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OKHA Interior Design Studio

OKHA is a Cape Town based interior design studio. We are creators of progressive, elegant furniture and lighting, as well as artisanal objects and contemporary floor art. Our design is inspired by an enquiring contemporary aesthetic and timeless classicism, with a deep respect for natural materials and traditional craftsmanship. We aim to be at the forefront of discerning modern living, and offer a fully comprehensive and bespoke interior design service.

Our Openings

JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Category: PROJECT PRODUCTION MANAGER
Reports to: PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR / MANAGER
Job Summary:

The Project Manager is responsible for managing the production process of OKHA products. High level accuracy and product knowledge is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interpret and understand the design brief and adequately recommend products and accessories
  • Managing of projects product, i.e:
    • Costing,
    • Custom Quoting,
    • Orders, and Drawings, Spec
    • Quality Control of Manufactured items
    • Ensuring delivery in line with OKHA policy
    • Updating Manufacturers amendments to order
    • Updating relevant Sales Team on project status
    • Management of Spec Sheet and PO documents (with supervisor sign off)
    • Management of Supplier Payments
    • Managing project tracker & feedback from production Supervisor
    • Reporting to supervisor with feedback/issues
    • Adhering to production lead times
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers ensuring best rates and terms
  • Works with the sales team by providing guidance on Products
  • Interrogate and compare of all costs and quotes, ensuring conservative spending
  • Source new suppliers when necessary – with supervisor where needed (i.e. brand new suppliers). Source ALTERNATIVE suppliers from existing Research according to product & present to supervisor.
  • Checking quality and accuracy on all product orders, at the factory and on delivery to final production
  • Assist with elements of product development as and when necessary
  • To provide custom item drawings for sign off by supervisor
  • Ensure the OKHA brand is represented in all aspects and areas of your work and presentation

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND CRITERIA:

  • Excellent working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to understand and formulate design decisions and present for discussion
  • Ability to use a variety of media and software in the development and documentation of a design project
  • Ability to accurately understand and interpret
  • Understanding of the production process
  • The ability to demonstrate creative problem-solving skills
  • Able to set and achieve deadlines and give regular updates on progress
  • Methodical, accurate and consistent attention to detail
  • Able to remain calm and work in high-pressure environments
  • Self-motivated and able to take responsibility
  • Demonstrate initiative and be pro-active towards daily tasks
  • Able to build good relationships at all levels both internally and externally
  • Team player
  • Valid drivers license & reliable form of own transport

ADVANTAGEOUS CRITERIA:

  • Interior Design Qualification
  • Experience in Design, Sales and Project Management advantageous

BEHAVIOURAL CRITERIA:

  • Flexible attitude
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism
  • Strong sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Able to take instruction respectfully

 

 

If you think this opportunity is for you, please forward your CV to recruit@okha.com