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CMF Senior Design Manager

CMF Senior Design Manager
Permanent
£50 - 72k plus bonus
Wiltshire

Our innovative client based in Wiltshire are looking for an experienced CMF Designer Manager to join their CMF Design team.  The CMF Design Manager will be responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of CMF Design and play an active part in building the CMF Design function. This role will be responsible for creatively overseeing CMF concepts to delivery for the company's products in relation to the overall Design and company strategy.

About the role
Own the CMF Design of our products through various stages of development, and into production. 
Be a source of extensive knowledge of diverse material technology and manufacturing processes. 
Have broad experience of both soft and hard material developments.
Manage internal communications with global RDD, Commercial, Quality, Engineering and programme functions for project success.
Work collaboratively with the wider Design and Product Experience Team to promote world-leading design.
Communication of CMF Design using visuals and models.
Responsible for generating CMF Design Specifications, project and material development timing plans, mastering of material samples.
Have vision for the CMF Design discipline and lead activities to enable its growth.
Present CMF Design at executive level and represent CMF Design in SEA Design Reviews.
Support Senior Design Manager in growing the CMF team in SEA.
Manage workflows relating to material development and mastering for production.
Communicate regional design insights to wider D&PE and CMF team.
Work closely with production suppliers to develop feasible materials within cost and time constraints.
Establish network for CMF Design within the NPD RDD function.
Generate processes for seamless CMF Development in collaboration with engineering, quality and procurement internal functions.
Establish and maintain excellent relationships with external suppliers.

About you
A degree in Textile Design, Colour and Material Design, Product or Industrial Design or equivalent.
10+ years professional CMF experience including 2+ years Design Management experience.
Highly motivated and collaborative – taking ownership of projects and at the same time, being objective and responsive to feedback.
Self-motivated, able to take initiative with the ability to work independently. 
Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbally and visually. 
Ability to assess project risks impacting CMF Design and recommend mitigations.
Possess a good understanding of various production processes & engineering processes – how they influence design and fabrication. 
Superior colour vision and eye for detail.
Ability to travel if required. 
Software Tools – Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, KeyShot, VRed, Office Suite including PowerPoint and Excel.