Design Manager - Manufacturing

Girling Jones
Newton Abbot
£38000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
07 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017
Based in Devon and with an enviable position as leader in their market, our client offer and extremely attractive career proposition. With an annual turnover of £5m they specialise in the design, production and delivery of specialist medical products for the health-care industry. They provide innovative and adjustable beds, seating and mobility solutions for a broad range of UK clients and dealerships. The business has been running for 30 years and is well known for their product quality and innovation, positioning themselves at the premium end of the market in terms of price and quality. The business is family owned and part of a larger manufacturing group across the UK. Their Devon operation runs a happy ship, with low staff turnover, a happy workforce and continuous staff development at the heart of their employment offering. They place huge importance on innovation and invest large amounts of time and money into research and development, carrying multiple patents on their product. The are looking to hire a Design Manager to join the business, developing, growing and mentoring their existing design team to deliver existing and new product development. The design manager will be responsible for delivering projects on time and to the desired plans and budgets. Reporting into the Divisional director you will oversee a team of three engineers. The role will also involve hands on design and key duties will be: Managing design projects from concept to launch Hands on design Providing design Leadership and technical expertise Implementing improved processes Designing for cost Maintaining CAD infrastructure The ideal candidate, once bedded in, will be encouraged to implement their own ideas, systems and improvements, stamping their own mark with total autonomy. They are offering a generous benefits package including Bonus, Pension, Life Assurance, funded training and 26 days holiday We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience: Manufacturing background in a comparable industry - Automotive, bike, pram industries would also work well Proven track record in design Excellent 'Autodesk Inventor' experience Ability to work with different technologies and material - tubular metalwork, injection moulding, actuators, mechanical linkages Excellent people skills Continuous improvement specialist Thorough understanding of modern manufacturing techniques If you are interested in this position please click APPLY Girling Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. This job was originally posted as

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