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Current Job Postings

RBC Tile & Stone

Architectural Sales Representative – Interior Finish Products

Posted 8-28-2015 – More information ▼

Position:
We are seeking an Interior Finish Sales Professional.  This is a great opportunity for someone who has a passion for interior design with the drive to sell. You will work with the top Architects and Designers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan area as well as key clients in outstate Minnesota and North Dakota. RBC Tile & Stone is a market leader and highly respected distributor in the tile and stone industry that covers the major markets of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City and St. Louis.  The company has been in business for over 50 years.  You will be working with the finest products in the industry, quality people and a customer service staff known as the best in the business. 

Responsibilities:

  1. Sales lead management - use established lead source programs to identify upcoming business opportunities.
  2. Call on and work with commercial and residential architects and designers, along with key residential dealers focusing on growing existing commercial and residential business.
  3. Work closely with quality people and build lasting relationships.
  4. Presentation of products to customers.
  5. Manage current customers to provide solutions and seek additional sales opportunities.
  6. Prospecting for new business opportunities.
  7. Develop a sales territory plan with goals and activities.
  8. Approximately one week travel per month.

Candidate Profile:

  1. Interior design degree preferred.
  2. Two years of sales experience preferred.
  3. Proven track record in identifying, building and expanding new sales opportunities.
  4. Experience in selling higher end, higher quality products.
  5. A combination of past experience helpful in these areas:
    1. Business development
    2. Building trades
    3. Architecture and design
    4. Interior finish products
  6. Computer skills required
  7. Must have initiative, motivation, tenacity and adaptability.
  8. Must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization.
  9. Strong relationship building and communication skills.

Compensation:

  1. Salary and Bonus (based on experience).
  2. Travel Expenses Paid.
  3. Excellent Benefits Package.
  4. 401(k) retirement plan with company match.
  5. Expenses paid that relate to job.

Please send resume to sales@rbctile.com and visit our website at www.rbctile.com.

Parameters, Ltd.

Business Development Manager

Posted 8-26-2015 – More information ▼

Job Brief

Parameters is seeking a candidate that is a strong sales-driven professional who understands the customer and will spend the majority of their time developing strategic customer relationships and growing the sales funnel.

You will be responsible to develop, and grow sales revenues in the our market place.  Principle responsibilities include generating sales revenues to ensure consistent year-over-year sales growth.
The person in this position will collaborate closely with other company personnel to accomplish personal and company revenue targets.

General Job Description

Business Development:

  • Develop annual selling objectives in conjunction with the overall company's sales plan to enhance sales growth, overall account penetration and development of the market.
  • Identify and interpret customer requirements to best match Parameter's product portfolio viability.
  • Meet and communicate regularly with Partners to review accounts and progress toward monthly, quarterly and annual sales target.
  • Report regularly on sales forecasts, new market and product opportunities and competitive threats.
  • Keep informed of significant market and industry trends, and competitive positioning in relation to these trends.
  • Pursue new market opportunities and ways to improve sales profitability by exploiting competitor weaknesses. Identify new and innovative approaches to selling Parameters portfolio of products and services.
  • Create and manage key customers, buying influencers and manufacturer representative's relationships.
  • Continue developing a sound working knowledge of all present and future Parameter's products and services within the portfolio and their application to various vertical markets and segments
  • Manage expense allowances in alignment with achieving the greatest return on time and investment for the company.
  • Attend industry related events, trade shows, applicable associations and manufacturer events.
  • Work with marketing and internal project teams to develop account strategies to win.
  • Transition new accounts to Account Managers. 

Key Reporting/Working Relationships:

  • Position reports to David Haines and Lauri Bolin
  • Works with project teams, including Account Managers, Account Coordinators, Marketing, Design and Installation.

Key Results Expected:

  • Meet or exceed target sales quota to be reviewed on an annual basis.
  • Increase Parameters visibility in the market place.
  • High customer and team satisfaction.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.  Requires at least five years' experience in business development, marketing or communication.

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

Design Within Reach Inc.

Studio Lead – New York, NY

Posted 8-10-2015 – More information ▼

The Studio Lead will work closely with the Studio Proprietor to ensure consistency in messaging overall studio results. In the absence of the Proprietor, the Studio Lead will provide leadership and support to the studio team. The Studio Lead will also be responsible for generating sales and providing exceptional service to all customers consistent with the Design Within Reach mission.

