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Design Engineer Internship
R&D/Design
Hemel Hempstead, UK

We have an engineering internship available in which the prime area of study would be an analysis of our work pods & booths, both on the structure itself and the services the pod provides.  Structural analysis would include strength and stability, mechanical properties, rationalising structure, cost & weight savings.  Services provided by the pod focusses on performance criteria – acoustics, ambience (ventilation) and lighting.

Knowledge of engineering disciplines such as Finite Element Analysis, with a view to rationalising and eliminating waste would also be very useful.

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Area Sales Manager - Germany
Sales
Hemel Hempstead, UK

If you are a fit for this role, you will be 100% aligned with our core values as they underlie everything we do. They are:

  • CARE (Respect, safety, the best for everyone)
  • QUALITY (Pride in our work, planning to succeed, work done in full & on time without reworks)
  • GET THINGS DONE (In the right way, when we said we would, think first/find a solution)
  • TEAM PLAYER (Positivity, communicate, work with others)
  • INNOVATION (Do it better, growth mindset, appetite for change)

We are looking to recruit a German-speaking Area Sales Manager for Europe. The role is focussed on Germany and other countries in Europe, and will report to the Global Sales Director. The objective of the role is to promote the Spacestor range of workplace furniture (storage/lockers/quiet pods/seating/desking/tables and other products) to dealers, architects and contractors in Europe.

Spacestor has strong existing relationships at all levels within many of our existing accounts (dealers & architects), and have been actively working with them on projects for long periods, some of them 3+ years. The role will primarily be based either from the Spacestor regional office/showroom, or from your home office.

Key success measures for the role:

  • Value of orders secured vs target (per week)
  • Pipeline up to date and overall value

Target earnings - £45k

Requirements 

  • Fluent business German is essential, other European languages including French/Italian would be useful
  • The successful candidate must have a track record of at least 2 - 3 years of growing sales in the European workplace interiors/fitout market
  • Spacestor have a very active presence with top level architects and designers within the European and UK markets, which generate a large number of opportunities through these dealers, it will be your responsibility to work with the dealers and architects to bring these through to successful orders
  • Successful existing relationships with key European architects, dealers and fit-out contractors would be very useful

Activity in a typical week would consist of:

  • Face to face presentations/meetings - either formal design presentations to individuals or groups, or project based discussion and specification meetings
  • Phone work - following up contacts and projects and booking in future face to face presentations/appointments
  • Some general admin/email follow-up/completion of appointment actions/internal meetings as required

Key Skills Needed

  • Proven networking capabilities
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel
  • Dedication to follow-up
  • Persistence and resourcefulness

If you can speak fluent business German, think you qualify on the above points and have something distinctive to offer Spacestor, please get in touch! 

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Design Engineer
R&D
Hemel Hempstead, UK

We're looking for a Design Engineer to join our R&D team. This role involves a technical analysis of a design in its virtual and physical prototypes and at pre-production stage.

We're constantly adapting our product mix and designs to the changing needs of the workplace market in major global cities, and this is an exciting role with scope to put to work your various skills and insights.

If you are a fit for this role, you will be 100% aligned with our core values as they underlie everything we do. They are: 

  • CARE (Respect, safety, the best for everyone)
  • QUALITY (Pride in our work, planning to succeed, work done in full & on time without reworks)
  • GET THINGS DONE (In the right way, when we said we would, think first/find a solution)
  • TEAM PLAYER (Positivity, communicate, work with others)
  • INNOVATION (Do it better, growth mindset, appetite for change)

What’s important for this role?

  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent knowledge of product engineering disciplines 
  • Clear thinking and communication
  • The ability to respect and work with a team as well as alone

Required Skills/Experience:

  • A relevant degree (product design/industrial design) 
  • Experience and excellent working knowledge and application of materials eg wood, metal, plastics and upholstery products
  • Expertise in materials, fatigues, acoustics, testing, FEA etc
  • CAD skills (AD Inventor)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Other skills that are an advantage:

  • Ability to continually look for opportunities for efficiencies by driving a culture of cost-awareness & innovation
  • Negotiation and procurement

Within a highly engaged, creative team in our Hemel Hempstead head office and factory you'll be collaborating closely with directors and colleagues in Marketing, Design and Production. Our other showroom and office locations are in London, New York and Los Angeles.

