• Posted on Feb 13, 2020
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Job Title: Designer

Reference: AJ0725

Company: Kompan UK

Based in: Milton Keynes

Contact email: [email protected]


About us

KOMPAN is the world’s No. 1 playground supplier, we are a highly successful company experiencing a period of growth and we are hiring talented individuals to expand our team. We design & build play, fitness and sports facilities that appeal to all age groups. Our playgrounds are designed to improve childhood health and learning and all of our products offer compelling design, high play value, uncompromising safety, unique innovation and long-lasting quality.  At KOMPAN we create happier and healthier communities with play and sport.

The Role

This role is based at our Milton Keynes office and is part of a team of 10 designers. The primary responsibility of this role is creating turn-key design solutions, costing and visualisations in collaboration with our Area Sales Managers for a variety of types of clients.

The purpose of the Designer role is to support sales growth through design flair, knowledge and experience as a play space designer gained within the role.

As a Designer your primary responsibilities & tasks will include:

  • Interpretation of Area Sales Manager design brief & clients documents into a design solution
  • Ongoing collaboration with Sales Managers, Sales Support team and Contracts personnel
  • Developing safe and creative 2D Plans that have a good layout, flow and zoning
  • Creating compelling 3D Visuals that have impact and are tailored to the intended audience
  • Project pricing, including requesting outsourced, bespoke price elements and collating additional information for other departments to use
  • Creating additional graphical information to support the design explanation 

Ideal Experience

  • 1 year play space design or related outdoor space-planning industry experience
  • Basic understanding of play safety standards, installation methods, design process and outputs
  • Good client understanding & commercial focus to ensure requirements of our clients are met

Technical Skills

  • Competent & independent user of AutoCAD
  • Experience with 3d modelling/rendering software, ideally 3DsMax
  • High proficiency in Photoshop
  • Proven design flair
  • Excellent mathematical understanding

Personal skills

  • A team player with strong organisational skills, able to collaborate with others and coordinate the work of others
  • Is trustworthy and takes responsibility for managing deadlines, planning tasks for self and receiving input from others, checking details and raising anomalies
  • Communicates effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Structured and accurate, especially with pricing data, excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Able to learn quickly ‘on the job’ to comprehend and adjust to new and updated information
  • Accommodating with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Assertiveness towards project delivery and ensuring contribution from others
  • Motivating and supportive attitude towards others in the workplace

Benefits

We are looking for talented and skilled people to join our vibrant team. At KOMPAN we provide extensive training on our products, procedures, and integrated IT-systems (the newest Microsoft CRM & ERP systems).

This role is required to work 37.5 hours per week at our Milton Keynes office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday to Friday, with a one hour lunch break each day – plus extra hours when required to meet deadlines.

After successfully completing the Probationary Period, this role is entitled to 25 days paid annual leave and to join the company contributory private healthcare scheme. You will automatically be enrolled into the company pension scheme.

KOMPAN’s office is in modern building, accessible to all, located in a green area close to Milton Keynes town centre and train station.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your CV along with a covering application letter describing how your skills, experience and personality make you a potential candidate for this role.

KOMPAN is an equal opportunities employer and encourages all with relevant experience & skills to apply.

Designer salary negotiable depending on experience

Participation in Company bonus/ profit share scheme after probation period

Applications should be made by email with a covering letter, copy of CV & any relevant portfolio work to [email protected]