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2020-01-20 11:54:511970-01-01Futura Recruitment
Job TypeTemporary / Contract
LocationWarwickshire
AreaMidlands, UKWarwickshire
SectorDesign - Colour & Materials
SalaryMarket related
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserDaniel Abel
Job Ref4529
Job Views95
Description

Our Automotive OEM client based in Warwickshire is looking for a Colour and Materials Designer to join their team.

Position Description:

  • Responsibility for designing and developing colour & materials for Creation and Realisation and SVO programmes from an interior and exterior point of view from Concept through to Job 1 and beyond. (Initially the role will be focused on Realisation content.) reporting to the Realisation Colour and Materials Manager.
  • Responsible for the development of interior/exterior body and trim finishes and surface materials in terms of colour, aesthetic and tactile qualities and the selection and application
  • A collaborative approach will be required to build on program ideas as projects as they move from Creation to Realisation, influencing the design direction of a project with a high degree of creativity and solutions that can be analysed, developed and lead independently
  • Negotiating against cost and feasibility issues to achieve customer satisfaction and detailed liaison with Interior / Exterior Designers, Sales and Marketing, Engineers and Suppliers
  • Responsible for agreeing design changes and communicating direction to team and suppliers and for coordinating suppliers to deliver on time
  • Flexibility to carry out work on different programme activities dependent on business needs

Skills required:

  • Good understanding of Automotive Colour and Materials Software knowledge (Photoshop, Illustrator, VRED preferential) and willingness to learn
  • Design visualisation package e.g V-Red Design Degree in relevant Design discipline

Experience required:

  • Design Degree in relevant Design discipline and previous experience as a Designer in an automotive OEM Colour & materials Studio, or in Colour & Materials for other industries.
  • Good aesthetic judgement, colour vision and colour perception.
  • Ability to plan and undertake projects to a strict deadline.
  • Knowledge of automotive materials, processes and suppliers with a high degree of competitor awareness.
  • Ability to adjust to changing design, feasibility and cost requirements.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to relate to all levels of staff and management and be a good team player
  • Good use of English language and good verbal and visual communication skills

Additional information:

  • This position may require travel and is required to work at the main design studio or at other studios around the world if necessary
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