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Product Designer - Cheshire - up to £25,000 (V03896)

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Our client specialises in playground equipment and manufactures in-house, supplying a broad spectrum of clients including landscape architects, play companies and Councils. You will find their products in public parks, offices, private houses and destination locations all around the world.

They are currently looking for a creative Product Designer with a good technical ability and working knowledge of SolidWorks to join their team and contribute high quality, innovative designs. They need a versatile candidate who can work on their own initiative and develop in this role. They are based near a main station with good transport links.

Key roles and responsibilities for the Product Designer include:

  • Project management, working with the support of the team
  • Employing strong modelling skills, production of technical drawings for manufacture and renders for presentations
  • Developing bespoke product designs that can be manufactured efficiently and cost effectively
  • Modifications to the existing standard product range
  • Ensuring efficient and timely completion of projects, anticipating issues and proactively working to resolve them
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers on a daily basis both in person and by telephone / email
  • Being involved in costings and ordering

Skills and Experience needed for the Product Designer role:

  • Conversant with SolidWorks
  • Product Design degree or similar
  • Experience of manufacturing processes for sheet metal and wood
  • Ideally with between 1 and 2 years’ experience
  • Strong modelling and technical skills
  • Adobe Creative Suite with AutoCAD being an advantage
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail orientated and numerate

In return they are offering a good starting salary with a bonus scheme, private healthcare, pension and works perks. Hours of work are 8am to 5pm with half day on Fridays.

To apply and find out more please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Location:
Cheshire
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£19,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus, healthcare + 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 Estimator - London - up to £30,000 (V03891)

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This Atelier design and fabricate unique, custom-made sculptural pieces and limited-edition collections for interior decorators, collectors and private clients. Their goal is to help shape remarkable interior beauty by nurturing, inspiring and enriching their relationships with artisans, craftspeople and partners (the communities they support) and their clients.

They are now recruiting for a Design Estimator to support the Senior Design Estimator responsible for the costing of materials and processes for the manufacturing of their pieces. A good understanding of design, form, colour and materials will be needed alongside the ability to interpret production drawings. You will be cost engineering products, maintaining excellent quality whilst providing the best costings and efficiency for product manufacturing.

Based in their offices near the workshop and showroom, you will need to have a good rapport with all stakeholders in the business, both in-house and externally with suppliers to maintain and develop good working relationships. You will also have an eye for optimum costings and be able to form an efficient database administration.

Skills, Experience and attributes needed for the Design Estimator: 

  • Adobe packages: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Degree in Product Design, Architecture or similar
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar environment
  • Highly numerical
  • Strong negotiation skills (to handle suppliers)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Adaptable, reliable, supportive and collaborative

In return you will be working with a great company on some amazing and exciting products. They will give added training allowing you to progress in the role. Constantly evolving, they have a strong focus on their people and a very high level of staff retention.

Please send in your CV if of interest to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you within the week.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Product 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.

Design Cost Estimator - London - up to £30,000 (V03885)

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This atelier design studio design and fabricate unique, custom-made sculptural pieces and limited-edition collections for interior decorators, collectors and private clients. Their goal is to help shape remarkable interior beauty by nurturing, inspiring and enriching their relationships with artisans, craftspeople and partners (the communities they support) and their clients

They are now recruiting for a Design Cost Estimator responsible for the costing of materials and processes for the manufacturing of their Designs. You will be expected to cost engineer company products, maintaining excellent quality whilst providing the best costings and efficiency for product manufacturing. A comprehensive understanding of materials and processes is therefore essential alongside being able to interpret production drawings.

You will need to have a good rapport with all stakeholders in the business, both in-house and externally with suppliers to maintain and develop good working relationships. You will also have an eye for optimum costings and be able to form an efficient database administration.

Skills, Experience and attributes needed for the Design Cost Estimator:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • BA(Hons) Product Design, Architecture or comparable
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role (desirable)
  • Highly numerical
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Adaptable, reliable and efficient
  • Supportive and collaborative

In return you will be working with a great company on some amazing and exciting products. They are constantly evolving, have a strong focus on their people and a very high level of staff retention.

To apply and find out more please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Product 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.

Product Designer - Essex - up to £35,000 (V03863)

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This company creates game changing products for sport that are a step beyond the rest. They have built a reputation for fresh, innovative design, premium product quality and impeccable craftsmanship. They sponsor some of the World's leading players on every continent and foster a culture of invention and progression.

As a product designer, you'll create a range of consumer items including equipment, apparel and accessories. You will work on new products, and seek to develop existing ones, using your understanding of technology, materials and manufacturing methods.
You will be working in the design studio putting together a design proposal for projects and then following through from concept to manufacture.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Working on ideas using CAD
  • Sketching initial design ideas and using the 3D printer to test ideas
  • Identifying the suitability and availability of materials
  • Producing detailed drawings and design specifications, including parts lists and costings
  • Testing the design concept, researching materials, processes or market requirements
  • Occasional travel to offices in China and Japan to assist in the development process as required
  • Making presentations to senior management, to present design proposals

Person / Experience Required:

  • A Product Industrial Design Engineering degree with 3 years' post-graduate experience
  • A high degree of technical knowledge balanced with creative ability and a hands-on approach
  • Commercial awareness
  • Proficiency in CAD, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Familiarity with the capabilities and limitations of CNC machining & injection moulding
  • Knowledge of industrial processes, techniques and standards
  • A willingness to build and maintain positive working relationships and to share information with others

They are based near the Hertfordshire and Essex borders with good train links. A social company they arrange free trips and lunches regularly for their staff.

If you would like to find out more then please email your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com and a consultant will get back to you.

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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
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.

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