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Production Manager - Bespoke Furniture - London - up to £45,000 (V03969)

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Our client creates original and unique contemporary furniture design and products and are currently seeking a Production Manager with strong technical knowledge of furniture construction and production methods.

You will be planning production schedules, managing the production process on individual pieces, controlling the quality standards and interpreting sketches and drawings, liaising with clients and the workshops. They are open to considering a candidate who already has experience from a workshop or artistic environment ready to step up to become a Production Manager after a short lead in time.

We would also be interested in hearing from candidates within this sector but with less experience as there may be another opening coming up.

Skills and Experience needed for the Production Manager:

  • 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
  • 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

In return you will be working on unique and artistic creations for high profile and well-known clients within the Design field. The salary is negotiable and likely to be between £35k and £45k depending on experience. To find out more and apply, please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per
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.

Project Manager - Kitchens - Dubai - negotiable (V03960)

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As one of the leading kitchen brands globally, our client specialises in designing and installing tailor-made luxury kitchens and wardrobes in Dubai. They provide excellent service, a friendly and experienced approach to projects and are constantly looking at sustainability and the use of evolving technologies.
 
With a busy renovation market in Dubai, they are currently recruiting for a Project Manager to manage the kitchen installation team, subcontractors and projects.
 
The Project Manager will also:
  • Ensure client satisfaction, handing over each project on time and without complaint
  • Take dimensions on site when needed
  • Hand over MEP drawings and ensure the proper execution of them
  • Carry our regular inspections on site
  • Work closely with Sales Designers and the General Manager to plan the works
  • Help coordinate delivery of materials
  • Plan and prepare installation schedules in advance and assign tasks to the installers
  • Attend site management meetings and weekly sales meetings
  • Resolve problems and implement improvements
 
Skills and experience sought for the Project Manager:
 
  • Knowledge and experience within the kitchen industry
  • Excellent customer service and project management skills
  • Must be able to effectively liaise with and manage trades, the installation team and customers
  • Able to maintain a high level of quality 
  • A team worker, highly organised, flexible and IT competent
 
Your monthly renumeration will be made up of a salary (tax free), rent allowance, medical insurance, transportation, life assurance, company mobile phone and fuel allowance. There is also an annual return ticket back to the UK and accommodation provided initially when you arrive until you can arrange your own. The company will also process the successful candidate's work permit.
To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Dubai
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
tax free salary and full benefits package
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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.

General Manager - Manufacturing - London - up to £50,000 (V03903)

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Our client designs and makes bespoke kitchens and every single piece of cabinetry is built to last - they are strong believers in sustainability and want their kitchens to be their clients' ‘forever’ kitchens.

Due to the growth of business and looking ahead, they have created a new role which is a Senior Management position and the linchpin between all parts of the business.

Day-to-day responsibilities for the General Manager / Operations Manager will be:

  • Leads and Opportunities - Management and allocation of leads and opportunities and the sales pipeline in general
  • Project Management - Managing client projects from sale through to final project completion. Making sure the projects are delivered smoothly and to the client’s satisfaction
  • Inventory and Stock Management - Ordering of materials and appliances as well as supplier management
  • Quoting and invoicing (not bookkeeping)
  • Client liaison - Pre and post-sales client communication
  • Business process adherence and improvement - As the company grows, the business processes will need to be scaled accordingly
  • Marketing - Marketing strategy and implementation a bonus

Person and Experience needed for the General Manager / Operation Manager role:

  • People management experience
  • Driven with high standards for quality and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service ethos and manner and ability to handle high-end clients with high expectations
  • Positive attitude, calm demeanour and not easily flustered
  • Previous experience managing business processes and teams in order to deliver a product or service to customers
  • Experience of the KBB, furniture and/or joinery market a bonus

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 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.

Business Manager - Sales & Operations - London - up to £60,000 (V03898)

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Our client is passionate about beautiful bathrooms and offer a carefully curated collection of bathroom furnishings and finishes. They sell products via their website, over the phone or by email. The items sold are a mixture of in-stock items and items that are made-to-order through a trusted network of craftsman and suppliers.

Due to the volume of sales and the growth of the business they are now looking for a senior manager to take over duties from the founder in managing the business processes and people for delivering customer orders; from the initial point of client contact through ordering and to final delivery and after sales care.

It is a full-time role and will require the successful candidate to work from the Head Office with appropriate Covid related protections. There will be some flexibility for home working and the possibility of a 4-day week for the right candidate.

Overall Responsibilities for the Business Manager:

You will be required to manage a team of 3 people which includes hiring, structuring and training more people as the company continues to grow over the next few years. Your priorities will sit equally in sales (providing clear information to customers and staff when dealing with customers) and in operations (all the processes that happen behind the scenes for the smooth ordering and delivery of products to customers). This role is all about managing people and processes and ensuring the business operates smoothly and will best suit someone who gets a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction from setting up and managing IT systems, data and processes.

Skills and Experience Required for the Business Manager:

  • People Management experience
  • Driven with high standards for quality and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service ethos and manner and ability to handle high-end clients with high expectations
  • Positive attitude, calm demeanour and not easily flustered
  • Previous experience managing business processes and teams in order to deliver a product or service to customers

General Employment Terms:

  • Full-time and permanent, there is some capacity to work from home and/or a 4-day week
  • Salary range £50k to £60k pa
  • Statutory 28 days paid annual leave each year plus when the office is closed between Christmas and New Year
  • Annual bonus in relation to business growth and profitability

If you are interested and would like to find out more please email us with your CV to recruit@careersindesign and we'll get back to as quickly as possible.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£50,000 - £60,000 per annum
Benefits:
plus 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.

Sales and Project Coordinator - West Midlands - up to £28,000 (V03892)

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This family-run kitchen business has four showrooms based around the West Midlands, all having been through a period of refurbishment and upgrading over the last couple of years.
 
Due to natural growth, a new showroom and a busy business they need extra help within their sales and projects department at their Head Office. As Project Coordinator you will be working alongside the directors and Project Manager helping to coordinate the installations, handling suppliers, orders, verifying sales queries and speaking with customers.
 
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Sales and Project Coordinator:
 
  • Ideally experience from the kbb sector
  • The job will require someone with excellent customer service skills 
  • Must be able to effectively liaise with trades, the installation team and customers
  • Able to maintain a high level of quality of work 
  • A team worker, highly organised, flexible and IT competent
  • Organised and self-motivated
Salary will be c£28k for the Project Coordinator role.

If you would like to find out more then please email us along with your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or just click on apply.

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Location:
West Midlands
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£26,000 - £28,000 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.

Production Coordinator - Furniture & Sculptural Products - London - negotiable (V03886)

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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 knowledge of furniture construction and production methods.

You will be interpreting sketches and drawings, ideally able to produce CAD drawings in Rhino, planning production schedules, monitoring the production processes and controlling the quality standards. Other duties include: preparing shipping samples; organising international and domestic transport and delivery of furniture and sculptures; managing the measurements and weights of both products and packing.

Skills and Experience needed for the Production Coordinator:

  • At least 5 years' relevant experience
  • 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)

In return you will be working on unique and artistic creations for high profile and well-known clients within the Design field.

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
Share |
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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