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Client Project Manager - Interiors - England - negotiable (V03706)

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This company who specialises in the design of bespoke interior projects throughout the UK have an exciting new team to fill, requiring strong, driven and experienced individuals with proven project management skills combined with outstanding levels of customer service. The remit will be to work with a specific client base, managing daily internal and external communication to allow the work stream and relationship to function proactively and effectively manage the day to day delivery of design projects. 

This is a predominantly office based, customer centric role, in which the ideal candidate will employ a proactive approach, using their customer service and project management skills to effectively deliver the projects on time whilst handling any issues that arise during the process installation from point of sign off.

Job requirements:

  • Sales project management and customer service experience 
  • Excellent organisational skills, a planner and adept at prioritising to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrating the ability to operate independently, apply good judgment and make decisions on the company's behalf
  • Ability to build strong rapport with client and internal colleagues
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive
  • Good understanding of continuous improvement techniques and activities
  • Good computer literacy (specifically Excel)
  • Ability to manage own administration involved in the role including updating of design schedules, sales forecast and changes, budget sheets and quotes
  • The ability to demonstrate a good standard in literacy and numeracy

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

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Location:
England
Design Field:
Design and Creative
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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.

Design Project Manager for Soft Furnishings - London - up to £30,000 (V03700)

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This is an opportunity for an ambitious and motivated individual to become part of a growing team of people, producing soft furnishings for trade clients including interior designers, architects and developers throughout London and the South. Their work includes handmade curtains, blinds, cushions and upholstery for some of the finest residential and commercial spaces in the UK and abroad.

They are offering:

  • Basic salary depending on experience, plus 5% commission on sales
  • Pension, laptop and phone
  • 20 days holiday per year excluding bank holidays
  • Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week

Key responsibilities include:

  • Creating estimates and issuing invoices
  • Site surveys and taking accurate measurements
  • Project managing curtains and blinds, cushion and upholstery jobs from conception to completion
  • Creating worksheets for manufacture for every bespoke item
  • Answering design and manufacturing queries and problem solving
  • Business development from existing and new contacts
  • Managing social marketing media

Person / Experience Required:

  • 5 years' experience in a similar trade environment and industry knowledge
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a large number of projects at the same time
  • Exceptional attention to detail and numerate
  • Ability to work as part of a team and have a positive and energetic outlook
  • Driving licence needed

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Soft Furnishings
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission, pension, laptop, 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.

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 and Production Coordinator roles - 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.

Two exciting roles have been created to work with the directors and team as well as internationally renowned artists. They are looking for an experienced, team player, with an exceptional eye and attention to detail.

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:

  • Strong administration skills and experience with a CRM database
  • Being able to coordinate POs, shipping, etc. working with the project managers
  • Ability to multitask and stay calm under-pressure
  • High attention to detail, dimensions, finishes
  • Good communication skills internal and external (using specialist and non-specialist language)
  • Able to work with multiple members in team across different manufacturers and projects
  • Languages (preferred but not essential): French, Italian
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes (including but not limited to, fabrication, casting, moulding GRP, engineering processes, upholstery, as well as traditional woodworking techniques)
  • Experience gained from the furniture sector

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.

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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