Design Director

Bigblue Search Ltd
£80000 - £100000/annum
20 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Design Director (Full time / Permanent) A vibrant regional design and build workplace company specialising in high impact office interior design and fit out seek a creative Head of Design to join and lead their current design team. Key tasks of the Head of Design include: Produce, present and win client pitches in a competitive environment Responsible for managing the design of projects from initial concept through to working drawing sign off Managing and mentoring a small team of project designers Presenting to large blue chip companies, maintaining and building long established client relationships Key team working / team building tasks; Develop, manage and lead the following; -Quotation preparation and presentation output material incl; Class leading presentations, Technical correctness, Comprehensive & clear specifications, High quality -Regular team CPD -Keeping the company at the forefront of design systems & processes -Design team recruitment process -Design workload pre-planning -Daily team direction Key attributes of the Design Director include: -Well-presented charismatic client facing individual highly confident in pitching -Proficient in AutoCAD. Knowledge of 3D modelling software an advantage. -Preferably will come from a commercial workplace Design and Build background and have a strong portfolio of exceptionally designed workplace interiors. -Ability to bring innovative ideas to the table, challenge the brief and push the boundaries -Have 5 years of experience in creating innovative yet commercially viable projects -Hands on individual with a strong teamwork approach -Fluent in written and spoken English (written and oral skills must also be of a high standard) -Excellent commercial awareness -Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, especially on work for pitches and tenders -Ability to manage your own time and that of relevant others responsibly and effectively -A positive and professional ‘can do’ attitude -Ownership for achieving personal and team objectives -Ability to create a culture of continuous improvement personality / character profile; -Good culture fit Absolute essential; 1. Strong team leading and team building capabilities 2. Experience of managing employee issues i.e. performance management and motivating and mentoring team members to deliver their best 3. Ability to produce, present & win market leading design proposals 4. Warm personality 5. People skills -Absolute integrity -Pleasant personality with a professional approach -Passionate about design -Very good work ethic and a ‘do whatever it takes attitude’ -Flexible, receptive to change and naturally adaptable -Experience backed with an excellent portfolio -Able to accept and take responsibility

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