Technologist, Furniture

London (East), London (Greater)
18 Feb 2019
18 Mar 2019
Job Type

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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