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Current Job Postings

Shaw Contract - Account Manager

Posted:

7.17.18

Position:

Account Manager – Corporate & Tenant Improvement Segments, Minneapolis, MN

Description:

Position Overview

Responsibilities:

  • Characteristics to include honesty, integrity, hard work, enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Work with architects, designers, flooring contractors, end users, general contractors, etc. to select appropriate products for their projects that fit within their design criteria, budget, and time frame.
  • Travel daily throughout assigned area (primarily Twin Cities Metro Area/State of Minnesota) to call on existing Corporate/Tenant Improvement focused customers and prospect new customers to solicit business.
  • Manage project from inception to completion including identifying opportunity, product selection, specification, order placement, order tracking, delivery coordination, installation oversight, punch walk/ claim coordination (if necessary), and communication of maintenance program.
  • Must be motivated and comfortable working and supporting a closely knit team environment.
  • Must be able and competent to work with and manage customer base thru CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tool such as Salesforce.com
  • Follow up on a variety of leads from sources such as Dodge, CoStar, networking groups
  • Build relationships with existing and new customers by entertaining such as lunches, dinners, or special events.

Account Manager must implement the selling process in his/her area; they must have the ability to make good judgment decisions. A full understanding of the product line will be essential. Furthermore, an understanding of the application that each product serves will be critical. The ability to interface/communicate with a diverse group of customers in a friendly and respectable manner is a must. The ideal candidate will possess a flexible personality and be able to communicate clearly to other persons, both orally and in written form. Account Manager must give presentations to architects, designers, and end-users to educate them on the flooring industry and how Shaw Contract can benefit them on their projects.

Required Competencies:

  • Build Trusting Relationships
  • Influence Others
  • Execute Action Plan
  • Build Customer Satisfaction
  • Initiate Action
  • Adapt and Change

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or High School Diploma/GED and 5 years previous industry sales experience required.

Preferred:

· Bachelor’s degree

· Candidate already living within or familiar with the territory is strongly preferred.

· Commercial flooring experience preferred, but not essential.

 

Interested candidates please contact  carey.stevens@shawinc.com

BKV Group – Interior Design Student Intern

Posted:

7.14.18

Position:

Interior Design Student Intern

Description:

Assist project teams by completing a variety of tasks while learning in a collaborative team-based environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

Includes the following and other duties may be assigned.

 ·         Assist with general office organizing or improvements. 

·         Manages resource library and schedules all meetings with industry product reps.  

·         Drafting using AutoCAD or Revit.

·         Creating 3D computer models using Google Sketch Up, Revit or similar programs.

·         Assist team members with presentation boards and/or hand-outs.

·         Render project elevations or perspectives using Photoshop, Revit or similar programs.  

·         Assist with industry research projects or studies.

·         Receives direction from Senior Interior Designer/Partner. 

 

Job Requirements:

·         Enrolled in a 4-year Interior Design program, Master’s degree program or 2-year technical college.

·         To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

·         Must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking the English language.

·         Must have ability to write reports and business correspondence. Excellent organizational and time management skills. 

·         Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients and the general public. 

·         Skills required include basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe CS5 and Google SketchUp. Preference will be given to candidates who exhibit exceptional graphic and communication skills.

Interested candidates please send resumes to hr@bkvgroup.com

Atmosphere - Associate A&D Consultant

Posted:

7.14.18

Position:

Associate A&D Consultant

Description:

Are you a dynamic individual that is looking for an organization that values not only the client but the team member experience? Do you excel at making connections and then have the follow through to make them forever partners? If so, then please consider applying to be part of our amazing sales team. Atmosphere Commercial Interiors, a subsidiary of the Omni Workspace Company, is currently seeking an Associate A&D Consultant to join the team in our Minneapolis location.

Atmosphere is one of the largest commercial furnishing providers in the country, creating spaces that are engaging, inspiring, and perfectly tailored to our clients’ needs and goals. Our clients range from small business owners to Fortune 500 corporations, healthcare, education, sports arenas and hospitality environments. A comprehensive menu of services includes asset and order management, facility, installation and space planning, and project management services.

At Atmosphere we believe in providing the best possible service to our clients and constantly striving to provide the best possible work environment for our team members.

Primary Function

The Associate A&D Consultant is a business development role responsible for driving mind share and market share within the A&D Community by cultivating strategic relationships with firms and with individuals. This role will work closely with the Atmosphere Consultant and Business Development, Strategic Accounts and Hospitality teams to ensure a coordinated, strategic approach in the marketplace and in the positioning of our company, our brands/product offering, our services, and our applications.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement annual plan to include account strategies and relationship management aimed at increasing mind share and market share in the A&D community, including:
    • Key Account Plan for Strategic Dealer-Led A&D Design firms
    • Partnering with Atmosphere A&D Consultant
    • Measuring effectiveness of efforts through A&D surveys and executive summary reviews
    • Creating value and building credibility through insightful presentations (Power of Place, Blur the Edges, Smart & Connected Spaces, and others, as well as mastery of all Steelcase and Atmosphere initiatives on an ongoing basis)
    • Implementing A&D targeted outbound marketing plan
  • Foster effective peer relationships across the organization to advance the sales cycle collaboratively
  • Manage and direct Customer Experience for the Design Firm/Designer throughout project
  • Establish and maintain an accurate A&D contact list and ensure A&D connectivity to opportunities
  • Serve as Atmosphere ambassador in the marketplace
  • Achieve KPI goals on a quarterly and annual basis

Enterprise Level Responsibilities

  • Support Atmosphere WorkLab Experience through direction and participation in new and ongoing showroom initiatives
  • Support sales efforts through the positioning of workplace surveys and/or workshops
  • Collaborate as needed to offer strategic support on mock-ups and pilot programs

Core Strengths / Attributes

Communicates/Collaborates Effectively: Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Ability to tailor message across a variety of audiences. Strong interpersonal skills; develops and maintains positive relationships internally and externally. Strong team player.

Demonstrates Accountability: Strong self-discipline and motivation. Shows initiative, takes responsibility for work and actions, high level of integrity.

Strategizes and Problem Solves: Problem solving orientation; critical thinking skills; understands how their work relates to the whole; generates new ideas that add value; ability to seek out appropriate information to make effective decisions.

Continuous Learner: Self-directed, learns and advances from experiences and feedback, stays informed of industry trends, products and applications.

Demonstrates Courage: Appropriately challenges and debates; creates positive tension to drive success; takes risks and champions new ideas.

Working Relationships

INTERNAL:  Collaborate with all Atmosphere departments to ensure smooth work flow and flawless execution.

EXTERNAL:  Engage with clients, vendors, network dealers, business partners, contractors and other industry professionals to maintain a positive working relationship and ensure flawless execution.

