Contract Kitchen Designer, Swindon

KbbRecruitment.co.uk  are working with a company who have a proud history of cabinet making spanning over 30 years. We are now one of the UK’s leading kitchen manufacturers and retailers, selling high quality, handmade kitchens from a network of showrooms across the country and to developers and independent suppliers. . We offer a wide range of bespoke kitchen furniture designs from the classic to the contemporary.

We are currently seeking an Contract Designer to work from our Swindon Office. There will be a requirement to work from home currently, moving to partly office based in the future.

  • Full-time, permanent role
  • Salary from £21k, depending on experience
  • 23 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • 37.5 hours per week, worked Monday to Friday with an early finish one day of the week

Job Purpose

As part of the design team, the primary responsibilities will be to produce designs and quotations for the kitchen business as well as quotations for any additional customer requirements (add-ons) and supporting our independent customers.

Additionally, providing quotations and design support for the bedroom business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Business Development Team (Sales) to produce/ review designs based on specification briefs.
  • Read, interpret and check details of kitchen (and bedroom) design drawings.
  • Provide quotations for the designs based on the specification brief.
  • Produce client presentations which include specification details, visual design, and pricing, to be used as a key selling tool by the Business Development Team to secure the business.
  • Produce quotations for customer ‘add-ons’ based on individual requirements.
  • Create detailed quotations for our Independent customers as well as giving design support where required.
  • Build Bedroom quotations and estimates using pricing matrix.
  • Occasionally visit sites where necessary.
  • Any other reasonable duties specified by the Design Team Leader.

Skill Requirements

  • Previous experience in Kitchen / home design and quotations required.
  • Good commercial awareness – mindful of costs and profit margins.
  • Attention to detail, with high levels of accuracy.
  • Able to work to strict deadlines & procedures.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Good communicator and a confident telephone manner.
  • Good IT skills (Competent MS Office user, particularly Excel and Powerpoint. CAD desirable, but training will be provided).
  • Ability to problem solve

Person Specification

  • Positive can-do attitude, with a proactive approach to work.
  • A desire to achieve and improve.
  • Self-motivated and a quick learner with the ability to retain and re-apply information.

Salary: £21K-£25K DOE

Location: Swindon

Simon Acres Group

Job Title: Design Estimator Contract designer
Job Type: Full time
Job Location: Wiltshire
Salary: 21k-30k

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