Data pubblicazione 07/01/2019
Nome Agenzia:
Shannon Sadler Studio
5 Votes (2.2)


Senior designer project manager
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Senior project managers are the primary point of contact with the client and for all projects. They are responsible for overall budget and schedule management, in addition to strategic planning with the client to anticipate and address project specific needs. Senior project managers are responsible for assisting the client in developing an overall project framework and selecting the appropriate project team to ensure successful and timely completion of the project.
This is an opportunity for an ambitious and motivated individual to become part of a growing international team of currently 16 people, and expanding, with offices in Milan (Italy) and Shenzhen (China), dedicated to design furnishings and interior designs for their clients in China.
Required experience:
Prospective applicants should have 15-20 years of experience in a design and/or architecture-interior practice. Applicants should have direct experience in all phases of design, manufacturing and construction and should have served in the role of project manager or project lead on at least three big projects that must be shown and explained during interview.
General attributes:
Qualified designer with strong design skill, in particular planning of furniture collections and/or interior design projects. Attention to detail.
Organized, tenacious, rigorous and keen to take full responsibility and accountability for project delivery and ensure consistent design standards across all projects.
Ability to lead both the design team in Italy and the technical team in China across all projects.
Ability to manage out design problems and seek cost effective solutions.
Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills and be prepared to lead project meetings.
Key tasks
Conduct select primary interviews with clients to obtain critical insights and information
Full day-to-day responsibility for project management
Establishing and maintaining client relationships
Answering design and manufacturing queries and problem-solving
Value management of projects with detailed design reviews with a view to driving project cost savings
Resolution of design matters on all projects with referral to the development manager or directors where required
Ensure consistent standards across all projects
Active promotion of sharing of design information across all projects,
Participate in the creative development of new concepts and the evolution of concepts in development.
Create and plan the activities and deliverables for each design phase
Be an active participant, team player and individual contributor in the complete design process.
Communicate with teams & clients (in English–it is a must) and able to give directions and recommendations to reach the desired result
Understand our customer - design with the customer at the heart of what we do.
Maintenance of project files including approved design, authority approvals, variation tracking, etc.

Key attributes include:
Proved detailed knowledge of the product development processes as well as an understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes in the furniture and interior business in Asia.
Joinery knowledge imperative.
Ability to filter and distill relevant information for the right audience.
Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities.
Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles; remains flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity and stressful situations.
Confident from concept to completion
Ability to manage a large number of projects at the same time
Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize
Demonstrated abilities and sensibilities on the creation of elegant, refined and beautiful designs
Capable to illustrate and visualize concepts and ideas through hi-level sketches. Skill will be tested at interview
Drive staff performance to successful completion of engagement
Be accountable for your team and to act as a coach and leader, sharing innovation and product trend. Manage, motivate and lead your team, regularly assessing individuals’ performance and giving feedback where appropriate

What You Need to Show/Bring
Strong planning and executing skills
Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills.
He/She will have demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
Excellent sketching skills.
Knowledge of contemporary design
Strong verbal and visual presentation skill
Advise customer on design factors, such as design aesthetics, space planning, layout and utilization of fabrics and color coordination.
Experience of Far East travel and Manufacturing. Chinese culture understanding
Proven ability in satisfying customer needs
Proven experience to handle international projects in other continents

Minimum Requirements
Have a 15-20 years experience working within the creative industries with hands-on experience designing furniture with successful track record of bringing concepts to market.
Experience of team management: from 5 people and above.
A degree in Industrial/Furniture Design or equivalent degree.
Working knowledge of Rhino, Keyshot, 3D Max and/or Alias, Solidworks.
Perfect English is mandatory, Chinese-Mandarin is a plus

We are offering
Position in Milan (Italy) with frequent travels to China.
Salary depending on experience, plus commission.
20 days holiday per year excluding bank holidays.



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Retribuzione netta mensile:
oltre 2000 euro

Persona di riferimento:
Shannon Sadler


Descrizione delle attivita' svolte:
Industrial design e product design, progetti grafici dall'arredamento all'illuminzazione. Allestimenti fieristici uso Rhinoceros, 3D studio, keyshot

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