Job Requirements / Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS in Design, Architecture or Marketing strongly preferred) or applicable experience
  • Ability to work in free-address work environment (no dedicated desk or office)
  • Flexibility to host/attend after hours events
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Adobe Photoshop

Desired Requirements:

  • Furniture industry experience a plus
  • Business to business sales experience and record of driving results in the A&D community
  • Design and Design firm experience
  • Basic knowledge of Hedberg, CRM or other industry specific applications
  • Knowledge of CET-Configura a definite plus

 

Interested candidates should contact Danielle.Yoch@atmosphereci.com

 

 

iSpace Environments - Interior Designer I

Posted:

7.6.18

Position:

Interior Designer I

Description:

iSpace Environments is a collection of talented people that respond to the needs of progressive workplace design. We outfit environments with technology, furnishings and architectural products that enable and empower organizations to work better. 

We’re a brand built on Core Values, that embraces talent to both align with our perspective, but also help expand it.

 

·        Excellence: We challenge our own ideas so that the result is thoughtful and beyond ordinary.

·        Integrity: Honesty and respect make developing and maintaining relationships a part of our DNA

·        Expertise: We continue to refine our skills so that they are relevant and resourceful to our clients.

·        Creativity: Life is abundant with inspiration. We commit to being imaginative and clever in design solutions

·        Work Ethic: We recognize that one choice impacts another in projects and in our environment.

·        Fun: We are interested in bring a culture to life, so enjoying ourselves is just part of the job.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Assist or lead sales and design team members in the design and specification of assigned design projects for clients. Design services include: programming, design concepts, space planning, commercial furniture specification, site visits, and furniture installation drawings. Works closely with Sales, Account Managers and Project Managers to ensure a positive and successful client experience.

 

Interior Designer I Specific Responsibilities:

Assists in the design and specifications of projects assigned with specific direction under moderate supervision.

Leads assigned tasks following the direction of a project leader while part of the project team.

Assists or leads sales and design team members in the preparation of client presentations.

Assists or leads in ensuring the accuracy of all drawings and specifications before presenting to the selling team member or client.

Conducts specification checks with Interior Designer II or above before orders are placed.

Developing knowledge in design trends and appropriate product application.

Developing knowledge in Teknion research and assists in consultative selling efforts.

Developing to high level rendering and presentation skills.

Serves as a champion of a design team metric, responsible for efforts that create a streamlined approach.

 

General Designer Responsibilities:

Programming

·        Attends client planning meetings; presents plans and information to clients for review and approval.

·        Conducts programming by interviewing clients/end/users and produces reports.

·        Reviews site; conducts field measurements and plan-to site adherence checks.

·        Verifies existing inventory/product if necessary; produces as-built drawings/specifications.

 

Design Development

·        Develops and presents block/space plans.

·        Selects, develops and presents color/finish boards.

·        Provides design budgets for projects; maintains daily timesheets; manages actual time against budgets.

·        Develops product specifications; verifies specifications against plans; produces order- ready specifications utilizing technology; verifies accuracy.

·        Manages changes and revisions.

·        Maintains detailed project documentation including records of key decisions, and notes from client/internal meetings.

 

Final Design

·        Creates finished working drawings for specification and installation; validates plans against construction, electrical and A & D drawing set.

·        May conduct field review during/after installation with Project Managers and/or installation crew.

·        Manages adherence to project schedule and budgets.

·        Communicates regularly on assignment status to all parties involved.

·        Ensures complete and accurate plans/specifications are order ready. May be required to conduct organizational interfaces with; client, A&D firms, contractors, project managers, sales, sales administration, internal operations personnel, and installation crews

 COMPETENCIES

 To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

 

  • Innovation – Develops innovative approaches and ideas. Displays original thinking and creativity. Generates suggestions for improving work. Meets challenges with resourcefulness.

 

  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others. Inspires respect and trust. Motivates others to perform well. Reacts will under pressure. Shows courage to take action.

 

  • Planning and Organization – Integrates changes smoothly. Plans for additional resources. Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Uses time efficiently. Works in an organized manner.

 

  • Problem Solving – Develops alternative solutions. Gathers and analyzes information. Skillfully Identifies problems in a timely manner. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem solving situations.

 

  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities Contributes to building a positive team spirit Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views gives and welcomes feedback

 

  • Quality – Applies feedback to improve performance. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Displays commitment to excellence. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Monitors own work to ensure quality.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Interior, Industrial or Architectural Design and 2+ years’ experience in furniture/office/space planning or equivalent combination of education and experience. Dealership experience preferable. Knowledge of building codes for furniture design helpful.

 

Computer Skills:

Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Advanced proficiency in AutoCAD and specification software(s)

 

Other Skills and Requirements:

·        Solid interpersonal skills; ability to communicate (both oral and written) effectively and professionally with both internal and external clients.

·        Understands systems furniture; able to learn and apply new product knowledge.

·        Excellent problem solving ability and follow through.

·        Strong attention to detail and highly organized.

·        Works well under pressure in fast-paced conditions; excels at multi-tasking and prioritizing

 

 

Enthusiastic candidates should contact Careers@iSpaceEnvironments.com

Please provide a resume, letter of interest and a link to portfolio.

 

 

 

Ryan Companies - Interior Designer II

Posted:

6.26.18

Position:

Interior Designer II

Description:

Job Type: Full-Time

Minimum Years of Experience Required: 3 years

Years of Education Required: Bachelors’ degree in Interior Design

Specialty: Commercial, Industrial

Relocation Assistance may be available for the right candidate

Must be Authorized to Work in the US

 

Company Info

With nearly 80 years in business and 13 offices nationwide, Ryan offers comprehensive commercial real estate solutions that create the spaces where people thrive. Join a company with an outstanding culture and competitive benefits. Ryan: We build stories.

 

Job Description

  Ryan Companies US, Inc. has an exciting career opportunity for an Interior Designer II! This opportunity is located at our corporate headquarters office in Minneapolis, MN. This position will support our ongoing interior design initiatives within the Architecture and Engineering department.

Vision: Architecture and Engineering are critical components of Ryan’s platform for delivering integrated and creative real estate solutions. They have proven to improve the viability and success of our business. At Ryan, we are not only architects and engineers, but builders, developers, owners and operators. We work as one team, with one set of goals, one contract and less barriers. We put people first and always consider the impact they have on our community. We dig deeper because understanding our customers’ challenges fuels our creativity. We approach every project from an owner’s perspective to drive lasting value. We leverage our knowledge and tailored approach to help customers achieve their project goals. Collectively, we create places for people to thrive. As a company we believe “we don’t just build buildings, we build stories.”

 

We are looking for a highly-motivated individual with an emphasis in multi-family, senior living, or healthcare interior design. Specific duties include participating in all phases of the project from programming to construction administration. This position would have a strong emphasis on collaborating with Ryan’s cross functional teams to develop creative and integrated solutions to solve our clients design issues. This individual will be responsible for working individually and with the team to develop design solutions from concept design to technical drawings, finish and furniture selections, 3D renderings, and design presentations. This candidate must have strengths in communication, managing priorities, and building relationships internally and externally.

 

Qualified candidates will have 3-8 years of interior design experience in a professional environment, and possess a Bachelors’ degree in Interior Design or a related field. Must possess a strong working knowledge of Revit, Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Suites; with preferred experience in Photoshop, SketchUp, and Lumion.

Follow this link to Ryan Companies US, Inc. website to apply:

https://ryancompanies.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=675

Eligibility

Ryan is an EOE/AA Employer, and positions require verification of employment eligibility to work in the U.S.

