Upholstery & Assembly Operations Manager


£30000 - £40000

Job Description

Upholstery & Assembly Operations Manager
Our client, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality chairs and tables for the hospitality sector. With a rich heritage spanning over 60 years, the company has evolved from its roots in cycling, when founder spotted an opportunity for growth to create the world-renowned stacking banquet chair.
With a dedicated factory based in South West London and an in-house creative team, they continue to push the boundaries of modern furniture design, producing on-trend, innovative solutions for its international client base.
Salary Negotiable- Between GBP30k- GBP40k Depending on experience
The role is permanent, 7.30 - 17.00 Mon - Thur, 7.30-12.00 Fri
23 days holiday per annum

Job Specification:
Organisation of the production flow, and tasks within the upholstery and assembly processes Strong skills in upholstery methods and techniques and knowledge of fabrics
Leadership, management and development of a team of 25
Fabric cutting (both traditional and automated)
Sewing room
Foam shop (cutting, trimming and gluing - also use of moulded foam products)
Automated upholstery processes - 8 machines for semi automation of the upholstery process.
Organisation of a team of 6 traditional manual upholsterers
Primary responsibilities:
To facilitate the efficient flow of manufacture of upholstery components and assembled products.
Developing systemised work procedures appropriate to each process / machine to ensure consistency, repeatability and maintain the high level of quality and longevity expected.
Process improvement within the scope of the above responsibilities to improve efficiencies and quality standards
Monitoring employee productivity, training, H&S compliance and quality levels
New product development - fit for manufacture. Existing product development - ease of manufacture