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PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR VACANCY

We have an opportunity for someone to join our team as a project Coordinator, the role will suit someone who has initiative, excellent organisational skills and is good at working in a team.

The role will involve working closely with the Project Managers to help deliver projects for our key clients (such as Fat Face, Monsoon & Superdry) including arranging licenses/permits and liaising with our design and production departments to ensure that important projects are delivered to time, budget and quality.

We are looking for a candidate who wants a career and who is passionate about what they do, we believe it’s important that this person has a good sense of humour and is hard-working.

The successful candidate should be fully competent in MS Office and having knowledge of signage and design is important but not essential.  There will be an opportunity for career advancement at a later date for the right person.

Please send full CV and cover letter through to damien@graffitidesign.co.uk, any questions please feel free to call and speak to Damien or Neil. The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd May

See full Job description for more details

 

Main purpose and scope of this job:

The role involves assisting the Project Managers and working closely with them to ensure that all projects for our clients are delivered to timescales, budget and quality.

This includes working closely with the project managers, artwork and production departments to ensure all deadlines are met for individual projects. You will be accountable for the below responsibilities and therefore will need to plan your own work in order to meet these.

 

Responsibilities include (but are not exclusive to):

  • The production of Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) as required and distributing with good time, also the responsibility to find out if these are required
  • The production and distribution of accurate Works Orders/Job Sheets for each project to be created in good for each respective project.
  • The production and distribution of accurate install dockets in good time for each respective project.
  • The timely ordering of materials for jobs per the approved Job sheets/Works Orders and recording of this through the PO system
  • Production of quotations/estimates for clients
  • Assisting clients with any queries they have on projects, investigating and taking accountability for resolving issues
  • The checking and organising of any licenses and permits required for all projects in a timely manner
  • Liaising with artwork teams to get artwork amended and approved by client and production files ready in a timely manner
  • Working with the production manager to ensure the timely production and delivery of projects
  • Organise installation of signage and delivery of respective jobs in good time
  • Occasionally there will be a need to visit clients and survey sites for upcoming projects

 

Competencies required:

  • Initiative – Evaluates, selects and acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives before being asked or required to do so
  • Accountability – Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions; follows through on commitments; implements decisions that have been agreed upon; maintains confidentiality with sensitive information; acknowledges and learns from mistakes without blaming others; recognizes the impact of ones behaviour on others.
  • Problem-solving – the process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues
  • Customer-centric – Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers’ needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer within the resources that can be made available.
  • Attention to detail – Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved
  • Oral Communication skills – Demonstrates the ability to convey thoughts and express ideas effectively using speech in individual or group situations; attends to and fully comprehends what others are saying.
  • Planning/Organising – Establishes a systematic course of action for oneself or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Determines priorities and allocates time and resources effectively
  • Professional/Technical Expertise – Acquires and uses technical and professional knowledge, skills and judgment to accomplish results and serve customers effectively.
  • Teamwork – Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties and accomplish group objectives

 

Skills required:

Essential

  • PC Skills – Microsoft Office intermediate

Useful

  • Knowledge of design packages and principles
  • Knowledge of construction projects
  • Commercial/sales experience

 

Vacancy – Trainee Production Supervisor

Due to expansion we have a vacancy in our production dept for a trainee production supervisor. We are looking for someone who has production experience (doesn’t have to be in signage), who can motivate and direct people and who enjoys making things and has an eye for detail.

If you would like to apply please send CV and cover letter through to damien@graffitidesign.co.uk by Fri 30th Jan 2015. Please see full Job Description below:

 

Job Title: (Trainee) Production Supervisor

Salary: Dependent on experience

Main purpose and scope of this job:

The job involves supervising (or eventual supervising after an agreed training period) of the production of staff in the assembly departments in order to meet the timescales of jobs from the production schedule. The role reports directly to the production manager and also involves assembly and production of signage.