Benefits

Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Retirement Benefits

Disability Insurance

Ryan Recruiting accepts no agency solicitations.

Konik Prime Staff - Interiors Project Manager

Posted:

6.25.18

Position:

Interiors Project Manager

Description:

Konik PrimeStaff is partnering with a full service design firm with a long standing record of creative design solutions for Workplace, Healthcare, and Multi-family Housing sectors searching for a dynamic person to fill an Interiors Project Manager / Senior Interior Designer role.  This position located in Minneapolis / South Metro is an opportunity for an Interior Designer who wants to make their mark with a growing, stable and successful interior design and architecture company with a motivated team. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of design and architectural support staff while managing multiple projects of varying complexity from conception through construction with an emphasis on Workplace interiors but may also include Healthcare and Housing projects
  • Maintain positive client relationships and grow existing business
  • Supervision of design concepts, budget, drawing package, City approvals and bidding/construction administration.
  • Continue to develop a client base and perform business development activities to include business development and networking events with a focus on Twin Cities metro area.  
  • Analyze building codes, by-laws, interior space requirements, and other technical documents and reports to determine their effect on interior architectural designs.
  • Attend client meetings, lead and participate in brand strategy, review conceptual development and provide leadership, inspiration and motivation to the design team to ensure the highest quality design documentation is produced and client satisfaction is achieved.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design and 8 + years related experience in commercial Interior Design
  • Previous project management and team leadership experience
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium, Autodesk 360/Cloud, Sketchup, Photoshop and Microsoft Office
  • Creativity and innovative thinking; problem solving skills
  • Have a solid understanding of construction and building details
  • Self-starter with strong management skills
  • Strong communication and organizational skills are essential
  • Comfortable with business development and networking opportunities and speaking engagements.

How to Apply:

Please send resumes to coneil@konikprimestaff.com or apply online http://jobs.konikprimestaff.com.

 Konik PrimeStaff is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other protected class status.

 Konik PrimeStaff has been a leader in the technical staffing industry for more than 40 years, providing the fastest and easiest link between employees and employers. Konik PrimeStaff has specialized in placing professional, qualified personnel in Minnesota and western Wisconsin businesses since its inception and maintains a strong commitment to customer service.

Blu Dot - Store Visual Planner

Posted:

6.17.18

Position:

Store Visual Planner

Description:

Blu Dot (www.bludot.com) is an innovative, modern home furnishings company based in Minneapolis. The environment is dynamic and creative and the perfect fit for someone interested in making a meaningful contribution to a fast-growing, successful design focused company.

SUMMARY: As Store Visual Planner you will assist in the ideation, maintenance and elevation of the visual merchandising in Blu Dot stores around the world. You’ll work with the Visual Lead, Store Managers and Store Operations Coordinator to facilitate floor moves and coordinate orders for the stores, catalog production and marketing efforts. You will also assist the Visual Lead on a variety of special Blu Dot projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help to create floor sets and merchandising for Blu Dot stores, trade shows and special projects as required
  • Work with Store Managers/Store Ops on creation and execution of store floor sets and refreshes
  • Convert Blu Dot drawing files into formats for 3D programs (AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Rhino)
  • Work with the inventory team to plan and predict order quantity and timing of new product arrival required for in store merchandising and marketing efforts
  • Help to create new product/merchandise plans and orders for store
  • Identify and execute timelines for store refreshes and small floor set moves
  • Assist Visual Lead with creating, implementing and maintaining visual standards for all Blu Dot stores
  • Assist in new store planning and execution
  • Schedule calls with Store Managers and in store Visual Assistants as required to discuss merchandising needs, floor plan execution and customer response to in-store product and placement
  • Work with the Store Manager and Store Visual Assistants to identify, facilitate and schedule movers, painters, handy-persons, and electricians as required for stores
  • Solicit and share feedback on in-store visual merchandising and assortment needs
  • Assist in special projects for Blu Dot
  • Assist in our catalog shoots by planning and coordinating orders with Store Ops and Catalog Producer
  • Travel as required (domestic and International) to Blu Dot stores for training purposes, new store set up and floor set execution assistance

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong space planning skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Excel, Illustrator and Photoshop, InDesign.
  • Ability to completing projects independently, efficiently and on-time
  • Willingness to learn our brand design point of view and execute merchandising in accordance with our visual and assortment goals
  • Ability to adapt and embrace change
  • Strong organization skills and amazing multi-tasking abilities
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to lift and move heavy furniture and accessories
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Compensation:  Compensation is based on experience and qualifications.  Benefits for full time salaried employees include paid vacation, 401(k) plan, group medical insurance, long term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, and employee discounts on product.

 Application process:  https://www.bludot.com/connect/careers/

 

Workplace Studio by Staples - Senior Interior Designer

Posted:

6.13.18

Position:

Senior Interior Designer

Description:

Workplace Studio by Staples provides comprehensive design and furniture solutions for clients of all sizes & sectors of business. Our team of professionals consults with customers to understand their specific business objectives and creates furniture solutions tailored to meet those needs. We know that it takes teamwork, trust, creativity and skill to develop projects from concept to completion. Our sales professionals, interior designers, project managers, and furniture sales support associates are the best in the business.  This role has a solid design foundation with several years of experience in working with clients on detail driven projects. The Designer will have a grasp of the nuances and specific skillsets found in workplace design and contract furniture and be comfortable applying them to their produced designs.

 

Learn more at www.staplesadvantage.com

 

Responsibilities:

 

As an Interior Designer on our team, you can look forward to a fast-paced, complex and rewarding team environment. You will unlock your creative freedom and deliver thoughtful, design-centric solutions. You’ll be engaged in our most complex projects from beginning to end, as you are the consultant to our clients. You’ll share your design expertise, trend knowledge, project vision and product recommendations that will bring success to your projects.

 

Our Design Team provides you with:

  • A Design Community where you will participate, share and learn from 60+ Designers located around the country
  • A flexible schedule and work style that supports your needs
  • Tools & Onboarding support to ensure your success
  • A focus on product & application insight, consultative design skills, & team-selling culture
  • Investment in you through a robust NCIDQ Reimbursement plan
  • Involvement in Industry Events, CEU’s, & Design Tradeshows
  • A place to be heard; We welcome fresh new ideas to stay ahead of the curve
  • Pride. As a Global leader in sustainability, Staples is committed to helping protect the environment.

 

You will provide us with:

  • Excellent needs analysis & consultative leadership skills that ascertain client requirements
  • Clear understanding and articulation of project scope, deliverables, and timelines required
  • Robust furniture application & interiors product knowledge
  • Ability to educate clients on current workplace trends, colors and use of finishes
  • Ability to develop and effectively present concepts and ideas that address the work flow, user needs, brand identity and mood of the work space.
  • Development of space studies, block plans, and furniture typicals
  • Ability to coordinate and develop necessary working documents that transform concept into a refined, polished product
  • Laser focused dedication to both teamwork and client service


What’s Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Associate’s Degree in Interior Design or Architecture
  • 4 – 6 years industry experience (may be a combination of education and work experience in design and furniture industry)
  • Specific functional knowledge of the principles and theories of interior design profession
  • Proficiency in AutoCad 2014

How to Apply:

 Please send your resume to Connie Lobb at connie.lobb@staples.com or submit an online application at http://staples.jobs/tp/rj6-3Iws.I-K.

