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Account Manager / Account Executive - Oxfordshire - up to £35,000 (V03912)

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Our client creates sculptural pieces for interior, exterior and big spaces for high net worth individuals both in the UK and internationally. Every piece is handmade to order.

They are currently looking to increase their sales team with an Account Manager / Account Executive (depending on level of experience already gained). You will be responsible for sales and growing the sales pipeline by managing existing accounts of; Specifiers, Architects, Interior Designers, Garden Designers, Art Consultants, Property Developers and End Users both for residential and commercial projects.

Main responsibilities for the Account Manager / Account Executive:

  • Regular contact with existing accounts
  • Building existing and new client relationships
  • Driving overall results by sales pipeline management
  • Performing robust follow-ups
  • Increasing quote to close ratio
  • Maintaining high levels of quality, accuracy and process consistency
  • Producing sales reports
  • Proactively promoting the company at events, promotions and exhibitions

Person / Experience for the Account Manager / Account Executive:

  • Experience working with interior design, architecture and landscape architecture firms
  • Proficiency with CRM Software and advanced IT skills, Microsoft Office
  • Experience in presenting and selling high-end products
  • A goal-oriented team player with positive attitude
  • Willingness to travel internationally

Bonus and Benefits:

The offices are based in a rural location a short distance from a large town and its rail links (40 minutes to London Paddington). The role could be part home / part office based.

Salary will be c£30k plus commission (part individual and part team), OTE £50k.

Benefits include: 22 days holiday rising to 28 days, 4% company contribution to pension scheme and a generous discretionary annual bonus.

To apply and find out more please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.

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Location:
Oxfordshire
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission, pension, company 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 - London - up to £30,000 (V03907)

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This well-established Kitchen Showroom specialise in creating bespoke kitchen, bathroom and bedroom interiors. They have been awarded “Best of Houzz” for exceptional Service and Design year on year and have an enviable staff retention record.

They are now looking to recruit a Kitchen Designer with creative flair to help take their business forward. The ideal candidate will be competent using Winner Design software, with experience of designing and ordering Kitchen and Bedroom furniture. They work with several German and UK manufacturers and also offer bespoke-made British furniture.

They work normal business hours from their showroom and you will be expected to work two Saturdays per month and be willing to visit properties to conduct surveys and take dimensions.

This would be a great opportunity for an individual with a proven background in design who is looking to operate in the upper end of the market. 80% of their business is local with a strong referral rate.

Skills and experience for the Kitchen Designer role:

  • Between 2 and 4 years’ experience working as a Kitchen Designer or an interior designer within the residential marketplace.
  • A flair for design, an eye for detail and a creative approach to selling.
  • The ability to generate innovative design ideas with attention to detail.
  • An ongoing interest in design and a desire to keep up with new interior / designer trends.

Salary for the Kitchen Designer will be £25k to £30k plus bonus.

To find out more and apply please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you within a few days.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus and 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.

Studio Interior Design 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, or visual merchandising or a textiles / 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
  • Formatting and maintaining design research as an accessible studio-wide resource
  • Designing and producing presentation templates for the studio team's projects

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
  • 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 Sales Designer - Wiltshire - negotiable (V03894b)

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This independent kitchen business has over 25 years' experience of British, German and Italian brands along with bespoke luxury handmade kitchens resulting in a fantastic and varied choice of kitchens for their customers.

Their clients range from private individuals to architects and building companies and their larger showroom in Berkshire often hosts cookery events, appliance demo’s and design seminars. Their showroom in Wiltshire is also home to their workshop.

They currently have opportunities for 3 additional Kitchen Designers (one for Reading, one for Swindon and one to work more flexibly between the two). Ongoing training will be provided although they are looking for experienced designers used to designing and selling kitchens within the £30k to £80k price bracket.

They use Fusion CAD software and Smart for quoting and have a team of CAD technicians, fitting / installation teams (who can carry out small building works), project managers and showroom administrators thus enabling their designers to concentrate on the customers and their projects.

Skills and experience needed for the Kitchen Designer role:

  • Strong and proven track record within kitchen design and sales
  • A natural flair for design, presentation and customer service
  • Understanding of the luxury marketplace
  • Good IT skills and CAD literate
  • A confident, enthusiastic and dynamic individual with a positive work ethic
  • Able to work to deadlines and targets
  • Full driving licence

On offer for the Kitchen Designer is a good basic salary plus a monthly bonus and a realistic OTE of £55k to £75k. Commission is paid on every kitchen sold and is uncapped.

