Design Project Manager

An innovative design company based Richmond, are seeking a Project Manager within design with experience in business administration, planning and execution of projects and performing analyses.

Our client offers you:   An entrepreneurial outlook combined with a global outreach, involvement with meaningful products that really make a difference to everyday lives, working alongside award winning global talent and people with a genuine desire to make a lasting and positive contribution to society, amazing offices in a prime location, an agile working environment and flexibility to work from home.

Working as part of a global design team (reporting to the Chief Design Officer) the successful candidate will be analytical and strategically minded, supporting the design team to increase efficiencies, and lead special projects. 


  • Partner with the CDO to provide business administration and design project support 

  • Plan and execute Global Design special projects

  • Prepare content and provide general support for global design project meetings as well as following up with relevant stakeholders 

  • Support CDO with selected corporate initiatives

  • Create and deliver materials for key strategic project meetings

  • Conduct relevant core analyses 

  • Coordinate global initiatives across all design studio

  • Prepare regular and ad-hoc reports, presentations, and meetings for CDO

  • Organize top-level management presentations for the board level 

  • Craft and deliver effective communication with other disciplines and functions, supporting cross functional collaboration and interaction 

The ideal person would have:

  • BSc, BA, MA, BEng in Industrial Design, Product Design, Design Management or equivalent industry experience

  • 3 years’ minimum work experience within the design sector, preferably as part of a global and/or matrixed organization 

  • Experience coordinating projects, initiatives, or processes, inclusive of presenting complex information in an easy-to-understand way

  • Strong detail-orientation 

  • Exposure to business operations, consulting tools and frameworks 

  • Knowledge of design thinking methodologies

  • High level MS offices skills (especially PowerPoint)

  • Results-orientated with a grasp of what is required to execute on objectives

  • An ability to balance creative and intuitive thought processes with analytical and logical decision making 

  • Excellent verbal and written communicator and proven ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships

  • Expert level of experience in writing, editing and reporting, and in communicating ideas effectively and engagingly 

  • Travel required within US, Asia, and Europe and availability to work across global time zones  

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please send me your CV.