Office Furniture Project Manager

Recruiter
Surtio
Location
London, South East England
Salary
£45,000 per annum
Posted
11 Feb 2019
Closes
11 Mar 2019
Sector
Retail
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is an office furniture dealer. They are looking to employ a Project Manager to oversee furniture installations in the London and surrounding areas.

Job Summary:

  • Attend all meetings with Dealers/End Users
  • Closely monitor any requested changes and clearly advise all parties of any delivery implications
  • Establish clear delivery instructions and any vehicle restrictions etc. and liaise and coordinate with Logistics Department
  • Coordinate installation companies in accordance with agreed programme and price
  • Monitor and report on all snagging items and arrange for replacements if necessary
  • Attend site during installation and at end of installation
  • Monitor and report on quality of installation companies
  • Hand over a professionally executed project to the Dealer/End User
  • In conjunction with the Sales Manager and where necessary, manage further requests for top up orders
  • Liaising with suppliers and clients re deliveries and installations
  • Site surveys at order stage to ensure access is good and there are no issues to consider when ordering product
  • Look after key account installations, creating a strong working relationship with the client
  • Carry out furniture audits
  • The position is based in the London office in Clerkenwell and the majority of installations are in London or the home counties
  • There are occasions where projects are further afield in the UK and Europe, which may require travelling and overnight accommodation

Candidate Profile:

  • You must be currently working as a Project Manager in the office furniture sector
  • An ability to demonstrate a high level of project ownership and organisational skills between all stakeholders, including clients, fit-out contractors, suppliers, fitter
  • Ability to overcome issues quickly and cost effectively with minimal disruption to client
  • Ability to resolve snagging issues quickly and effectively with minimum disruption to client
  • Presentable and confident when asked to accompany the sales person at sales pitch client meetings
  • Comfortable with being able to manage client expectations in a mature and confident manner
  • Ability to manage fitting teams, including their quality of work, appearance, attitude and be able to deal with any issues calmly
  • Possess a high level of attention to detail
  • A need to achieve an exceptional understanding of all multiple products, as well as layout drawings and plans
  • A need to have a clear understanding of company systems and procedures within the first 3 months of joining
  • The job will be mostly based in our London office as part of the Sales Team but will involve travel to project sites as where and when required
  • The working hours will be 8.30am until 5pm but you may be required to work outside of those standard working hours on site
  • Good understanding of furniture installations and can think quickly to resolve issues should they occur, with minimum disruption to the client
  • Good communicator and is able to liaise clearly and concisely with the onsite teams and the clients when necessary
  • Practical and technical knowledge of furniture products
  • Competent in the use of Excel, Word and Outlook

Package:

  • Basic salary of £45,000 (dependent on experience)

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