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Design Manager

To lead and manage the Design Department to ensure all design and development needs are identified and carried out, meeting business objectives and in line with quality, cost and safety standards. Develop and communicate design strategy and vision for existing and future machine and product development.

  • Location: Derby
  • Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 16 January 2021
  • Ref: DEsMan


  • Design Manager
  • Derby
  • Salary Negotiable


  • Educated to degree level in design, engineering or similar and or a minimum of five years’ experience at management level
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of SolidWorks CAD package or similar
  • Ability to lead a team including planning, motivation, organisation, communication and development
  • Have a strong eye for detail with the ability to identify and solve problems
  • Good knowledge of packaging machinery (thermoform machinery)
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements of the role of design in the safety of machinery including the machinery directive. Experienced in the use of relevant standards to demonstrate compliance with directives.
  • Experienced in standard manufacturing (workshop) techniques, capabilities and practices
  • A competent knowledge and experience of working with special purpose machinery
  • Ideally a competent knowledge of mould tools and moulding machines
  • Have a positive attitude with a professional, patient and approachable personality
  • Good computer skills, ideally to encompass Microsoft, Outlook and FileMaker

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