Design Team Leader - furniture & joinery

England, Berkshire, Reading
£excellent salary on offer
25 Jun 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Furniture, Interior, Product

This company is a leading manufacturer of high quality bespoke joinery offering total project management from initial site survey through to installation and have a high level of repeat clients and new customers joining their portfolio continuously.

A new opening has just arisen for a Team Leader who is also a hands on furniture designer / joinery designer to take overall responsibility for the design department including the following points:

  • Fostering teamwork and collaboration within the design department through involvement of all team members in running the department
  • Improving design detailing by improving the speed through the department and the quality of detailing for the joinery manufacturing team to work to
  • Maintaining work schedules for the team and advising adjacent teams of progress as requested
  • Providing both formal and informal feedback to team members
  • Collaborating with project managers, operations management and technical designers to prioritise workload on a weekly basis

The right person will:

  • Be an experienced leader, naturally fostering teamwork
  • Experience in technical joinery design in 3D using Solid Edge or a similar package
  • Have the ability to work under pressure, prioritising tasks and managing time to meet deadlines
  • Be organised, detailed, enthusiastic and focused
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a love for solving technical problems  
  • Ability to think of the big picture, coupled with an unquenchable desire for improvement


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