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Our values


At Jouffre, creativity means feeling free to create, co-create, collaborate with talented interior designers and help them bring their vision to life. Always challenge the status quo and find innovative solutions for continuous improvement.

At Jouffre, perseverance is the determination to take on the boldest challenges to achieve ever more ambitious goals. It means believing in one's abilities and putting in the effort required to make a project a success, without ever giving up.

At Jouffre, transference is the sharing of savoir-faire and knowledge which perpetuate the great tradition of the craft that drives us. It also means teaching our skills to new employees who join us so that they can improve, grow and train the best artisans. It also means transmitting the information, making sure it is available to the team and we are not holding it alone.

At Jouffre, rigor is what each individual imposes on themselves in their work to strive for perfection. It means pushing the limits of one's craft, profession, techniques, and methods every day.

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Designer New York | Design & Product Development

Jouffre is looking for a talented and detail-oriented designer with a degree in either Furniture Design or Industrial Design. If you are looking for dynamic and team-oriented environment, if you want to join a growing company with strong culture and great atmosphere, this job is tailor made for you.

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Job description

Jouffre is known the world over for producing the uppermost echelon of bespoke upholstered furniture, working with designers like Pierre Yovanovitch, Drake / Anderson, GRADE NY, Studio Sofield, Giancarlo Valle, Fox Nahem, and Ingrao.

The Jouffre headquarters is located in Lyon, France, and has a second location in Long Island City, NY. The NY office is looking for a Furniture Designer to assist in our growing studio. The Furniture Designer is essential to the ongoing collaboration with interior designers - bringing their visions to life via aesthetic and technical development, CAD drafting and rendering, and working hand-in-hand with incredible craftsmen. In addition to the primary focus on upholstered furniture designs, the Furniture Designer would support and develop the design process for the window treatment department. The ideal candidate will have a degree in either Furniture Design or Industrial Design and should be a detail-oriented designer familiar with a dynamic and team-oriented environment.

Daily tasks will include but are not limited to:

● 3D modeling furniture designs in Rhino
● Creating technical shop drawings for clients and manufacturing partners
● Assisting in the production of mock-ups and 3D prints to communicate design intent
● Providing creative direction and consulting for designer collaborations
● Developing craft and material offerings
● Researching/discovering/connecting with new vendors and partners
● Coordination with vendors and manufacturing partners
● Managing production and relations with upholstery frame vendors
● Assisting with the management and development of internal frame/wood-shop
● Quality control of upholstery frames, finishes, and completed furnitures
● Sorting and organization of 3D Model databases
● Participating in weekly project meetings and production planning meetings

This position will help design and develop unique, custom furniture pieces for the top interior designers in New York and around

Required profile

Collaboration:

This position would be working directly with our Senior Designer, but also would require collaboration with our project managers, upholstery workshop manager, and production teams. Teamwork is essential in realizing complex designs while ensuring quality and client satisfaction.

Necessary Skills and Software:

● Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator)
● Rhino 7
● Google Office Suite (Sheets, Docs, other Drive Applications)
● Woodworking - fine and upholstery framing


Minimum Requirements:

● BFA in Furniture Design or Industrial Design
● 1-3 years industry-specific experience
● Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines while maintaining quality
● Have a comprehensive knowledge of joinery and wood construction
● Maintain a positive and professional attitude when dealing with clients, vendors, and team members
● Possess a strong drive to grow, innovate, and succeed in a fast-paced industry and environment
● Stay organized and on top of file and time management
● Eligible to work in the United States
● Furniture Design Portfolio required (website or PDF)

Published: 07/20/2022 / City: New York / Department: Design & Product Development
Logistician Lyon | Logistics

We are looking for a logistician whose main mission will be to improve internal and external flows by guaranteeing the quality of departures and arrivals within the company!

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Job description

Responsibilities:

- Receive and verify all arrivals
- Guarantee the quality of all departures (packaging / labeling / documents)
- Guarantee the smooth running of the workshop (reception / preparation / dispatch)
- Manage the car fleet and the tool room
- Follow and organize the management of shuttles between our two sites (Villeurbanne and Vaulx-en-Velin)

Missions:

- Writing and setting up packing lists
- Reception and complete verification of goods on arrival
- Management of the area "receptions waiting or order"
- Follow-up, animation and daily coordination of the "transport and installation planning" thanks to exchanges with the teams
- Anticipation of departures by daily monitoring of the elements in the course of production in the headquarters and garment workshops
- Receipt of incoming goods using our software
- Reception and complete verification of goods
- Management and coordination of internal flows (elements in workshops and logistics systematically protected or packed and labelled)
- Packing and preparation of goods for departure
- Management and preparation of tools on departure and return from the sites
- Management and drafting of delivery and shipping notes
- Management of raw material stocks (packaging, cardboard, etc.)
- Management and coordination of the tooling room (labeling, follow-up, departures, returns, maintenance, inventory, buffer zone, inventories, restocking...)
- Management and coordination of the different areas (anti-stain treatment, photos, storage, mezzanine...)
- Participation in project reviews

