Colour and Trim Designer

Rate: £31.00 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 26833-aj

Expiration date: 30 April 2017

Job Purpose As a well-known global Luxury Brand, it is paramount that successful candidates fully understand the nature of our products, the relevance of Colour and Materials to the brand, and recognise how trends, global markets and product segment influence the strategy, character and continual development of our wide-reaching C+T portfolio To own and be responsible for all creative aspects of Colour & Trim for specified current and/or future programmes. To fully support the project lifecycle as required on an on—going basis. The primary role will define and ensure delivery of all customer-facing finishes in conjunction with inputs from Interior and Exterior Design, Marketing and Programme Office. Delivery to meet the quality, cost and timing constraints identified within the programme.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Agree, define and own the Colour and Trim strategy, customer choice and Content of tasked programmes, working closely within the design team as well as cross-functionally
  • Develop a Colour and Trim Design release document that enables the successful communication of our requirements internally to relevant functions
  • To request, pursue and collate testing and master sample plaques and parts, submit to lab, liaise with lab and suppliers regarding results, failures and passes.
  • Support concept trim and finish feasibility work for any new finish, material or detail
  • Set design targets for any new materials or new applications of existing materials
  • Ensure C&T specification of prototype vehicles is aligned with Design and Engineering requirements  Ensure the BOM is correctly set-up in relation to the colour and trim definition of a programme.  Create and roll out outsourced supplier Guides
  • Provide a visual guide for all models and limited edition derivatives that are relevant to the trim shop showing available materials, hard coding rules and stitch lines
  • Interface with the NMO department to ensure that all Mastering and production approval is delivered on an appropriate timescale to support programme objectives
  • Ensure effective communication of changes to the Launch and Manufacturing Teams

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum Degree level in Textile, Product, or Accessory design or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience within automotive industry, preferably with proven Interior Trim and materials design and delivery.
  • Experienced project management and people influencing skills
  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Self-starting and self-motivated.