 No agency calls please.

 Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

iSpace Environments - Senior Interior Designer/Account Manager

Posted:

6.11.18

Position:

Senior Interior Designer/Account Manager 

Description:

Responsible for design and specification for client design projects, as well as account management.  Design services include: programming, design concepts, space planning, commercial furniture specifications, site visits, and furniture installation drawings. Manages account relationships by meeting and exceeding customer expectations.  Works closely with and assists Market Manager with projects, and client communications to ensure a positive and successful client experience.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Senior Interior Designer Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assumes total responsibility for design and specification, and management of projects.
  • Assists sales in the preparation of client presentations.
  • Ensures the accuracy of all drawings and specifications before presenting to the selling team member or client – operate with little to no specification errors.
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge in design trends and appropriate product application.
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of Teknion research and lead in consultative selling efforts.
  • Prepares and presents design contracts, assist Design Team members with contracts.
  • Demonstrates expert level rendering and presentation capability.
  • Assumes project management duties including but not limited to: budgeting and design profitability reports.
  • Serves as a champion of a design metrics, responsible for efforts that create a streamlined approach.

General Designer Responsibilities:

  • Programming
    • Attends client planning meetings; presents plans and information to clients for review and approval.
    • Conducts programming by interviewing clients/end/users and produces reports.
    • Reviews site; conducts field measurements and plan-to site adherence checks.
    • Verifies existing inventory/product if necessary; produces as-built drawings/specifications.
  • Design Development
  • Develops and presents block/space plans.
  • Selects, develops and presents color/finish boards.
  • Provides design budgets for projects; maintains daily timesheets; manages actual time against budgets.
  • Develops product specifications; verifies specifications against plans; produces order-ready specifications utilizing technology; verifies accuracy.
  • Manages changes and revisions.
  • Maintains detailed project documentation including records of key decisions, and notes from client/internal meetings.
  • Final Design
  • Creates finished working drawings for specification and installation; validates plans against construction, electrical and A & D drawing set.
  • May conduct field review during/after installation with Project Managers and/or installation crew.
  • Manages adherence to project schedule and budgets.
  • Communicates regularly on assignment status to all parties involved.
  • Ensures complete and accurate plans/specifications are order ready. May be required to conduct organizational interfaces with; client, A&D firms, contractors, project managers, sales, sales administration, internal operations personnel, and installation crews

Proactively manages & develops day-to-day Relationships with Assigned Customers

  • Able to manage basic client issue resolution with minimal support
  • Initiate customer conversations for projects frequently (may vary by customer) to:
  • Ensure iSpace is current with monthly revenue projections
  • Receive customer requests, manage customer expectations and communicate/delegate to internal teams
  • Clearly communicate iSpace deliverables, customer requirements and timeline needs to ensure iSpace is positioned to execute a successful project
  • Clearly communicate payment terms relating to timeline needs

(deposit invoice requirements)

  • Obtain customer decisions, feedback, and approvals in support of project timelines
    • Signed proposals
    • Signed Scope of Work
  • Schedule site visits with appropriate internal resources at various phases of the projects
  • Ensure customer requirements are proactively communicated

·        Perform Project Management duties on projects

o   Regularly communicate project updates and recaps to customers.

  • Complete meeting recaps, task lists/next steps, follow up items, and status. 
  • Manage punch through Project Coordinator.
  • Recognize the need for CO’s and communicate to customers in a timely manner

·        Work with Field Services to communicate all punch list items and keep customer updated through to completion

·        Participates in client walkthrough, training, and sign-off as needed (defined in Handoff meetings who will be responsible at the project level)

  • Successfully hand off all projects that required a Project Manager assigned per stated project qualifications

 

Manage all Internal/External Communications and Meetings for Assigned Projects or Accounts

  • The position is responsible for identifying the appropriate level of communication needed for each project (scalability) adjusting meeting content, attendees and project options based on current client or project issues
  • The position recognizes new business opportunities with assigned clients
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date forecast
  • Regularly participates in sales activities that drive revenue to meet annual sales goals 
  • Creates projects and delegates initial tasks at the appropriate times to the, project and installation teams

·        Approve final paperwork for invoicing (within 3 business days); work with accounting to approve margin variances prior to sending to customer

·        Obtain estimates for billable labor from the appropriate resources as defined: Design, Project Management, Field Services

 

Serve as a Steward of iSpace Core Values and Brand

  • Excellence: Be the Best.  Commit to the Customer Experience.  Attention to Details.
  • Integrity: Be Genuine. Dependable. Empathetic.
  • Expertise: Be an Authority.  Knowledgeable.  Confident.
  • Creativity: Be Visionary. Inventive. Authentic.
  • Work Ethic: Be Tenacious. Execute. Teamwork.
  • Fun: Be Positive. Fresh. Collaborate.

 

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

Innovation – Develops innovative approaches and ideas.  Displays original thinking and creativity.  Generates suggestions for improving work.  Meets challenges with resourcefulness. 

Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others.  Inspires respect and trust.  Motivates others to perform well.  Reacts will under pressure.  Shows courage to take action.

Managing Customer Focus – Develops new approaches to meeting customer needs. Establishes customer service standards. Monitors customer satisfaction. Promotes customer focus. Provides training in customer service delivery.

Planning and Organization – Integrates changes smoothly. Plans for additional resources. Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Uses time efficiently. Works in an organized manner.

Problem Solving – Develops alternative solutions. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Identifies problems in a timely manner. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem solving situations.

Quality Management – Fosters quality focus in others. Improves processes, products and services. Measures key outcomes. Sets clear quality requirements. Solicits and applies customer feedback.

 

 

QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in Interior, Industrial or Architectural Design and 6+ years’ experience in furniture/office/space planning or equivalent combination of education and experience. 2+ years demonstrated success in a deadline driven, customer-experience based business model requiring strong project management skills.  Dealership experience preferable.  Knowledge of building codes for furniture design required.

 

External candidates:  5+ experience in a customer-facing role and project management experience required. Minimum of 5 years office furniture or design experience.

Internal candidates:  typically 2+ years successful performance with iSpace, leading to a strong understanding of iSpace’s business model and knowledge of Client Service department operations.

Computer Skills:

Advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Advanced level proficiency in AutoCAD and specification software.  Ability to become proficient in other related software as needed.

