Hello and Help …Here is my dilemma… I have been offered a position
as a “shop foreman” at a jewelry store of about 1.5 mil. in sales
yearly. This job is a new position and doesn’t have any precedence at
this location. The job duties will include; trafficking the repair
and custom work from the sales person thru the bench people thru
quality control back to the sales people for customer pick up. This
entails controlling accurate due dates, parts supply, metal stock
supply, assigning jobs and tracking commissions for bench jewelers
plus quality control of work completed. In addition, I’ll be
scheduling or performing maintenance on shop equipment, maintaining
inventory,(both materials like heads, findings, etc… and tools, like
bits, burs, chemicals, gas…etc.), scheduling new product creation
for the cases and vacation schedules for the crew. The staff amounts
to three to four full time jewelers and hopefully soon a part time
polisher. Currently I manage a manufacturing account of die struck
charms which I produce in total, maintain customer relations and
invoice and bill of approx. 50,000 gross yearly.
I have no idea the pay level this job description warrents, and as a
result am at loss of what would be reasonable to negotiate at. It has
been difficult to get income scales to reference this to.
Can anyone help me? Thank you in advance for any or advice
you can offer.