Kitchen Designers

We are currently recruiting for kitchen designers in Windlesham and Bristol. If you have kitchen design experience and are interested in joining the Optiplan Team please contact Louise at louiseg@optiplankitchens.co.uk.

Design Support Specialist

 Job Description

Optiplan Kitchens is a UK leader in the manufacture and design of bespoke handcrafted kitchens. Our attention to detail and material sourcing is what defines an Optiplan Kitchen, coupled with a personalised approach to design and installation.

All of our kitchens are made from scratch at our factory in Swindon, using the latest technology whilst incorporating traditional handcrafted techniques. This guarantees expert carpentry, which is perfect for those finishing touches and the secret to what makes each Optiplan kitchen unique. Learn more about what we do at https://www.optiplankitchens.co.uk/

We are currently seeking a Design Support Specialist to be based in our Swindon, Hemel or Hale Showroom. Travel to other showrooms will also be required.

Salary £20k to £25k, depending on experience

Standard hours of work are 37.5 hours a week, worked Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

23 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays

Life Assurance and pension scheme

Main Purpose of the Role:

To provide administrative and design support to the Optiplan Kitchens Sales Team and co-ordinate the process from sale to fit for each of your customer’s kitchens.

This entails communication with not only customers but with the Surveyor, Supply Chain, Internal Account Managers, and our Installation Management Team.

You will be responsible for the end to end administrative kitchen sales process which makes this an important, varied and demanding role.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with the user base to provide assistance and, where necessary, training on the use of the internal IT Systems. They will also work with their IT Peers and other stakeholders to support the analysis and assist in the implementation of various IT projects.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following: –

Excellent organisation skills – Effective management, organization, and prioritization of showroom office administration.

Great communication skills – Clearly conveying and receiving messages to meet the needs of all. This involves listening, interpreting, and delivering verbal, non-verbal, written, and electronic messages.

Completion of CAD drawings to a professional standard in a timely manner.

Specifying and pricing projects for clients.

Making required changes / alterations needed to drawings / specifications accurately as and when required.

Processing the order to meet the agreed timelines.

Skills and Experience Required

Experience of working in the kitchen industry is essential

Previous experience of delivering exceptional customer service.

Adaptability – Personal willingness and ability to work in and adapt to change.

Team working – Working cooperatively and productively with others to achieve results.

CAD experience is essential and Articad planner experience would be preferable.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £20,000.00-£25,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
Optiplan has implemented a Coronavirus Safe Operating Procedure at all sites.