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2020-01-21 14:10:151970-01-01Futura Recruitment
Job TypeTemporary / Contract
LocationWarwickshire
AreaMidlands, UKWarwickshire
SectorDesign - Colour & Materials
SalaryMarket related
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserDaniel Abel
Job Ref4516
Job Views59
Description

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

Position Description:
This role is management level. As a recognized expert in the Colour and Materials field you will be able to engage others, leading both people and content, collaborating at multiple levels. As a Creative focused role, the responsibility will be to guide and lead colour and materials programmes at the product level driving and delivering to design and business requirements.

  • Responsible for leading the development and innovation of material solutions for both interior and exterior
  • Setting the design direction of a project with the design team with a high degree of creativity and solutions
  • Negotiating against cost and feasibility issues to achieve customer satisfaction and the best aesthetic solutions
  • Detailed liaison with Interior / Exterior Design Managers, Marketing Managers, Engineers, PQ and Suppliers
  • Responsible for agreeing design changes at the appropriate level and communicating direction to team and suppliers
  • Working to collaborate with current and new supplier base, guides designers on best practices for engaging with these networks
  • Shares best practice with the team and offer direction as appropriate
  • Mentor and coach to others (both Junior and Senior) in Design projects and methods.
  • Flexibility to lead work on multiple programme activities dependent on business needs
  • A contributor/influencer to Colour and Materials design strategy as our product portfolio and business needs evolve

Skills Required:

  • Design Degree Automotive or Analogous industry experience
  • Ability to use Design Tools (Photoshop/Illustrator/Office Suite and willingness to learn new visualisation software)
  • People leading experience

Experience Required:

  • 5 years management experience
  • Excellent creative and presentation skills including photoshop, VRED or similar software
  • A good understanding of product / automotive / interior design with good asthetic judgement and colour vision
  • Ability to plan and undertake projects to a strict deadline
  • Knowledge of automotive materials, processes and suppliers with a high degree of competitor awareness.

Experience Preferred:

  • Self motivated
  • Has the ability to influence the design direction of a project with a high degree of taste/understanding of the brand
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