 

Other Skills and Requirements:

  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Solid interpersonal skills; ability to communicate (both oral and written) effectively and professionally with both internal and external clients.
  • Must be flexible and adept with multi-tasking and changing priorities
  • Understands systems furniture; able to learn and apply new product knowledge.
  • Excellent problem solving ability and follow through.
  • Works well under pressure in fast-paced conditions; excels at multi-tasking and prioritizing
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

 

Interested Candidates can submit their resume to Careers@iSpaceEnvironments.com

 

 

Shea Inc. - Design Director

Posted:

6.11.18

Position:

Design Director

Description:

Shea, Inc. has an immediate need for a Design Director.  The Design Director provides a foundation for the creative approach to projects and informs, inspires, and guides creative thinking. The Design Director is tasked with developing creative direction and maintaining quality of creative deliverables for the projects to which they are assigned.  During the project, the Design Director shall maintain oversight of creative product, review and approve all creative work, and present that work to the client to ensure it supports the client’s goals and maintains Shea standards.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, drives for quality work while balancing leading and doing, knows when to focus big-picture, but also when to sweat the details.  They must thrive in a collaborative environment, have excellent time-management skills to balance several project deliverables and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Inspire creative discovery process through brainstorms, field trips and other activities and tools.
  • Conduct research and seek a thorough understanding of client needs for project requirements and design-solution opportunities.
  • Engage, energize and inspire design teams on projects, providing overall design direction to ensure consistent and high-quality design that meets client goals and Shea standards.
  • Engage clients in explorations that respectfully challenge their understanding of appropriate design solutions.
  • Utilize strong knowledge of furniture, fixture and equipment, architectural/interior finishes, lighting, art, signage, color and materials to carry out design intent. 
  • Maintain leading edge prominence within industry to ensure access to newest and most innovative products and services available. 
  • Prime interface with clients to communicate design intent in a clear and compelling way; demonstrate the incorporation of client’s requirements and goals within design solution.
  • Maintain relationships with existing clients and nurture those with potential clients.
  • Foster and maintain a collaborative professional working relationship with management and project team members.

Required Skills:

  • Significant talent in conceptual design, design development and project leadership for design projects.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate and advocate for design solutions.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with external clients and internal staff.
  • Proven ability to prioritize oneself and the work of others to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients.
  • Advanced knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, materials application and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
  • Advanced knowledge of furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E), architectural/interior finishes, lighting, art, signage, color and materials to carry out design intent.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or Architecture required
  • 12 + years’ experience
  • Must have passed the NCIDQ exam or be a registered Architect with current license.
  • Experience in retail, restaurant/hospitality, and workplace segments.

How to Apply

If you you love our work at Spoon & Stable, Bellecour, Little, or Marvin Windows and would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, please send cover letter and resume to michelles@sheadesign.com.

No phone calls/agency calls, please. Shea is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

Shea Inc. - Senior Interior Designer

Posted:

5.22.18

Position:

Senior Interior Designer

Description:

Shea, Inc. is a nationally recognized design firm that creates solutions through a seamless blend of architecture, interior design, and branding/marketing communications. Shea is a leader in providing creative, strategic, and business-based solutions for clients in the areas of retail, restaurant/hospitality, financial institutions, and workplace. Our award-winning work provides real business results for clients and has built our reputation for smart creativity.

Shea, Inc. has an immediate need for a hospitality-focused Interior Designer. The Senior Interior Designer takes overall responsibility for design quality of their project(s). This person possesses the ability and takes responsibility for conceptualization of the project as a whole and sets the initial design direction for the project along with the Design Director. They also make critical aesthetic decisions throughout the project, integrating input from the client and/or operator.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, thrives in a collaborative environment, and has excellent time-management skills to balance several project deliverables and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Reviews and understands, with professional proficiency, detailed construction documents including floor plans, elevations and sections, electrical details, finish schedules, furniture floor plans, FF&E specifications, finish boards, materials and finishes. Possesses ability to determine compliance in quality, design, and codes. Leads team to complete such documents.
  • Oversees completion of FF&E design and documentation based on project criteria, budget, program, and standards.
  • Oversees FF&E specification throughout process, review and approval of FF&E purchase orders (if necessary), and maintains budget for FF&E.
  • Senior Designer is responsible for full review of FF&E specifications before they are issued to the client and/or operator.
  • If there is no Project Architect on the project, Senior Designer is responsible for review of project documents and accuracy prior to issuance to Client and/or operator.
  • Oversees design team in review of furniture-installation plans and shop drawings for content and accuracy, ensuring that they are fully coordinated with all pertinent consultant drawings. Responsible for final approval of FF&E shop drawings.
  • Interface with the client, operator and consultants regarding design issues, lead presentations, and further coordinate. Responsible for communicating with owner, consultants and operator in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for communicating, in a complete and timely manner, all client comments or directives and ensure that they are reflected in the design and documentation.
  • Communicates directly Design Director regarding client directives and major design issues, and prompts/ leads internal design reviews during the design process prior to presentation to the client.
  • Attends and/or directs on-site meetings with owner, consultants and contractor inclusive of construction review and FF&E installation, as necessary.
  • Prepares/coordinates with Project Manager on accurate timelines, task lists, and project schedules.
  • Identify additional service opportunities and present them to the PM.
  • Help establish staffing and project plan needs and coordinate with the PM.
  • Maintains relationships with existing clients and nurtures potential clients.
  • Has a thorough understanding of hotel brands.
  • Has mastered a working knowledge of brand standards and a proven ability to execute them.
  • Has mastered the written specification process for FF&E.
  • Mentors junior staff.

 

 Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree – from a 4-year CIDA-accredited Interior Design program or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 to 15 years of hospitality design experience
  • Technology:
    • MS Office Proficient
    • Photoshop Proficient
    • Auto CAD- Proficiency Preferred
    • Revit- Proficiency Preferred and/ or basic knowledge
    • In Design and/ or Illustrator- Basic Knowledge
    • Sketch Up- Basic Knowledge
  • Possesses interpersonal, verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
  • The ability to balance several project deliverables and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong design sensibilities
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills
  • Outstanding visual and verbal presentation skills 
  • Experience in writing FF&E specifications and the FF&E matrices
  • FF&E budgeting
  • Possesses knowledge of building codes and the ADA
  • Ability to develop FF&E schemes
  • Space planning
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to work with Architect and have a thorough understanding of architectural interior design
  • Detail-oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to lead junior designers and/ or design interns including task planning

 How to Apply

If you you love our work at Spoon & Stable, Butcher & the Boar, 100 Washington Square, or Marvin Windows and would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred).

Please send cover letter and resume to michelles@sheadesign.com. No phone calls/agency calls, please. Shea is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Company website – sheadesign.com

 

 

Shea Inc. - Mid-Level Interior Designer

Posted:

5.22.18

Position:

Mid-Level Interior Designer

Description:

Shea, Inc. is a nationally recognized design firm that creates solutions through a seamless blend of architecture, interior design, and branding/marketing communications. Shea is a leader in providing creative, strategic, and business-based solutions for clients in the areas of retail, restaurant/hospitality, financial institutions, and workplace. Our award-winning work provides real business results for clients and has built our reputation for smart creativity.

