Design R&D Manager

Wellington based
  • Design Development Leader
  • Significant impact
  • Rapidly growing market leader

Summerset is an organisation that thrives on the challenge of continuously improving to meet the changing wants, needs and demands of their customers. In this newly created leadership role as Design Research and Development Manager you will play a central role in challenging and innovating Summerset’s design concepts and construction methodologies to enrich their resident experience.

We are looking for a professional who can lead key initiatives within Design Reasearch & Development to support Summerset’s strategic goals. Focused on the three key pillars of Innovation, Sustainability and Construction Methodology, your role will also open up new markets and opportunities for Summerset, enhancing their current reputation as market leaders in the aged care sector.

What will your responsibilities be?

  • Responsible for multiple design and research projects and their programme management
  • Champion sustainability with the Design team and wider business
  • Use creative abilities and research methods to improve designs and resident experience
  • Provide technical expertise for new designs and construction design methods
  • Determine and execute improved designs and technologies used by competitors
  • Research and evaluate materials, products and construction methodologies and provide recommendations to the Head of Design Concept
  • Ensure that all designs meet or exceed regulatory compliance needs

Who are we looking for?

  • Strong experience in a similar business or with a large developer, contractor or consultancy
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Ideally, some experience leading a design team
  • Strong Design Management and process knowledge

Summerset is a dominant player in the retirement sector with 32 villages in operation or development nationally. Their land bank for future development is the largest in the sector in New Zealand, and extending now to Australia, allowing them to double their current resident population.

To be at the core of their future development, in a role you can largely shape as your own, please email your CV to suzannah@swr.nz or tony@swr.nz or alternatively to find out more you can contact Suzannah on 021 706 176 or Tony on 271 1101 quoting reference 3329012.
  
Due to current border restrictions from the New Zealand government we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are a New Zealand citizen, resident or already have secured the right to work in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

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