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Current Job Postings

Gabberts

Design Consultant

Posted 2-18-2015 – More information ▼

Gabberts is considered one of the premier home furnishing stores and design studios within the design industry. Our Designers work with high end clients all over the world. We work on many local projects ranging from homes on Lake Minnetonka, to log cabins in Duluth. Additionally, we've done various projects across the globe including homes in Egypt, a Yacht in South of France, and vacation homes in Aspen. 

We are seeking motivated candidates who have a creative eye and a passion for interior design. The successful candidate will be confident, enthusiastic, and a well-informed communicator. Our Design Consultants assist Gabberts clients on the showroom floor, while partnering with internal and external customers to ensure the clients needs are met and company sales goals are achieved. Openings available in our Edina, MN and Little Canada, MN locations.

Qualifications Include:

  • 2+ years of interior design experience and/or professional sales experience (luxury or design/home furnishings industry preferred).
  • Must be able to meet flexible work schedule including working on evenings and weekends to meet the needs of clients and fulfill showroom needs.
  • Being proficient with computers, including ability to use inventory system, internet, email, and Microsoft Office Programs.

All Full Time Positions Receive Paid Training and Benefits Package including: Life, Health and Dental Insurance, Health and Dependent Flex Care Accounts, Two Weeks Paid Vacation Your First Year, 401K, Employee and Family Discount and Referral bonuses. 

Please email your resume to rtierney@gabberts.com  or apply online at www.gabberts.com.

Parameters, Ltd.

Account Manager

Posted 2-17-2015 – More information ▼

Job Brief
We are looking for a passionate Account Manager who will partner with and ensure the long-term success of our customers.

You will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with your portfolio of customers, connecting with key business executives and stakeholders.  You will be a liaison between customers and cross-functional internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs.

General Job Description

Business Development:

  • Work with Business Development Manager to find and close new business.
  • Collaborate with team on responses to RFP's and other possible new working relationships.
  • Prepare and lead presentations to prospective clients.
  • Develop a plan to win.

Account Management:

  • Operate as the single point of contact for any and all matters specific to your customers.
  • Identify potential sales and business opportunities within the account and work with the team to develop the opportunity.
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships.
  • Retain and further develop certain house accounts as assigned.
  • Creatively think quickly to help clients develop a vision or solution.
  • Know the products you sell so that you can effectively suggest solutions.
  • Work with other internal team members to communicate intent and scope of project.
  • Communicate with design and install teams by effectively utilizing necessary worksheets.
  • Involve Designer and other team members in relevant meetings.
  • Work with team members to refine typicals, value engineer and to create necessary specifications.
  • Review CAP specifications and import into CORE to create proposals and orders, or work directly with Project Coordinator as needed.
  • Work with installation contractors to solicit quotes and review, as necessary, with Installation Manager.
  • Monitor manufacturer's orders to ensure a timely delivery and installation according to the project or client schedule.
  • Time management- understanding and executing key initiatives required to complete a project.
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise on projects and work with client or team to resolve.
  • Conclude projects to ensure that all punch list items are addressed, resolved and closed out.

Key Reporting/Working Relationships:

  • Position reports to David Haines and Lauri Bolin
  • Works with Business Development, Project Coordinators, Designers, Installation Manager, Sales Assistants, Accounting

Key Results Expected:

  • High customer satisfaction.
  • Retention of customers that buy from Parameters.
  • Revenue and Profit targets achieved or exceeded.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.  At least five years of experience in interior design, customer service, sales or equivalent service sector.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed, with the ability to work in a fast paced and constantly changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Builds constructive and effective relationships with customers and coworkers.
  • Committed to meeting customer needs in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Listens actively and attentively.
  • Remains calm under pressure.
  • Diplomatic.

Competencies:

  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Dependability & Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Job Knowledge and Skill Application
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Sales Revenue

Send resumes to David Haines at davidh@parameters.com

Parameters, Ltd.

Account Coordinator

Posted 2-17-2015 – More information ▼

Job Brief
The Account Coordinator is responsible for the entire sales order fulfillment process, including management of customer orders from order entry point through punch list, providing support to sales personnel, and accurate and timely service to customers. Coordinates order entry, order management, factory interface and close-out of orders.

General Job Description

Business Development:

  • Collaborate and assist team on responses to RFP's and other possible new working relationships.
  • Assist in preparation for presentations and client meetings.

