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.

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.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the technical aspects of projects/products for the business area ensuring all responsibilities are delivered in line with business & legal requirements.
  • Work with test houses where appropriate to ensure compliance and due diligence, maintaining company information systems in line with requirements.
  • Manage technical aspects of re-sourcing projects for the business area to deliver agreed cost saving KPI’s and off set price increases.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Contribute throughout the product development process to ensure designs meet customer expectations and legal requirements.
  • 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.
  • Analyse current products to identify where product quality can be improved, and cost efficiencies realised, without compromising the design integrity.
  • Work with sourcing offices to continuously improve all aspects of product quality, thus maximising sales and reducing quality related issues to agreed KPI’s
  • Assist the NPD Manager in implementing sourcing strategy to provide a flexible and efficient supplier base, consolidating suppliers where necessary.
  • Highlight and provide a business case for any training/ development the members of the technical team may need to increase competence and skill levels.
  • Manage travel and sample budget for the technical requirements.
  • Undertake any specific projects in conjunction with the NPD Manager / Sourcing colleagues with a view to effecting long term strategic improvements within the business.
  • Provide excellence in customer service to internal and external customers listening to and understanding their needs and responding in a customer focused manner.

 

In order to be successful in this role you will need to have the following skills/attributes:

  • BA Hons 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
  • Be able to commute to central London on a daily basis with possible international travel in the future (valid passport with no travel restrictions).

 

The duties outlined above are not exhaustive and are subject to periodic review.

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 Ben Barnard at [email protected]

Product Developer

  • You will be involved in conceiving, developing and delivering unrivalled collections that are unique in their aesthetic and produced through manufacturers and makers who are masters of their trade.
  • Working with the Product Development Manager, you must be able to demonstrate a genuine passion and working knowledge of the luxury interiors market and possess the technical, creative and commercial skills to develop exquisitely produced collections that continue to set this brand aside and drive its business forward.
  • The business is a blend of both retail and bespoke commissions. It also includes an Interior Design service. The position is to develop collections for the retail offer but in turn will cross over and influence the shape of the business in its entirety.
  • You must have a sound and proven technical grounding of furniture and upholstery manufacturing together with the ability to conceive, manage and implement directional product briefs with a wide ranging and complex supply base.
  • A solid track record of developing lifestyle accessories is also essential.
  • You will be able to demonstrate that you are able to work cross functionally and confidently communicate and influence at all levels.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Together with the PDM assist with the conception, development and launch of seasonal product collections.
  • Assist in the development of the company’s creative strategy through analysis of current sales performance, market/competitor activity in and around product/pricing together with up to date knowledge of relevant product trends and innovative manufacturing techniques.
  • Assist the PDM in to Create and deliver detailed product briefs for a team of designers to turn into a suite of viable technical resolutions and renders for initial sign off by the management board. These will also provide the vehicle for proposals to be costed through the supply base.
  • Assist the PDM to create and manage the range plans
  • Assist the PDM to efficiently manage and minimise all department & development costs without compromising the company product offer.
  • Gross Margin management – relentless commercial focus on driving opportunity into the gross margin through targeted sourcing programs for both new and continuity collections.
  • Audit and manage a complex supply chain. Maintain and develop excellent working relationships with existing makers and manufacturers. Consistent review of new supplier opportunities together with new and improved routes to market that support the smooth flow of production, maximise new concept potential and support the business’s margin expectation.
  • Ensure at all times that new and existing suppliers meet the brand’s exacting standards of quality and manufacturing.
  • Negotiate all costs against new product development together with regular reviews of current collections. Ensure that all costs meet planned margin requirements and strive to drive improvement.
  • Negotiate all lead time and MOQ dynamics. Together with the Merchandiser, balance MOQ Vs stock investment together with gross margin growth.
  • Manage a clear critical path that charts the development process from conception to prototype to final launch.
  • Work cross functionally with the Merchandising and Marketing teams to ensure that product delivers against key launch dates and calendar events.
  • Assist the PDM to manage a regular meeting schedule with all business stake holders and the management board to both sign off key collections together with charting the overall development process.
  • Closely work and facilitate the NPD Technologist to ensure all products meet legal regulations and the company risk criteria. Ensure the company meets it’s due diligence requirements through management of the PD process

 

In order to be successful in this role you will need to have the following skills/attributes:

  • BA Hons in furniture or product design. Exceptional technical knowledge of furniture and lifestyle product manufacturing and manufacturing techniques. Outstanding attention to detail and commercially astute.
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about leading edge design.
  • Able to build solid and sustainable business relations with new and existing partners that truly represent the brand’s values.
  • Personable and approachable with supportive management skills. Flexible and adaptable to the creative process and the needs of the business.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Thrive from working in and across diverse team dynamics within the business.
  • Excellent I.T. skills.
  • Be prepared to travel both in the UK and worldwide and hold a full driving license.

 

The duties outlined above are not exhaustive and are subject to periodic review.

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 Ben Barnard at [email protected]

Receptionist

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the management of the Office Reception including greeting visitors; answering the telephone and arranging the postage including couriers
  • Working with (Ziptech) IT support company, setting up workstations, email accounts, printer and photocopier maintenance and lease contracts.
  • Managing business cards for the whole business, as well as the ordering of branded stationary
  • In liaison with the HR Manager undertaking HR administration duties such as setting up new starters on the company’s annual leave booking system and organising leaving gifts.
  • Organising and maintaining reoccurring meetings such as the weekly Management Meeting and the monthly Board Meeting.
  • Maintaining relationships with the Board Members and Shareholders, being aware of time differences.
  • Ensuring all provisions are in place for meetings eg Tea & Coffee
  • Overseeing the ordering and ensuring ready availability of all stationery including kitchen refreshments
  • Ensuring all security and Health and Safety procedures are adhered to – this includes managing the Fire Marshalls and First Aiders
  • Managing the company mobile phone account and the landlines, setting up new phones/phone extensions and managing issues. Flagging if individual bills increase on a monthly basis
  • Managing the Keyholding alarms company- if the alarms go off out of hours, you are the first point of contact.
  • Maintaining all Office Suppliers accounts and office budget, these include: cleaners, courier companies, kitchen supplies for the company, office maintenance such as plumbers, handymen, lighting in the building, gas and electricity contracts.
  • To act as the main contact for building maintenance and insurance managing the parking space schedule. Arranging the periodic maintenance for gutter clearing Aircon and heating in the building.
  • As Chair of the Staff Social Committee you will manage the Social Committee Budget, organise social events; end of month drinks, and the office Christmas and Summer Parties.
  • Ensuring that the overall office environment is well organised and tidy
  • Prioritizing conflicting needs; handling matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures

 

 

In order to be successful in this role you will need to have the following skills/attributes:

 

  • Be highly efficient and organised.
  • Confident dealing with high level individuals as well as pro-actively managing all aspects of smooth running of Reception/ office.
  • Possess a ‘can do’ attitude, with the ability to multi task by managing the internal and external demands on your time.
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal skills (face to face and on the telephone)
  • Have highly developed accuracy and attention to detail skills
  • Able to be diplomatic and discrete at all times
  • Proficient at MS Office – Word, EXCEL and Powerpoint

The duties outlined above are not exhaustive and are subject to periodic review.

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 Samantha Wiltshire at [email protected]