Current Vacancies

With a current workforce of over 300 employees based in the East Midlands we are looking to expand our team. If you would like to work for one of the leading consumer furniture brands in the UK and are interested in any of the roles advertised below please send your CV along with a covering letter to the relevant member of HR (detailed on the job description). For information regarding how we collect and use personal information about you during the recruitment process, please refer to our Candidate Privacy Policy.

Position

Brand Manager

Working with the Head of Brands, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of integrated campaigns across the Parker Knoll, Collins & Hayes and Duresta brands.  In addition, you will lead the development of all digital channels for the brands to drive conversions as well as managing the execution and delivery of all brand materials.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Control and management of the workflow to the marketing team in line with the commercial calendar
  • Manage and develop all social media marketing channels
  • With the Head of Brands, create and deliver an effective PR strategy for all brands.
  • Manage the execution of all online and offline marketing materials

To succeed in this role, candidates must have a passion for brands, interiors, and creativity. You will be a hard-working and self-motivated marketing professional who is looking to become part of a successful brand. As a key member of the Castlewood management team, you will be required to be flexible, with strong multitasking skills and the ability to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines.

You will have excellent attention to detail and a proactive work ethic, challenging current procedures to ensure the marketing department is as efficient as possible.

There will be some travel to trade shows, photoshoots and store visits.

Essential skills:

  • Effective communication, management and team-building
  • Strong organisational skills with an analytical approach
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Project management
  • High level of attention to detail
  • A positive and proactive attitude with a willingness to learn.
  • Full UK driving licence

To apply please send CV and covering letter to Emma Thrall, Group HR Executive, [email protected].

CAD Technician (Maternity Cover)

Supporting the Design and Development team, you will:

  • Develop a complete understanding of the current design, development and production processes within the business.
  • Create detailed and accurate 3D models using SolidWorks to create drawings for agreed design concepts.
  • Work closely with the skilled team of development upholsterers to refine and develop initial product prototypes to ensure the finished product is to the highest standard.
  • Once designs are agreed, support the delivery of a comprehensive and accurate specification package to support new model introductions into the factory. This includes nesting parts for CNC cutting, creating frame assembly instructions and birch patterns for the Wood-mill.
  • Work with the existing Parker Knoll Development team to build expertise in motion and mechanisms.
  • Document any product changes and ensure signatures are obtained from relevant parties where relevant. Ensure all relevant documents are kept up to date in the specification folders.
  • Using your knowledge of the business, identify technical amendments and improvements that will help enhance the quality and efficiency of the furniture that we manufacture.
  • Helping where required with our annual programme of external shows and exhibitions.
  • Ensure Health & Safety Policy is adhered to by keeping a clean and safe working environment.

Skills & Qualifications;

We are looking for a hard-working, self-motivated person looking to become part of a progressive and successful manufacturing company. As a key member of the team the successful applicant will be required to be flexible and have a methodical approach to work, with the ability to work on their own initiative and to tight deadlines.

Qualifications required:

  • Formal qualification in Computer Aided Design (ideally SolidWorks), Engineering with a significant CAD element or similar qualification.
  • Candidates with previous experience of using SolidWorks or candidates from a similar role using a different CAD programme will also be considered.

Essential skills:

  • Proficient in SolidWorks or another similar 3D CAD program.
  • Have a good understanding of engineering drawings and design principles.
  • Good communication, numeracy and IT skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • High level of attention to detail and good presentation skills.
  • Ability to prioritise workload according to deadlines and able to work unsupervised as well as part of a team.
  • Able to work at speed to high accuracy and be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • A positive and proactive attitude with willingness to learn.
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills

Desirable skills:

  • Experience with CNC machines and CNC nesting.
  • Basic understanding of wood working processes and furniture assembly.
  • A design/creative flair would be advantageous (however, this is a technical role).

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 7th May 2021. To apply, please send CV and covering letter to Emma Thrall, Group HR and Training Executive, [email protected]