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Head of Design

Location: WIMBLEDON, LONDON Salary: 55000.00 - 65000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Marketing & Creative Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 9 months ago Reference: 3117134
Our client is a creatively lead design and manufacture company for the events industry. It’s their ambition to be the go to company for highly creative and innovative design and manufacture for both private and corporate events. They are currently looking to appoint a Head of Design to lead and manage the creative design team. The ideal candidate will has a minimum of 10 years’ experience ideally in the design of events or exhibitions. The Head of Design will assume ownership, responsibility and accountability for the delivery of all creative aspects of projects.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Managing and motivating a small design team in delivering innovative and highly creative design solutions.
• Managing the creative and construction drawings process and delivery.
• Act as the creative lead, alongside the company founder, on all project.
• Demonstrate effective leadership, mentoring and potential growth of the design team.
• Develop and challenge the client brief, develop concepts and deliver presentations at each stage of the project.
• Encourage creative thinking across all aspects of the business, actively encouraging a collaborative culture.
• Overseeing quality control of all work produced by the design team, to include concept design, development and construction drawings.
• Review and check design at all stages of the process.
• Prioritise, manage and plan the workflow of the design team and communicate the requirements to the wider management team.
• Highlight resource needs and timings required to deliver the workflow.
• Work closely with the Production Managers to ensure projects are designed and delivered to budget, quality and time.
• Oversee, with the wider design team, the in-house manufacture of all required elements

Your Skills and Qualifications:
• Relevant BA (hons) qualification or above.
• Vectorworks Proficient (3D an advantage)
• Strong sketching ability.
• Ability to work on and oversee multiple projects simultaneously.
• Good understanding of materials and relevant construction techniques for the events Industry.
• Good people management, coaching and mentoring skills.
• Ability to work to tight deadlines.
• Manage the performance across the design team.

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