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OVERALL JOB PURPOSE

To support the Production Manager for Chairs & Screens with the introduction of new products into the department and the drive to continuously improve the quality of the products produced.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
  • To take upholstery designs and create cutting patterns that can be loaded into the software package for the automated cutting table.
  • To build and upholster product samples working closely with the design department.
  • To make special products, show models and other ‘offline’ products.
  • To actively input suggestions to ensure products are designed that are fit for manufacture.
  • To document and train out all new products in the department working closely with the Quality Technician.
  • To develop the key skill of Upholstery in the department by taking an active role in the training and development of the upholsterers.
  • To carry out quality checks in the department, spending time with each upholsterer to raise the standard of the products we make.
  • Carry out audits in the department, ensuring all SOP’s are being followed.
  • Working with the Quality Technician, improve the content of all SOP’s encompassing knacks and tips to produce quality products consistently.
  • To assess product standard labour times and advise on areas of correction and improvement.
  • Suggest method improvements to the way we upholster our products.
  • Resolve quality issues as they arise, getting to the root cause of the issue to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Carry out offsite quality inspections and repairs and liaise with Homeserve where necessary.
  • To work within the team when the above duties are not required.
  • Any other reasonable duties as allocated by the management team and commensurate to the role.
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
  • Experience in all upholstery skills & techniques with a keen eye for detail and accuracy in all work to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Previous experience in a Product development / design role within a busy furniture manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of creating cutting patterns ideally using an automated cutting machine / software package.
  • Experience / knowledge of quality control processes and procedures.
PERSONAL SPECIFICATION
  • Flexible person who can work on own initiative.
  • Professional manner, appearance and attitude.
  • People person who knows how to get the best out of different characters.
  • The ability to work calmly, effectively and accurately in a challenging and pressured environment.
  • To be resilient and positive with a “can do” attitude.
  • Good interpersonal communication with the ability to communicate on all levels.
  • Experience with MS Office suite Inc. Word & Excel.
HEALTH & SAFETY

To operate safely within the workplace with regard to the Company’s health and safety policies, procedures and safe working practices. To be responsible for own Health and Safety and that of other employees.

Comply with Health & Safety requirements: as per training, policies, procedures, risk assessments, method statements, safe systems of work etc.

  • Report any H&S issues/accidents/near misses to the Manager
  • Actively seek to improve safety culture
REVIEW

This is a description of the job at the time of issue. It is the Company’s practice periodically to review and update job descriptions to ensure that they accurately reflect the current nature of the job and may be altered in consultation with the post holder to meet the changing needs of the Company.

Job type: Permanent, hours: 40.

If this opportunity sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you, send your CV to recruitment@dams.com


Are you looking for an opportunity to join one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and wholesalers of office furniture, working as part of an established management team?

If so, read on.........

Reporting into the Production Director, the Seating Department Manager is a key part of the production management team, overseeing all aspects of seating, screens and tables production. Key responsibilities of your role will include:

From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum

  • Achieving the daily / weekly plan as set by the planning department
  • Management of the manning frame and capacity planning in line with sales demand
  • Developing production processes to ensure best practice and cost effectiveness
  • Measuring daily performance of operatives to ensure efficiencies are maintained
  • Introducing Standard Operating Procedures, in conjunction with Quality & Compliance
  • Attending quality meetings and take an active role in carrying out improvement actions
  • Ensuring all employees adhere to the health and safety policy at all times
  • Delivering regular H&S tool box talks
  • Introducing housekeeping regimes in all areas to raise standards
  • Investigating any accidents, near misses or incidents in line with company procedures
  • Managing HR related activity within the department
  • Driving improvement projects within the department in line with business priorities

About You:

To join us you will ideally have at least 5 years’ experience in a senior managerial or supervisory role in a high pressure fast paced production environment, along with:

  • Experience in a similar industry is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of applying modern manufacturing techniques (Lean and CI)
  • Good knowledge of current H&S legislation, experience of implementing H&S processes
  • Minimum IOSH qualified (or willingness to work towards IOSH qualification)
  • Working knowledge of MRP and Microsoft software packages
  • Knowledge of both manual and automated production processes
  • Results oriented, driven to succeed with the ability to plan and deliver against deadlines
  • Strong people and performance management skills - comfortable in chairing team briefings and undertaking formal HR procedures

What do we offer?

  • Permanent role
  • 40 hours per week (days)
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Free onsite parking
  • Bupa Employee Assistance Programme
  • Support and investment in personal development
If this opportunity sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you, send your CV to recruitment@dams.com




Are you an experienced Administrator looking for your next challenge?

If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and wholesalers of office furniture, working within a friendly transport team.

The Benefits

Monday-Friday, 9-5pm
Permanent role
Competitive holiday package
Pension
Free onsite parking
Bupa Employee Assistance Programme
Support and investment in personal development
Modern refurbished offices
What will you be doing?

