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Trainee Client Account Manager - North West England - negotiable (V03929)

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Our client provides show home interior design and installation to the UK’s corporate property development sector, offering the market the most extensive design studio and largest full-time workforce on offer nationwide. 
 
Their Client Account Managers are the face of the business in the delivery of their service proposition to Clients. They develop, deliver and maintain Client relationships to deliver interior design show home initiatives and solutions. They are now seeking a Trainee Client Account Manager with on-the-job training for a strong, driven and creative salesperson looking to become a fully-fledged Client Account Manager in the future. 
 
This will be field based role covering the North-West with regular travel both regionally and occasionally nationally, as well as to the Head Office in Cheshire.
 
Experience and skills sought for the Trainee Client Account Manager role:
  • Previous sales and sales project management experience 
  • A full UK driving licence 
  • Experience in property development sales, associated construction industry supply or interior design sales 
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentational)
  • Able to operate self-sufficiently in a principally field-based role
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive plus the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good computer literacy
 
They are offering a good starter salary and business expenses with commission once initial training has been completed. They are a very friendly company with quarterly social events and an annual Christmas Shutdown taken as extra to standard holiday entitlement.
To find out more and apply please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign and we'll get back to you shortly.
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Location:
North West England
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
commision, expenses, extra holiday entitlement, 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.

Junior FF&E Assistant - London - negotiable (V03905)

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This prestigious design studio's experience covers both historical and contemporary interiors, bespoke furniture, lighting and pieces of artwork celebrating artisan crafts and the finest materials. Sophisticated luxury to match their clients' lifestyles.

The Director is currently looking for a creative and organized individual to support the Director handling suppliers, sourcing new products, arranging meetings with clients, assisting with the preparation of various projects, design coordination and general administrative duties. This is a very varied role and would particularly suit someone who has worked in a support role within an interior design practice, luxury fabrics showroom or within FF&E.

There will be plenty of opportunities for progression as the role develops.

Day to day responsibilities for the Studio Design Assistant also include:

  • Sourcing fabric samples
  • Procurement of orders and authorising invoices for payment
  • Arranging shipments and collection of deliveries
  • Logistics and on-site installation works
  • FF&E
  • Assisting with mood boards and design schemes

Backround and skills needed for the Studio Design Assistant:

  • A good understanding and ability to use of Excel and able to issue sales invoices
  • At least 3 years relevant work experience from a London residential interior design practise
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and visual
  • Attention to detail, organised and efficient with high level administrative skills
  • Excellent research skills and the ability to compile and present that information
  • Resourceful with imaginative solutions for sourcing

A good salary and package is on offer and can be discussed with a consultant before proceeding. If this vacancy is of interest then please send across your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com 

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Interior 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.

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.

Kitchen Designer - West Midlands - up to £30,000 (V03893)

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This family-run business has been working within the kitchen marketplace for many years and over the last couple of years has been refurbishing all of their Midlands based showrooms to a very high standard.

Due to natural growth and an increase in business again, they are seeking an additional Kitchen Designer. The role will allow flexibility with some home working and although all the leads will be provided, you must be able to and be prepared to drive to visit customers' homes.

Skills and experience needed for the Kitchen Designer role:

  • Strong and proven track record within kitchen design and sales
  • Able to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • A natural flair for design, presentation and customer service
  • Good IT skills and CAD literate (they use Compusoft Winner and EQ)
  • A confident, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a positive work ethic
  • Full driving licence essential

In return the Kitchen Designer will be offered a basic salary plus commission, laptop, mobile and fuel expenses.

If this is of interest please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Location:
West Midlands
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission, laptop, mobile and fuel expenses
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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 Manager - Showhomes - West Midlands - up to £35,000 (V03807)

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This bespoke interior design practice over the last 10 years has flourished into a multi-million pound business with a reputation for great original ideas and design. They work for many major and high-end developers across the country, with their core business being forged in London.

In order to develop further, they are seeking a dedicated sales manager / account manager with the main remit to help in securing new business from the mid-range market with national housebuilders and developers nationwide.

They are looking for someone already working within the design or property development industry with a proven track record in sales. They may consider a designer however who is ready to move their career forward into a new business development role and has strong client liaison, negotiating and sales skills.


Requirements for the Sales Manager:

  • Proven experience with selling to the interiors marketplace
  • A strong appreciation or past experience within design
  • Experienced in handling and presenting to clients
  • Organised and numerate with strong administrative skills for keeping records / diary entries
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (oral, written and presentational)
  • Happy to travel nationwide but to visit their studio in the Midlands regularly
  • Able to operate self-sufficiently in a partly field based role

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com. All applications via our website will receive a reply.

Unfortunately this vacancy is tempoarily on hold.

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Location:
West Midlands
Design Field:
Showhome Interiors
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
+ comm, car, mobile, laptop, healthcare
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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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