Junior Product Designer

Zoek Pin Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England

£24000/annum

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 4 days ago

Sterling Recruitments client based in Newton Aycliffe have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join their in-house Product Development team. As the leading supplier of kitchen components and worksurfaces to the UK Kitchen industry, the business is undergoing an exciting period of transformation and growth. The role of Junior Product Designer offers the opportunity to assist in the design and development of new and existing products that meets the business and end user requirements in terms of quality and function balanced with aesthetics, specification and cost.

The role encompasses the following key responsibilities:

* Support the Product Designers to develop products across the full business portfolio including key categories associated with kitchens, bedroom and home office

* Develop knowledge and experience of product design and industrialisation, fundamentals or mass production, process engineering and project and resource management

* Effectively review, identify and inform other members of the team about new materials, processes, products and technologies

* To assist in the production, filing and maintenance of technical data to enable products to be launched/processes to be implemented satisfactorily to the required timescale, legality and quality requirements

* Gain understanding of the capabilities, capacities, technologies and techniques of our own manufacturing and key supply partners achieved through developing close working relationships, investigation and product understanding

* Knowledge of design development stages – from initial research and concept development, through prototyping and manufacturing testing

* Ability to strongly communicate concepts or ideas visually, with a creative approach to problem solving

* Work with the department to produce technical manuals as required containing all data and process instructions for operations team

* Required to work cross functionally in partnership with Category Management, Sales, Supply Chain, Quality, Marketing and Production Teams in development of new products from concept through to launch

The successful candidate should embody the following attributes:

* Recent degree level graduate in a design discipline – ideally Product, Industrial or Furniture design related

* Knowledge of industry software such as Solidworks, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, alongside Microsoft Office

* Effective and creative problem solving skills

* Passion for design

* Impeccable eye for detail

* Strong communication skills, teamwork and proactiveness

* Have excellent time management and organisational skills

* Ability to juggle priorities between tasks, working at pace and meeting deadlines

* Full driving license

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