|Date Posted:||Jul 16, 2017|
|Reference:||TMT-20-2017 Production Officer|
|Closing Date:||Jul 25, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Business Administration|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableNone|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN:
Turquoise Mountain (TM) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in urban regeneration, business development, and education in traditional arts and architecture. It provides jobs, skills, and a renewed sense of national pride to Afghan women and men. Turquoise Mountain is registered as an NGO with the Government of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy. It is also a registered charity in the United Kingdom.
Turquoise Mountain aims to transform the Afghan craft industry into a significant driver of national economic growth and job creation. Turquoise Mountain is at a crucial stage in its development, as it embarks on an ambitious five-year programme to transform the Afghan artisan sector right across the country, creating 5,000 new or better jobs for Afghan men and women. Turquoise Mountain also aims to use the Afghan artisan sector as a means to change people’s perceptions about Afghanistan, and thus “re-brand” the country. Part of this strategy is to demonstrate the high quality products that are made in Afghanistan. We currently supply jewellery, woodwork (architectural pieces and small gifts), ceramics and wall art to international retailers and designers. As we expand the number of buyers and designers that we supply and work with, our production has to match the demands of our clients. We have ambitious sales targets to be met in 2017 onwards and a crucial part of being successful is ensuring our artisans are well managed in the production of their products.
To support the Sales and Design Manager in the production of orders for international clients by implementing and supervising our internal processes. The successful candidate in this role will be expected to have strong attention to detail and a good understanding of high quality or luxury products would be beneficial. They need to have a good eye for design and be confident in their communication skills, both verbal and written. Good spoken and written English is a must.
Roles and responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to, the following.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Roles and Responsibilities
Supporting the Sales and Design Manager by managing all production processes for international orders. This includes managing a critical path, cost sheets, spec sheets, sealed samples and quality control of all orders whether international, local or in-development projects.
Responsible for reporting all production issues/delays to Sales and Design Manager.
Liaising directly with artisan businesses to problem solve any production issues.
Working with the Sales Team to ensure all production processes are followed and completed e.g. cost sheets, spec sheets, quotations, sealed samples, quality control etc.
Responsible for ensuring all production paperwork is filed and updated with any changes.
Ensure specification sheets for existing and future products are completed and filed.
Quality control – spot checking and reviewing quality of products and ensuring high standards are adhered to.
Overseeing the management of the online product database.
Some client communication may be required so good written communication skills are a must.
Qualifications and experience
English language proficiency.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Competent Microsoft Office suite skills including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience of working with artisanal businesses or with crafts would be beneficial