Careers at Linley Careers at Linley

LINLEY is synonymous with beautiful design for the home. With a world-renowned reputation for fusing innovative design with superlative cabinet-making, LINLEY is a place where heritage is preserved and cutting edge ideas are welcomed to create items that are unique, intriguing and built to last.


When LINLEY officially opened its doors in 1985 the abiding philosophy and brand ethos was – and remains – superlative craftsmanship, distinctive design and exemplary service. Over the years, with passion and commitment and in the pursuit of excellence, LINLEY has developed an international reputation for creating furniture, accessories and interiors that represent British designed craftsmanship at its very best.
In addition to the retail collections and private commissions, LINLEY’s award winning interior design team works with commercial developers and private clients on projects both in Great Britain and international markets.

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Technologist

Support the NPD Manager in maximising the profitability of the business area through improved product development, on time reception, reduced product quality issues and re-sourcing projects.

1. Manage the technical aspects of projects/products for the business area ensuring all responsibilities are delivered in line with business & legal requirements

2. Work with test houses where appropriate to ensure compliance and due diligence, maintaining company information systems in line with requirements

3. Manage technical aspects of re-sourcing projects for the business area to deliver agreed cost saving KPI’s and off set price increases.

4. Working with the product developer, design studio and sourcing offices to ensure all products are executed in terms of construction, fittings, means of production, finish, raw material, packaging, assembly instructions, labelling etc. to agreed quality and customer standards

5. Help the Product Developer & NPD manager in product sign off process for new product development to ensure on time reception for collection launch and prevent QC related issues within agreed KPI’s

6. Contribute throughout the product development process to ensure designs meet customer expectations and legal requirements.

7. Be responsible for any quality problems which occur with existing products ensuring a quick resolution to any issue and maximising claims recovery for the business area.

8. Analyse current products to identify where product quality can be improved, and cost efficiencies realised, without compromising the design integrity

9. Work with sourcing offices to continuously improve all aspects of product quality, thus maximising sales and reducing quality related issues to agreed KPI’s

10. Assist the NPD Manager in implementing sourcing strategy to provide a flexible and efficient supplier base, consolidating suppliers where necessary

11. Highlight and provide a business case for any training/ development the members of the technical team may need to increase competence and skill levels

12. Manage travel and sample budget for the technical requirements.

13. Undertake any specific projects in conjunction with the NPD Manager / Sourcing colleagues with a view to effecting long term strategic improvements within the business.

14. Provide excellence in customer service to internal and external customers listening to and understanding their needs and responding in a customer focused manner.

The Successful Applicant
• BA Hons degree in furniture or product design
• Minimum 2 year’s experience in a retail technologist role working within furniture & homewares
• Excellent spoken and written English
• Ability to communicate clearly across all mediums with countries whom English is not their 1st language
• Good computer skills in word excel and email
• Good Auto cad abilities (or similar transferable skills)
• Be self-motivated and entrepreneurial
• Be able to commute to central London on a daily basis with possible international travel in the future (valid passport with no travel restrictions)
• Own car will be an advantage but not essential
• Salary will be between £23-30k depending on experience and performance in interview.

To apply, please send your CV to [email protected]

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Retail Assistant (3 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Responsibilities:

• Retail cover for our Belgravia showroom including greeting and assisting customers and processing transactions.
• Organise the wrapping, packing and dispatch of retail and phone orders from our Belgravia store.
• Process orders requiring engraving and personalisation through 3rd party workshops.
• Respond to customer enquiries by phone and email, including returns & refunds for website.
• Assist with the customer service inbox and arrange brochure requests and repairs.
• Arranging international delivery and shipping with external couriers.
• Process customer returns and refunds.
• Assist with other retail customer service tasks as required by the business.


Skills Required:

• Self-motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges
• Must be detail-oriented with strong project management skills
• Ability to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

In return LINLEY offers a competitive salary, 22 days holiday, membership of a company pension scheme and life assurance.
Looking for that next step in your career, apply today!

