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Project Manager - London - up to £50,000 (V04090)

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Our client is an international furniture company who are constantly growing and have long-standing collaborations with renowned international designers. In the UK they have three teams that work from their two showrooms to provide clients the ideal furniture, furnishings and interiors through their retail, bespoke and contract teams.
 
They are currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to work on projects within London for their contracts team. The role is likely to be 65% office based and 35% onsite dealing with developers and contractors so good strong diplomacy and negotiating skills will be needed.
 
Profile:
  • Ambitious and driven person who is looking to be part of a prestigious brand where success is recognised and rewarded
  • Ability to work in a team with a positive outlook
  • Able to manage projects independently and take responsibility for decisions
Some key responsibilities for the Project Manager: 
  • To prepare quotations and tender returns for multiunit projects
  • To collate data for pricing and prepare pricing documents using excel or other estimating software
  • To prepare information packages, containing drawings, details and any other information needed for the site team to carry out installation
  • To place orders with the factory and check order confirmations
  • To visit site and liaise with site managers making sure design details have been clearly understood by the site team and make site reports
  • To meet deadlines for submission dates provided by clients for drawings and quotations
  • To manage Client interfacing, following project from tender stage through to practical completion
Skills and experience needed for the role of Project Manager:
  • Project Management experience of £1m+ projects and multiple sites simultaneously
  • Able to collate information from different sources / suppliers to prepare costings
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and able to read construction drawings
  • PC literate - Word / Excel / PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills and analytical thinking
  • Ability to navigate Aconex, Sentryk, Asite, V4P etc.
  • Experience of managing Kitchen, Wardrobe and other joinery packages
  • Good presentation skills with the ability to understand a brief and to explain and present ideas
In return the salary range on offer is £40k to £50k with full business travel expenses paid and a company pension. There will also be full product and company training provided in London and in Italy.
 
To find out more and apply, please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 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.

Production Manager - Furniture - London - up to £50,000 (V04089)

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This full-service interiors studio and supplier of bespoke cabinetry and specialist joinery has successful collaborations with prominent private and commercial clients both in the UK and abroad.
 
The company is in the process of acquiring and setting up a new workshop and are seeking a Production Manager who relishes a challenge. You will be working across a variety of machinery and processes and will be involved at the ground floor level of an exciting new operation to service a large existing customer base.
 
The role of Production Manager will be pivotal to the smooth and efficient running of the workshop and the successful candidate will ideally have the below skill sets:
  • An ability to interpret sketches and drawings
  • Strong planning and organisational skills in order to project manage the production of furniture and cabinetry
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-working skills
  • An ability to set up and operate machinery, including panel saws, surface planers, mortisers, thicknessers, tenoners, spindle moulders, rip saws, pillar drills and band saws to cut and shape a variety of wood and wood substitutes
  • Have an understanding of the finishing / spraying / oiling processes
The successful candidate should be a positive, enthusiastic and resourceful self-starter, with relevant experience and skills in planning and managing resources.
 
Salary and Benefits:
  • £40k to £50k dependent on experience and skills
  • Inclusion within the company profit share scheme
  • Long service holiday award
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and career development opportunities

To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension and 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.

Project Manager - Norfolk - up to £55,000 (V04080)

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This leading British manufacturer of bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery works closely with prominent private, professional and commercial clients worldwide. Experienced in all aspects of joinery manufacture and installation, they work closely with main contractors, designers and architects on both classical and contemporary interiors including dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms.
 
Ever busy, they are currently seeking a Project Manager to manage and maintain programmes to meet both Company and Client objectives. As well as running these projects and being responsible for their team's performance and output the Project Managers also assist in the bidding / winning process in order to maximise the commercial advantage. They might consider someone working hybrid with 2 or 3 days per week from home, but you would need to be living in the South East of England.
 
Experience and skills needed from the Project Manager:
  • Project Management experience from within cabinet making / furniture / joinery / interior design industry
  • The ability to manage and lead internal members of a project team
  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of financials around projects
  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of AutoCAD to read and amend drawings for manufacture
  • An understanding of basic revenue models and P/L forecasts
  • Experience of making efficient use of resources and controlling costs
 
In return they are offering a salary of £45k to £55k plus a bonus and profit share depending on your experience. To apply and find out more please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£45,000 - £55,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus, profit share, 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 - West Midlands - up to £40,000 (V04069)

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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 over the last few years.
Due to natural growth and a busy workload, they are seeking a Project Manager with the ability to manage an average of 4 kitchen installations per week. There will be 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.
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Project Manager role:
  • Knowledge and experience from within the kitchen industry
  • Previous project management experience
  • Excellent customer service 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 c£40k plus a £5k performance related bonus and pension. To apply and find out more please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
West Midlands
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus, 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 Manager - Furniture - London - up to £50,000 (V04068)

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Our client is an innovative and pioneering gallery creating unique one-off pieces of sculptural contemporary furniture and products. With a production and technical design studio on site, they are seeking a Production Manager with strong technical knowledge of furniture construction and production methods, who is able to meet the high expectations made by both their creative designers and their clients.
 
