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Business Development Manager - South West England - up to £39,000 (V04173)

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This Interior Design Consultancy specialises in designing and installing interiors for Showhomes, Hotels, Retirement Homes and Private Clients. They have a team of talented in-house professionals which includes designers, soft furnishers, stylists, picture-framers and fitters and are now seeking an additional Business Development Manager for their showhome division.

Your role will be a combination of winning new business and account management working with national house builders and smaller developers. They are a very family-friendly business and flexible about working hours which contributes to a low turnover of staff and repeat business from their clients.

Key Purpose of the Business Development Manager role:

  • Agreeing sales targets and implementing a strategy that achieves or exceeds these targets
  • Delivery of successful repeat business, retention and referral rates
  • Negotiation of achievable project budgets with customers
  • Carrying out regular research within the new homes market to generate new sales leads
  • Implementation of regular marketing and advertising campaigns
  • Providing sales information including forecasts to assist in analysis and forward planning
  • Liaising with the team in all phases of a customer’s project to ensure design, budget and timeframe requirements are met


Skills and Experience for the Business Development Manager:

  • Knowledge of the Interior Design marketplace
  • Numerate with strong sales and negotiating skills
  • Effective and solid communication skills
  • Good IT skills as required by the job and updated as necessary
  • Current driving licence
  • Able to demonstrate success in managing client accounts
  • Self-driven and results oriented with a positive outlook and able to forward plan

They are open to one day a week working from home in the longer term, but whoever fills the role will always need to be in the office every Monday and probably most of the week for the initial training period.  Salary will be £39k (based on a 37.5 hour week) plus overtime, twice yearly bonus scheme, car, company pension and 22 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.

To find out more and apply, please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
South West England
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£39,000 - £39,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus, car, pension
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.

Senior Client Account Manager - UK based - Remote - negotiable (V04167)

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Our client is an industry leader in providing show home interior design and installation to the UK’s corporate property development sector. They are able to provide the market with the most extensive design studio and largest full time work force on offer nationwide and are currently recruiting for a Senior Client Account Manager.
 
This role will not only add value to their Account Manager team but also support the Sales Director in a Senior Management role. You will be developing, delivering and maintaining interior design initiatives and solutions in support of Client satisfaction whilst remaining commercially aware and driven within your niche area of focus.
They are open to where the individual will be living in the UK as they do not need to be in the office every day.
 
Key Accountabilities for the Senior Client Account Manager include to:
  • Understand, support and encourage each member of the Account Management team.
  • Maintain and maximise client yield across established pipelines.
  • Build client sales in Business Development independently and across the wider Account Management team.
  • Provide a mentor approach where required within the Account Management team.
  • Clearly communicate and problem solve with cross departmental Management Team.
  • Demonstrate a clear knowledge of your commercial priorities and responsibilities.
  • Build strong rapport with existing clients, new customers and internal colleagues.
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Senior Client Account Manager:
  • A min of 5 years' project management sales experience within the interior design industry for property developers.
  • The ability to encourage and mentor a team.
  • A full UK driving licence.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentational).
  • Able to operate self-sufficiently in a principally field based role.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive.
  • Good computer literacy.
  • Strong lead generation and business development skills.
In return they can offer a good negotiable salary plus commission, car allowance, bonus scheme and pension. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920486125.
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Location:
Remote
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
commission, car, bonus, pension
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.

Bathroom Sales Designer - London - up to £40,000 (V04108)

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Our client offers one of the most comprehensive design services in the Bathroom sector, with the widest selection of products paired with a tailored approach to each project.
 
Known for their expertise with the mid to upper marketplace, inspiration comes from grand spaces to bijou wet rooms, in a myriad range of styles from modern to traditional or transitional. They supply anything from tubs to taps, showers, tiles, furniture, wall coverings, colour schemes, accessories and storage.
 
They are currently seeking a Bathroom Sales Designer for each of their showrooms in SW London.
 
Main Duties of the Bathroom Sales Designer:
  • To meet with clients and offer a full design and sales service
  • Follow-up on leads, quotations and order payments
  • Provide detailed information and advice on world renowned luxury bathroom brands
  • Build strong relationships with clients in both Trade and Retail to generate repeat business
  • Developing business and being proactive by approaching new / old trade clients to generate new leads
Skills and Experience needed from the Bathroom Sales Designer:
  • Previous bathroom sales and design experience dealing with known luxury bathroom brands
  • A strong flair for selling and design with a high degree of motivation
  • CAD literate (they use Virtual Worlds and SketchUp)
  • Customer-focused, with a positive attitude and good people communication skills
  • Confident in working with high-net worth clients where discretion and a high level of professionalism is required
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to work on several projects at the same time
 
Salary is negotiable depending on level of experience, likely to be in the range of £30k to £40k plus commission with uncapped earning potential, bonus and healthcare. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
London
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission, bonus, healthcare
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 Designer - North East England - up to £28,000 (V03971)

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Our client is part of the largest and longest established kitchen supply and manufacturing business in the UK with 500,000 sq.ft. of in-house manufacturing premises at their headquarters in the North-East of England.
 
They have created the new role of Sales Designer to be responsible for bringing in new business, both B2B and private customers. They have an extensive range of design choices to offer clients and they will provide training in technical drawing if needed. This is a mainly office-based role.
 
There is also an opportunity for a Technical Kitchen Designer which is a non-sales role to join the team.
 
Skills and experience for the Sales Designer role:
  • At least 2 years' proven sales track-record ideally within the KBB or Interiors marketplace
  • An efficient, professional communicator - both verbally and in the written form
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office
  • A problem solver and lateral thinker who thrives under pressure
  • Motivated, with the ability to both self-manage and work as part of a team
  • Ideally, competent in using Winner and/or EQ software packages
In return there is a salary of c£28k on offer with an OTE of £38k+ (£25k for the Technical Designer), company pension and staff purchase scheme.

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

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Location:
North East England
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £28,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission, company pension
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.

Here at Careers in Design our specialism in design recruitment has allowed us to work with a large selection of clients handling a variety of roles both here and around the world, eager to be paired with suitable applicants from those who have registered with us.

Whilst the majority of vacancies posted here at Careers in Design are weighted towards the creative aspects of the design industry, we have a whole section of posts available for sales, admin and support positions in the same sector.

The nature of any given sales job will depend very much on the parent company and how it operates. With some, their products are designed with a mass market appeal, and the role of the sales team is to encourage wholesalers and retailers to purchase in bulk orders and often liaising with the supply chain on pricing policies.

With other companies, what you will be selling is the ability of their creative team. You will be there in the field, promoting the company as their ambassador, convincing other businesses that they should take your company on as designers for a given project. These meetings can be crucial for the success of your business because, while the minutiae of the deal will be thrashed out by a project or commercial manager the principles of the agreement are established by you and your team as a way of getting your collective feet in the door.

Successful applicants will be expected to be engaging and determined, ideally with a track record of success in the area of sales. They will need to demonstrate a knowledge of the design sector and to be able to pitch them convincingly to a third party. Despite not being part of the design team, knowledge of the design process will be an advantage.

Using our filter menus above, you can locate the sales and admin positions we currently have available, before registering with us, and letting us customise your application to make it the best it can be. We also have companies who although not actively looking, have asked us to keep an eye out for suitable candidates on their behalf so if you do not see the right one on the list please still get in touch.

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