Technical Manager (Furniture Retail & Manufacturing)

Recruiter
THE TALENT BRANCH
Location
Hitchin
Salary
Up to £33,000 + Great company benefits
Posted
14 Feb 2017
Closes
14 Mar 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Technical Manager / Consultant (Furniture Retail & Manufacturing) – Stevenage - £33,000 - We are currently recruiting for a Technical Manager / Consultant with broad experience of retail and manufacturing in the furniture, retail and furnishings sector. The appointed Technical Manager / Consultant (Furniture Retail & Manufacturing) will be working for a well-known furniture industry specialist and it is paramount that they possess a background in the furniture retail or manufacturing industry and have senior management experience within this sector.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • To manage and provide leadership to a small team of consultants within this Furniture Industry Specialist
  • To produce weekly and monthly reports on the Consultancy division to support the General Manager
  • To support the development of the consultancy team through training, mentoring and the PMP process
  • Represent the Association at consultation and standards meetings and become recognised by industry as one of the companies leading technical experts
  • Provide fee generating technical consultancy to the companys clients including, but not limited to, audits, risk assessments, expert witness work, training and specification reviews
  • To be adaptable and do project work and business support services in a range of disciplines
  • Provide technical support to the operational, sales and marketing departments within the business
  • Identify and investigate new opportunities for the business that have commercial potential
  • Develop and grow any future opportunities so that they can subsequently be delivered as viable services, projects, or products
  • What Are We Looking For?

  • A broad experience of retail and /or manufacturing in the furniture and furnishings sector
  • The ability to learn, assimilate and communicate new technical competencies
  • Technical knowledge and excellence in standards/legislation, with special reference to product testing, quality, sustainability, and the environment
  • Capable of mixing with all levels within in the industry and confident to assume a position of technical competence
  • An ability to manage and develop teams
  • Experience of working at a technical, legislative, or environmental level within the furniture industry
  • An ability to learn, assimilate and communicate new technical competencies
  • Relevant graduate or related qualifications
  • Ability to grasp both financial and business concepts