Senior FF&E Designer

Reporting to the Head of FF&E, the Senior FF&E Designer is responsible for managing large FF&E projects liaising with the Team Principal & Creative Lead to ensure that the projects are delivered on time, in budget and to an exceptional standard and to the brief set by the FF&E Director. The Senior FF&E Designer is responsible for concept development, project management and client presentations on the FF&E element. In addition the Senior FF&E designer is instrumental in providing guidance and mentoring to junior members of the FF&E team within the wider company team structure.

  • Understand and interpret the client brief set by the FF&E Director
  • Develop the FF&E concept ensuring it adheres to Company Values
  • Selecting furniture, materials and finishes and creating engaging and outstanding client presentations
  • Brief and manage production of bespoke items
  • Produce accurate specification document including all necessary information
  • Liaising with the client and shipyard to ensure materials selected are compliant and meet the client’s brief
  • Work closely with the FF&E buyer to ensure the project procurement stays on time and in budget
  • Understand from the client team the tax and export position of the vessel and ensure that all compliance is met; briefing the FF&E buyer and FF&E accountant on the requirements
  • Liaising with the FF&E librarian to ensure that Specsources is current and all items are listed
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers, shipyards and client teams
  • Keeping current with industry trends and developments and any technical developments
  • Attending industry fairs to source new suppliers and expand the FF&E Library

  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent English writing skills and verbal communication
  • 10+ years’ experience working on luxury projects for HNWI including yacht experience
  • Experience managing own projects through to final installation and aftercare
  • Ability to manage and inspire junior members of the team
  • Good knowledge of material, finishes and suppliers
  • Strong IT skills including MS Office especially excel; Photoshop; Specsources and AutoCAD
  • Flexible attitude, help where work is needed in the company
  • Interest and knowledge in the latest design trends
  • Ability to multi task, prioritise, work to deadline and manage own time
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Natural enthusiasm and energy

  • Achievement of personal objectives agreed in the performance review
  • Live the Company Values

If we sound like the company for you, please email your CV with a covering letter and portfolio to

Closing Date
Applications close for this role on 27th October 2017.

Original British Yacht Design

The Old Electric Light Station Beaulieu
Brockenhurst Hampshire so42 7yf England

+44 (0) 1590 611 300