Responsibilities include (but are not exclusive to):

  • Supervising staff in the assembly, electrics, vinyl, quality control and goods out depts by ensuring staff work on the jobs in the correct order to meet the timescales from the production schedule
  • Work closely with the production manager and the fabrication supervisor in order to ensure that all jobs are delivered to time, budget and quality. Flagging any issues to the production manager in a timely fashion. This will be measured and part of your appraisal
  • Print off and distribute job sheets and production drawings to all employees in the fabrication department
  • The management of stock in the assembly departments, including working with the production manager and purchasing to ensure all stock is kept to the correct levels
  • Keep the assembly department tidy and clean as well as ensuring that all tools, machinery and plant is regularly serviced and looked after. If any additional plant is needed this should be communicated to the production manager
  • Investigate any production errors in order to understand what the reason for the issue was, how it can be fixed and how we reduce the risk of it happening again.
  • General assembly of signage work as required

 

Competencies required:

  • Planning/Organising – Establishes a systematic course of action for oneself or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Determines priorities and allocates time and resources effectively
  • Controlling Quality and Standards – the ability to identify ways to ensure standards are met and monitor progress to achieve quality goals
  • Motivation – the ability to steer others towards a goal and motivate them to achieve it, showing support and encouragement for their efforts
  • Initiative – Evaluates, selects and acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives before being asked or required to do so
  • Accountability – Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions; follows through on commitments; implements decisions that have been agreed upon; maintains confidentiality with sensitive information; acknowledges and learns from mistakes without blaming others; recognizes the impact of ones behaviour on others.
  • Problem-solving – the process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues
  • Customer-centric – Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers’ needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer within the resources that can be made available.
  • Oral Communication skills – Demonstrates the ability to convey thoughts and express ideas effectively using speech in individual or group situations; attends to and fully comprehends what others are saying.
  • Professional/Technical Expertise – Acquires and uses technical and professional knowledge, skills and judgment to accomplish results and serve customers effectively.
  • Teamwork – Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties and accomplish group objective 

 

Skills required:

 Required

  • Leadership skills
  • Manufacturing experience

 

Useful

  • Signage knowledge

 

Project Manager Vacancy

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our team as a project manager..

This role is essential to the business and involves being the main contact point for our key clients and managing the projects that they have.

To be successful in this role the person will need to be highly organised and good at building relationships. They will need to have a good knowledge of signage products and how projects are implemented as well as a working knowledge of production. They will also need to have good commercial awareness.

The role will involve looking after several high profile customers and working with all parts of the business to help deliver projects for our key clients and ensuring that important projects are delivered to time, budget and quality.

We are looking for a candidate who wants a career and who is passionate about what they do, we believe it’s important that this person has a good sense of humour and is hard-working. There will be an opportunity for career advancement at a later date for the right person.

Please send full CV and cover letter through to damien@graffitidesign.co.uk, any questions please feel free to call and speak to Neil, Damien or Bruce. The closing date for applications is Fri 2nd Jan 2015

See full Job description for more details…

 

Full Job Description

Job Title:

Project Manager

Salary:

£20k-£27k p/a (dependent on experience)

Main purpose and scope of this job:

This role is essential to the business and involves being the main contact point for our key clients and managing the projects that they have.

To be successful in this role the person will need to be highly organised and good at building relationships. They will need to have a good knowledge of signage products and how projects are implemented as well as a working knowledge of production. They will also need to have good commercial awareness.

This person needs to be a motivated individual who can use their initiative in order to get projects completed and keep the clients happy.

Responsibilities include (but are not exclusive to):

  • Working with the project co-ordinators to ensure that all production documents (Job Sheets, Fitters dockets, etc) and permits are produced in a timely manner in order to be manufactured and installed without any issues
  • Production of estimates using cost sheets in order to provide clients with quotations
  • Work with the artwork department to process orders into production drawings for approval by clients and production files for manufacture, all done in a timely manner
  • Work with project co-ordinators to ensure installations and deliveries are completed in a timely manner
  • Develop client accounts so that Graffiti Design has a strong relationship with the client base and they are happy with the service we provide and sales targets are met for clients respectively
  • Working with project co-ordinators to ensure that suppliers provide all the necessary materials, equipment, etc for projects in a timely manner
  • Ensure that all invoicing is completed in a timely manner and sales and quotes are recorded through the correct process and on the correct documents in the correct way
  • Attend meetings with existing and potential customers as required around the country but mainly in the south east, also conducting site surveys where required.
  • Ensure that standards are met such as quality of signage, budget and timescales in order to keep clients happy and the business profitable

Competencies required:

  • Initiative – Evaluates, selects and acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives before being asked or required to do so
  • Accountability – Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions; follows through on commitments; implements decisions that have been agreed upon; maintains confidentiality with sensitive information; acknowledges and learns from mistakes without blaming others; recognizes the impact of ones behaviour on others.
  • Problem-solving – the process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues
  • Customer-centric – Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers’ needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer within the resources that can be made available.
  • Attention to detail – Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved
  • Oral Communication skills – Demonstrates the ability to convey thoughts and express ideas effectively using speech in individual or group situations; attends to and fully comprehends what others are saying.
  • Planning/Organising – Establishes a systematic course of action for oneself or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Determines priorities and allocates time and resources effectively
  • Professional/Technical Expertise – Acquires and uses technical and professional knowledge, skills and judgment to accomplish results and serve customers effectively.
  • Teamwork – Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties and accomplish group objectives

 

Skills required:

 Required

  • PC Skills – Microsoft office – Intermediate
  • Design Packages – Basic
  • Commercial awareness
  • Signage Knowledge
  • Project Management

 Useful

  • Design Packages – Intermediate/Advanced
  • Sales Background

 

Signage bubbling along nicely

We recently completed some internal and external signage for Chaboba – Bubble Tea in the Wembley London Designer Outlet centre.

Chaboba are a really interesting business which is growing rapidly in the UK. They sell Bubble Tea which is made using tapioca pearls, it started in Taiwan and we think is something that everyone should try!

Wembley is the second store for Chaboba following their successful first store in Camden Lock, North London.

The signage that we created for Chaboba comprised of externally illuminated letters at the front of the store which needed to be fitted to buzz bars to carry the power between the letters, the buzz bar then needed to be fitted to the correct positions on the window mullions, so quite a precise job.

Chaboba sign

The letters themselves were illuminated using Sloan LEDs with rim and return aluminium letters and transluscent vinyl on the faces of the letters to ensure that the branding colours of Chaboba were matched exactly. The effect of the letters is really good and one of our letter makers commented that they were his “favourite set of letters” that he’d ever made!

Internally we used digitally printed graphics to brand the windows with the synonymous Chaboba Bubbles and this was continued around the interior of the shop to ensure that the branding was consistent and effective.

In summary we very much enjoyed working on this project and like to see a relatively new & innovative business flourishing. We like to grow with our customers and hope that should Chaboba expand further then we’ll be by their side helping with the signage and graphics.

Chaboba Sign

If you have a project or would just like to pick our brains about what we do then please contact us and we’d be happy to help.

Specialist Retail Signage – Bathstore

Last month we installed some Specialist Retail Signage for our first project for large retailer Bath Store in Harrogate, Yorkshire.

Bathstore is the largest specialist bathroom retailer in the UK, Their ethos is delivering well designed bathrooms to a larger audience. Wolsely acquired Bathstore in 2003 and they were later acquired by Endless LLP who are experts in turnaround strategy

In 2012 Bathstore was operating 169 stores and employing 500 people, in 2007 and 2008 they received retail awards for being the best specialist retailer, this really represents what Bathstore are all about, market leaders in their field. In the future Bathstore are looking to maintain the ethos of providing access to quality designed Bathrooms affordably.

The brief for our first signage project with Bathstore was to develop a more premium specification to emphasise the premium branding of Bathstores products. As part of this process we carried out a number of site surveys throughout the country to understand the existing specification, this led to further discussions and meetings with the Bathstore team in order to develop the retail signage specification to a point which was felt matched the brand.

 
External Retail Signage

As you can see from the pictures the finished effect is impressive, we have used built-up mirror polished stainless steel with blue LEDs to give a cool halo lighting effect which ties in with the brands colour scheme and highlights the association with water and bathrooms. Internally we carried out some vinyl manifestations which were highly effective and internal signage as flat cut brushed aluminium onto internal walls.

Internal Retail Signage

Overall we feel very pleased with the first project which we’ve completed with Bathstore and the outcome of the signage. We look forward to working with Bathstore on future projects and developing our working relationship on future projects

If you have a project which you would like to discuss with our friendly team then please contact us today.