Account Coordination:

  • Manage repeat customer product orders, key orders and/or parts orders.
  • Interact with customers when necessary or as directed by the Account Manager.
  • Audit order specifications and assist Account Managers by converting CAP files into CORE and finalizing proposal preparation.
  • Creatively think quickly to help develop a vision or solutions for the team.
  • Know the products you sell so that you can effectively suggest solutions or alternatives.
  • Manage order change requests with affected manufacturers.
  • Help monitor changes and communicate back to Design Department to maintain accurate records and plans.
  • Communicate with design and install teams by effectively utilizing necessary worksheets.
  • Assist Account Manager with punch lists, ensuring a timely follow up with client and installation team to assure quick project completion.
  • Work with manufactures to obtain replacement product for the punch list.
  • Manage Field Service Labor requests (FSL's) and warranty claims.
  • Work with installation contractors to ensure they have all necessary receiving and installation documentation.
  • Monitor manufacturer's orders to ensure a timely delivery and installation according to the project/client schedule.
  • Communicate any discrepancies to Account Manager.
  • Troubleshoot with team to find best solution to problems.
  • Conclude projects to ensure that all punch list items are addressed, resolved and closed out.

Key Reporting/Working Relationships:

  • Position reports to David Haines and Lauri Bolin
  • Works with Account Managers, Designers, Installation Manager, Sales Assistants, Accounting

Key Results Expected:

  • Get the job done working harmoniously with the team.
  • Documentation is accurate and complete.
  • Show initiative and willingness to contribute.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.  At least two years of experience in interior design, customer service, sales or equivalent service sector.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed, with the ability to work in a fast paced and constantly changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Be a team player.
  • Committed to meeting customer needs in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Listens actively and attentively.
  • Remains calm under pressure.
  • Diplomatic.

Competencies:

  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Dependability & Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Job Knowledge and Skill Application
  • Teamwork and Leadership

Send resumes to David Haines at davidh@parameters.com

Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Architectural/Designer Outside Sales Representative

Posted 2-17-2015 – More information ▼

Architectural/Designer Outside Sales Representative
Minnesota Territory

Contact: TMikrut@tmsupply.com
For more information about the company visit us at www.tmsupply.com

Responsibilities:

Rep will be assigned various architects, designers, and those firms that are directly involved with the specification of commercial construction finishes. Specifically, Rep will be assigned accounts per territory with the objective of creating pull-thru marketing for T&M products. Rep's support will not be limited only to these Customers; but additionally new Customers that the Sales Rep feels can increase specifications (& thus sales) of T&M's North territory and related divisions

Compensation:

Rep will receive a base salary (based upon experience) as well as a successfully proven commission program rewarded upon the sales increase amongst Customers within the said territory and directly related to specifications generated by the A&D Rep. (Need to identify projects associated so that we can track sales.)

Additional benefits include: Auto allowance, fuel/oil reimbursement, smart phone, iPad, laptop computer, BCBS Health insurance, UHC Dental and vision insurance and retirement plans{401K and ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program)}.

Shuster Interiors

Interior Design Intern

Posted 2-13-2015 – More information ▼

Intern positions available.

Part time and Full time at Shuster Interiors. Candidates need to be experienced in AutoCAD as well as Excel.

Please send your resume and portfolio to Robyn Bunnell at bunnellr@shusterco.net

PlanForce

Interior Designer

Posted 2-9-2015 – More information ▼

PlanForce is a dynamic, diversified and talented design firm in the upper Midwest.

Headquartered in St. Louis Park, MN, PlanForce offers a wide range of comprehensive, fully integrated services, including: interior architecture, design, space planning, business programming, real estate consultation and interior design. Our focus is on commercial business the 5 state region including industrial, commercial, retail and healthcare users. We strive to exceed client expectations in the highly competitive real estate marketplace.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Interior Architecture, Interior Design or related field.
  • 3+ years experience in the design industry.
  • Strong portfolio of professional work and presentation skills preferred.
  • Must be Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketchup or Photoshop, office software
  • Ability and interest in business development
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and experience working on small and large project teams.
  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable design.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and fast paced atmosphere.
  • Preference given to local candidates.
  • Self-motivated, well organized and design oriented
  • Excellent problem solving & organizational skills
  • Experience in programming, space planning, conceptual design, design development, construction documentation and detailing on a wide variety of projects
  • Experience in Tenant Improvement tasks including lease book exhibits, pricing plans, and BOMA Calculations.

PlanForce offers a competitive salary, full-time permanent position, benefit package including paid personal time, insurance package, 401k and more.
If you are this candidate we want to hear from you. Check us out at www.planforcegroup.com
Email only- no phone calls. Principals only, recruiters do not contact this job poster.

