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We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for a Design Manager to join an Automotive business in the Warwickshire area : 


Design Manager


Up to £60,000 




As a Design Manager/Senior Design Engineer, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and guiding the design process within our Client’s organisation. You will be responsible for managing a team of designers, ensuring that projects are completed efficiently, on time, and to the highest quality standards. Collaboration with cross-functional teams, effective leadership, and a keen eye for detail are essential for success in this role.


  • Quality, Cost, and Delivery (QCD) focused approach to product development

  • Responsible for generation and delivery of concept and manufacturing design definitions, based on technical specifications, requirements, relevant standards, and other constraints

  • Responsible for the conceptual development of new product solutions in the scoping phase of programmes.

  • Checking designs/drawings, and interrogating of the data

  • Good awareness, and understanding of GD+T

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements, establish project scopes, and define design goals

  • Monitor project progress, identifying potential risks, and implementing strategies to mitigate them

  • Supporting the identification of business opportunities

  • Problem solving on existing products and product improvement

  • Responsible for evaluating technical issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions

  • Planning, controlling and delivering assigned projects, and resource ensuring requirements are delivered to plan, budget and costs

  • Preparing and delivering progress reports against project plans

  • Keeping up to date with relevant technology developments in appropriate technical areas, developing skills and capabilities, and giving support and expertise to others as required

  • Actively participate in business unit improvement activities

  • Working closely with cross functional teams in both work activities and personal development

  • Teach and mentor apprentices and/or graduates in your field of expertise

  • Support a continuous improvement culture across the Engineering team, contributing to a high performing environment


  • Experience gained in a low / mid volume manufacturing / production assembly environment. 

  • Knowledge of low volume automation tools and techniques.

  • Experience in new product introduction and APQP tools. 

  • Experience in Jig and Fixture design. 

  • Knowledge of Siemens Teamcenter, MPP, NX and NoMuda Visual Factory software would be useful. 

  • Working with High Voltage products is desirable. 

  • Experience in the use of business improvement tools and techniques (5s, Lean, Kaizen etc.) and the use and construction of PFMEA’s and Control Plans. 

  • A good understanding of TS16949, AS9100, ISO14001 and ISO9001 to comply with company processes is essential. 

  • A team player with the ability to work on own initiative, and able to influence others by demonstrating a positive “can do” attitude. 

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work at pace in a multi-project environment. 

This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder will be required to carry out from time to time tasks in addition to the above that will be both reasonable and within their capabilities. 

Reference ID: 610979


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