Technologist, Furniture

Recruiter
QHQ Ltd
Location
London (East), London (Greater)
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
07 Dec 2018
Closes
04 Jan 2019
Ref
100934
Job Type
Permanent

Our Client,a leading retailer of household furnishings, has an opening for a Furniture Technologist specialising in Furniture and Upholstery. An excellent opportunity to join a team of experts and contribute to a leading Brand. The role reports into the Technical Lead.

Role Function

  • To ensure Client’s products comply with identified standards in terms of safety, quality, durability, functionality and ease of assembly. 
  • To develop and deliver innovative products that perform, meet legal and statutory requirements and customer needs.
  • To ensure that all factories conform to technical and ethical audit requirements

Furniture Technologist responsibilities include:

  • The Furniture Technologist will all products are executed in terms of construction, fittings, means of production, finish, raw material, packaging, assembly instructions, labeling etc. to agreed quality and customer standards
  • To provide all technical expertise to ensure that all technical and safety product characteristics are specified, appropriate and clearly documented. Ensure that products are fit for purpose, durable and safe.
  • Produce full technical documentation to verify that each product is manufactured according to the agreed specification.
  • Monitor any quality problems which occur with existing products ensuring a quick resolution to any issues.
  • Regularly review and improve the quality of all aspects of the products in the range to agreed performance criteria.
  • Undertake any specific projects in conjunction with the QA Lead Technologist and buying teams.
  • Provide excellence in customer service to internal and external customers 
  • Ensure all factories used have an ethical and technical audit in place 
  • Have an understanding of chemicals and the REACH directive. 
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers and agents and ensure all information collated is fed back to the suppliers. 



The ideal Furniture Technologist candidate will:

  • Be able to cope with diverse workload and will need to work at pace
  • Be able to use initiative at all times. 
  • Be Self-motivating, confident, and presentable and be able to work to tight deadlines. 
  • Have previous experience working as a Product Technologist in a Retail or manufacturing environment.
  • Have a sound knowledge of the following of Furniture and Upholstery

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