production manager/product developer

Duties:

Become a valuable asset to the productive L&G team creating simple, elegant contemporary design pieces.  The Red Hook-based studio has a dynamic, rigorous, but playful approach to design.  Applicants should have an interest in participating in the independent design scene.  

Position will work directly with L&G founders to:

  • Refine and engineer new and existing products

  • Source vendors for new and existing products

  • Determine production and supply chain flow of new and existing products

  • Organize and systematize procurement, production, and fulfillment

  • Inventory and order required parts/product

  • Produce and ship custom and standard products to order

  • Manage vendors and production staff

 

Skills/competencies:

Qualified applicants should have the following skills:

  • Organization skills

  • Self-starter/self-directed worker

  • Time management

  • Ability to work independently and in a team

  • Positive attitude

  • Detail oriented

  • Hands on

  • Basic shop skills

  • Constructive problem solving

  • Knowledge of materials and production techniques (primarily metal, wood, glass)

  • Spreadsheets - ability to create, modify, format, and use formulas

  • Ability to create 3D and 2D models of products (autoCAD and Solidworks proficiency a plus)

  • Must provide own working computer with applicable software

  • Background in product design

  • Ability to drive and/or personal vehicle a plus

 

Relationships:

Position to report and work directly with two founders of L&G.  This position may also include the management of assistants, contractors, and interns.  Externally, position to manage relationships with vendors and suppliers.  

 

Salary and details:

Hourly rate depending on experience and competencies.  This position starts with an independent contractor arrangement.  Transition to in-house employee and pay adjustments to follow those who are a good fit with the company.  

Email:  info@ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com with resume and portfolio.