This busy role contributes to the success of the transport operation by providing transport administration support, including:

Answering incoming calls and resolving queries
Logging all transport issues onto system
Keeping customers up to date on late running's and potential delivery failures
Booking deliveries and providing alternative solutions to customers
Resolving internal queries and supporting internal departments requests
Building and maintaining strong working relationships with both customers and clients
Provision of an excellent standard of customer care
Monitor and achieve KPI’s
Photocopying, printing, organising and storing documents and computer based duties
Ensure all paperwork is returned for all customer deliveries despatched from site, and chase outstanding POD’s
What do you need?

Demonstrable experience in administration is essential (we will be unable to consider candidates without this)
Transport office experience (desirable)
GCSE English and Maths (grades A-C) or equivalent
Excellent computer literacy, Microsoft Office, Word & Excel
Ability to multi-task and meet set deadlines in a fast-paced and high pressure environment is essential
Excellent administration, prioritisation and organisational skills
Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Willingness to learn new skills and acquire new areas of knowledge

If this opportunity sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you, send your CV to recruitment@dams.com



Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a well-established and growing Sales team?

If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s largest and fast growing manufacturers and wholesalers of office furniture.

The Benefits

Permanent role
Monday-Friday, 9-5pm
Modern refurbished offices & showroom
Competitive holiday package
Bonus scheme
Pension
Free on-site parking
Bupa Employee Assistance Programme
What will you be doing?

Promoting and selling products to a predefined group of customers; targeting new business opportunities.

Some of your duties will include:

Representing the company to promote and sell its products (product training will be provided)
Answering of inbound telephone calls to the sales team
Developing customer relationships and providing excellent customer service
Working closely with other internal business functions
Customer quotations, price negotiations and stock checks
Responding to and following up sales enquires
Creation and development of new business
Accurate order entry when needed
Updating and on-going maintenance of customer contact details
About You

To join our team you will need to be target driven and an excellent communicator with a real desire to succeed, along with:

Demonstrable experience and success in a sales role
Excellent commercial acumen with a business development track record
High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
Results-oriented and able to work well under pressure
Excellent interpersonal skills
The ability to build good working relationships with colleagues and customers
Computer literate and skilled in the use of MS Office
On offer is a starting salary of £18,000 per annum with opportunity to earn an additional annual bonus of up to £4,000 (paid monthly in arrears).

If this opportunity sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you, send your CV to recruitment@dams.com



Are you an experienced Driver/Fitter looking for your next challenge?

If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and wholesalers of office furniture, working within a friendly transport team.

You will be undertaking installation and assembly of office furniture across the UK at client’s offices, providing a high level of customer service and workmanship that exceeds client expectation.

What will you be doing?

Delivery and installation of office furniture nationwide (potential for night outs, maximum 2 per week)
Maintaining accurate records of deliveries and customer authorisation and ensure all documentation is submitted to management on time
Driving safely and follow all laws and rules of driving to maintain a safe and healthy work environment
Keeping company vehicle clean and ensuring it is well-maintained, has fuel, oil and is ready to drive, with vehicle daily check sheets
Communicating with customers in a professional manner (good level of English required)
Following pre-planned route accurately without deviation
Maintaining communication with management to be informed of any change of delivery, route or schedule
Ensuring that all work is completed in a safe manner
What do you need?

Proven experience as a Driver (over 21 due to insurance requirements)
Clean driving License (maximum 6 points)
Previous installation experience, with experience using hand tools
Good geographical and UK road system knowledge
Excellent customer service skills, conducting customer contact in a professional and courteous manner
Hand Pallet Truck Training
Manual Handling Training
CSCS Card holder
Ability to perform physically demanding work on a consistent basis

If this opportunity sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you, send your CV to recruitment@dams.com



Are you an experienced Warehouse Operative looking for a night shift?

If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and wholesalers of office furniture, working as part of an established warehouse team.

The Benefits

Night shift 22:00-06:00
15% shift allowance
Competitive holiday package
Pension
Free onsite parking
Bupa Employee Assistance Programme
Support and investment in personal development
The Role

Take delivery of goods and supplies, ensuring goods are stored appropriately
Checking for damaged or missing items
Pick and load orders for dispatch
Meet productivity and accuracy targets
Move stock around either by hand or by using lifting equipment or a fork lift truck (relevant licence holders only)
Maintain tidiness within the warehouse and orderly storage of stock at all times
Input data regarding stock and inventory into a computerised system
Carry out stock counts as and when required
Accurate completion of operational paperwork
Operate in a safe manner complying with all health, safety and environmental requirements
Working within a physically demanding environment
About You:

Experience of working in a warehouse environment
Strong understanding of all warehouse functions – goods-In/pick/stock moves etc.
PPT license
FLT and/or Reach Truck licences
First Aid certificate (desirable)

If this opportunity sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you, send your CV to recruitment@dams.com


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