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Creative Design Manager

Warwick, Warwickshire
£60,000 to £65,000
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Job Title: Creative Design Manager Salary: £60,000 to £65,000 (dependent on experience) Location: Warwick, (CV34 6TE) Hours: Monday to Thursday 08:00am to 16:45pm, Friday 08:00am to 12:30pm Contract: Permanent The Future of Urban Mobility: If you have seen one of London's iconic red double decker s electric buses, then you have already seen a part of Switch Mobility today. We are a next generation electric vehicle company backed by over 100 years of experience, producing zero emissions Buses, Vans, and Pods. A combined global reach and presence in 40 countries with 280 electric vehicles on the road that have clocked over 26 million miles and counting. At Switch we are committed to creating an environment in which all colleagues can fulfil their potential and by being a diverse and inclusive company, we are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed company and users of the disability confident scheme, if you would like further information or details of the role in an accessible format, please let us know. Job Purpose: The role will be focused on owning creative development for future bus and light commercial vehicle projects. Working autonomously the design manager will manage and oversee external design partners to deliver new vehicle designs. The role will also oversee a small colour and trim team to deliver sustainable, forward-thinking colour and material finishes for future products. Opportunity: Create initial sketch themes for vehicles in partnership with design consultancies and oversee the development of themes through to A surface design and release. Have final sign off on designs and A surface releases. Develop key design language for new range of bus and LCV products. Ensure consistency in design language across East and West regions. Manage a colour and trim designer to oversee the Colour and Trim strategy for future programmes alongside demo and show vehicles. Benchmark automotive and non-automotive product design to ensure products remain competitive. Work with Quality and manufacturing to deliver PQ targets. Support marketing team in sourcing renders and imagery for product launches. Experience/Qualifications: Degree level in automotive design or equivalent relevant experience. Creative and forward thinking with experience of developing new automotive projects from sketch through to final feasibility and release. Proven creative and presentation skills, including advanced use of Photoshop and software and ability to use internet resources appropriately for research purposes. A valid driving license will be required as the designer may be required to travel to client production facilities or other suppliers
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  • Job Reference: 707261812-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Switch Mobility Ltd
    Switch Mobility Ltd
  • Location: Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Salary: £60,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent