Poltrona Frau Material & Visual Element Specialist

Responsibilities:
The Material & Visual Element Specialist will support the company in the research and development of materials, finishes and coatings colors, interfacing with R&D and marketing functions.
The position will also deal with the development of the collection of objects and furnishing accessories in line with the Poltrona Frau philosophy.
The Material & Visual Element Specialist reports directly to the Poltrona Frau Product Design & Development Manager.

Main Activities:
  • Researching and developing of new leather and textiles;
  • Analyzing trends for fashion and furnishing textile sector;
  • Monitoring sales data for collections;
  • Evaluating material life- cycle - phase-out, restyling, range extensions and new entries;
  • Cooperating with technical / quality department for new material certifications and technical characteristics;
  • Supporting Industrialization function for color combinations developing;
  • Developing of chromatic and material Moods for trade fairs, presentation events and sales points;
  • Developing of objects and furnishing complements to complete the corporate image in sales outlets and fairs;
  • Scouting of new suppliers for the external development collections;
  • Designing new proposals with the support of external designers or consultants, if necessary;
  • Developing of prototypes with the support of external suppliers and the designated technical personnel of Poltrona Frau;
  • Supporting industrialization and marketing office for packaging development;
  • Assisting the R&D office for the development of new materials, finishes and colors to be included on the new project proposals in compliance with the product concept conceived by the designers and being aware of the industrial / warehouse needs;
  • Supporting to the Marketing office for the design of the samples of coatings, materials and other sales tools that fall within the area of competence.

Experience and Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Architecture, Industrial Design or similar degree;
  • Experience in the leather research and development;
  • Previous experience in high-end furniture industry will be appreciated.
  • Available for travel

Technical and soft Skills:
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint and Excel);
  • Excellent level of Photoshop, Illustrator and AutoCAD 2D
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English;
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Team working and consensus-building skills, with ability to effectively work with cross-functional teams;
  • Highly organized and detail oriented;
  • Ability to work in fast pace environment;
  • Strong understanding of financial KPIs;
  • Competent in the use of digital marketing / social media channels;

Work location: Tolentino (MC)
 
Funzioni aziendali
RICERCA E SVILUPPO
Sedi
IT - Italy; IT - Italy/Macerata