New Product Design Manager

ACS Performance
Sutton Green, UK
05 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Bespoke Design Manager

Our client is looking for an enthusiastic Bespoke Design Manager to support the continued success of the business and to lead a Bespoke Products team. The ideal candidate will be from a lighting manufacturing background and able to demonstrate a high degree of commercial awareness.

  • Lead, support and develop the Bespoke Product Design team.
  • Lead the Bespoke product development process from initial customer enquiry through development, manufacturing and testing to delivery.
  • Ensure that the performance and quality of our products is always class leading.
  • Using industry knowledge and market intelligence, lead the development of product solutions to ensure that we deliver successful, profitable products that excel in our market sectors and provide our customers with the best possible outcome.
  • Use interpersonal skills to work as an effective leader of the Bespoke Design team whilst being clearly focused on achieving multiple deadlines.
  • Ensure that all products are fully compliant, and that all relevant documentation is filed and maintained.
  • Remain calm under pressure and work within pre-agreed timescales and budgets which are often highly challenging.
  • The ability to adhere to DFM procedures and work collaboratively with the Production Engineering team to develop solutions that can be built easily and at pace in our manufacturing facility.
  • Design quality and safety into our products from the outset and follow the structured company quality procedure.

Key Accountabilities:
  • A highly capable Product Design/Design Engineering Manager with experience in developing bespoke and customised LED lighting products.
  • Where required, able to meet with key customers and project stakeholders face-to-face to develop the best possible solution for each application.
  • Able to provide the right amount of information to customers at each stage of a project to ensure that it progresses from an enquiry to an order.
  • High degree of commercial ability and awareness and experience of working on high value, high profile projects.
  • Tenacity and the ability to see things through to the end goal.
  • A 'get the job done' attitude and able to work additional hours as required to accommodate the needs of the business which may include very occasional travel.
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline (Product Design, Product Design Engineering etc).
  • Excellent knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes used to produce Bespoke lighting solutions.
  • High degree of commercial awareness.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of LED technology for lighting including optics, thermal management and electronics.
  • An understanding of intelligent lighting control systems.
  • Knowledge of Solid Edge or similar CAD package. Hand drawing skills would be highly advantageous.

ACS are recruiting for a Bespoke Design Manager. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required in this advertisement to be a Bespoke Design Manager, please submit your CV including an outline of your experience as a Bespoke Design Manager. It is always a good idea to include a covering letter outlining your experience as a Bespoke Design Manager with your application as this will enhance your chances of selection and improve your prospects of landing the Bespoke Design Manager role you desire.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs