Seeking The Best Creative Talent

Since 1993 RWD has been designing some of the world’s most prestigious Superyachts, handling all elements of interior and exterior design. With a portfolio of over 70 yachts and with over a kilometre of boat length currently in build and development, RWD have earned a reputation as one of the most prolific, dynamic and experienced yacht design studios in Britain, and globally.

Based in the heart of the New Forest on the banks of the Beaulieu River, this award-winning company is looking for individuals with a passion for design on all levels who can match or surpass the company’s vision, enthusiasm and dedication to excellence. 

Current opportunities 

HEAD OF FF&E

INTERIOR DESIGN FOR ONE OF THE LARGEST SUPERYACHT DESIGN STUDIOS IN THE WORLD.

Over the last 23 years RWD has designed and created some of the most amazing SuperYachts in the world. Due to continued growth we are now looking for someone who can help us grow the Decoration and Supply design division specialising in Superyacht high end luxury interiors for clients based all over the world.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing projects efficiently from concept to delivery
  • Managing and briefing design team on projects
  • Mentoring and assisting junior and middleweight designers
  • Managing the procurement of the FF&E supply products
  • Visualise and explain concepts to team members
  • Developing detailed designs and choosing materials
  • Working closely with the directors and creative team, using initiative for new opportunities
  • Provide strong and inspirational leadership to maintain a highly motivated and creative team to ensure the highest quality of output
  • Building and growing existing client relationships
  • Inspiring the clients

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Experience in Photoshop, In design, with Advanced skills in Excel, Word essential
  • Knowledge in estimating and invoicing
  • FF&E selection materials, finishes, detailing and scheduling experience
  • Self confident, independent as well as team player
  • Ability to manage time and work flow of projects efficiently
  • Experience of dealing with suppliers and contractors
  • Fully competent in producing detailed FF&E specification with costings, materials, finishes
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and visual
  • 5-10 years of experience in High end residential, Yachting or Hotel design is essential
  • High level of creativity and design leadership skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organisation
  • Happy, flexible and open to extensive travel
  • Driver and own vehicle will be essential due to rural office
  • A confident presenter
  • Ability to build great relationships
  • Good Sense of Humour
  • You’ll love living by our values of dedication, being original, creating client delight, being brave and having great fun along the way.

 

Please send a covering letter and cv, along with examples of work you have previously worked on and in what capacity to careers@rwd.co.uk

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RWD is very supportive of career development and is always keen to hear from talented and like-minded individuals.

If the thought of designing incredibly detailed, personal and bespoke yacht interiors and exteriors excites you – we’d love to hear from you.
Please send CV’s, portfolios and examples of work to: careers@rwd.co.uk

Important skills/attributes:

  • Passionate about design
  • Truly creative hand drawing and sketching
  • Interest in high-end luxury design
  • Bright and enthusiastic with versatility and design agility
  • Quality of work is everything
  • Un-phased by extraordinary design challenges
  • Clear communication of ideas
  • Good integration in to the team
  • Software competence with:  Sketchup, Photoshop, Rhino, AutoCAD, In Design, Microsoft Office

Important interests:

  • Luxury yachts, cars and design
  • A beautiful country lifestyle – own transport required
  • Travelling for business