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13th Jul

Global CMF Leader

— Market Leading Brand


Lead the CMF team in a globally renowned business.

Work with products frequently found in the top of their category.

Enjoy great holiday allowance, performance related bonus and private medical.

We’re looking for an experienced Colour Material and Finish expert to join the CMF design team for a global product and technology brand.

What you’ll be doing

As Global CMF Leader you will join the CMF design team and oversee projects from research, through design concept and into production across all product categories; this means working with a diverse range of materials and finishes including products in health, beauty, lighting, homecare and more.

This is a senior role and will form a core part of the design leadership team. You will work closely with other head of departments and VP’s to ensure product ranges are beautifully finished and hold up to the high standards of the brand. You’ll define the CMF strategy across all categories and collaborate with other departments to ensure strategy is aligned to commercial goals. Also setting and managing the budget for the CMF team.

Using your expertise in textiles, colour and materials you will provide valuable leadership to other CMF designers, offering critique, guidance and recommendations on cost and timing for projects when needed too.

As part of the leadership team you’ll be the voice for CMF within the business and will frequently present to the most senior directors in the business. When presenting you’ll clearly be able to explain the rationale behind colour, material and finish decisions well and have a good grasp of production and engineering processes too.  

What experience you’ll need

  • A relevant degree in Textile Design, Colour and Material Design, Product or Industrial Design (or similar).
  • A subject matter expert in CMF, with previous experience in CMF focussed roles.
  • Strong leadership qualities, able to set the standard for the team, mentor, manage and grow others.
  • Have in depth knowledge in production and engineering processes related to CMF.
  • A good understanding of supplier relationships and supply chain.
  • Previous hands-on design experience.
  • Great presentation skills, comfortable presenting to the most senior stakeholders in a business.

What you’ll get In return

A good market ragte salary, 27 days holiday (+ bank holidays), private medical, life assurance, performance related bonus, product discounts and more.

What’s next

Please apply with an up to date CV.




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Who's managing this role?

Sam Firth

Sam Firth

— Head of Design User Experience & Design

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