A rare opportunity has arisen for a Design Manager to join this exciting business that is being considered for Best Employer in the Norfolk Business Awards 2019
The Design Manager reports to the Director/Owner and Founder and takes responsibility for the small and talented design team of four, to achieve amazing things.
This is a concept to production role - they don't just design it they make it too. You will be expected to support, mentor and guide their designers to ensure that products are costed, designed and created in the most efficient and cost-effective way to meet customers’ expectations.
Package and Benefits:
• £40,000 - £45,000 Dependent on Experience
• 33 days holiday
• Your birthday off
• Free parking
• Plus, several other employee benefits
Design Manager Key Responsibilities:
To design and develop designs from design briefs supplied by customers/sales staff covering:
Innovative conceptual thinking / ideas
R&D of ideas for new products
R&D of systems and methods of production
Liaising closely will sales staff to understand and develop ideas
Direct contact with customers
Initial concepts / sketches
Initial design drawings for costing purposes
Produce 3D visuals and presentation documents
Overseeing production of prototypes
Value engineering of designs
To specify materials, fixings and construction methods and setting appropriate standards for these including:
Working closely with approved suppliers to specify/understand production methods
Understand material limitations and correct use
An understanding of cost management
To work with team to compile quotes including:
Producing and sending drawings direct to approved suppliers
Requesting costs direct from approved suppliers
Compiling costs and completing costing’s documents
Ensuring sound cost management principles are applied
To manage, organise and assist with any prototyping process for new products including:
Organise prototypes with suppliers
Liaise with production staff on assembly methods
Review and make changes as required
Design Manager Person Specification:
This is a hugely varied role and pressured at times. You must be commercially astute and a strong leader; skilled at building relationships with a full concept to production skill set.
The Design Manager will have around 10 years design experience with proven managerial skills. You will be familiar with a variety of production techniques as well as 3D CAD, preferably Solidworks
Commutable from Cambridge, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Wisbech, Kings Lynn, Wymondham
£25,000 - £35,000 + CAR + BONUS + PENSION + STABLE LONG- ESTABLISHED ORGANISATION
Are you a motivated, highly focused and hungry Sales Engineer, looking for your next challenge?
Would you like to join a well- established organisation, who enjoy a reputation for high quality products and service?
They are the market leading distributer and stockist for a specialist area, and transferable industry sectors they are keen to see people from would be Bearing, Power Transmission, fluid sealing products and Gasket cutting industries.
They are enjoying considerable expansion due to consistent high demand for their products.
Develop growth with existing customers
Generating new sales leads
Field based role, working with a wide variety of different industry sectors
Conduct meetings, to be able to fully establish customer needs and requirements
Maintain and develop existing customers
Conduct product demos
Covering a geographical patch that reaches from the Midlands to Norwich
Office days - 1/ 2 days per week
Essential - Previous B2B Sales experience
We are interested to see applications from industry sectors such as Bearings, Fluid sealing products, power transmission, gasket cutting industry, or similar
Full UK Driving licence
Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
This is an exceptional opportunity, your hard work and drive will be rewarded with a competitive base salary, plus car, Bonus and the stability and progression you will enjoy within a large, highly reputable organisation.