Head of Interior Design / Egypt / Soon as possible

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by Jendrik, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Jendrik
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    Location: Germany

    Jendrik www.odenwald-global.com

    Job Description
    As Head of Interior Design, this is an unusual, exciting and extremely challenging opportunity. As a key member of the management team you will have the ability to directly influence the interior design of a production line of 40 to 47 meter luxury tri-deck motor yachts and ultimately contribute to its and the company’s commercial success. This is a very hands-on role where you will be responsible for all aspects of interior design especially at the implementation level, from managing a small team of designers to QA sign-off of all interior works. Minimum requirements is 6 months on-site in Egypt, with some potential limited travel to either Spain or Latvia to meet with the owner. Some flexibility can be discussed.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities
    • Take ownership of all aspects of interior design of a 40m luxury motor yacht production line. Consisting of 9 cabins, saloon, dining area for 14, 8 bathrooms, owners suite. Each space needs to be individually designed with luxury and space optimisation, design and built using where possible locally sourced materials and resources. You will have in depth knowledge and experience of designing individual pieces of built-in furniture that will be built locally in wood using either internal team or outsourced to a local furniture manufacturing company.
    • To work with the owner in defining requirements and to transform these into 2d and 3d renders (self or outsourced) for sign-off and to work with the furniture manufacturing team to ensure quality and on-time delivery to requirements.
    • To source quality materials and accessories either locally or internationally with the ability to use cost benefit analysis to support your decision rationale.
    • Integration of high technology such as LCD monitors, AV entertainment systems etc.
    • Design multi-functional top sun deck with seating, BBQ, Jacuzzi, wet bar and to include finishing touches such as lighting, sound system that incorporate the various activities such as sun bathing, al fresco dining, dancing etc.
    • To liaise with lead electrician, cabinet makers, plumbers, engineers etc. to ensure their services integrate with the required design.
    • Familiar with all aspects of luxury yacht interior design, space optimisation, mood lighting and the materials used and market trends.
    • Ensure the designs you create are executed to your brief and of quality both within the production workshop and final fitting.
    • Become familiar with materials suitable for marine life and marine classification.
    • Provide assistance to the marketing team in the production of online marketing visuals.
    • Day to day project managment, communicate, advise and function closely with the management team and provide board level reports on request.

    Experience & Skills
    • Degree in design with a minimum of 5 years experience, 2 of which have been as a lead position.
    • We are ideally looking for a designer with experience within the marine industry, however, we will consider those with exceptional talent in high end hotel interior design.
    • Experience of designing high quality contemporary design wooden furniture and have detailed knowledge of free standing and fitted furniture construction and production processes and materials, techniques and finishing required for the 5* hospitality industry.
    • Natural talent to optimising space and light and an understanding of the practicalities related to yacht design.
    • Ability to oversee and control manufacture of all the workshop projects, and to ensure that all furniture meets the impeccable standards required for luxury yachts.
    • Proficient in a 3D rendering package would be an advantage. Excellent hand sketching and effective communication skills are essential.
    • Familiar with working with a variety of materials including wood, granite, Corean, glass, steel, soft furnishings etc. at both the design and implementation level.
    • Fluent in English. You will be provided with a local translator for day-to-day communication with local resources.

    Candidate profile
    A self starter who is a passionate team player with strong leadership skills yet happy to roll up your sleeves and work at the implementation level where you are able to mentor your staff and lead by example if necessary within a diverse and challenging work and cultural environment. As an effective communicator you will be a stable, mature yet enthusiastic person with an eye for low level detail and able to think out of the box to solve design and technical challenges. With a natural talent for the ‘creative’ and the ability to thrive in a start-up environment you are likely to have a few years of challenging success under your belt. A good listener and communicator, you should be able to empathise with both your market and staff.

    If you are interested in this postion, submit your contact details and CV to: recruitment@odenwald-global.com
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