Responsibilities include:
Sales Generation:

  • Meet or exceed personal and Studio sales goals  
  • Expand the customer's connection to the brand by increasing email sign-up in the studio  
  • Prospect for new business on a weekly basis utilizing company programs and tools  
  • Use product information and design knowledge to show and explain merchandise features and benefits
  • Help customers in a courteous, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested manner
  • Suggest additional items based on assessing customer needs  
  • Close the sale, writing a quote and following up with customer
  • Assist in the coordination of hosting a minimum of 4 design related events per year and extending DWR's reach and involvement in the local design community
  • Handle all merchandise returns and customer problems/complaints in a positive manner
  • Enter customer orders according to company policy and procedure  
  • Product knowledge: develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of Design Within Reach products
  • Read all communication and materials on product forwarded from corporate offices
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for design, including designers and the design industry  
  • Attend studio meetings, share information amongst peers and utilize the web and catalog

Merchandising:

  • Assist in maintaining the Studio's design and housekeeping standards
  • Assist in floor and fixture changes
  • Receive process and ship product as necessary  
  • Utilize the visual standards guidelines to ensure studio meets company standards at all times
  • Maintain a clean work space, back room and restroom  
  • Support basic maintenance of the studio (light bulb replacement, painting)
  • Loss prevention: practice awareness of and compliance with loss prevention and safety procedures  
  • Contact Proprietor or Area Manager should any internal or external loss prevention or safety situation arise or be suspect  
  • Working relations: work well with customers, fellow associates and corporate contacts  
  • Take initiative to fulfill customer needs in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Cooperate with fellow associates and promote a positive team spirit  
  • Follow company policies and procedures including attendance, personal conduct, dress code and employee discount
  • Communicate constructively and objectively with corporate offices when resolving customer issues

Experience: 

  • 3-5 years previous sales experience preferred
  • Degree in design or architecture preferred
  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to identify customer needs and problem solve, to understand and explain product features and benefits
  • Design Savvy
  • Retail Experience
  • Experience with a POS system and proficient with MS Office software and web navigation
  • Able to routinely move objects weighing over 20 pounds, and to understand and properly use a hand truck, carpentry tools, ladders, and other basic materials required in merchandising the Studio
  • Attention to detail and outstanding problem-solving skills

 Design Within Reach is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer (minorities/women/veterans/disabilities).

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ypdcfjq9gw

Atmosphere Commercial Interiors

Sr Interior Designer

Posted 8-5-2015 – More information ▼

Atmosphere Commercial Interiors (formerly Target Commercial Interiors), a subsidiary of the Omni Workspace Company, is currently seeking a Sr Interior Designer to join their Planning and Design team in the Minneapolis MN office. Atmosphere Commercial interiors is one of the nation's largest dealers of Steelcase office furniture with offices in MN, AZ, WI and IL.

Primary Function
Creates design solutions and specifications for all or part of projects as assigned by the Design Manager or a Design Lead. Project scopes may range from a small, single office layout to large complex projects in the following vertical markets including, but not limited to corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality and sports facilities. Work to assure that all projects result in a win for the client and a win for Atmosphere Commercial Interiors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Project Work

  • Assist or act as lead Designer on assigned projects.
  • Develop functional and creative design solutions that meet the client's requirements, aesthetic and budget.
  • Apply knowledge of design trends, code requirements and appropriate product applications when developing design solutions.
  • Research product solutions.
  • As required by the project, execute any or all phases of the design process including, programming, schematic design, design development and contract documents.
  • 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.
  • Create computer generated furniture specifications.
  • Ensure accuracy of all drawings and specifications prior to presenting to client and/or placing an order.
  • Participate in key project meetings from project conception to project completion.
  • Participate in responding to bids and RFP's.
  • Provide and manage to key milestone dates.
  • Meet project deadlines and keep accurate records of working time for internal job costing.
  • Act as back up for other Designers when needed.
  • Mentor Associate Designers and Interior Designers.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Client Interface

  • Lead the effort in preparing and participating in consultative selling engagements and marketing efforts.
  • Lead the effort in preparing and giving client presentations.
  • Lead the effort in presenting design contracts and additional service contracts.
  • Lead the effort in preparing and presenting insights and applications for clients.