An excellent salary + benefits package is offered to suitable applicants.

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CAD/CAM Furniture Application Developer
Design
Hemel Hempstead, UK

If you're a fit for this role, you will be 100% aligned with our core values as they underlie everything we do. They are:

  • CARE (Respect, safety, the best for everyone)
  • QUALITY (Pride in our work, planning to succeed, work done in full & on time without reworks)
  • GET THINGS DONE (In the right way, when we said we would, think first/find a solution)
  • TEAM PLAYER (Positivity, communicate, work with others)
  • INNOVATION (Do it better, growth mindset, appetite for change)

The role:

  • Assist in the development and testing of CAD process automation.
  • GUI and application development for streamlining furniture design tasks.
  • Working with a package based on AutoCAD to create 3D models and turning into 2D drawings in plan, elevation, section and details from a predetermined design
  • Working with designers, sales team and project managers
  • Update drawings with changes following site surveys
  • Liaise closely with the factory to ensure project deadlines are met
  • Amend drawings as required if factory CNC machinists find errors in machine programs

Essential personal attributes required for this role:

  • A passion for learning
  • Unsparing attention to detail
  • Ability and commitment to hit deadlines
  • Capable of investigating, trouble-shooting, and taking ownership of the projects taken on.
  • Excellent drawing reading and understanding skills.
  • Good communication skills, ability to communicate both verbally & written and in an honest manner.

Essential experience required for this role:

  • Demonstrable understanding of relational databases i.e SQL, Oracle etc.
  • Exposure to modern programming language i.e Java, C, Python, VBA or similar.
  • Basic grasp of engineering drawing and principles.
  • General understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Excel.  Proficient at creating/designing, editing and maintaining Microsoft Excel files.

Non-essential attributes that would be advantageous:

  • Knowledge of furniture assembly and manufacture, materials and fittings.
  • Understanding and knowledge of furniture design, with commercial industry experience.
  • Knowledge of 3D solid modelling with AutoCAD
  • Qualification in SQL Database admin or development
  • Qualification in programming language i.e C, Python, VBA or similar
  • Knowledge of GUI development i.e MS Forms, Excel, VBA or similar
  • Knowledge of parametric modelling is advantageous
  • Xml or HTML programming language understanding is advantageous
  • Degree qualified in an engineering or technical orientated subject
  • Experience of bench work cabinet making would be an advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of machine tooling and appropriate usage would be an advantage
  • Understanding of board optimisation would be an advantage
  • Experience with CNCs advantageous / experience with CAD/ CAM

 

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Warehouse Supervisor
Production
Hemel Hempstead, UK

We're looking for an experienced and enthusiastic team player to join us in our Hemel Hempstead Factory as Warehouse Supervisor, assisting us in our high-growth plans for 2019 and beyond. 

 If you're a fit for this role, you will be 100% aligned with our core values as they underlie everything we do. They are:

  • CARE (Respect, safety, the best for everyone)
  • QUALITY (Pride in our work, planning to succeed, work done in full & on time without reworks)
  • GET THINGS DONE (In the right way, when we said we would, think first/find a solution)
  • TEAM PLAYER (Positivity, communicate, work with others)
  • INNOVATION (Do it better, growth mindset, appetite for change)

What the role involves

  • Supervision of the Warehouse team and its operations.  Delivering warehouse stock to the internal customer - the production department, on time and in full.  Maintaining accurate stock levels using a stock management system
  • Assessing the storage capacity against the stock levels required for both current requirements and future growth.  Working with the purchasing team to communicate and plan the efficient warehouse operations
  • Lead the stock-take process to ensure counts are completed accurately, on time and in full.  Work with the Purchasing team to review slow-moving stock.

Key Skills and Capabilities Required

  • Modern-facility warehouse experience with efficient stock management systems
  • Forklift license - ideally reach, counter-balance and multi-directional (training can be provided)
  • Great communication skills to lead and coordinate a team
  • Strong health & safety awareness in relation to warehouse operations
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes to honour our commitments to both internal and external customers
  • Excellent written communication - good level of English spelling and grammar
  • Use of initiative to be decisive 
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Purchasing Manager
Purchasing
Hemel Hempstead, UK

 If you're a fit for this role, you will be 100% aligned with our core values as they underlie everything we do. They are:

  • CARE (Respect, safety, the best for everyone)
  • QUALITY (Pride in our work, planning to succeed, work done in full & on time without reworks)
  • GET THINGS DONE (In the right way, when we said we would, think first/find a solution)
  • TEAM PLAYER (Positivity, communicate, work with others)
  • INNOVATION (Do it better, growth mindset, appetite for change)

As Purchasing Manager, you will be responsible for the Purchasing function and the Purchasing team (currently a team of 4). The business is fast paced and high growth, so it is important that you can prioritise and oversee the team effectively to complete the required workload whilst growing the systems and processes to suit.