Contact: Weld Ransom at weld@planforcegroup.com

VanDeWalle Architects LLC

Interior Designer

Posted 1-30-2015 – More information ▼

VanDeWalle Architects LLC has an opening for an experienced Interior Designer. VanDeWalle Architects provides comprehensive services in commercial projects such as: offices, banks, clinics, institutional, worship, hospitality, retail, multi-family, manufacturing, and master planning. We are a fast-paced, leisure atmosphere firm with an emphasis on the Design/Build project approach.  An ideal candidate for this position shall display a strong work ethic, have a desire to take on responsibilities, work independently as well as within a team and be willing to have fun.  The candidate shall have the ability to work closely with clients to understand their specific deadline and budget constraints in an organized and detailed fashion.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate client meetings independently to develop design solutions that meet the functional, aesthetic, and budget requirements for the client.
  • Coordinate interior design intent with multiple disciplines, including architects, engineers, contractors, and manufacturer's reps.
  • Develop and present interior renderings and presentation boards.
  • Produce interior plans, finish plans, finish specifications, elevations, and details required for interior design documents.
  • Develop and manage budgets for interior design elements on projects.
  • Provide FF&E selections and specifications.
  • Provide construction administration services.
  • Review shop drawings.
  • Manage product library, meeting product reps, and staying up to date with materials and products.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design or higher. NCIDQ certification is not required, but desire to obtain is preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with Architecture firm or equivalent.
  • Highly proficient in Sketch Up, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness to be trained in REVIT and Lumion software.
  • Proficient in the commercial design process.
  • Manage own work load, prioritize projects and deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

VanDeWalle Architects offers:

  • Paid time off (vacation/personal leave days/holidays)
  • Medical & Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Profit sharing

If interested, please email your cover letter, resume and portfolio. Portfolio to be less than 8 megabytes preferably.

Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. If you are not contacted for this position, please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for your interest.

Contact:
email: brad@vandewallearchitects.com        phone:605-339-4411

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Outside Architectural Sales Representative

Posted 1-29-2015 – More information ▼

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone strives to be the leading distributor of tile and natural stone in the Upper Midwest. We are dedicated to supplying our customers with products of unsurpassed quality, providing them with honest, extraordinary service and exceptional value.

Outside Architectural Sales Representative

Kate-lo Tile & Stone is currently in pursuit of solidifying its architectural sales team.  In this goal-oriented role, you will face many challenges and wear many hats. To do the job right you must be effective as a: listener, communicator, negotiator, pacifier, adjuster, problem-solver, decision-maker, expediter, coordinator and consultant. As our successful sales representative, you will always need to be "customer conscious". You need strong people skills and a full awareness that your actions directly influence company growth and progress. You will achieve optimal results through the performance of the following responsibilities:

  • Promote all the company's products and services and of the ceramic tile industry
  • Utilize thorough knowledge of products, marketing policies and customers
  • Show a keen desire to be of service to others
  • Devote the time and effort necessary to be successful
  • Operate efficiently with a minimum of close supervision
  •  Keep management informed of your activities
  • Understand and support company policies and procedures
  • Support each department and individuals within the company
  • Identify ways to improve service or increase business
  • Be cognizant of the competitor's employees and products
  • Make decisions based upon the maximum benefit to the customer and company

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Experience within architectural/design sales a bonus, but not necessary
  • Basic working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Highly motivated with a strong desire to "do whatever it takes" to get the job done
  • Professional, good communication skills, creative and a team player
  • Exceptional analytical skills coupled with creative thinking

Benefits:

We value our employees' time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive annual compensation package and an extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Contact Person: Rick Hagen
Phone: 763-417-3805
Email Address: rick@katelotile.com

Henricksen

Customer Support/ Administrative Assistant

Posted 1-16-2015 – More information ▼

Job Description:
Customer Support role at a leading contract office furniture dealer. We are seeking a Customer Support Representative to work with our dynamic sales & design teams at our location on the river front in Minneapolis. Ability to multi-task, good verbal and written communication skills as well as computer knowledge are required for this position. Candidate must be able to work in a fast paced and deadline based environment. Experience in the furniture industry and or interior design field is a plus. Salary is contingent upon experience.

Please forward resume to Henricksen Inc., Attn: Human Resource, 1101 West River Parkway, #100, Minneapolis, MN 55415 or email to minnresume@Henricksen.com

Desired Skills:
Successful candidates should have basic computer knowledge including all Microsoft Office programs, and possess the ability and willingness to learn new software, as well as experience with bidding and quoting. Knowledge working in CAP Quoting and AS400 software programs a plus, but not required.

Company Description:
Henricksen is a full-service office furniture dealership that represents more than 200 manufacturers of quality contract furniture, flooring, lighting and related products. For 52 years, we have provided our clients a full spectrum of office furniture solutions ranging from a single chair to furnishing an entire new facility. We will exceed your expectations no matter what the client needs. We work with companies large and small in all markets including corporate, hospitality, legal, financial, healthcare, and education.