To apply, please send your CV to [email protected]
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Junior Sales Associate

We are looking for a passionate full time Junior Sales Associate with experience in luxury goods to join the LINLEY retail team. Based at the LINLEY concession in Harrods you will be involved in generating retail sales to an elite and demanding client group .
Personable, engaging, effective and efficient you will continually aim to meet and exceed your sales targets and KPIs while maintaining a positive outlook in the most challenging situations.
You will be able to multi-task in high-pressured situations and apply good work ethics during our quieter periods, drawing on your past clienteling experience to quickly establish an impressive client book while nurturing long term client relationships.
You must have proven experience within a similar role and a solid understanding of what it means to deliver superior customer service.

In return LINLEY offers a competitive salary, 22 days holiday, membership of a company pension scheme and life assurance.
Looking for that next step in your career, apply today!

To apply, please send your CV to Gary Tiernan at [email protected]

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Project Manager

Role
This role requires the person to manage multiple projects from a pricing stage through to completion, ensuring that profitability and program is maintained and that the product fits the brief. It involves a high level of organizational skills, the management and sourcing of external suppliers and a good eye for detail whilst demonstrating a strong level of commercial awareness.

Responsibilities

• Review & understand of technical construction drawings and product specifications
• Attend internal, supplier & client meeting when required.
• Breakdown projects into components as and when required and produce costing/budgets
• Formulate project timelines
• Take part in supplier selection with the senior staff
• Produce/coordinate tender packages for pricing
• Review quotes from multiple suppliers and compare costs on a like for like basis
• Review and sign off supplier/manufacturer drawings and specifications in conjunction with technical designers/designers and sales staff
• Monitor and control supplier/manufacturers progress and costs.
• Visit workshops and clients properties to manage and review construction as and when required.
• Manage and delegate work to other staff where appropriate
• Communicate effectively with colleagues, suppliers and clients to ensure the smooth running of projects
• Complete timesheets for project work
• Maintain solid knowledge of luxury brands/trends and have an understanding of the evolving manufacturer/construction trends

Skills

• AutoCAD (2D)
• Microsoft Office including Word, Excel
• The ability to learn to use any new procurement & accounting software the company may acquire

Personal Skills

• Self-starting and proactive
• Wiliness to seek out work when quiet and to be accountability for the smooth running of owned projects

To apply, please send your CV to Steve Collins at [email protected]

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Bespoke Furniture Designer

Role
This role requires interaction with sales and design staff from other disciplines and clients when required. They should be highly creative and have a good eye for design, at the same time as demonstrating excellent detail drawing skills; ensuring work is completed to  the highest standard and meets deadlines and clients expectations.

Responsibilities
• To work from a brief either provided by the client, sales or senior staff
• Develop innovative designs for upholstery, furniture, fitted furniture, polished goods, paneling, fitted furniture, product design & hardware design in response to a brief
• Produce – Concept designs, Technical drawings & specification packages in conjunction with the technical designers, High quality renders/ sketches, Basic space planning as and when required
• Fiscal awareness of project budgets and project timelines.
• Attend internal and clients meetings and presentations as and when required
• Assisting with the review and sign off of manufacturer/suppliers drawings & specifications & visit manufacturer workshops when required
• Coordinate with Heads of Departments
• Disseminate brand values and mentor junior members of staff
• Maintain solid knowledge of luxury brands/trends and have an understanding of the evolving trends, keeping up to date with new techniques in manufacturer and design
• Complete timesheets for project work.
• Have input into store design and NPD when required
• Assist with Interior design projects and design standards

Skills
• AutoCAD
• 3D presentation software’s and hand drawing skills
• Microsoft Office including Word, Excel & Power point

Personal Skills
• Self-starting and proactive
• Wiliness to seek out work when quiet and to be accountability for the smooth running of owned projects

To apply, please send your CV to Steve Collins at [email protected]