Shea, Inc. has an immediate need for a mid-level Interior Designer. Primary responsibilities will include development of conceptual, schematic, and design packages, and moving into the production of construction documents under the direction/collaboration of a Design Director. They will also work with the team to envision, design, and document interior architectural documents, including construction drawing sets, FF&E, and finishes. Applicants should have strong design sensibilities, with outstanding visual and verbal presentation skills

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, thrives in a collaborative environment, and has excellent time-management skills to balance several project deliverables and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works with collective project team to create designs communicable both graphically and in documentation for presentations
  • Assists Design Director and design team in space planning and furniture layouts for schematic design through construction drawing documentation
  • Designs, documents, and coordinates custom furniture, finishes and lighting
  • Responsible for reaching out to dealers and sales representatives to gain pricing, furniture and finish samples
  • Creates FF&E budgets and matrices
  • Identifies issues which require the review and input of the Project Manager and/or Design Director, and communicates such in a timely manner
  • Reviews shop drawings for content and accuracy (both FF&E-related and contractor-related) with final approval by Project Manager or Senior Interior Designer
  • Coordinates with client, contractor, and project team, as appropriate per project
  • Attends site meetings with owner, consultants and contractor inclusive of FF&E installation, as directed by PM or Senior Designer/Architect
  • Responsible for internal presentation of project design materials to Design Director for review
  • Understands construction documents including floor plans, elevations and sections, lighting, finish schedules, furniture floor plans, FF&E specifications, finish boards, materials and finishes to determine compliance in quality, design, and codes
  • Attends and/or directs on-site meetings with owner, consultants and contractor inclusive of construction review and FF&E installation, as necessary

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree – from a 4-year CIDA-accredited Interior Design program or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 to 7 years’ experience in the fields of restaurant and hospitality, retail, and corporate/workplace environments.
  • Technology:
    • MS Office Proficient
    • Photoshop Proficient
    • Auto CAD- Proficiency Preferred
    • Revit- Proficiency Preferred and/ or basic knowledge
    • In Design and/ or Illustrator- Basic Knowledge
    • Sketch Up- Basic Knowledge
  • Possesses interpersonal, verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
  • The ability to balance several project deliverables and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong design sensibilities
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills
  • Outstanding visual and verbal presentation skills 
  • Experience in writing FF&E specifications and the FF&E matrices
  • FF&E budgeting
  • Possesses knowledge of building codes and the ADA
  • Ability to develop FF&E schemes
  • Understand, with basic proficiency, detailed construction documents. These include floor plans, elevations and sections, lighting, finish schedules, furniture floor plans, FF&E specifications, finish boards, materials and finishes. Ability to determine compliance in quality and design work with team to complete such documentation and assist in coordination with other consultants’ documents
  • Space planning
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to work with Architect and have a thorough understanding of architectural interior design
  • Detail-oriented

 

How to Apply

If you you love our work at Spoon & Stable, Butcher & the Boar, 100 Washington Square, or Marvin Windows and would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred).

Please send cover letter and resume to michelles@sheadesign.com. No phone calls/agency calls, please. Shea is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Company Website – sheadesign.com

 

Atmosphere - Interior Designer

Posted:

5.21.18

Position:

Sr. Interior Designer

Description:

Are you a creative designer that is looking for an organization that values not only the client but the team member experience? Do you have the ability to collaborate with clients and sales staff to bring about inventive and successful solutions? If so, then please consider applying to be part of our amazing design team. Atmosphere Commercial Interiors, a subsidiary of the Omni Workspace Company, is currently seeking an Interior Designer or Senior Designer to join the team in our Minneapolis, MN location.

Primary Function

The Interior Designer is responsible for providing design support and consulting on projects for our clients. This position would require translating Steelcase research and insights into meaningful and thoughtful on-brand product application solutions that solve client needs. They provide and create spaces that are engaging, inspiring, and perfectly tailored to our clients’ needs and goals. As part of the design team, the Interior Designer may also be involved in market segments including, but not limited to, corporate, education, government, and healthcare. Project scopes may range from a small, single office layout to large, complex reconfigure projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist or act as lead Designer on assigned projects.
  • Collaborate with sales teams and clients to gather project information and develop creative and functional design solutions that meet the clients’ requirements, aesthetic and budget.
  • Able to design/space plan and specify creative solutions to proactively impact the sales process.
  • Able to take abstract information and apply Steelcase insights/learnings in a way that yields creative/thoughtful applications.
  • Using an in-depth knowledge of design trends, product, applications and code requirements, act as a trusted healthcare design advisor to sales consultants and clients.
  • Foster client relationships through design knowledge, continual support and flawless execution.
  • Participate in team selling approach.
  • Provide continual support to clients for moves, additions and changes to their existing workplace.
  • Create computer-generated design documents including design intent drawings, space plans, furniture typicals, furniture plans, installation documents and rendered images to communicate and document design solutions, ensuring efficient and accurate installation results.
  • Perform field measures, product inventory, and product research.
  • Produce furniture block plans, space plans, finish palettes, furniture specifications, and installation drawings.
  • Meet project deadlines and keep accurate records of working time for internal job costing.
  • Other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business.

Core Strengths

  • Continuous Learning: Self-directed, learns and advances from experiences and feedback, stays informed of design trends, products and applications.
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Able to discuss design issues and insights in client-facing situations. Strong interpersonal skills; develops and maintains positive relationships internally and externally; strong customer advocate. Strong team player; achieves buy-in from key internal & external stakeholders.
  • Execution Management: Works quickly to get things done; uses resources effectively; detail-oriented and high level of accuracy. Owns execution of tasks and demonstrates excellent follow through. Proficient at executing all phases of the design process including programming, schematic design, design development and design intent drawings. Drives for Results and fosters a sense of urgency.
  • Application Excellence: Proficient at developing creative product applications using products from primary vendors aligned with Atmosphere. Proficient at using current design software including AutoCAD, Configura, and Revit.
  • Strategic Problem Solving: Ability to generate new ideas that add value.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4-year Interior Design or Interior Architecture degree or balance of Associate Degree and applicable experience

Desired Requirements

  • NCIDQ or State certification preferred
  • 2+ years of furniture dealership experience
  • CET Designer software experience

Employees are responsible, as a condition of hire and continued employment, for following all prescribed safety rules and procedures to prevent workplace injuries. All employees are expected to cooperate in every aspect of the company’s safety program and follow safe work practices.

While this job description accurately represents the current primary duties of the role, functions may be adapted as necessary to meet business need.

Atmosphere Commercial Interiors provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Atmosphere Commercial Interiors complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

 

If interested, please contact Myra Basar at Myra.Basar@atmosphereci.com

 

Alliiance - Interior Designer

Posted:

5.17.18

Position:

Interior Designer

Description:

We are looking for an adaptable creative problem solver with the aptitude for unconventional thinking to join our multi-studio practice.  We are seeking an interior designer with proficient verbal, visual and people skills who is an inquisitive life-learner suited to engage the programming, planning and design of interior architecture projects.

 

Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited interior design program with 5-10 years of experience.  NCIDQ Certification desired.  Professional growth opportunities are available in multiple practice areas.

 

Skills required include the effective use of Microsoft Office programs, AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite applications: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Google SketchUp.

 

Please submit cover letter and resume to Stuart Stephens at careers@alliiance.us  Portfolio excerpts or electronic links are also welcomed.  Alliiance is an AA/EOE Employer. www.alliiance.us

 

We thank you in advance for your interest!

