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Seamstresses, draughtsmen, onsite upholsterers, business coordinators, HR, communication… Join us and be part of a team devoted to excellence.

Our values


At Jouffre, we are determined to take on bold challenges in order to reach ambitious goals. We take every challenge as an opportunity to surpass our own expectations and we do not give up!

Transmission is essential. Jouffre workshops train the best craftsmen of tomorrow to allow future generations to perpetuate the tradition of our savoir-faire. We have made this one of our core values to ensure that we hand down our knowledge to new talents that join us, helping provide the tools for each of them to learn and grow within the company.

More than 10 nationalities and/or origins are represented at Jouffre. From the youngest seamstresses to the most experienced upholsterers, tolerance is an asset. Understanding our colleagues, clients, and partners will allow us to keep moving together towards Excellence, with empathy and goodwill.

We are seeking for perfection at every level and every step of each project. We have the chance to develop in a fascinating environment in which expectations and requirements are at the highest echelon. Day by day, seeking for Excellence in each department of our company is a priority and a goal.

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Project Manager New York | Project Management & Customer Relationship

If you dream of discovering New York, having responsibilities and managing large-scale projects, join the Jouffre workshops in the United States! Our team is looking for a new Project Manager who will be responsible for managing between 30% and 40% of our US turnover.

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Job description

Jouffre Inc. is a French company based in Long Island City, NY specializing in the most high-end upholstery and window treatment. We are looking for a full-time Project Manager Intern. We have cultivated a fast paced, independent work environment, dealing with top tier interior designers to create exceptional spaces.

MAIN MISSIONS
- Receive and analyze client’s specifications
- Schedule appointments and meetings to discuss projects and specifications
- Draft estimates based on client’s specifications and requirements
- Obtain costing and prices from the production managers of each department
- Integrate prices into estimates
- Enter costings’ informations and data into the company ERP/Software
- Request samples and mock-ups to the relevant departments
- Clarify and fine-tune specifications by obtaining missing/new information along the project life cycle
- If needed, schedule a kick-off meeting to introduce the project to all stakeholders at Jouffre
- Confirm lead time with workshops
- Follow-up with fabrication
- Control of the quality and design according client’s expectations
- Manage client’s expectations and potential sensitive situations

Being a pretty small company, any ideas and suggestions for side projects will be taken into consideration and encouraged.

Required profile

The success of your mission is dependent on your ability to create a positive working relationship with your clients and inherent knowledge of your projects. We pride ourselves on teamwork so gaining the trust of your colleagues and collaborating is essential.

Clients are uneasy and sometimes disorganized. Your capacity to be extremely well organized, rigorous and persistent in the way you communicate with your clients is key. Jouffre is looking for someone who is not afraid of grasping the bull by the horns, pick-up the phone to unlock a situation or follow-up with a client. Being willing to also work on business development and increase the company turnover is a real plus.

Being sensitive to details and comfort is a real plus and will help you being the “eyes of the client” at Jouffre.

Fluent English is mandatory as this is the common language at Jouffre. Spanish or French is a plus.

Published: 07/28/2020 / City: New York / Department: Project Management & Customer Relationship
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 tailored made for you.

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Job description

Atelier Jouffre is known the world over for producing the uppermost echelon of bespoke upholstered furniture, working with designers like Pierre Yovanovitch, Robert Couturier, Charles Zana, Francis Sultana, and Tony Ingrao.

The Jouffre headquarters is located in Lyon, France but has a second location in Long Island City, NY. The NY location is looking for a furniture designer to assist in our growing studio and willing to also help Jouffre develop its window treatment department by making shop drawings for that department as well. 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
● Technical Shop Drawings for clients and manufacturing partners
● Design of elevations to indicate the positioning of curtains on a window
● Technical drawings of hardware elements and shade installation principle
● Coordination with vendors
● Quality control and management of orders
● Sorting and organization of 3D Model databases

This position will give exposure to design and development of custom upholstery for some of the most high-end interiors in NY and internationally, with a great opportunity for growth. We are looking for someone with ambition and vision to join our team, with the opportunity to grow and innovate internally.

Required profile

Collaboration:

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

Necessary Skills:

● Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator)
● Rhino 3D
● Google Office Suite (Sheets, Docs, other Drive Applications)

Minimum Requirements:

● BFA in Industrial Design or Furniture Design
● 1-2 years industry specific experience
● Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines while maintaining quality
● Have a basic knowledge of joinery and metal construction
● Portfolio required

Fluent English is mandatory as this is the common language at Jouffre. Spanish or French is a plus. We are offering a full-time position. Salary will depend on experience.

Published: 07/13/2020 / City: New York / Department: Design & Product Development
Installer Lyon | Wall-Upholstery & Installation

You wish to join a creative workshop, participate in exceptional projects and contribute to the excellence of a company with the "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" label ? Don't hesitate any longer and contact us !

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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,
● Design in conjunction with the various parties involved, produce and/or install window decorations, including motorised ones, according to a defined set of specifications,
● Making templates, fabric/leather cutting, contemporary upholstery, sewing, covering and finishing,
● Tension and sheathing work (fabric and leather),
● Manage the tooling in conjunction with the logistics team,
● Numerous trips to the site for installation (in France and abroad)

Required profile

We are looking for an autonomous and proactive upholsterer, focused on quality and attention to detail. A true ambassador for 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.

The ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a team and must have a genuine ability to listen, transmit and share his/her know-how.

We expect at least 5 years of experience in renowned companies. Mastery of all tapestry techniques is required and fluency in English would be nice.

If you think you fit the profile then send us your CV and a cover letter to the following address : sara-salome@jouffre.com

Published: 05/27/2020 / City: Lyon / Department: Wall-Upholstery & Installation
Experienced Upholsterer Lyon | Upholstery Workshop

If you wish to join a creative workshop, take part in exceptional projects and contribute to the excellence of a company with the "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" label, don't hesitate to contact us !