Continuous improvement missions:

- Evaluate and suggest ways to improve the management of departures
- Organize and improve the management of the service (flow, storage)
- Ensure the necessary procurement of all supplies
- Be a force of proposal on new partners (transport, supplies)

Required profile

We are looking for an experienced, autonomous and proactive logistician, focused on quality and attention to detail.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, involved person who is not afraid to take initiative. Your ability to manage priorities is your strong point!

You have a strong aptitude for organization and you have a good experience in logistics. You are rigorous, curious, reactive and you like teamwork? Then this position is made for you!

Prerequisite:

- A minimum of 2 years experience in logistics
- A valid driver's license is required for this position
- Other driving licenses and CACES are appreciated
- English is a plus

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Location: Villeurbanne and Vaulx-en-Velin
Starting date : October / November 2022
Type of contract : Fixed term
Contract duration : 6 months
Salary : According to experience

Published: 07/18/2022 / City: Lyon / Department: Logistics
Project Manager Intership New York | Design Office

We are looking for Jouffre Inc in New York our future intern as Project Manager !

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Job description

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Efficiently coordinate, manage, and direct all your projects from the beginning (taking the order) to end (delivery and installation) while making sure to maintain optimal profitability for the company and customer satisfaction.

MISSIONS

- Receive and analyze client’s requests and specifications
- Schedule a kick-off meeting to introduce the project to all stakeholders at Jouffre (as needed)
- Prepare quotations according to the client's specifications and requirements
- Obtain costing and prices from the production managers of each department
- Enter pricing information and data into ERP/Software
- Request samples and mock-ups with the relevant departments
- Set up appointments and meetings with various stakeholders to discuss projects internally
- Clarify and refine specifications by obtaining missing or new information throughout the project life cycle
- Confirm lead time with workshops and inform clients
- Follow-up with fabrication
- Control of the quality and design according client’s expectations
- Manage client’s expectations and potential sensitive situations

Required profile

We are looking for an autonomous and proactive Project Manager Intern for our New York workshop, who is both quality-oriented and detail-oriented. The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills.

The success of your mission will depend on your organization and knowledge of the projects you will manage, as well as your ability to create a positive working relationship with your clients who can be very demanding individuals.

Good communication and listening skills are essential for this position, as well as rigor and perseverance! Your sensitivity to the comfort, interest in business development, and therefore the company's development, are real assets.

Prerequisites:
- Proficiency in Google Workspace
- Fluent English (mandatory for this position), Spanish and French are a plus

JOB INFORMATION

Job location: Long Island City, New York
Start date: Between September and December 2022
Duration: 1 year
Type of contract: Internship
Salary: Between 900$ and 1200$ bi-weekly

Published: 06/28/2022 / City: New York / Department: Design Office
Accountant Lyon | Accounting Department

We are looking for our future accountant who will initially be in charge of the whole process of accounts payable and receivable of the Jouffre workshops and who will have as a second objective to increase the competences of this position and to make it evolve towards that of Administrative and Financial Manager !

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Job description

MAIN MISSION

As an accountant, you will initially be in charge of the whole process of accounts payable and receivable of the Jouffre workshops (France). In a second phase, your main objective will be to increase the skills of this position and to make it evolve towards the position of Administrative and Financial Manager (AFM) that we hope you will occupy in the near future!

MISSIONS

You will accompany the accounting manager in her daily actions and will ensure general accounting missions. The goal is to be in constant evolution in order to be able to assure more and more versatile missions with strong responsibilities.

Supplier accounting

- Creation of supplier files on the ERP and accounting software
- Input and reconciliation with purchase orders
- Control and recording of invoices on the ERP and accounting software
- Payment of invoices
- Processing of down payments
- Dematerialization of invoices
- Pointing and lettering of supplier accounts
- Ensure the various contacts with the suppliers (emails, calls...etc)

On the Spendesk software, you will be responsible for :

- Control, validation and payment of expense reports
- Control of the seizures of the CB

Customer accounting

- Creation of the business, verification of the coherence between the estimate and the customer order, entry of the customer orders on our ERP
- Receipt of payments and recording on our ERP and accounting software
- Monthly edition of the balance of customer invoices (general ledger)

As well as all other accounting and financial missions that will appear according to the progress of the deliverables mentioned.