Kaas Wilson Architects - Interior Designer II

Posted:

5.2.18

Position:

Interior Designer II

Description:

Kaas Wilson Architects is an award-winning architectural firm in Bloomington, MN. Our well-managed team of 35+ architects, interior designers, and interns operate in an open, fast-paced, and collaborative office environment that brings design experience and a team approach together, creating beautiful, practical, and livable built environments. Our office is focused on multi-family housing, senior living, historic preservation, commercial projects, and renovation; with current project locations in Minnesota and across the US.

 

We are currently seeking an interior designer to join our team. Candidate should have a completed degree in interior design, proficiency using Revit, excellent communication and collaboration skills, and ability to take direction and work independently.  The ideal candidate would be described as creative, confident, detail-oriented, professional, motivated, articulate, fun, and client-ready.

 

Responsibilities:

        Team with clients, owners, property managers, and operators to develop interior finish concepts and FF&E packages that are trend-setting and aesthetically pleasing.

        Collaborate with design and architectural staff on with project-oriented efforts, including drafting, modeling, and detailing construction documents related to interiors, tenant improvements, and fit plans.

        Create inspiring and unique ways to graphically represent interior design concepts, using digital media, rendering techniques, and physical materials.

        Develop designs and details that are both functional and aesthetically enhance a living space.

        Plan the use and layout of a space, and coordinating color, furniture, casework, lighting fixtures, etc.

        Prepare accurate finish specifications and documentation for project finishes, furniture and light fixtures.

        Review and approve shop drawings during project construction.

        Coordinate FF&E procurement and installation with furniture dealers.

        Communication and coordination with product and material representatives.

 

Requirements:

        Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from CIDA accredited program required.

        2-7 years of experience in an architecture or interior design office setting with experience preparing full construction documents, including interior elevations, finish plans, finish schedules, FFE schedules, RCPs and millwork details.

        NCIDQ certification preferred, otherwise must have interest in pursuing NCIDQ certification.

        Proficiency in construction document production experience in Revit required.

        Proficiency in Creative Adobe Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) required.

        Strong communication and organizational skills required.

        Confident working directly with clients, contractors, architects, and product reps.

        Strong graphic and visualization skills with ability to communicate design ideas.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

        Competitive salary commensurate with experience and skills

        401k retirement saving plan

        Healthcare and Dental insurance available

        Aggressive bonuses

        Reimbursement allowance for continuing education and professional memberships

        Flexible schedule

To Apply:

Submit PDFs of cover letter, resume, and portfolio (maximum size 6 MB) to:

Hiring Manager, kwa+HR@kaaswilson.com

 

iSpace Environments - Account Manager

Posted:

4.28.18

Position:

Account Manager

Description:

iSpace Environments is a collection of talented people that respond to the needs of progressive workplace design. We outfit environments with technology, furnishings and architectural products that enable and empower organizations to work better. 

POSITION SUMMARY

The role of the Account Manager is to manage the account relationships by consistently meeting and exceeding the customers’ expectations and keeping a sustainable book of business.

ACCOUNT MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES

Proactively Manages & Develops day-to-day Relationships with Assigned Customers

  • Able to manage basic client issue resolution with minimal/no AP support
  • Initiate customer conversations for projects frequently (may vary by customer) to:
    • Ensure iSpace is current with monthly revenue projections
    • Receive customer requests, manage customer expectations and communicate/delegate to internal teams
    • Clearly communicate iSpace deliverables, customer requirements and timeline needs to ensure iSpace is positioned to execute a successful project
    • Clearly communicate payment terms relating to timeline needs (deposit invoice requirements)
    • Obtain customer decisions, feedback, and approvals in support of project timelines
    • Schedule site visits with appropriate internal resources at various phases of the projects
    • Ensure customer requirements are proactively communicated
    • Perform Project Management duties on projects that don’t have an assigned Project Manager
  • Regularly communicate project updates and recaps to customers
  • Complete meeting recaps, task lists/next steps, follow up items, and status
  • Manage punch list items in collaboration with Project Coordinator
  • Recognize the need for change orders and communicate to customers in a timely manner
  • Utilize Scope of Work as a tool to hold internal and external customer accountable to their deliverables to ensure successful and timely project completion
  • Work with Field Services to communicate all punch list items and keep customer updated through to completion
  • Participates in client walk through, training, and sign-off as needed (defined in hand off meetings who will be responsible at the project level)
  • Successfully hand off all projects that require a Project Manager per stated project qualifications

 

Manage all Internal/External Communications and Meetings for Assigned Projects

  • The position is responsible for identifying the appropriate level of communication needed for each project (scalability) adjusting meeting content, attendees and project options based on current client or project issues
  • The position recognizes new business opportunities with assigned clients
  •     Maintains accurate and up-to-date forecast
  •     Regularly participates in sales activities that drive revenue to meet annual sales goals
  • Creates projects and delegates initial tasks at the appropriate times to the design, project and installation teams
  • Update projects with current documentation (proposals, SOW, notes and status)
  • Use/distribute Project Information Worksheets for each project to provide Accounting and Operations details needed to successfully complete their roles within the project
  • Using the Handoff Meeting, Kickoff Meeting and Post Op Meeting agendas; schedule, facilitate and lead meetings for all assigned projects/events when necessary based on size and scope of work, or as directed by management and/or leadership
  • Work with Field Managers and Project Managers (PM) to confirm completion of customer requirements prior to installation
  • Create and disseminate project timelines based on project complexity, customer needs, and internal resources
  • Delegate Change Order (CO) creation to Design team or Project Manager
  • Approve final paperwork for invoicing; work with accounting to approve margin variances prior to sending to client
  • Approve invoice in a timely manner (3 business days)
  • Send customer all final project documentation: as-builts, code, client sign-off, survey request and transition/introduction to iSpace team
  • Obtain estimates for billable labor from the appropriate resources as defined: Design, Project Management, Field Services

 

SERVE AS A STEWARD OF iSPACE CORE VALUES AND BRAND

Excellence: Be the best. Commit to the customer experience. Attention to details.

Integrity: Be genuine, dependable and empathetic.

Expertise: Be an authority, be knowledgeable, be confident.

Creativity: Be a visionary, inventive and authentic. 

Work Ethic: Be tenacious. Execute. Teamwork.

Fun: Be positive, fresh and collaborative. 

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or University preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • 2+ years demonstrated success in a deadline driven, customer-experience based business model requiring strong project management skills. 
  • External candidates: 5+ years’ experience in a customer-facing role or project management experience required. Minimum of 5 years furniture design or sales experience.
  • Internal candidates: 2+ years successful performance with iSpace, leading to a strong understanding of iSpace’s business model and knowledge of Client Service operations.

