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Product Design Engineer - Oxfordshire - up to £32,000 (V03677)

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This company is a successful business designing and manufacturing rooflights and roof windows for the UK construction / specification market.

They have an in-house design team responsible for creating one-off designs to their clients' requirements which are manufactured in the UK and assembled at their premises. They work alongside some of the top architect firms in the country and their products often feature on award-winning architectural buildings throughout the UK.

They are looking for a Product Design Engineer who can handle the challenges of delivering bespoke rooflight and roof window designs to the architects' and contractors' specifications. It is a highly technical role which requires a practical and motivated individual with excellent organisation and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to work at a fast pace.

The right candidate will be able to:

  • Design, develop and detail feasible solutions and products for manufacture to customer specifications
  • Produce fully detailed 3D models, in SolidWorks, for manufacturing purposes
  • Undertake all necessary simulations, thermal calculations and prototyping to ensure products are fit for purpose
  • Support and assist the internal teams and suppliers to ensure successful bespoke projects from order through to dispatch to agreed quality standards
  • Provide a high level of technical advice or project support to internal and external customers where required
  • Manage their own workload to meet agreed deadlines
  • Communicate well at all levels

You will ideally have 3 years' experience working full-time within a design environment for a technical/specialist products company but they might also consider a recent graduate with work experience. Knowledge of sheet metal fabrication would be an advantage.

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

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Location:
Oxfordshire
Design Field:
Building and Construction
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,000 - £32,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, profit share 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.

Design Manager - London - up to £50,000 (V03675)

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This global leader in branded products have sites across the globe from the US through to China and Germany and a diverse portfolio of clients from FMCG, drinks, health and beauty and charity markets.

Their London office specialises in point-of-sale, gift with purchase products and retail packaging and they are seeking a Design Manager to oversee a small design team covering graphics and packaging, hard-sided products and fashion accessories.

Objectives and requirements:

  • To uphold their high standards for design work and push the team on to greater heights
  • It will involve resource management, project direction and liaising with account managers and buyers from around the company in addition to fulfilling the role of designer
  • Experience in branded product and packaging and an interest in all areas of design will be expected
  • Previous management experience is desirable alternatively you should show good leadership qualities
  • To produce design work you will need a strong understanding of Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhino and Keyshot
  • You will need to be well-organised with good communication skills and show keenness to engage stakeholders both internally and externally
  • As design manager you will be expected to work on a number of projects at any one time so you should be used to working calmly under deadline pressure

On top of a competitive salary benefits include Friday and Birthday leave early days, bonus, life assurance, pension contribution and site-wide social events.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a professional company offering a varied workload and a chance to influence their creative output throughout the day-to-day tender responses and new business pitches.

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Branded Products
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus, pension + 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.

Project Manager / Project Coordinator - 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.

The role will evolve around the person with responsibilities playing on their strengths and skill set. Ultimately you will be taking on a Project Management or Project Coordinators role depending on your level of experience so will need good organisational, time management and communication skills which would suit a level headed, practical smart thinker.

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:

  • Experience gained from the furniture and/or lighting product sector using a variety of luxury materials
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to liaise with all departments
  • Able to interpret sketches and read CAD drawings
  • Strong project management / coordination skills
  • Ability to multitask, keep calm under pressure and work to deadlines
  • Numerate, able to demonstrate a clear understanding of financials around projects
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise
  • IT literate and familiarity with CRM software will be a distinct advantage
  • Experience of making efficient use of resources and controlling costs

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:
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.

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.

Senior Furniture Designer - London - up to £45,000 (V03667)

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This fast growing British Manufacturer of upholstered furniture, lighting and cabinetry also have a very active online retail website and at the hub of activity in their Head Office they are seeking an experienced Designer to help expand their team and company.

The Designer will be responsible for developing and designing across all their products with key responsibilities to include:

  • Design development, including new product concepts and supporting hand sketches across upholstery and cabinetry
  • Autonomous production of detailed drawings using AutoCAD
  • Creating 3D renders using 3DS Max
  • Liaising with suppliers, with the potential for supplier visits within Europe and to the Far East
  • Creating assembly instructions

Person / Experience Required:

  • A keen creative eye with a passion for furniture and design
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience to include cabinetry
  • Able to produce detailed drawings
  • Ideally knowledge of both AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max
  • Experience of seeing products through from conception to production
  • Might also consider an interior architect with an understanding of furniture and cabinetry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a can-do attitude


Benefits include: 25 days holiday, extra half day for Christmas Shopping, excellent staff discount, childcare voucher scheme, cycle to work scheme, free flu jab annually, pension scheme, refer a friend bonus scheme and most importantly a delicious supply of fruit and healthy snacks delivered each week!

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Luxury Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
excellent benefit scheme and extras
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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.

Product Development Manager - Kent - up to £35,000 (V03656)

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This company is a specialist creator and provider of contract furniture into spaces with demanding needs. Their furniture is designed to enhance challenging environments, from high-traffic footfall areas such as receptions and waiting rooms to high security buildings such as psychiatric units or prisons.

