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Automotive CMD Manager

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Automotive CMD Manager

Posted 19 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Discipline Design Studio
Contact NameCathy Erzen

Job description

Position: Automotive CMD Manager

Sector: Design Studio

Location: Onsite Woking

Position Type: Full Time

Inside / Outside IR35: Outside

About the Company

Contechs are recruiting on behalf of a Luxury Automotive Manufacturer based in Surrey who are seeking an Automotive CMD Manager to manage and lead their CMD team. This role is maternity cover for 12 months.

Assignment Description:

Lead and manage Colour & Material innovations, introducing new materials, technologies, and manufacturing methods to be deployed across all vehicle programs.

Essential Criteria:

  • Must have held a senior CMD manager position in an Automotive OEM.
  • Must have a detailed portfolio demonstrating their creative work and team management skills
  • Must be able to show work on production vehicle projects
  • A University Degree in Art and Design or equivalent, with an aptitude for colour, pattern, and texture design.
  • Highly creative with excellent colour vision, colour harmony and an intuitive understanding of perceived value and craftsmanship.
  • Significant knowledge of automotive/industrial colour application methods, material types and production methods
  • A superior technical and creative understanding of the design process and design model build process
  • Strong record of ability to deal with challenging targets and achieve successfully to quality, cost and time targets
  • Clear understanding of project and budget delivery in line with business objectives
  • High Level of competence in using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft Office
  • 3D visualisation skills an advantage.
  • Strong creative, people and team management skills essential
  • Automotive OEM experience

Additional Information:

  • This role is maternity cover for the current CMD manager.

Why work through Contechs?

Contechs is a strategic partner to the automotive industry, providing innovative design and engineering services to global OEMs, from concept to production. Founded in 1997, Contechs has since established itself as a leading automotive recruitment specialist, recruiting across all disciplines in the product development process.

Its dedicated Contractor Care Team plays a pivotal role in providing an effective and successful placement for external employees, supporting them throughout their contract, from pre-placement to contract renewal.

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