The Role

  • Overall responsible for all stock and special product ordering
  • Take responsibility for Purchasing budget
  • Overseeing partner supplier ordering (eg seating)
  • Team HR (eg recruitment, management of HR situations as they arise, team appraisals and motivation)
  • Purchasing strategy
  • Responsibility for strategic supplier meetings
  • Rebate schemes set up and maintained where possible
  • Find new suppliers and ensure a secure supply chain for all products
  • Researching new products
  • Auditing suppliers - Supplier score cards created and maintained
  • Instigate new systems and improvements and roll these out across the team, and work through problems that arise
  • Combining the various systems for different products and different teams
  • Work together with warehouse supervisor to balance efficient purchasing vs efficient warehouse operation

Key Skills and Capabilities Required

  • Experience working in a high growth business
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Very experienced in methods of securing tenders/pricing from suppliers
  • Team management experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work within deadlines and cope under pressure
  • Knowledge of furniture manufacturing industry

Targets and KPIs

  • Measure and reduce non-conformances rising from purchasing team
  • Goods in on time (5 days before install) score to 95%
  • Budget maintained (total project purchasing costs over total revenue)
  • Efficient and effective systems and processes set up or maintained
  • Team motivated and staff issues resolved without escalation as much as reasonably possible
  • 100% A players in team by end of 2019
  • Accurate stock take valuation completed by 14th of month, every month

If you think you're a fit for this role, we'd like to talk!  Please get in touch by applying.

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CAD Technician
Design
Hemel Hempstead, UK

If you're a fit for this role, you will be 100% aligned with our core values as they underlie everything we do. They are:

  • CARE (Respect, safety, the best for everyone)
  • QUALITY (Pride in our work, planning to succeed, work done in full & on time without reworks)
  • GET THINGS DONE (In the right way, when we said we would, think first/find a solution)
  • TEAM PLAYER (Positivity, communicate, work with others)
  • INNOVATION (Do it better, growth mindset, appetite for change)

The role:

  • Working within AutoCAD to create 3D models and turning into 2D drawings in plan, elevation, section and details from a predetermined design
  • Working with designers, sales team and project managers
  • Update drawings with changes following site surveys
  • Liaise closely with the factory to ensure project deadlines are met
  • Amend drawings as required if factory CNC machinists find errors in machine programs

Essential personal attributes required for this role:

  • A passion for learning
  • Unsparing attention to detail
  • Ability and commitment to hit deadlines
  • Capable of investigating, trouble-shooting, and taking ownership of the projects taken on
  • Excellent drawing reading and understanding skills
  • Good communication skills, ability to communicate both verbally & written and in an honest manner

Essential experience required for this role:

  • 5 years AutoCAD experience, with both 2D and 3D experience
  • 5 years experience within furniture design and manufacturing
  • Knowledge of furniture assembly and manufacture, materials and fittings
  • Substantial understanding and knowledge of furniture design, with commercial industry experience
  • Basic grasp of engineering drawing and principles, and understand the qualities of melamine faced chipboard, laminated chipboard, veneer, solid grade laminate, metals, glass, stone and fabrics, and limitations of standard materials
  • General understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Excel. Proficient at creating/designing, editing and maintaining Microsoft Excel files

Non-essential attributes that would be advantageous:

  • Knowledge of 3D solid modelling with AutoCAD is advantageous
  • Knowledge of SQL Databases is advantageous
  • Knowledge of parametric modelling is advantageous
  • Xml programming language understanding is advantageous
  • Degree qualified in an engineering orientated subject would be advantageous
  • Experience of bench work cabinet making would be an advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of machine tooling and appropriate usage would be an advantage
  • Understanding of board optimisation would be an advantage
  • Experience with CNCs advantageous / experience with CAD/ CAMHow you match
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