Design and Development Manager

G Plan has become a benchmark for quality British design.  As we enter an exciting new phase of brand evolution, we are building a dynamic and market-leading Design and Development team, to help drive business growth.

Our purpose-built Wiltshire head office and manufacturing facility offer an incredible platform, where knowledge is shared amongst a team of industry experts.  Here you will work alongside your manufacturing and commercial colleagues to develop the next phase of G Plan product innovation.

As an experienced innovator and dynamic leader from the furniture industry, you will mentor and motivate the development team to ensure a centre of excellence for development and engineering. Specifically, you will:

  • Lead innovation and product development through the new model process.
  • Seek engineering solutions and products to assist the design team with development of new products from concept to prototype.
  • Ensure delivery of completed working drawings to design and development by the agreed dates.
  • Oversee and train other development team members, so that all models are developed in a cost effective and productive way.
  • Attend new model review and quality meetings, and ensure all actions are processed.
  • Set quality levels during introduction of the product into the factory.
  • Set the specification of materials used to manufacture G Plans products. 
  • Sign off all products at end of line and going to customer meetings/shows.

Applicants will possess the following key skills: –

  • Experienced innovator.
  • Dynamic leader from within the furniture industry.
  • A passion for design and development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Enthusiastic, positive, energetic and creative thinker.

If you have the passion and commitment to help us continue to deliver our quality products and service, then we would love to hear from you.  In return we offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

To apply, please email your CV to:

G Plan Upholstery Ltd, Hampton Park West, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6GU


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