Required profile

Autonomous and dynamic, you have a very good sense of analysis and synthesis and you like working in a team. You are very organized, you are rigorous and agile, and you have a sense of responsibility.

You have at least 3 years of experience in accounting and you wish to join a company in which you will be able to move the lines, be a force of proposal and take initiatives.

We are looking for a person with the ability and motivation to develop this position, which is destined to grow over the next few years and become more and more versatile.

We hope that you will eventually become the Administrative and Financial Manager of the Jouffre workshops of tomorrow!

Prerequisites:
- Have a very good knowledge and understanding of accounting
- Mastery of Sage 100 is imperative
- Mastery of Excel is expected
- A very good command of the Office suite and Google
- Comfortable with information systems (ERP, Spendesk...etc)

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Starting date : September 2022
Type of contract : CDI
Salary : According to experience

Published: 06/16/2022 / City: Lyon / Department: Accounting Department
Framer | Woodworker New York | Carpentry Workshop

Jouffre is now looking to expand its carpentry workshop in order to increase its in-house carcass production capacity and raise its quality level. Therefore, we are looking for an experienced seat carpenter with a solid knowledge of carpentry and cabinet making as well as some experience in building carcasses for upholstery.

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Job description

While being an expert in woodworking, your main objective will be to build up a woodworking shop worthy of the name capable of meeting our productivity and quality requirements within Jouffre New York.

You will be responsible for:

● Construction and assembly of solid wood carcasses ready to be upholstered
● Knowledge and mastery of the various assembly techniques
● Mastery of cabinet making techniques
● Application of veneers
● Working with solid wood and plywood
● Use of hand and power tools
● Use of modern woodworking machinery
● Mastery of the highest quality finishes
● Collaboration with our team of designers and the manager of our headquarters workshop in order to
build the carcasses according to their needs
● Quality control of the finished parts

Required profile

For this position, we are looking for an autonomous and proactive person, focused on quality and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be a true team player with the ability to pass on and share knowledge.

You will be part of a constantly evolving and growing company, as such, you will need to have the ability to complete work on a defined schedule and planning and sometimes in short time frames but maintaining a consistently high level of quality.

Requirements:
● Knowledge of all carpentry techniques
● Mastery of solid wood work
● Mastery of complex shapes
● Knowledge of wood species, their characteristics and their applications
● English language skills (essential for this position), Spanish is optional

Published: 05/18/2022 / City: New York / Department: Carpentry Workshop
Upholsterer New York | Upholstery Workshop

Jouffre Inc. is a French company based in Long Island City, NY and specialized in high-end French upholstery. We are looking for a full-time Upholsterer with at least 10 years of experience in making new furniture as well as reupholstery.

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Job description

The following skills are required:
- Traditional and modern upholstery techniques,
- Shaping foam on curved furniture,
- Creating templates and cutting fabrics,
- Working on uneasy fabrics such as velvet,
- Sewing, both by hand and by machine,
- Making pillows and cushions, etc.

Required profile

We expect the right candidate to be team-oriented and autonomous in order to adapt easily to the constantly changing environment of our fast-growing company. The right candidate must have the ability to complete jobs following a schedule, sometimes in a short time, while maintaining a high level of quality and without compromising the integrity of the job.

Fluent English is mandatory as this is the common language in our workshop. Spanish is a plus.

We are offering a full-time position. Salary will correspond with experience.

If interested, please send us your resume along with pictures/references of previous works by email to Camille at camille.m@jouffre.com. We will come back to you directly if the application matches our needs.

Published: 10/18/2021 / City: New York / Department: Upholstery Workshop
Installer New York | Installation - Draperies | Furniture | Wall upholstery

Jouffre is looking for a multi-tasking, outgoing and dynamic installer to be the face of our company onsite when installing our window treatments, furniture and wall coverings.

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Job description

Jouffre Inc., a French company based in Long Island City, NY and specialized in French high-end Drapery and Upholstery is looking for an Installer with:

-Solid experience in installation of drapery tracks, shades and Decorative hardware,
-Excellent knowledge in installation of roman shades (manual and motorized) and able to rig (required),
-Good knowledge in motorization (Lutron, Somfy and Silent Gliss),
-Strong organizational skills,
-Knowledge and/or desire to work with wall covering and upholstery would be required.

Required profile

The right candidate must be proactive and autonomous in order to adapt easily to the constantly changing environment of a fast-growing company and a demanding clientele.

The right person must be able to travel across the US and international, sometimes for several days (a valid passport will be required).

A clear driving license is required. The installer will have to drive from the workshop to project sites on a daily basis.

