CAD Project Coordinator

Location: The Grove, Northampton

Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 18 January 2019

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CAD Project Coordinator

Howdens Joinery are looking for a CAD Project Coordinator to assist in delivering product content to the Computer Aided Design (CAD) planning system and drive improvements to the capabilities.

Reporting to the Marketing Systems Manager you will be responsible for coordinating, testing and implementing regular data updates for UK and Europe whilst effectively reporting on the outcome of these to the stakeholders and wider business functions.

At Howdens relationships are key to our success therefore the ability to manage the internal and external stakeholder relationships is essential.

The position is currently based in Northampton then relocating to our new purpose built offices in Raunds in 2020.

Responsibilities in brief

  • Co-ordinate the updating and maintenance of the content of the 6 UK CAD catalogues, ensuring they are up to date, fully functional and improvements are made to the process
  • Collating product spec documentation and formulating briefs for the software developers to carry out data modelling work
  • Support in the day to day management of European (France, Belgium, Germany and Netherlands) CAD updates
  • Monitor new and discontinued products and plan their inclusion or removal from the CAD catalogues at appropriate times
  • Support in the testing of the CAD catalogues and application upgrades with the I.S department to ensure a robust quality data set is produced, collating and managing findings with the CAD service provider
  • Create user guides in the form of release notes for depots

Experience and skills required

  • Previous experience of CAD kitchen and bathroom planning systems in a commercial marketing environment is desirable, systems training will however, be provided to ensure the successful applicant can operate at a proficient level within the role
  • A relevant degree in Marketing/IT or equivalent vocational experience is desirable but not essential
  • Working with cross functional teams across Trade, Supply and IS divisions excellent communication and interpersonal skills are key to the role
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail are vital to ensure the smooth transition and timely deployment of system updates with minimal disruption caused to Kitchen Sales Designers

(This job role information is a summary of the main duties and responsibilities and may be subject to amendment in accordance with the needs of the business)

Howdens Joinery is a highly successful business, with more than 690 depots nationwide and 8,000 staff members. Last year our sales reached circa £1.3 billion and we continue to experience significant growth and success. Despite our scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values. 

We have a very competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday, company bonus and a contributory pension. There is also onsite car parking, subsidised gym membership and great social events.

As well as the opportunity to develop within a high profile FTSE 250 company, you will be part of a rewarding organisation recognised for excellence in the workplace in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.

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