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

Original British Yacht Design

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

+44 (0) 1590 611 300