23 Dec 2021

Furniture Designer at Reputable Manufacturing Company

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Job Description


A big manufacturing company is seeking to recruit Furniture Designer

Job Purpose

Under the supervision and guidance of the IDI Manager:

• Design and develop concepts for the company’sfurnishings like chairs, tables, kitchens and couches.
• Work closely with clients to get a thorough understanding of what kind of product is needed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision and guidance of the IDI Manager:

• Designs furniture for manufacture, according to knowledge of design trends, offerings of competition, production costs, capability of production facilities, and characteristics of company’s market.
• Confers with production, design, and sales personnel to obtain design suggestions and customer orders.
• Evaluates orders and proposals to determine feasibility of producing item.
• Obtains approval from customer, design team and originates scale or full-size drawing, using drawing software’s.
• Prepares itemized production requirements to produce item.
• Traces drawing on material for use in production of blueprints, using drawing instruments.
• Prepares or directs preparation of blueprints containing manufacturing specifications, such as dimensions, kind of wood, and upholstery fabrics to be used in manufacturing of products.

Gender Policy and Equity

• Supports and promotes the company’s gender policy and the Network’s initiatives for gender sensitivity and gender equity.
• Promotes a culture of gender equity and sensitivity among staff and clients.
• Promotes and supports gender equity, equal opportunity, and diversity policy.

Self-development

• Develops and maintains own knowledge, expertise and professionalism.
• Keeps abreast of current developments in furniture manufacturing industry including micro and macro environmental factors and trends, through local and international networking activities, as it relates to design issues.
• Meets personal training and development needs through relevant QS/Installation related professional and commercial training and networking activities.

Qualification Required & Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil engineering/construction/Architecture with a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in working in a wood production environment or manufacturing sector

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Key skills for chartered surveyors
• Numeracy
• A good working knowledge of MS Excel and the ability to learn how to use specialist software
• Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills
• The ability to work in a team
• The ability to negotiate
• Estimation activities
• Costing skills
• Designs
• Contract Management
• Billing
• Project Management Skills
• Attention to detail and a methodical approach to work.

Planning and Performance Management

• Ability to set and deliver business goals
• Ability to plan, budget and organize various functions necessary to accomplish project goals and activities
• Ability to set, monitor, and assess achievements against performance targets, quality standards and service agreements

Reporting and Communication Skills

• Ability to consolidate, prepare and submit designsreports and correspondence
• Ability to interpret documents, understand procedures, and write reports
• Ability to maintain high standards of accuracy in the information and advice provided to the MD, Management and employees
• Listening, comprehension and understanding skills and sensitivity to the emotional, attitudinal and political aspect of human resources management

Organization and Interpersonal Skills

• Self-motivated team player with the ability to adapt and work co-operatively and effectively in different situations and teams to carry out assigned task
• Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with individuals and teams
• Excellent organization, delegation, performance management, and time management skills
• Has a positive “can do” mentality and has the ability to address challenges and exploit all available resources to accomplish objectives
• Ability to motivate others by personal role modelling, professional credibility, and trust
• Ability to handle difficult people and tense situations with diplomacy and tact
• Ability to deal with complex problems involving multiple facets and variables innon-standardized situations
• Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters relating to employee’s personal information
• Ability to maintain and promote fair, non-discriminatory employment practices and employee treatment

Commitment to Mission and Gender Policy and Equity

• Commitment to the company’s mission, corporate values and motivation as expressed in the ability to incorporate the mission and values in the work area
• Commitment to poverty eradication and an ability to transform the lives and communities of people in poverty
• Ability to support and implement transformational activities aimed at empowering all staff and clients in such a way that they become agents of social, spiritual, political, and economic transformation in their own communities
• Commitment to promoting and supporting gender policy and equity
• Commitment to equal opportunity and diversity policy and equity

Basic Mathematical and Numeric Skills

• Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
• Skill to locate routine mathematical errors
• Computation of rate, ratio and percent including the drafting and interpretation of QS/Installation reports

Personal Computer Operation

• Intermediate skills in personal computer operation
• Reporting and communication software programs – word processing, PowerPoint presentation, and spreadsheet

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

• MD
• Management Team at all levels
• Production staff
• Sales & Marketing
• QS/Installation staff
• Procurement Officer
• Sub-Contractors
• Wood and Production Material Suppliers
• Clients

Location: Accra



Method of Application

Interested candidate should send their CVs to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 21 January, 2022




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