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    Design Development Manager

    £35,000 - £40,000

    Opportunity for a Development Project Manager to join one of the UK’s leading Shop fixtures and fittings manufactures.

    You will be responsible for working closely with the Design teams to collate drawings, specs and BOM’s and work closely with suppliers with development of new products.

    Must have a minimum 5 years’ experience within shopfitting or retail display, with strong Project Management and Design experience.

    Key Responsibilities:- 

    Providing design support to Key Accounts, liaising with Account Directors and Managers.
    Creating agreed, well defined and formulated briefs and communicating these back into the design team using the appropriate documentation and process.
    Supplying technical design support to internal design team utilizing personal areas of expertise where appropriate, expanding personal knowledge base to include multi-disciplined solutions and exploiting value engineering opportunities
    Monitoring and supporting projects as they develop through the design process actively project managing, supplying documentation and liaising with Procurement Account Directors and Managers.
    Taking active involvement in the project estimating process where required to provide proactive value analysis and optimum cost efficiencies, value engineered products.
    Working with Procurement and supply base to assist with technical queries and to maintain full awareness of manufacturing processes and techniques.
    Collating drawings, specifications and BOM’s for manufacture of prototypes and production roll-outs.
    Providing other functions and colleagues with advice on all aspects of design engineering and technical development.
    Working within strict time parameters in keeping with the demands of retail customers.
    React to project alterations and make adjustments promptly and efficiently, able to be a confident and effective decision maker.
    Actively researching and investigating innovation and new technologies that may be used to increase the businesses range of products and services.
    Able to travel when required to oversee international projects - or liaise with foreign supply base.
    Compliance to company policies and group management systems.

    Key Requirements:-

    Demonstrable ability with Solidworks and/or AutoCAD design software would be of benefit.
    A minimum of 5 years’ experience of project management within the retail display or shop fitting industry.
    Excellent knowledge of shelving systems would be an advantage
    A good appreciation of the relevant manufacturing processes and materials.
    Excellent IT skills to include Microsoft Excel, numeracy and analytical ability
    Good attention to detail with a disciplined approach to time management
    Strong written and oral communication skills.
    Strong interpersonal skills, able to work both independently and in a team orientated collaborative environment.
    Ability to effectively make decisions, prioritise and execute tasks in a high pressure environment
    Organised, process driven individual who understands project management, critical paths, also approval processes, and the commercial implications of decision making.
    Flexible and motivated, with a ‘hands on' approach.

    Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the V&C GDPR Policy.

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    CONSULTANT
    Bethanie Crisp
    Retail Operations

    CAD Designer

    up to £35,000 + benefits

    Fantastic opportunity for an experienced CAD Designer / Technical Designer to join an award-winning worldwide shopfitting and retail display organisation within their ambitious team.

    You will be responsible for managing the project briefings, producing 3D designs through SolidWorks that can be manufactured to client expectations within agreed timeframes.

    You must have knowledge of manufacturing materials, processes and costs within a shopfitting supplier, with at least 3 years in a CAD Designer / Technical Designer position across SolidWorks.

    Based in Coventry!

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Producing creative concepts, visuals and store layout plans for new projects - ranging from full fit out to individual retail display items, POS and POP projects.
    Supporting new AR projects, modeling Retail environments.
    Developing and building relationships with clients as a creative resource assisting them in their store development programs.
    Expert with Solidworks, ability to use other 3d modeling packages an advantage.
    Proficient with Illustrator, Photoshop etc, able to produce slick 2d presentation material.
    Supporting colleagues when required in all aspects of design, engineering, marketing and technical development.
    Working within strict time parameters in keeping with the demands of retail customers.
    Utilising current retail and brand design trends within context of project.
    Manage documentation in an organized and timely manner.
    Assisting Design Team Leader in the logging and planning systems to expedite the daily workload efficiently.

    Key Requirements:-

    3 years’ experience of working in Retail Design industry as a Technical/CAD Designer.
    Excellent knowledge of retail shelving and display systems.
    A good appreciation of the relevant manufacturing processes and materials; Steel and sheet fabrication, Sheet metal, Finishings, Plastic, Wood fabrication, Wood by-products and Timber.
    Knowledge of other design tools such as Illustrator or Photoshop.
    Excellent IT skills, numeracy and analytical ability.
    Good attention to detail with a disciplined approach to time management.
    Strong creative thinker, always looking for new ideas.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    Strong interpersonal skills, able to work both independently and in a team orientated collaborative environment.
    Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.
    Aware of current trends in Retail and Brand design, adept at researching new products and project related material.
    Motivated and flexible.

    Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the V&C GDPR Policy

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    CONSULTANT
    Bethanie Crisp
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