Design Manager

Oldham, UK
11 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Design Manager
Greenfield, near Oldham, Manchester

Are you a proactive engineering design professional seeking your next challenge? Want to learn and grow with an organisation that's been manufacturing handmade products with pride since 1938? If so, read on.

The Company

Our client offers beautiful, elegant and practical Greenhouses and Glasshouses with a worldwide reputation for perfect design, enduring strength, unparalleled quality and everlasting performance.

Providing beautiful ranges of Greenhouses and Glasshouses for the everyday gardener, to the largest bespoke designs across their Victorian, Modern and Heritage ranges, our client works hard to cater to the needs of every individual customer, gardener and every individual garden.

Each one of our client's products is individually designed to the specification of the customer, whether for professional or private need. The company prides themselves on the quality of their workmanship and work closely with customers to ensure they get exactly what they need.

As the company continues to grow, our client is now looking for a Design Manager to join their team in Greenfield near Oldham, easily commutable from Huddersfield, Rochdale and Manchester.

Your Rewards

- Competitive salary of up to £40,000 per annum
- Develop a rewarding career with a market leading, luxury British brand
- Build on your existing expertise as part of a hard-working team
- Join a collaborative and fresh-thinking environment

If you are an experienced Designer with people leadership experience, this is an outstanding opportunity to combine your creative and people based skill sets and advance your career with this exciting company.

Our client has a rich history, a great reputation within their market and a bright future. Their products are known across the world for quality, craftsmanship and service. With that in mind, they want to remain at the forefront of their sector, and that's where you come in.

So, if you are ready for an exciting challenge, are eager to work within an amazing, dedicated, skilled team and can support our client's existing quality standards, this is the role you've been waiting for.

Your Role

As the Design Manager, you will lead the Technical Team from the front in the creation of outstanding design concepts for their greenhouses and glasshouses. You'll promote a positive culture that ensures a high level of quality, accuracy and productivity that consistently delivers excellence.

You will oversee initial design concepts through post concept approval to site survey and the production of detailed drawings and bills of materials, in a timely and forward focused manner.

Your role will also involve:

- Liaising with internal colleagues and peers (including the USA based team), clients, Architects and Sub-Contractors to final sign off
- Managing the department's CAD systems (including upgrades and licensing), maintaining and updating the CAD drawings and Excel template library
- Administering numerous and often challenging orders to strict deadlines and shipping dates
- Assisting the Production Department with technical problems and product development

Where appropriate and needed, you will also liaise with Structural Engineers to ensure efficiency in delivery.

About You

To be considered as the Design Manager, you will need:

- Experience within the greenhouse, conservatory and/or lightweight structures of fabrication and/or sheet metal industries
- Demonstrable people leadership skills, with a collaborative and team centric ethos
- Strong technical design skills, ideally in a manufacturing environment, or engineering
- Experience of product design, NPD and 3D prototyping
- Active working knowledge of 2D and 3D CAD packages
- Excellent Microsoft Office skills

Other organisations may call this role Design Team Leader, Assistant Design Manager, Technical Design Manager, Engineering Design Manager, Construction Design Manager, Greenhouse Design Manager, or Conservatory Design Manager.

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