Design Manager

Job ID
2017-1200
Category
Design

Salary

Competitive plus Benefits

Overview

About the Role

 

We are seeking a Design Manager to join our team. Reporting to the Head of Design, the Design Manager will be responsible for creating innovative Pushchairs and Nursery Equipment that embody the Mamas & Papas design DNA whilst also meeting the needs of the consumer and the strategic goals of the business. Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading a team of Designers, encompassing Industrial Design and Soft Goods Design.
  • Managing the delivery of multiple projects at any one time.
  • Leading competitor and trend research including materials, form, colour, construction and print and pattern, attending inspiration trips and Trade Fairs.
  • Attending focus groups to understand functionality and consumer needs.
  • Leading a team, including hands on design, to produce designs for new products, colour refreshes and product improvements.
  • Working alongside the engineering team to ensure feasibility of the design, assessing prototypes and working with cross functional teams to problem solve.

 

About the Person 

  • You will be an established Senior / Lead or Principle Designer seeking your first Design Manager appointment or alternatively a Design Manager seeking a to utilise their skills in a new product area.
  • You will have experience of designing consumer goods and working with injected moulded plastics, aluminium extrusions, folding products and combing soft and hard materials.
  • You will demonstrate a solid understanding of the Mamas & Papas design DNA, alongside strong CAD skills ( Solidworks advantageous ) and a detailed understanding of the design and development process.
  • You will have an exceptional eye for design combined with a commercial approach.
  • You will be an established manager of people with the ability to lead, inspire and develop a team alongside the ability to work cross functionally to deliver a product to market on time and within budget.

About the Brand

 

Becoming a parent is a big step, and big steps need good companions. We’ve made it our mission to be here for the next generation of parents. Helping them through pregnancy and beyond with products, advice and experiences they need to grow the lifestyle they want.

 

From our Head Office in Huddersfield, Mamas & Papas looks after 30 stores and 100 trusted stockists in the UK and Ireland. With stores and partnerships in more than 40 countries around the world, wherever they are, we help our customers to bring baby into their world, their way.

 

About the Benefits

 

In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll be entitled to lots of exciting benefits* including:

 

Flexible Hours

 

Fit us round your life with flexible working hours.

 

Holidays

 

Enjoy time off with up to 35 days holiday.

 

Pension

 

We’ll help secure your future with at least 3% contribution.

 

Life Assurance

 

Receive peace of mind with a generous entitlement plan.

 

Colleague Discount

 

Take advantage of 35% off Mamas & Papas products.

 

Childcare

 

Take the sting out of childcare with our voucher scheme.

 

Cibo

 

Enjoy subsidised Starbucks, free tea and coffee, Wi-Fi and more at our social hub.

 

 

 

 

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