Ensure premium quality - and get to live abroad

Quality guardian intern

We're looking for an amazing Production coordinator to work on as an extension of our production team, taking care of things on the ground. One of your biggest responsibilities will be to put in practice our working processes with factories around the world in India to Vietnam, China and beyond. You’ll also look after the wood, upholstery, construction and packaging that we use to make sure it's all top notch. Ultimately, you'll be helping to ensure our products are the best in the market, over and above a manufacturer's standard output. To be great at this job you should have an obsessive attention to detail and amazing organisational skills, as well as a lot of gumption. You'll love the challenge of completing multiple tasks efficiently and effectively, whilst striving to improve processes internally, all at the same time. On top of that, you're interested in interior design and furniture, and have a hunger to learn as much as possible about the production process, from placing an order to ensuring our products are UK compliant.

On some days the job will entail jumping to the back of a pick-up van at 6am, driving through Chinese countryside and then spending 12 hours at the workshop, staring at seams for so long that they all start looking strange. On the other hand there will be days with no inspections and not much to do at all. Some people would find this difficult to deal with, but for you it's perfect - when you work you work really hard, and when there's a gap in the schedule you're more than happy to travel around and explore an exciting part of the world. You'll also be involved in a fair bit of fighting - we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to quality, so you'll be sending a lot of pieces back to be perfected and "no"is a word you'll use a lot. This doesn't put you off, since you're the kind of person who stands their ground and isn't afraid of a little conflict when you know you're doing the right thing.

"When you work you work really hard, and when there’s a gap in the schedule you’re more than happy to travel around and explore an exciting part of the world"

Responsibilities

  • Visiting our suppliers’ workshops to implement our Quality Control process at midline production and final stages
  • Approve every single item prior to packing against the agreed quality standards (zero tolerance policy)
  • Oversee sample development, check sample production is on track and approval of counter swatches
  • Quality Standard checklist for each product (initiated from the sample inspection) or suggestions to improve current ones to increase quality standards
  • Visit reports with date of visit, summary of time spent (highlight waiting around periods etc), photos of inspections, commentary on factory performance against agreed QC process, meeting minutes

Requirements

  • Gumption
  • Resourcefulness and spirited initiative
  • Strong, as in obsessive, attention to detail

  • You’re interested in breaking new ground
  • You’re focused on results (we’re not fans of micro management)
  • You’re able to show frequent iteration and learn on your own.
  • You’re a really nice person.

 

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