Furniture Designer

Job Summary


 

Our client in the furniture industry is looking for a designer who can specialize in designing furniture for manufacturers. The candidate must be able to design couches, chairs, tables, shelves, and decorative accents for furniture pieces. You must have knowledge of design trends, competitive prices and the ability to meet specific needs of manufacturers and other clients. You must be able to look over the requests of a manufacturing company and draw out a structure and design that they believe will fit their needs. You must also determine the types of equipment, upholstery, patterns and colors that need to be used in order to create a piece of furniture.

 

Duties And Responsibilities


 

study, research and plan various styles of furniture design
find ways to improve furniture items already manufactured
stay informed about design trends and developments
select suitable materials, which might include wood, metal, plastic and textiles
discuss designs with clients for custom ordering or with manufacturers
generate sample designs using computer-aided design (CAD), card models, sketches or hard prototypes
use software packages such as AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks and Photoshop
prepare detailed final designs
liaise with craftsmen or production department staff (such as production managers, marketing staff and design engineers) about the process of construction or manufacture
evaluate issues such as pricing and fixing costs, fashion, purchasing, safety, materials and manufacturing methods and techniques
use various tools to complete projects from raw materials to finished furniture items
organize plans and schedules with respect to the availability of resources
attend workshops, seminars and training on various types of manufacturing and furniture design.

Qualifications And Experience


 

A diploma or completed apprenticeship in the relevant fields
2 years experience in the manufacturing industry
creative and practical ability
drawing skills and strong visual awareness
manual dexterity and good hand-eye coordination
communication skills
commercial focus
self-motivation, self-discipline and persistence
flexibility and adaptability
the ability to work to deadlines
collaborative skills, particularly if working in a multidisciplinary practice
a desire to keep up to date with market trends and new ideas
skills for running a business if you’re self-employed – these could include marketing, sales, finance, buying, maintenance engineering and production.

How To Apply


 

Interested and qualifying candidates should sent their application not later than the deadline to hr@mjconsultants.co.zw.