Development Designer, Milton Keynes

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Development Designer, Milton Keynes
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East Midlands
Commercial, Technical, Marketing

You'll provide design solutions within the Health & Beauty sector, in particular, the cosmetics sector.

You must have a high level of expertise in cosmetic design, delivering multi-material solutions with a high level of experience designing acrylic cassettes, shelves and lighting solutions. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate an in depth understanding of brand and shopper needs and deliver solutions that show a high level of cosmetic merchandising expertise.

You'll develop a trusted relationship with the brand stakeholders providing expertise and advice on both current and future needs.

It is also important to have an appreciation of design for manufacturing capabilities, in particular the implications on tooling design and lead-time,

The role will focus on developing new product solutions and adapting current products to changing needs.

•    Develop a trusted relationship with the brand, developing concept design solutions aligned to the needs of the brand, retailer and end shopper.
•    Support the sales team to secure new business opportunities through New Product Development and innovative design.
•    Develop strong relationships with internal stakeholders.
•    Highlight and pursue new design opportunities from existing and new customers in line with agreed targets.
•    Act as business champion for design projects within the cosmetics sector.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

•    Liaise with new and current customers to realise their concept needs and product design requirements and develop a trusted relationship.
•    Produce innovative cosmetic design solutions through the medium of sketching, visualisation and compelling presentation material.
•    Produce detailed hand drawings and 2D and 3D concept designs to communicate ideas
•    Liaise with internal colleagues to ensure accurate realisation of concept prototypes and adherence to brand intent.
•    Conduct site surveys and visits, Project manage concepts through to installation.
•    Proactively research and be aware of retail product developments in cosmetic sector, working closely with the Group and local sources, develop a high level of sector expertise and insight into shopper behaviour
•    Liaise with Group Marketing, adhering to corporate brand guidelines and tone of the Company.
•    Produce high-quality design documents suitable for presentation to directors, customers and clients
•    Liaise with the Marketing Manager to produce marketing materials (flyers, leaflets, web material, articles, infographics, etc.)
•    Produce presentations for internal and external distribution
•    Produce high-quality photos and visuals for internal and external distribution
•    Support and offer guidance within your discipline to all colleagues within the Company
•    Support the day to day clerical and administrative requirements of the design function
•    Possess an expert knowledge with the Cosmetic sector, in particular in the design of wall units and expertise in multi-material materials e.g. acrylic, lighting, metal and timber.
•    Undertake additional duties as requested by the Managing Director

Your Profile

You will be a motivated, proactive and confident individual with energy and drive. Through your skills and experience you will play an active role in the continued development and growth of our business. You will have:

•    A 2.1 or above in a relevant degree (or equivalent)
•    Extensive experience in the cosmetic sector designing cassette solutions to blue chip brands.
•    A professional attitude to work
•    An innovative and flexible approach
•    A tenacious attitude with the ability to stay on track when working in complex environments
•    Exceptional communication skills
•    Excellent attention to detail
•    The ability to work as part of a team but be equally capable of working on your own initiative
•    A capability to produce production drawings would be advantageous.
•    Experience working with Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat)
•    High proficiency in 3D modelling (Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, Solidworks, Keyshot, Rhino or similar)

The Recruitment Hub is a recruitment business and agency.

These criteria are not age specific and candidates of all ages will be considered. Both our client and The Recruitment Hub are Equal Opportunities Employers

We would like to thank you for your interest in this vacancy and hope that you are successful in your application, however if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application, we must ask you to assume that you have not been selected for interview for this particular role, we do however express the hope that you will apply for future job opportunities with The Recruitment Hub.