Vacancy: Upholstery Developer Research & Development

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At NaughtOne we believe our people are integral to our success.  As such we believe in both looking after you and helping you forge the career you deserve.  We believe people want more than just the usual benefits. A career with us not only offers you a generous and competitive remuneration package inclusive of bonus, pension, life/health insurance and 33 days annual leave. You will also get a host of employee support and wellbeing benefits and crucially the opportunity for rapid career progression. These genuine opportunities for your growth are made possible as a result of our continued rapid growth globally, alongside a proactive, serious and supportive approach to both developing and looking after our people.

The story of NaughtOne is as impressive as it is inspiring. Established little more than 15 years ago we quickly became a global player in the world of contract furniture by designing and producing beautiful, stylish furniture manufactured to impeccable standards. Our products are now seen in offices all over the world, sold to many of the world’s most influential brands like Google, Microsoft and Amazon. NaughtOne was recognised for it’s global position in the international market and we now proud recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2019. Now an independent brand within the Miller Knoll
Group and we have every intention to continue to go from strength to strength.

As part of our continued growth, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Upholstery Developer to join our team based at our manufacturing site in Elland, West Yorkshire.

The role will be working alongside the design and engineering team to guide projects from concept through to production, using your upholstery knowledge and experience to ensure the highest standards of finish are achieved whilst ensuring the commercial upholstery piece is efficient,  effective and seamless.

The role will require a creative individual with a passion for perfection and high attention to detail who will ensure the key objectives are delivered, which will include:

  • Develop and manage the launch of new upholstery products.
  • Work closely with external and internal designers to realise concepts into a “production” ready product.
  • Provide training and support on new developments into the production teams
  • Ensure key project milestones and dates for upholstery development are achieved.
  • Provide upholstery expertise and support to quality team.
  • Work with localisation teams for effective handover and support of new developments to third party suppliers.
  • Full ownership of templates, digitisation and associated modification and deviation processes.
  • Champion continuous improvements in the production factory, providing support to CI engineer and team leads
  • Develop the upholstery knowledge and competencies within the design department.
  • Liaise with Factory Manager to address issues that may need support in other departments.

If you feel you have the skills we are looking for and would like to be part of the NaughtOne team, we would love to hear from you.