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. 
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Production Manager: 
  • Ability to interpret sketches and drawings
  • Ability to project manage the production 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 and 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 £40k and £50k.
To apply and find out more please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 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.

Furniture Maker & Technician - Wiltshire - up to £36,000 (V04060)

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Our client is a well-established bespoke furniture maker based on the edge of the Cotswolds with excellent train links to London, Bristol and the West Country. They have established a world-wide reputation as makers of high-quality bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery and work closely with world renowned designers and architects as well as directly with private clients.
 
They are currently looking for an experienced furniture maker who is also proficient in 2D and 3D CAD Design. As Furniture Production Controller you will be coordinating and controlling the flow of work and information from design through manufacturing to completion and final delivery. You will be responsible for the quality and timeliness of the CAD Design and production drawings.
 
Duties of this role include:
  • Receiving the initial design brief to create the job specification and producing any drawings required at quotation stage
  • Managing the CAD team
  • Responsible for the production of drawings, samples, BOMs and cutting lists
  • Working closely with the whole team to ensure a seamless fulfilment of client orders
  • Preparing an accurate onsite installation pack for the installation team
  • Fully understanding the objectives and scope of each project, including timescales, verification of design and budget control
  
Skills and experience for the Furniture Production Controller:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a high-end cabinet making or specialist joinery role 
  • Understanding of a variety of manufacturing methods and the use of timber products, glass, metal, stone and fabrics
  • Experience of and familiarity with SolidWorks or AutoCAD draughting and 3D modelling tools
  • Able to interpret technical drawings and specifications and to effectively communicate the requirements to the production team
  • Strong problem-solving skills and solution focused
  • Pro-active and self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong planning, organisational and IT skills
Salary:
In return the salary range is likely to be c£35k plus pension. They have a free car park although they are also reachable by public transport. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £36,000 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.

Interior Designer & Project Manager - Essex - negotiable (V04050)

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As a multi-disciplinary design-led practice our client boasts an impressive portfolio including blue-chip national and international clients specialising in all areas of the hospitality sector delivering projects throughout the UK and into Europe. Projects include bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos and cafes and they are based within easy commuting distance to London.
 
They are currently seeking an Interior Designer & Project Manager. The role would be both a creative and logistical role to head up a contract and be client facing. Ultimately you would be the main client creative lead of a brand / concept development. This could mean seeing some projects from concept all the way to completion or on other occasions overseeing the delivery as part of the team with support of a PM.
 
They operate a development programme of review with a projection to an individual’s three-year target. Salary on offer is c£45k plus pension, bonus scheme and use of pool cars for client visits. Hours are 9am - 5.30pm, Mon- Fri. 
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Designer & Project Manager:
  • Good project running experience with an understanding of logistics for project delivery
  • Understanding of the RIBA work stages
  • Experience with managing client relationship and undertaking presentations
  • An understanding of Health & Safety management in Construction
  • Knowledge gained through working on hotel and/or hospitality projects
  • Clean Driving Licence
  • Proficient in AutoCAD or similar
  • Excel and Microsoft literate

To find out more and apply please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Interior 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.

Product Design Manager - London - up to £50,000 (V04011)

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This company specialise in the design and manufacture of lighting products for both the residential and the commercial sectors.
 
Busy with new projects coming in they are currently seeking an experienced individual to take on the role of Design Manager. Managing a small team your remit will include both man-management and project management, liaising with clients, overseeing projects and design work, checking projects are running to deadline and budget.
They are seeking an individual with a product design background and who is looking for more of an overseeing and management role, than hands-on designing.
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Product Design Manager:
  • 6+ years' relevant experience
  • Self-motivated and organised
  • Ability and knowledge of leading a small team
  • Solid project management skills
  • Problem-solving abilities would be useful
  • Experience as a product designer is needed and from the lighting industry preferable

To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com

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

Production Coordinator & Furniture Technician - London - up to £35,000 (V04002)

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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 & Design Technician with technical knowledge of furniture construction and production methods.
 
Main duties for the Production Coordinator & Technician will be to:
 
  • Plan production schedules, monitor the production processes and control the quality standards
  • Interpret sketches and drawings, produce drawing packages and ideally furniture renders
  • Prepare shipping samples and organise delivery of luxury sculptural / artistic furniture and products
  • Liaise with different departments, suppliers, workshop and clients
Skills and experience needed for the Production Coordinator & Technician:
  • Experienced in producing furniture production drawings and renders using 3D CAD (they use Rhino)
  • Ability to multitask and project manage the production of furniture
  • 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 and resi
Salary and Benefits:
 
In return you will get to work alongside top Designers and Artists using high-quality materials for one-of pieces of Furniture. Salary will be competitive and generous and can be discussed with the Recruiter before proceeding with your application. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £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.

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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