Senior FF & E Designer - Hampshire

  • Location:

    Hampshire, England

  • Sector:

    Interior Design

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jon Janes

  • Job ref:

    BBBH34376


The Client

Prestigious design studio based in Hampshire who work on luxury yacht projects have an opportunity for a Senior FF&E Designer to join their fabulous studio.

You will be responsible for managing large FF&E projects, liaising with the Team to ensure that the projects are delivered on time, in budget and to an exceptional standard. As the Senior FF&E Designer you will be responsible for concept development, project management and client presentations of the FF&E element. In addition, you will be instrumental in providing guidance and mentoring to junior members of the FF&E team within the wider company team structure.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

  • Understand and interpret the client brief to develop concepts for projects
  • Develop the FF&E concept ensuring it relates to the broader interior and exterior design
  • Selecting furniture, materials and finishes and creating engaging and outstanding client presentations
  • Brief and manage production of bespoke items
  • Produce accurate specification document including all necessary information
  • Liaising with the client and shipyard to ensure materials selected are compliant and meet the client's brief
  • Work closely with FF&E buyers to ensure the project procurement stays on time and in budget
  • Understand from the client team the tax and export position of the vessel and ensure that all compliance is met; briefing the FF&E buyer and FF&E accountant on the requirements
  • Leading & mentoring junior team members, monitoring work & output - ensuring company quality is maintained at all times
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers, shipyards and client teams
  • Keeping current with industry trends and developments and any technical developments
  • Attending industry fairs to source new suppliers and expand the FF&E Library


KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS

  • Excellent written English and verbal communication skills
  • Significant experience of luxury design and decoration projects for HNWI, including yachts
  • Experience managing projects through to final installation and aftercare
  • Ability to manage and inspire junior members of the team
  • Good knowledge of material, finishes and suppliers
  • Strong IT skills including MS Office and especially Photoshop, InDesign, Excel and AutoCAD
  • Flexible attitude
  • Interest and knowledge in the latest design trends
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise, work to deadline and manage own time
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Natural enthusiasm and energy