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Exterior Design Manager

Date Posted: 08-Jan-2022

Location: Crewe, GB

Company: Bentley Motors Ltd

About the Role

We are seeking an Exterior Design Manager to join the business on a permanent basis, at our Crewe site. Reporting to the Head of Exterior Design, the Exterior Design Manager will lead a team of designers to deliver Extraordinary Exterior design and to keep evolving Bentley design language to ensure Bentley products continue being ‘best in class’ design and continue to stay relevant in the market place.


The design department are responsible for creating everything from the initial concept to the final design of the Interior and Exterior Design and Colour & Trim as well as for Modelling & Design Operations and Design Projects.


Responsibilities include:

  • Exterior Design proposals for future product creation, aligned to budget, working in close collaboration with internal and external partners.
  • Coordination of design drafts for exterior, including architecture, body and detail design to ensure appropriate project timing and achievement.
  • The release of Exterior design physical and digital reference models as a basis for the car body and component construction.
  • The effective operation of a team within Exterior Design.
  • Responsible for managing synergies within the VW Group across all brands, and coordinate with VW Group design.


About the Person

The successful applicant will have experience in an automotive exterior design studio with proven people management, the successful applicant will have a forward, innovative thinking for future products. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:


  • Experience in delivering exterior design solution with a focus on design solutions that are able to be interpreted into Production.
  • Evidence of strong people management skills in a variety of situations associated with delivery in a large automotive group.
  • Ability to communicate the strategic business goals to all colleagues, effectively explain the drivers for change, and motive colleagues to ensure engagement.
  • Technical and creative understanding of production vehicle design practices including the production of digital and physical design model build process.
  • Strong record of ability to deal with challenging targets and achieve successfully to quality, cost and time targets.


About the Brand

Bentley Motors has an extraordinary history and an exciting journey ahead in becoming the creators of the world’s most luxurious performance motor vehicles.

We are a global organisation operating in 59 countries with over 125,000 customers worldwide. Bentley is a unique place to work, with people who are all driven by the same ideal: being the most successful luxury car brand in the world.

About the Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • A brand new car (VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda) every 6 months
  • 35 days’ holiday inclusive of bank holidays.
  • 10% pension contribution
  • Flexible working hours with flexi time options
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme, based on your contribution and the performance of the company and trade union agreement.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Starbucks & Costa onsite.
  • Free onsite parking.


If you’re seeking a challenging and rewarding career as part of an extraordinary business with ambitious plans for the future, then what are you waiting for? Apply now


Closing date is 21st January or until 3 candidates have been shortlisted for assessment.