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JORI - innovative seating comfort since 1963
Belgian company JORI creates perfect seating comfort. JORI has designed contemporary sofas, lounge & reclining chairs, chairs, tables and interior accessories since 1963. Each piece of furniture is created in close cooperation with international designers and is developed at our own workshop with the greatest care. JORI stands for 100% Belgian craftsmanship. Both our collections and custom furniture focus on a high-quality, honest selection of materials and a sublime finish. Our ambition is always your comfort.

Job description : 
  • The R&D product developer reports to R&D manager and is in charge of developing new models and the search for new materials and technologies.
  • The R&D product developer is and remains the “Product Champion” throughout the full Life Cycle of the model.
    During this entire Life Cycle, the “Product Champion” thus ensures the coordination relating to this model with all relevant departments (Sales, Marketing, Production and Purchasing). This includes amongst other things:
    • Product portfolio development
    • optimizations in purchasing
    • optimizations in production
    • internal and external complaint handling

The R&D product developer coordinates the development process of new models and accomplishes the following tasks :

  • Translating design proposals of external designers into technically elaborate, feasible concepts.
  • Building prototypes using various prototype technologies (2D/3D-CAD tools, 3D-printing, virtual prototyping, comfort models, …) in order to obtain a concept approval of the marketing team.
  • Project based coordination of the multidisciplinary development process, while monitoring quality, timing milestones and target cost.
  • Making ready for production and ensuring product validation (Industrial Release) of a new model.
  • The R&D product developer develops an average of 2 to 3 new models per year.
  • After the launch of the new model, the R&D product developer remains responsible for further follow-up and optimization as well as support for all after-sales services.
Your profile : 
  • You have a Master’s degree in product development/industrial science with at least 3 years of experience including 2D/3D/BOM.
  • Experience with rendering is a plus.
  • You have a drive/action mentality.
  • You have an analytical mind with an eye for detail.
  • You have a sense of aesthetics.
  • Languages : Dutch / English / basic knowledge of French.
  • You live in a radius of maximum 30km of Wervik.
Our offer : 
  • Possibility of realising from prototypes to final product.
  • A fascinating function within a financially sound company in a high-end design sector.
  • An in-house training.
  • An open working atmosphere with short communication lines.
  • A competitive salary in function of your education and experience.
  • Work in a region free of traffic jams.

If you are interested in the job opportunity listed above, please send your comprehensive cv to: 

JORI n.v.
HR Department
Hoogweg 52
B-8940 Wervik
Tel. +32-(0)56-31.35.01
E-mail jobs@jori.com.

All job applications are handled with discretion.