Development Manager - Steinhoff

Posted: 05-10-2017

Steinhoff UK Upholstery Ltd is a well-respected manufacturer of upholstered furniture whose business is rapidly growing. Due to continued expansion we have an exciting opportunity to further strengthen our Design and Development Department.

Steinhoff UK Upholstery Ltd is a well-respected manufacturer of upholstered furniture whose business is rapidly growing. Due to continued expansion we have an exciting opportunity to further strengthen our Design and Development Department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the day to day activities of the Development Department
  • Collaborating with the development team to realise the designer’s vision within agreed timescales
  • Ensuring the quality of physical and digital information is at the highest standard for replication in production.
  • Continual evaluation and improvements of development practices.
  • Work towards a standardisation of the development processes where applicable for ease of product introduction.
  • Work collaboratively with the Quality and Conformity departments to ensure products are developed to the highest quality standard meeting all conformity regulations as outlined by our customers.
  • Liaising with external suppliers regarding the supply of sampling materials.
  • The generation and maintenance of all product specifications and training documentation for production.
  • To encourage and expand strong communication links with all production departments.
  • To provide technical support to all production departments, as and when needed.

Core Skills

Proven experience in the development of upholstered products
Strong IT skills, knowledge of Gerber/Lectra systems
Confident communication skills
Ability to work within a team environment
Ability to analyse and find alternative solutions to problems
Capable of working to demanding deadlines and confident working under pressure
If you possess the experience, passion and ability to make this role a success then we would love to hear from you. Please email your CV and covering letter to the Julia Davies HR Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: 31st October 2017

Steinhoff UK Upholster, Kingsway, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Bridgend CF31 3RY