Fluent English is mandatory as this is the common language in our workshop. Spanish is a plus.

We are offering a full-time position. Salary will correspond with experience.

Published: 10/18/2021 / City: New York / Department: Installation - Draperies | Furniture | Wall upholstery
Installer Lyon | Wall-Upholstery & Installation

Jouffre is looking for an installer, dynamic and having the sense of contact to represent the company on site and carry out the installation of our various achievements, from our curtains to our sofas through our wall hangings!

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Job description

On our building sites, in France or abroad, as well as in our Lyon workshops, you will join a team of qualified craftsmen. Your mission will consist in :

- To carry out dimensional measurements
- Install equipment / support fittings
- Install simple and elaborate confections
- Carry out work of wall hangings
- Carry out sheathing work (fabric and leather)
- Assemble, adjust and set up furniture
- Make templates, cut fabrics/leather, sew and finish
- Manage the tools in conjunction with the logistics team
- Manage your schedule and your interventions
- Make numerous trips to the site for installation

Required profile

We are looking for an autonomous and proactive upholsterer with good technical skills and knowledge in upholstery.

We are looking for a dynamic and organized person with good interpersonal skills, as teamwork is a very strong and important concept within Jouffre.

As a true ambassador of the company on its sites in France and abroad, we are looking for a candidate who attaches great importance to customer service and contributes to the high-end image of our company.

In addition, you have a real capacity to transmit and share your know-how and have a sense of responsibility. Your rigor and your attention to detail are among your main qualities!

Prerequisites:
- Mastery of all tapestry techniques is expected
- Knowing how to organize, adapt your work and work on the road is essential
- English is a real plus for this position

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Starting date : ASAP
Type of contract : CDI
Experience : Beginner accepted
Salary : According to experience

Published: 02/10/2021 / City: Lyon / Department: Wall-Upholstery & Installation
Upholsterer Lyon | Upholstery Workshop

We are looking for an experienced upholsterer who will have as main mission to realize upholstered furniture (armchairs, beds, sofas and seats) on measure and high quality, according to a defined schedule of conditions.

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Job description

In our Lyon workshops, you will join a team of qualified craftsmen. Your mission will consist of :

- Carrying out the upholstery (horsehair / foam)
- Making templates
- Cutting fabrics / leathers
- Carry out the hand / machine sewing
- Make the pocketed / stretched cover
- Putting on the finishing elements
- Carry out possible travels on site for installation (France / International)

Required profile

We are looking for an experienced, autonomous and proactive senior upholsterer with solid technical skills in upholstery.

You are a dynamic and curious person with good interpersonal skills! Indeed, teamwork is a very strong and important concept within Jouffre.

Furthermore, you have a real capacity to transmit and share your know-how and have a sense of responsibility. Your rigor and your attention to detail are among your main qualities!

Prerequisites:
- Mastery of all traditional, semi-traditional and contemporary (modern) tapestry techniques is required
- Mastery of cutting, sewing, upholstery and covering is expected
- Have a good command and knowledge of fabrics
- The practice of English is a plus

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Starting date: ASAP
Type of contract: CDI
Experience: 10 years minimum
Salary: According to experience

Published: 02/10/2021 / City: Lyon / Department: Upholstery Workshop
Carpenter Upholsterer Lyon | Upholstery Workshop

Jouffre is looking for an experienced upholsterer / carpenter, whose main mission will be to make custom, high-end upholstered furniture (armchairs, beds, sofas and seats) according to precise and defined specifications. If you wish to join a creative workshop, participate in exceptional projects and contribute to the excellence of this company, don't hesitate any longer and contact us !

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Job description

You will have the following main tasks:

Carpentry

- Machining of wood
- Cutting
- Assembly of seat elements (bolting)
- Adjustments

Upholstery

- Traditional upholstery (horsehair)
- Contemporary upholstery (foam)
- Creation of templates
- Notions of upholstery

Required profile

We are looking for an autonomous and proactive upholsterer with a good knowledge of carpentry and traditional and contemporary upholstery.

We are looking for a dynamic and curious person with good interpersonal skills, as teamwork is a very important concept at Jouffre.

Moreover, you have a real capacity to transmit and share your know-how and have a sense of responsibility. Your rigor and your attention to detail are among your main qualities!

Prerequisites:
- Knowledge of carpentry techniques
- Mastery of all modern and semi-traditional upholstery techniques
- Mastery of the basics of upholstery

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Starting date: ASAP
Type of contract: Fixed term
Salary: According to experience
Experience: Beginner accepted

Published: 02/10/2021 / City: Lyon / Department: Upholstery Workshop
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