Senior Colour Materials and Finish (CMF) Designer

Senior Colour Materials and Finish (CMF) Designer£50-90k+ Strong Bonus

South East, PermanentABJ5811

As an experienced CMF Designer you will be part of a team collectively responsible for the design of devices and accessories and will be working closely within the team, and with brand, insights and R&D teams responsible for the delivery of new product development. As CMF designer you will drive trend and CMF leadership within the team by consolidating and sharing trend insights, and by managing the CMF sample libraries.As CMP Designer you will develop the future colour materials and finishes palette for company product lines and accessories. As CMF designer you will drive CMF development on projects from concept to production, ensuring quality CMF execution.

Key Accountabilities

Ability to lead multiple design projects concurrently from early concept development to final production.

Driving Trend and CMF leadership in R&D by bringing rich & upgraded aesthetics to design concepts.

Ability to build strong partnerships with product designers, engineers and marketing.

Building a network with external suppliers and CMF agencies.

Driving internal alignment with stakeholders of the design projects.

Generate senior leadership enthusiasm and interest through demonstrated work.

Help build the design thinking process within the organization.

Responsible for all CMF outputs including design presentation, concept development, appearance model and prototypes, CMF and design verification.

Explore, research, analyze and deliver reports on key Design and CMF trends.

Develop compelling narratives that provide a solid rationale for CMF concepts.

Deliver rich, upgraded aesthetics in concepts and designs through CMF leadership.

Lead CMF development on multiple design projects concurrently, from early concept development to final production, ensuring quality execution.

Partner closely with product designers, engineers and suppliers on CMF, throughout the design process ensuring successful implementation.

Develop and manage the CMF library and palette to communicate internally and externally with suppliers.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor or Masters Degree qualification in a relevant design area, such as industrial design, fashion design, textile design with a wealth of relevant industry experience.

Significant experience with Trend and CMF design and development of contemporary digital and electronic products, and fully confident with the technologies and manufacturing processes which support them.

Experience in all phases of the design process, from concept to manufacture through to launch.

Solid experience in creating and leading CMF design in manufacturing

Design research experience determining design and market trends

Strategic thinking, researching and analysing trends, brand, target customers and propositions to develop successful CMF strategies and solutions.

Technical knowledge in plastics, metals, coatings, soft goods

Knowledge of 2D, 3D Design tools (ex. Adobe, Keyshot)

Experience in fast moving functional products e.g. smart phone & portable devices

Interest and experience in designing for sustainability.

Experience in 3D design tools like Solidworks, Alias, Rhino

Full Time. Salary dependent on exp. 50-90k Base + Bonus, + other benefits Share Reward Scheme, Company Pension Scheme

To Apply: Please contact Alison Basson on 0203 909 3782 / 07814547440 or apply for ABJ5811 to

East London, England, UK