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Job description

The required profile will have to master all traditional and modern upholstery techniques of lining, covering, cutting and sewing, including :
● Contemporary upholstery (foam),
● Creating templates,
● Cutting fabrics / leathers,
● Sheathing work (fabrics and leathers),
● Hand and machine sewing,
● Cover and finishes,
● Working on fabrics,
● Eventual site visits for installation (in France and abroad).

Required profile

We are looking for an experienced upholsterer who is autonomous and proactive, focused on quality and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a team and must have a real ability to transmit and share his/her know-how.

We expect at least 5 years of experience in renowned companies.
Mastery of all modern and semi-traditional tapestry techniques in cutting, sewing, trimming and covering is required.

If you think you fit the profile, send us your CV and a covering letter to the following address : sara-salome@jouffre.com.

Published: 05/27/2020 / City: Lyon / Department: Upholstery Workshop
Experienced Seamstress Lyon | Upholstery Workshop

The Jouffre workshops are looking for an experienced upholsterer whose main mission will be to make all types of furniture (window frames, curtain blinds, bedspreads, decorations, etc.) to measure and up-market, according to a defined set of specifications. If you would like to join a creative workshop, participate in exceptional projects and contribute to the excellence of a company with the "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" label, then don't hesitate to contact us!

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Job description

The desired profile will have to master all modern and traditional manufacturing techniques :
● Creating templates,
● Cutting of fabrics / leathers,
● Hand and machine sewing,
● The trimming application,
● Cover and finishes,
● Working on fabrics,
● Possible site visits for installation (in France and abroad)

Required profile

We are looking for an autonomous and proactive upholsterer who is focused on quality and attention to detail.
The ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a team and must have the ability to listen, transmit and share his/her know-how.

We expect at least 5 years of experience in renowned companies.
Mastery of all modern and traditional manufacturing techniques is required.

If you think you fit the profile, send us your CV and a covering letter to the following address : sara-salome@jouffre.com

Published: 05/27/2020 / City: Lyon / Department: Upholstery Workshop
Project Manager Lyon | Project Management & Customer Relationship

Jouffre Inc. is a French company based in Lyon, specializing in the most high-end upholstery and window treatment. We are looking for a full-time Project Manager with at least 10 years of experience in the interior design industry. We have cultivated a fast paced, independent work environment, dealing with top tier interior designers to create exceptional spaces.

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Job description

• Receive and analyze client’s specifications
• Schedule appointments and meetings to discuss about the project/specifications
• Draft estimates based on client’s specifications and requirements
• Obtain costing and prices from the production managers of each department
• Integrate prices into estimates
• Enter costings’ informations and data into the company ERP/Software
• Request samples and mock-ups to the relevant departments
• Clarify and fine-tune specifications by obtaining missing/new information along the project life cycle
• If needed, schedule a kick-off meeting to introduce the project to all the stakeholders at Jouffre
• Confirm lead time with workshops
• Follow-up with fabrication
• Control of the quality and design according client’s expectations
• Manage client’s expectations and potential sensitive situations

Required profile

The success of your mission is dependent on your ability to create a positive working relationship with your clients and inherent knowledge of your projects. We pride ourselves on teamwork so gaining the trust of your colleagues and collaborating is essential.

Being sensitive to details and comfort is a real plus and will help you being the “eyes of the client” at Jouffre.

Fluent french is mandatory as this is the common language at Jouffre. English is a plus. We are offering a full-time position. Salary will depend on experience.

Published: 05/15/2020 / City: Lyon / Department: Project Management & Customer Relationship
Experienced 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 to 15 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: 10/01/2019 / City: New York / Department: Upholstery Workshop
Framer | Carpenter New York | Carpentry Workshop

Jouffre has the ambition to create its own woodshop in order to fabricate the frames of all it’s designs, in-house. To do so, the company wants to recruit an autonomous, proactive and professional candidate able to start this project from scratch.

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Job description

Jouffre Inc. is a French company based in Long Island City, NY and specializes in high-end French upholstery and window treatment. We are looking for a permanent Upholstery Frame Builder with at least 5 to 10 years of experience in building upholstery furniture frames.

Jouffre has the ambition to create its own woodshop in order to fabricate the frames of all it’s designs, in-house. To do so, the company wants to recruit an autonomous, proactive and professional candidate able to start this project from scratch.

This very exciting project is well suited for you if you feel like jumping into an entrepreneur’s adventure, have tons of room for growth and be responsible for the success of this new department!

The following skills are required:

● Constructing and assembling of high quality hardwood, upholstery frames
● Applying veneer
● Working with both solid wood and plywood
● Using hand and power tools
● Operating modern wood machinery
● Innate knowledge of carpentry and joinery
● Lifting heavy materials and frames
● Identifying lumber suppliers
● Wide range of knowledge concerning wood species’ and their correct applications
● Identifying necessary machines and equipment for the department
● Contacting suppliers and purchase machinery
● Eventually recruiting and managing a team of framers
● Collaborating with in house furniture designer and upholstery workshop manager to build the frames according to their needs
● Drafting a business plan for the Frame Business Unit
Detailing an hour and cost schedule to track efficiency and profitability of department

Required profile

We expect the right candidate to be team-oriented and autonomous in order to adapt easily to the constantly changing environment of a 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.

We are looking for a strong personality who wants to give a real turnaround to his career. If you like to make decisions, if you dream of being your own boss, of managing your team and your recruitments, this offer is for you.

Fluent English is mandatory as this is the common language

Published: 09/09/2019 / City: New York / Department: Carpentry Workshop
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