Designer

Working across our portfolio of bespoke interiors, furniture and products, the designer’s primary role is to facilitate the smooth running of a busy studio and workshop, and to help the business deliver projects on time and within budget.

The role requires some customer-facing involvement. As such, we are looking for personable candidates with a broad interest and a keen eye for design, who are looking to grow professionally within a continuously evolving business.

Responsibilities:

  • To assist the head of design by meeting with clients, receiving briefs and understanding/communicating their requirements;
  • To compile comprehensive concepts comprising suggested designs, materials, colour-ways and manufacturers, and to present these to the HOD and client;
  • To produce detailed sketches, CAD drawings and final technical design specifications;
  • To work directly with manufacturers, model makers or the BAS workshop to generate prototypes, and with renderers to produce visuals;
  • To work with the production manager and estimator to ensure that each project reaches final production, promptly, efficiently and to budget;
  • To archive all materials, manufacturers and leathers in an up-to-date library of resources, and send samples out to customers when needed;
  • To conduct ad hoc research and information gathering through visits to trade shows;
  • To manage the BAS image library and provide images to various stakeholders when necessary;
  • To carefully maintain and evolve the Bill Amberg Studio brand design language in collaboration with others;
  • Work with marketing and sales departments on website and graphics projects where necessary.

Primary skill requirements:

  • BA Hons degree in design-related areas with proficiency in CAD drawing packages such as AutoCAD or similar, and pencil sketches;
  • Some understanding of basic IT infrastructure. Able to identify problems and send requests to IT support;
  • Proven understanding of manufacturing processes and knowledge of production methods and materials;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Superior organisational skills;
  • Valid UK drivers’ licence and should be willing to drive a transit van;
  • A working knowledge of MS Office (particularly Excel);
  • Must be self-motivated, with an interest in Design, and have an ability to work well in a small, dynamic team;
  • Exceptional attention to detail, plus a friendly and proactive attitude;
  • The right to live and work in the UK;
  • English fluency essential, other languages an advantage.

Secondary skill requirements:

  • Familiar with E-commerce management;
  • 2+ years related work experience in interior, furniture, design/accessories and product development;
  • Some experience using a CMS system to check / update websites (Joomla, WordPress etc.);
  • Page construction using front or back-end Website Editor (visual composer) HTML, CSS.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you are suited to the role to Ned Ingham: [email protected]

Production Assistant

Working across our portfolio of bespoke interiors, furniture and products, the production assistant’s primary role is to facilitate the smooth running of a busy workshop, and to help the production department deliver projects on time and within budget.

The role also requires some customer-facing and back-office involvement in our new venture, Bill Amberg Print. As such, we are looking for personable candidates with an interest in customer service, who want to grow professionally within a continuously evolving business.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the production manager in ordering workshop supplies and project materials;
  • Liaise with suppliers and subcontractors, to ensure deliveries remain in line with project timeframes;
  • Checking quality (QC) and suitability of leather/materials received (training is given);
  • Coordinating often complex project logistics, including (but not limited to) shipping and delivery of finished goods;
  • Visiting work sites;
  • Coordinating the dispatch and fulfilment of Bill Amberg Print orders, and liaising with customers where necessary;
  • Facilitating communication between internal departments, highlighting problems and finding solutions;
  • Office admin including answering the phone and greeting visitors prior to meetings (this responsibility is shared by all staff members).

Requirements:

  • Superior organisational skills;
  • A working knowledge of MS Office (particularly Excel);
  • Must be self-motivated, with an interest in project management, and an ability to work well in a small, dynamic team
  • Design industry and/or craft experience looked upon favourably;
  • Exceptional attention to detail, plus a friendly and proactive attitude;
  • A clean driving license and a willingness to drive a transit van around London;
  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • English fluency essential, other languages an advantage

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you are suited to the role to Timothy Anscombe-Bell: [email protected]