They are current recruiting for a hands on Product Development Manager that can project manage the delivery of new products to enhance the Company's product range.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Managing the design and development process and effectively running many different projects simultaneously
  • Using Inventor / SolidWorks for manufacturing drawings
  • Keeping projects on track and on schedule and using initiative to overcome any set-backs or delays
  • Maintaining relations with suppliers and prototype providers, modifying or adjusting prototypes as needed
  • Liaising with Quality Control to ensure that the products developed conform to the required quality standards
  • Regular contact with customers to retain an in depth knowledge of needs and desires
  • Achieving efficient working and meeting agreed launch deadlines for new products
  • Managing overheads to keep costs within any specified budgets

Person / Experience Required:

  • Design degree or equivalent
  • Project management experience with excellent organisational and sourcing skills
  • Experience with manufacturing / engineering drawings and AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks / Inventor would be a distinct advantage
  • Previous experience working with plastics techniques such as rotational moulding and injection moulding is an advantage but not a necessity
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Self-driven and confident personality, with an assertive management style
  • Proven supplier management skills, with willingness to travel abroad when required

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

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Location:
Kent
Design Field:
Commercial Office Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £35,000 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 Design Manager - Wiltshire - up to £42,000 (V03652)

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This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role for an in-house design team in a growing, ambitious business. You will lead a multidisciplinary design team, providing support to the product design and 3D visualisation teams.

The role will be challenging, varied and exciting, and suited to someone with a creative yet analytical mind that is comfortable managing products through the full product lifecycle, from concept, through manufacturing to product launch. It is a role where rolling your sleeves up and making things happen is key, and where a strong commercial mindset is extremely important.

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Researching current design trends, client preference and undertaking competitor analysis
  • Responsible, in conjunction with the senior management team, for the implementation of new product development and launch
  • Undertaking commercial reviews of new product lines
  • Instigating and undertaking research into materials and processes in order to enhance the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of products
  • Leading, line managing and motivating the Product Design and Artwork teams
  • Providing internal training and inductions for new starters, as well as regular product training for the sales team to ensure excellent portfolio knowledge
  • Ensuring all products are compliant with the relevant test standards
  • Leading supplier negotiations on prices and purchasing terms

Person / Experience Required:

  • Degree qualified in Industrial Design / Product Design and a track record in technical product design
  • Fully creative and confident in project managing all that is encompassed in the product design process
  • Experience within the play sector would be an advantage but not necessity
  • APMP or Prince 2 Training would also be preferred but not a necessity
  • The ability to manage the delivery of a number of complex projects simultaneously, thriving under pressure
  • Commercially aware with a with strong presentation and communication skills
  • An excellent knowledge of materials and industrial manufacturing processes
  • Excellent data handling and analysis skills
  • A full, clean driving licence and the willingness to travel if required
  • SolidEdge or SolidWorks and ideally 3D Studio Max
  • Adobe Creative Suite 3 or later (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat)

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

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Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Playground Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £42,000 per annum
Benefits:
25 days hols plus BHs + 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 - 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.

Bespoke Design Engineer - Oxfordshire - up to £35,000 (V03645)

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This award-winning organisation offer a wide range of market focused and design-led products for the building and construction sectors and underpinned by this ethos of innovative design, they are continuously evolving their product range and breaking new ground with acclaimed, industry-leading concepts.

Based West of Oxford, they are a value based company, believing strongly in their staff and their well-being, with full involvement and unity in the company's growth and development.

They are currently recruiting a Bespoke Design Engineer to work on bespoke orders undertaking the design, development and detailing of feasible solutions, and their associated products, for manufacture. Also providing a high level of technical advice / project support to internal and external customers which includes working closely with the customer and internal departments in establishing the feasibility and realisation of product design specifications. You will also be undertaking simulations, thermal calculations and prototyping and producing fully detailed 3D models for manufacturing purposes.

Person / Experience required:

  • Degree qualified in Product Design or Industrial Design, or similar discipline
  • 3+ years' experience working within a design environment for a technical / specialist products company
  • Experience using 3D CAD software (SolidWorks or similar)
  • Experience and understanding of sheet metal fabrication and its impact on design would be beneficial
  • Have a solution based approach with strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills for the successful completion of projects
  • Good sketching skills would be advantageous
  • Strong communication skills, able to identify customers' needs and understand technical information

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

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Location:
Oxfordshire
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, profit share 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.
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Product designer jobs are available across the design industry, from positions in small and medium-sized enterprises, to vacancies with some of the largest corporations in the global marketplace. With such a range of possibilities, it can be difficult to choose which of the available product designer jobs is the best for you.

Luckily, Careers in Design is here to help. Quite aside from assisting you with your CV to ensure that it shows you in the best possible light, we also scour through our available job listings in order to find a job vacancy that matches not only your work history, but also your future ambitions.

Our corporate clients post their vacancies with us from all over the world, because they know that we do more to match the right candidate with the right position than any other recruitment company.

While your job history and technical qualifications will be important, there are other strengths that a potential employer is looking for in a prospective candidate. As a product designer, you will be expected to liaise with clients and customers to discuss what they want from the product, so strong interpersonal and presentation skills are an absolute must. You will need a good working knowledge of design techniques and material qualities, as well as experience with CAD and other design software.

Of greatest importance when applying for a product designer job is demonstrating a creative flair. Depending on the role, you may be responsible for a product from its initial sketches through to its first production run, and you will need to maintain that spark of creativity (and its practical application, of course) throughout.

Finding product designer jobs on our website is easy: use the menus at the top to filter through our positions available, to narrow down your search for jobs in your sector and location.

Are you a product designer, looking for the next step along your career path? Register with Careers in Design today, and let us help you find it.

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