Recruitment is ongoing for the position of Furniture Designer at a manufacturing company.

Job Purpose

Under the supervision and guidance of the IDI Manager:

  • Design and develop concepts for the company furnishings 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 the knowledge of design trends, offerings of competition, production costs, the capability of production facilities, and characteristics of the company’s market.
  • Confers with production, design, and sales personnel to obtain design suggestions and customer orders.
  • Evaluate orders and proposals to determine the feasibility of producing items.
  • Obtains approval from customer, design team and originates scale or full-size drawing, using drawing software.
  • Prepares itemized production requirements to produce items.
  • Traces drawing on material for use in the 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 the 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 the 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
  • 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 design reports 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 aspects of human resources management

Organization and Interpersonal Skills (Furniture Designer at manufacturing company)

  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to adapt and work cooperatively and effectively in different situations and teams to carry out the 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 in non-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 per cent 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

HOW TO APPLY (Furniture Designer at manufacturing company)

Interested candidate should send their CVs to: srvtcr475@gmail.com

Closing Date: 21 January 2022.

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