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Furniture Industry Roles

1. Furniture Designer:

Furniture designers create and develop designs for new furniture products. They often work closely with manufacturers and may use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create detailed plans.

2. Furniture Craftsman/Craftswoman:

Furniture craftsmen and craftswomen handcraft and build furniture pieces, often specializing in traditional or custom designs. They work with various materials, including wood, metal, and upholstery.

3. Furniture Production Manager:

Production managers oversee the manufacturing process of furniture, ensuring that production meets quality standards, deadlines, and cost targets. They manage production staff and resources.

4. Furniture Sales Representative:

Sales representatives in the furniture industry work for manufacturers, wholesalers, or retailers. They promote and sell furniture products to individual customers, businesses, and interior designers.

5. Furniture Store Manager:

Store managers oversee the operations of furniture retail stores. They manage staff, inventory, budgets, and customer service to ensure a positive shopping experience.

6. Furniture Upholsterer:

Upholsterers specialize in adding fabric or leather coverings to furniture pieces, such as sofas and chairs. They may also repair and restore upholstered furniture.

7. Furniture Marketing Specialist:

Marketing specialists in the furniture industry develop and implement marketing strategies to promote furniture products. They may work for manufacturers, retailers, or marketing agencies.

8. Furniture Quality Control Inspector:

Quality control inspectors ensure that furniture products meet quality standards and specifications. They inspect materials, components, and finished products.

9. Furniture Import/Export Specialist:

Import/export specialists in the furniture industry manage the international movement of furniture products, including customs clearance, logistics, and compliance with trade regulations.

10. Furniture Repair Technician:

Repair technicians specialize in fixing and restoring damaged or worn furniture. They may work for furniture stores, restoration companies, or as independent contractors.