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Posted: Mon Jan 15 2024

Furniture Design Manager

New York, NY
Per Hour

Direct Hire

Looking for someone to lead our dynamic team of creators as a Furniture Design Manager. We are passionate about innovation, forward-thinking design, and creating furniture that seamlessly blends with market trends, and engineering/construction demands. Previous experience in designing Childrens Furniture, Cribs, Gliders, and Case Goods strongly preferred.  This is a full-time position with exciting opportunities for professional growth. Flexible for domestic and international travel. 

Key Responsibilities:
•    Lead and inspire a team of designers to achieve creative excellence and innovation in nursery furniture design
•    Stay at the forefront of design trends, anticipating and influencing the future of nursery furniture design
•    Work closely with major accounts to understand their needs, collaborate on design concepts and ensure or designs align with our brand vision
•    Drive continuous innovation in nursery furniture design, exploring new materials, technologies and design concepts
•    Develop detailed 3D models and realistic renderings of infant and youth furniture.
•    Collaborate frequently with the engineering team, gathering input and feedback to refine and enhance designs.
•    Conduct client presentations, effectively communicating the design vision and addressing client needs.

Skills and Requirements:
•    Proficiency in SolidWorks and KeyShot software for design and rendering.
•    Strong experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
•    Previous experience in the furniture industry is strongly preferred.
•    Excellent collaboration skills, with the ability to receive and implement constructive criticism.
•    Stay informed about market trends and economic demands to inform new product development.
•    Willingness to engage in domestic and international travel as required.
•    Thrive in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects while adhering to deadlines and schedules.

Qualifications:
•    Proven experience in furniture design.
•    Passion for design and innovation.
•    Ability to lead and manage a design team effectively.
•    Strong communication and presentation skills.
•    Previous experience in designing Cribs, Gliders, and Case Goods is a plus.
•    Flexibility for domestic and international travel.
    
$140,000 - $160,000
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