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Upholstery & Assembly Operations Manager

Burgess Furniture Ltd
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About Burgess Furniture 

Burgess Furniture is Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality chairs and tables for the hospitality sector. With a rich heritage spanning over 60 years, the company has evolved from its roots in cycling, when founder Gerald (Gerry) Burgess spotted an opportunity for growth to create the world-renowned Burgess stacking banquet chair.

With a dedicated factory in South West London and an in-house creative team, Burgess continues to push the boundaries of modern furniture design, producing on-trend, innovative solutions for its international client base.

About the Role

Primary Responsibilities:

  • To facilitate the efficient flow of manufacture of upholstery components and assembled products.
  • Developing systemised work procedures appropriate to each process / machine to ensure consistency, repeatability and maintain the high level of quality and longevity expected.
  • Process improvement within the scope of the above responsibilities to improve efficiencies and quality standards
  • Monitoring employee productivity, training, H&S compliance and quality levels
  • New product development – fit for manufacture. Existing product development – ease of manufacture
  • Fabric cutting (both traditional and automated)
  • Sewing room
  • Foam shop (cutting, trimming and gluing – also use of moulded foam products)
  • Automated upholstery processes – 8 machines for semi automation of the upholstery process.
  • Organisation of a team of 6 traditional manual upholsterers
  • Assembly team (6 – incl. supervisor)

Expected qualifications and experience


  • Organisation of the production flow, and tasks within the upholstery and assembly processes at Burgess Furniture
  • Strong skills in upholstery methods and techniques and knowledge of fabrics
  • Leadership, management and development of a team of 25


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