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Production Manager - set and event design - Essex - up to £40,000 (V03676)

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This theatrical design and production company operates out of a 14,000 sq. ft. workshop near the Essex / Hertfordshire borders, producing work for high profile brands and events. Their work includes sets and props for events, product launches, exhibitions, sampling campaigns and experiential marketing projects such as a 5m high giant lipstick, a billboard sized chocolate bar and a UK tour of experiential mud huts for a leading charity.

They are seeking a Production Manager to ensure that all their projects are delivered as designed on time and on budget and to enable production to improve and increase capacity through more efficient production processes.

This is a pivotal hands-on role managing a hardworking and committed production team. You will be responsible for the full end-to-end production for all projects - taking the lead on production and project management from brief through to delivery and working effectively with the client, production team and sub-contractors on a daily basis.

Person / Experience Required:

Candidates would ideally come from a proven theatrical or exhibition background and have experience in production management of a broad range of sets, props and modular units, from conception through to execution. Working with an adaptable, flexible, accommodating attitude is a must and understanding the ever-changing demands of high-end brands is essential.

Candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in exacting manufacturing projects
  • Experience in supervising and motivating a team of workers
  • Good computer skills around MS office, AutoCAD skills an advantage but not essential
  • Experienced in the planning and executing of projects based around strict budgets and deadlines
  • Ability to deliver reports on scheduling and costs
  • Monitoring of product standards and implementation of quality-control programmes
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Driving and fork lift licence would be helpful but 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:
£35,000 - £40,000 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 / 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.

project-manager-jobs

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.

Project Manager - Bespoke Furniture - London - negotiable (V03668)

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Often featured in art and interior design magazines, this highly prestigious design studio count many serious art collectors as their clients. Their experience covers both historical and contemporary interiors, bespoke furniture, lighting and pieces of artwork celebrating artisan crafts and the finest materials.

With a production and technical design studio on site, they are seeking a Project Manager to oversee the design and production process including suppliers, costs and logistics. This is a new role and they are looking for a candidate who will make it their own.

This forward-thinking person will need to understand what is required to work at the top end of the luxury sector and be able to spot any potential problems or delays before they occur. They work with clients who demand the highest quality and specification and their closely knit team are all experts in each of their various fields and passionate about their work.

You will be managing projects throughout the business, from order to installation, making sure all milestones are met and finances adhered to.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Project management experience at the luxury end of the furniture / interiors marketplace
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to prioritise
  • Strong communication skills and ability to liaise with all departments
  • Able to work with a high level of craftsmanship
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of project financials
  • Management of suppliers to ensure all projects are delivered on time, within scope and to required budgets
  • IT literate and familiar with driving a spreadsheet
  • Ability to read CAD drawings would be an advantage

A competitive negotiable salary is on offer for the right candidate.

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

project-manager-london

Location:
London
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.

Kitchen Designer - London - up to £35,000 (V03647)

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This leading artisan in professional home kitchens create handcrafted pieces in their renowned sleek industrial style. With an opulent look, each cabinet and metalwork detail is crafted with an eye for beauty in Italy and they are currently seeking an individual to join their small and growing team based in their London Showroom.

This role would suit a designer who has an architectural mind and who can advise on the design and layout of large kitchens including any structural changes. It will be an organisational and client facing role so your presence, communication skills and commercial head will be important. You will be arranging client visits to the showroom, talking through their project along with the technical designer, scheduling the works and seeing through to installation. There will be regular travel to clients and trade shows and an initial visit to the Head Office in Italy for training.

Person / Experience Required:

  • 4+ years' experience on residential projects or from the kitchen sector
  • AutoCAD literacy and Photoshop would be an advantage but not necessity
  • Commercially aware, proactive and organised
  • Both creative and technically minded
  • Professional and smart in appearance
  • Excellent spoken and written English

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 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.

Project Manager - North West England - up to £52,000 (V03509)

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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 throughout the world.

This ambitious company is growing to meet the worldwide demand for its luxury furniture. With state of the art in-house production facilities and a creative and technical studio they are seeking an additional Project Manager.

The successful candidate will manage the engineers within the team and oversee project management and delivery of a projects from concept design to handover of iconic yacht and residential projects worldwide.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Ability to manage furniture projects to a value in excess of  £1m from design concept through to client handover
  • Ability to plan and schedule with your team to exceed client's expectations
  • At least 5 years' bespoke furniture making and construction knowledge at a luxury level
  • Proven experience of CAD software skills with 3D an advantage
  • Excellent leadership, management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work and travel worldwide outside normal working hours when required

If  this sounds like you, then please send your CV in to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
North West England
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£38,000 - £52,000 per annum
Benefits:
6% pension, bonus + 30 days hols
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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.

As one of the top recruitment agencies in the UK for the design industry, we hold a number of vacancies from high end clients seeking experienced project managers.

The role of project manager is essential to the successful running of any design company. Traditionally it offers an attractive salary to the right candidate, but also requires significant experience within the industry, and has expectations of a solid work ethic and can-do attitude.

Project managers are generally team leaders, responsible for a group of staff from various disciplines and backgrounds, to cascade information and handle problems that may arise. Most project management jobs include dealing with a budget, and many roles require a manager with a hands-on approach, being experienced in the technical side of design themselves.

From this it can be readily deduced that the successful applicant for a project manager role will have excellent interpersonal skills, both with their own staff, and with customers, clients, and other stakeholders. They will be expected to be able to negotiate deals that are favourable to the company, not just in terms of money, but also regarding the product brief, realistic deadlines, company exposure, and so on. 

While you will have a highly-skilled team supporting you, responsibility for the project is ultimately in your hands, so you must be able to motivate your team to meet the expectations of the company and your clients.

If this sounds like the sort of challenge you are ready for in your career, register with Careers in Design today. Let us take a look at your CV and pair you up with the project manager position that is most likely to suit your strengths.

Our clients are looking for dynamic and committed project managers, just like you. Using the menu filters you will find at the top of the page, you can search for your ideal project management role today.

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