Product Designer – Household Products

Location
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Salary
Highly Competitive Salary Package
Posted
14 Jun 2017
Closes
12 Jul 2017
Ref
10010
Contract Types
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Product
Job Functions
Cad Technician, Designer

Product Designer – Household Products
Rochdale
Highly Competitive Salary Package.

Minky are an innovative British based producer of quality homewares and household products.

Our quality products are designed and manufactured in Manchester, and sold across the world.

Our Minky brand is a household name and we are proud to hold two Royal Warrants, and this year we are celebrating 75 years of continuing success and growth.

Employing 400 worldwide, our unique family owned business operates internationally with bases in Germany, France, China & the USA.

With a sustained and energetic programme of new product development to introduce exciting new products to an ever demanding consumer, our culture is entrepreneurial, fast paced and fun.

We are currently seeking a Product Designer – Household Products .Based at our stylish Head Office in Rochdale, this role is responsible for designing new products from initial concept right through to manufacture.

The Product Designer Role:

We are currently looking to increase our design capacity to push our Minky brands into new market areas and continue to develop our existing product ranges. The successful candidate will work closely with our own manufacturing facilities in the UK and also in the Far East. Our designers at Minky are responsible for managing the process from beginning to end giving a feeling of ownership and room to innovate.

+ Developing considered and innovative design concepts individually or as part of a team. These will provide valuable solutions and enhancements to what is already out there!
+ Keep up to date with product trends in the household goods and associated markets
+ Produce workshop samples or mock up prototype models for presentations and follow through to finished tooling and final production.
+ Understand the suitability and availability of materials and manufacturing processes.
+ Maintain professional working relationships through regular contact with all stakeholders and suppliers
+ Champion the company brand and values, and represent the department in dealing with clients, suppliers and other organisations.

About You:

+ Degree educated in Product or Industrial Design (or similar discipline)
+ Knowledge of SolidWorks software is preferable although other 3D CAD packages will be considered
+ Experience designing plastic and metal and taking products from concept through to production. Design of electrical products would also be useful.
+ Self-motivated and methodical with the ability to work both independently and within a team, on multiple projects simultaneously
+ Proficient across Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
+ An excellent eye for detail

We Offer:

Attractive and competitive salary, Fabulous working environment and the ability to create here in the UK innovative world class products for a global audience

Pension:

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a growing company with unrivalled prospects and to be able to make your mark on projects through your own input and creativity while working as part of a strong team.

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