To find out more and apply please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll try and get back to you quickly.

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Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
monthly bonus plus commission
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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 Sales Designer - Berkshire - negotiable (V03894a)

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This independent kitchen business has over 25 years' experience of British, German and Italian brands along with bespoke luxury handmade kitchens resulting in a fantastic and varied choice of kitchens for their customers.

Their clients range from private individuals to architects and building companies and their larger showroom in Berkshire often hosts cookery events, appliance demo’s and design seminars. Their showroom in Wiltshire is also home to their workshop.

They currently have opportunities for 3 additional Kitchen Designers (one for Reading, one for Swindon and one to work more flexibly between the two). Ongoing training will be provided although they are looking for experienced designers used to designing and selling kitchens within the £30k to £80k price bracket.

They use Fusion CAD software and Smart for quoting and have a team of CAD technicians, fitting / installation teams (who can carry out small building works), project managers and showroom administrators thus enabling their designers to concentrate on the customers and their projects.

Skills and experience needed for the Kitchen Designer role:

  • Strong and proven track record within kitchen design and sales
  • A natural flair for design, presentation and customer service
  • Understanding of the luxury marketplace
  • Good IT skills and CAD literate
  • A confident, enthusiastic and dynamic individual with a positive work ethic
  • Able to work to deadlines and targets
  • Full driving licence

On offer for the Kitchen Designer is a good basic salary plus a monthly bonus and a realistic OTE of £55k to £75k. Commission is paid on every kitchen sold and is uncapped.

To find out more and apply please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll try and get back to you quickly.

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Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
monthly bonus and commission
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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.

Commercial Manager - Design & Sales - London - up to £50,000 (V03874)

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Our client is one of the world’s leading artisans in professional home kitchens. They create handcrafted pieces in their renowned sleek industrial style, each kitchen showing off a bespoke design with sophisticated mechanisms.

Their UK Showroom is based centrally in London and is by appointment only. Their clients are mainly commercial and include Architects, Interior Designers, Joinery Manufacturers and Developers from all over the UK and Ireland.

They have a newly created role for a Commercial Manager - Design & Sales. Your remit will be to oversee all commercial aspects and the logistics of the orders. It will start with taking the brief with the client and sending it off to the Head Office so the manufacturing drawings can be produced for the factory. You will then be overseeing the project through to completion, managing the clients, liasing with production and overseeing the installation.

Although the role will be based in the Showroom you will be required from time to time to carry out site visits as well as booking meetings with clients to network, taking part in marketing events, establishing new business relationships and building upon existing ones.

Person and experience required:

  • In order to have the gravitas and knowledge base you will need at least 8 years' industry experience
  • An excellent understanding of the luxury bespoke kitchen marketplace
  • Happy to network and good at business development
  • Able to take a design brief
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Professional and a very smart appearance
  • Proactive, self-motivated and organised

Salary will be c£40k to £50k plus travel and business expenses.  There will also be occasional trips to Head Office in Italy.

If this sounds like you then please email us with your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Benefits:
business expenses, 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.

Business Development Manager - South West England - up to £35,000 (V03871)

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This Interior Design Consultancy specialises in designing and installing interiors for Showhomes, Hotels, Retirement Homes, Marketing Suites, Private Clients and supplying Furniture Packages. 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 to be based out for their offices but working nationally. You will also be responsible for a Business Development Assistant.

Your role will be a combination of winning new business and account management and the position comes with a car as, under normal conditions, it is likely to be a 50/50 split between office and travel. They are a very family-friendly business and flexible about working hours, have a good company pension scheme, a group company bonus paid twice yearly and staff discounts from suppliers. All of this contributes to a low turnover of staff and repeat business from their clients.

Skills and Experience needed for the Business Development Manager role:

  • Knowledge of the Interior Design marketplace
  • 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 and understanding the need for achieving Gross Profit and Sales Targets
  • Able to demonstrate success in managing client accounts
  • Must be competent at writing business letters with good spelling and grammar
  • Ability to understand the principles of basic business finance
  • Self-driven and results oriented with a positive outlook and able to forward plan

To find out more and to apply please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Location:
South West England
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
car, bonus, pension, discounts
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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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