Henricksen has seven locations throughout the United States, including our corporate headquarters in Itasca, IL; Chicago, IL; Peoria, IL; Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; and New York, NY.

Henricksen

Production Design & Technical Design Support, Systems Product Application

Posted 1-16-2015 – More information ▼

Job Description:
Seeking a technical designer with systems furniture experience. Job responsibilities will vary depending on where help is needed most. Some job functions will include supporting design team with technical CAD work, field measurements and verifications, overall technical plan layouts, counting plans for order verification, generate computer aided renderings, among other tasks. The ideal candidate is willing and able to wear multiple hats and jump in and help wherever requested.

At Henricksen, we take the time to understand our clients' needs and suggest appropriate and cost effective product applications to achieve their goals. Successful applicants will have working knowledge of the contract furniture industry.

Please forward resume to Henricksen Inc., Attn: Human Resource, 1101 West River Parkway, #100, Minneapolis, MN 55415 or email to minnresume@Henricksen.com

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Interior Design or CAD Tech degree
  • 3-5 years contract design experience
  • Systems furniture experience (product application) required
  • Proven technical ability (AutoCAD, Revit or SketchUp or other 3D rendering software)
  • Experience in CAP preferred, but not required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment
  • Task orientated with excellent organizational skills

Company Description:
Henricksen is a full-service office furniture dealership that represents more than 200 manufacturers of quality contract furniture, flooring, lighting and related products. For 52 years, we have provided our clients a full spectrum of office furniture solutions ranging from a single chair to furnishing an entire new facility. We will exceed your expectations no matter what your needs.

We work with companies large and small in all markets including corporate, hospitality, legal, financial, healthcare, education and public sector.

Henricksen has seven locations throughout the United States, including our corporate headquarters in Itasca, IL; Chicago, IL; Peoria, IL; Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; and New York, NY.

HDR

Interior Designer

Posted 12-16-2014 – More information ▼

HDR is architecture, interiors, engineering and consulting firm that excels at complex projects and solving challenges for clients.

More than 8,500 professionals, including architects, interior designers, engineers, consultants, scientists, planners and construction managers, in over 200 locations worldwide, pool their solutions beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms.

The primary duties of the Interior Designer will include interior design for projects. Preference towards a strong design portfolio, great client presentation skills, creative design process and ability to help with business development. Must have the ability to develop functional requirements and project design complexities. Requires substantial knowledge of interior design and planning principles, building and planning code requirements, specification preparation and organization, construction costs and methods and contract preparation and negotiation. Experienced in selecting interior details, materials, color selections, furniture and furnishings selections, lighting design, space planning, and detailing. Assignments have specified objectives and require the investigation of many alternatives. Works with clients on projects of any size. Requires the ability to direct work efforts of others, develop detailed design concepts, product contract documents, interpret ordinances, and interpret client needs. Writes specifications covering interior design matters and performs code reviews. Coordinates work with other disciplines. May be assisted by other Interior Designers or technicians and is responsible for work in all phases of the Interior design process. *LI-MS1

Quals:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Interior Architecture, Interior Design or related field.
  • 3+ years experience.
  • Strong portfolio of professional work and presentation skills preferred.
  • Must be very Proficient in REVIT, Sketchup and Photoshop.
  • Ability and interest in business development for new clients (Probably a better way to word this)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and experience working on large project teams.
  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED desired but not required.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative atmosphere.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.
  • Preference given to local candidates.

To apply please visit the link below:

https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=137603&lang=en&sns_id=mailto

Of go to our website (www.hdrinc.com/careers) and reference job number 137603

Henricksen

Design Internship

Posted 11-24-2014 – More information ▼

Seeking an Interior Design student or recent grad to work in a Twin Cities office furniture dealership.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Organizing and Straightening the library
  • Creating design/finish boards for projects
  • Working with teams to help prepare for client presentations and RFP responses
  • Pull fabrics/finishes and prepare color palettes for designers and sales
  • Research product lines to pull literature for designers and sales
  • Learn about systems furniture including AutoCAD and specification process by shadowing and assisting designers
  • Attend Manufacture Representative presentations

Company Description: Henricksen is a full-service commercial furniture dealership that represents more than 200 manufacturers of quality contract furniture, flooring, lighting and related products. For 52 years, we have provided our clients a full spectrum of office furniture solutions ranging from a single chair to furnishing an entire new facility. We will exceed your expectations no matter what your needs.
We work with companies large and small in all markets including corporate, hospitality, legal, financial, education, healthcare, and senior living.

Henricksen has seven locations throughout the United States, including our corporate headquarters in Itasca, IL; Chicago, IL; Peoria, IL; Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; and New York, NY.

Interested candidates should email Wanda at w.forbes@henricksen.com