OTHER SKILLS 

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Software proficiency – ability to become proficient in others as needed.
  • Strong customer focus with solution orientation
  • Must possess strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Strong, effective communication with coworkers and clients at various levels
  • Desire and ability to succeed in a fast-paced, results driven environment
  • Must be flexible and adept with multi-tasking and changing priorities
  • Detail and organizational skills are essential for success
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and delegate to other team members
  • Must have proven ability to collaborate within teams and cross-functionally and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to work beyond a normal work schedule during peak periods to ensure client needs are met.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

 

To apply, please email your resume to Careers@iSpaceEnvironments.com 

 

 

Pope Architects - Interior Designer

Posted:

4.4.18

Position:

Interior Designer

Description:

Seeking a creative individual with a broad knowledge of Interior Design concepts. This person is comfortable working in a team setting on a variety of project types, with an emphasis on Commercial Design (Office/Workplace). They will collaborate with the design team to provide clients with high quality design solutions, solid documentation, and exceptional customer service.

Responsibilities include:

–  Work with senior designers on development and documentation of design solutions.

–  Interior space planning.

–  Selection and specification of interior finishes.

–  Prepare design presentation materials, including renderings.

–  Prepare construction documents using Revit.

–  Attend client/project interviews.

–  Manage tenant improvement projects, preparing design and construction documents with a clear understanding of the needs of the client and of the project scope, schedule and budget.

Skills and Competencies:

–  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

–  Works well both independently and in a team setting.

–  Strong graphic and presentation skills.

–  AutoCAD and Revit knowledge required.

–  Sketchup or 3D experience is a plus.

–  Ability to take on additional responsibilities as needed, as well as determine and manage priorities with minimal guidance.

Education and Experience:

–  Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design

–  5+ years of experience

About Pope Architects: Located midway between Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN we are an architectural and interior design firm focused on the design of Healthcare, Senior Living, Corporate Office, Mission Critical, Industrial, Retail, Education and Worship projects. We are unique, fun, hard-working and energetic, and we enjoy making our environment a welcoming place for clients to visit and an enriching place for staff to work. We believe in doing great work and having fun while doing it. To learn more about our firm please visit our website. AA/E.O.E

Contact: Please email referrals or resumes to Karen Oldenborg in Human Resources at koldenborg@popearch.com.

 

Intereum - Interior Designer - Platinum Sponsor

Posted:

3.25.18

Position:

Commercial Interior Designer

Description:

Intereum, located in Plymouth, is Minnesota’s sole certified Herman Miller dealer.  We deliver environments that inspire work, learning and healing by designing, furnishing and equipping interior spaces to businesses. What sets us apart is our awesome and hard-working team, who are dedicated to providing best-in-class service in our industry.  For two years in a row, we were voted by our employees to Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces. 

We seek an experienced interior designer to join our Corporate Design team.  This highly detailed and fast-paced position is an excellent opportunity for a designer who excels in communication, attention to detail and complexity in a dynamic environment.  Day to day the Designer works with sales and clients to develop creative design solutions, generate proposals, detailed floor plans and product specifications.   Specific duties include:

– Work with clients and sales to define project goals and objectives

– Gather project scope of work, schedule and budget

– Evaluate furniture options thru block plans and typicals

– Stay current with commercial interior design solutions and trends

– Present creative design solutions to clients

– Produce furniture 3D drawings and renderings

– Create overall furniture floor plans, shop drawings and final specifications

– Prepare installation documents

– Review and ensure all specifications and plans are accurate for order entry

– Maintain accurate project documentation and timesheets

– Assist in final project walk thru / punch list

Qualified candidates are experienced commercial interior designers.  We require intermediate to advanced AutoCAD proficiency. CAP 2020, Z-axis, CET, Revit and SketchUp skills desired, but not required.  Experience in a furniture dealership preferred.  Our highly productive team of designers share company core values that include: Positive Can-Do Attitude, Quality Driven Throughout, Do the Right Thing, Continuous Improvement, Responsive and Plays Well with Others.  This collaborative position combines technical design with internal and external client management, requiring polished communication skills in managing expectations.

Intereum offers an employee-focused workplace, hosting all-employee get-togethers and department outings.  Our philosophy toward continuous improvement and an engaged leadership style that encourages creativity and empowerment, make an enviable environment poised for continued growth.  We offer a competitive industry salary and full benefits.  Interested applicants please forward your resume to our hiring resource, Red Seat.  Red Seat is not a recruiter or employment agency but a contract HR company assisting us in the hiring process. Forward resumes to: intereum@redseat.com.   For more info, call Red Seat direct at (612) 405-2574.  We will confirm receipt of your resume within two business days. 

Intereum is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Intereum is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Collage Architects - Interior Designer

Posted:

3.16.18

Position:

Interior Designer

Description:

Collage Architects, a close-knit firm located in NE Minneapolis, is looking to add an Interior Designer to the team. This is a unique role for someone who would be comfortable growing an interior design program within an architecture firm. The ideal candidate will be able to lead the interior design/architecture portion of several projects simultaneously, from concept to procurement, while providing knowledgeable guidance to the client. Listed below are some additional qualifications of the ideal candidate.

Preferred Candidate Profile:

  • 5-8 years design experience
  • Proficient knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD, and SketchUp
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and in teams
  • Experience in multi-family and hospitality design
  • Previous work with sourcing and procurement
  • Sample library management skills
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication/relationship development skills
  • Excellent time, task, and budget management skills

We are an office that values partnership and shared ideas; if you have additional skills or knowledge that might be a benefit in this position, please feel free to let us know!

This is a full-time position. A range of employee benefits (including healthcare stipend, PTO, and 401k plan) are available and salary will be negotiated based on qualifications.

To learn more about Collage Architects, our projects, and our staff, visit our website: www.collagearchitects.com

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and portfolio to Ellie Staricka: estaricka@collagearch.com

 

 

 

RSP Architects - Interiors Project Manager

Posted:

3.15.2018

Position:

Interiors Project Manager

Organization:

RSP Architects

Location:

Northeast Minneapolis, MN

Description:

Do you believe design can improve lives?  That it can increase productivity, engage employees and promote well-being all at the same time?  We do.  RSP Architects is looking for enthusiastic, smart, problem-solvers to join our Interiors Team.  The members of our Interiors Team work with a diverse range of project type and clients across the globe to deliver dynamic environments that enhances experience, improves businesses, and the happiness and well-being of employees.  Our ideal candidate is: organized; strategic; communicative; particular about the details; craves collaboration; and knows how to translate a company’s mission into space. We are looking for a management leader that will fostering creativity and innovation.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing the coordination of corporate projects with internal team members, consultants, clients, and contractors
  • Managing client relationships
  • Developing project scope and fees
  • Managing staff, project scheduling, work authorization, budgeting and quality control
  • Leading projects by working across all aspects of the design process – including project initiation, programming, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration
  • Hire and management of consultants
  • Competency to prioritize effectively and adjust work accordingly to meet deadlines and budgets
  • Dealing with multiple projects ranging from simple to very complex
  • Participate in client marketing efforts and interviews
  • Sustaining and understanding project vision
  • Ability to foresee pitfalls and guide project to avoid them
  • Effectively communicating with project team members

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Interior Design
  • 7 years of professional experience
  • 2 years of project management experience
  • Experience working with corporate clients
  • Advanced in: problem solving; organization; customer service; multitasking; and Microsoft Office Suite

Other information:

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and education, competitive with current market

RSP offers a competitive compensation package with benefits.  RSP Architects, Ltd. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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