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Colour and Materials Designer

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Colour and Materials Designer

Posted 04 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Discipline Design Studio
Contact NameChloe Harvey

Job description

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Position: Colour and Materials Designer

Sector: Design Studio

Location: Surrey

Position Type: Full Time

Inside / Outside IR35: Outside

Contechs are recruiting on behalf of their client a British automobile manufacturer which produces luxury vehicles and sport utility vehicles. They are looking for Colour and Materials Designer to join their expanding team on a Contract basis. The role will be based in Surrey.

As Colour and Materials Designer your main responsibilities are:

  • Assist in Installing the our clients way of thinking through brainstorming/concept development sessions.
  • Develop and manage testing processes for new materials with relevant quality and engineering teams
  • Reconcile design intent, quality & manufacturing feasibility with engineering and commercial requirements.
  • Work closely with suppliers, developing materials to our clients production specifications
  • Liaise with our client designers, function groups, marketing and purchasing teams to ensure proposals are to required standard
  • Lead Colour & Material innovations, introduce new materials, technologies, and manufacturing methods to be deployed across all vehicle programs.
  • To research and recommend new suppliers, materials, and technologies in line with our clients design vision, business objectives, and specific performance benefits.
  • To support the CMD team for program delivery, by developing innovation to the point where it can be specified on new programs with minimal risk.

Qualifications / Skills needed

  • High Level of competence in using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft Office
  • 3D visualisation skills an advantage.
  • Strong project planning/management skills essential
  • Automotive OEM experience an advantage, but a breadth of experience developing diverse materials more important.
  • A proven track record of delivering innovation within a commercial organisation.
  • Highly creative with excellent colour vision, colour harmony and an intuitive understanding of perceived value and craftsmanship.

Why work through Contech's?

Contechs are a leading Automotive, Design, Engineering, Technology & Innovation Recruitment Consultancy. Founded in 1997, with an inhouse Contractor Care Team to support all external employee's, acts as an employment agency for permanent and contract recruitment.

How to Apply

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