage
  • At least 6 years' industry experience within a similar environment
  • A high level of attention to detail will be expected and good technical draughting skills
  • You will possess the interpersonal skills to maintain customer-facing relationships and be able to advise them on design finishes

If this role is of interest then please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Surrey / West Sussex
Design Field:
Bespoke Fitted Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 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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