Reporting / Working Relationships
Engage, communicate and consult with clients, vendors, network dealers, business partners, contractors and other industry professionals to maintain a positive working relationship and ensure flawless execution. Collaborate with all ACI departments to ensure smooth work flow and flawless execution.

Skills and Abilities

  • Self-directed.
  • Learns and advances from experiences and feedback.
  • Owns execution of tasks and demonstrates excellent follow through.
  • Strong team player; achieves buy-in from key internal & external stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; develops and maintains positive relationships internally and externally; strong customer advocate.
  • Communicates and listens effectively.
  • Strategic problem solving and ability to generate new ideas that add value.
  • Manages Execution: Works quickly to get things done; uses resources effectively; detail oriented and high level of accuracy.
  • Drives for Results and fosters a sense of urgency.
  • In-depth knowledge of design trends and code requirements.
  • In-depth knowledge of ACI best practices, product assortment and services related to ACI's business.
  • Proficient at executing all phases of the design process including, programming, schematic design, design development and design intent drawings.
  • Proficient at developing creative product applications using Steelcase products and other manufacturers aligned with ACI.
  • Proficient at using current Design software including AutoCAD, Configura, and Revit.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

Job Requirements / Qualifications

  • 4 year Interior Design or Interior Architecture degree
  • NCIDQ or State certification preferred
  • Dealership back ground preferred
  • 7+ years of industry experience

Apply online: http://www.atmosphereci.com/career/sr-interior-designer/

Schmidt Goodman Office Products

Interior Designer

Posted 7-23-2015 – More information ▼

All phases of Interior Design and Space Planning will be involved daily for Office furniture dealership.
                 
We are looking for an outgoing, self-motivated team player with strong presentation skills. Duties will include but not limited to the following:

  • Furniture product positioning, design development, discovering client needs, schematic design, attend client meetings, create material selection/boards, inventory, site measuring, presentations, installation documents and budgeting/quoting.
  • Daily use of AutoCAD, CET, Cap, Publisher, Excel, and related programs to draft and create presentation documents.
  • Present yourself in a professional, positive, team oriented manner.
  • Applicant should be strong at multitasking, collaborating, meeting deadlines and be highly efficient. You must be prompt and helpful on site when requested: measuring, meeting, taking notes, interacting with clients and be a positive advocate for Schmidt Goodman.
  • Mentor associate designers
  • Attend software and manufacturer training sessions
  • Provide and manage time estimates for Design services.
  • Participate in key project meetings including, primary, quote finalization, pre-order, pre-installation and punch meetings.
  • We ask that you have your own transportation to drive to meetings (mileage reimbursement). Our market area is approx. 90 mile radius around Rochester. You must keep a daily calendar and project log and keep track of billable hours.

Applicants can send their information and resume to Tracey Fogarty at:
t.fogarty@schmidtgoodman.com
or call (507) 282-3870 and ask for Tracey.

Schmidt Goodman Office Products
1920 North Broadway
Rochester, MN 55906

Intereum

A&D Consultant

Posted 7-20-2015 – More information ▼

Position Title:  A&D Consultant
Location:  Plymouth, Minnesota
Status:  Full Time – Exempt
Compensation Structure:  Salary + Bonus
Reports To:  VP Sales & Marketing

Position Description:
The role of the A&D Consultant is to identify, form, develop, and maintain long-term strategic relationships with key decision makers within the A&D community and other key influencing groups in order to increase sales.

Success in this role is highly dependent on the ability (1) to win new business, (2) to establish and maintain strategic relationships with key decision makers within A/D firms, (3) to raise awareness of Intereum's products, services, vertical market expertise, and integrated project-delivery capabilities, (4) to position Intereum as a single-source provider of furnishings, architectural and ancillary products that specifically address the needs of individual market segments, (4) to tell the story of Herman Miller and other preferred vendors, and (5) to consistently demonstrate outstanding communication, organization, and listening skills.

Principal Continuing Responsibilities:

1. New Business Development (50%)

  • Identify A&D firms and key decision makers that would likely be attracted to the Intereum brand, business philosophy, and value proposition. 
  • Seek referrals and leads from A&D firms, vendors, industry partners, and others.
  • Routinely scan industry news and trade media to identify potential opportunities.  Maintain awareness of competitors' activities.
  • Work collaboratively with Herman Miller's primary A&D representative.
  • Make cold calls as needed.
  • Participate in internal New Business Development team meetings to communicate leads and opportunities.
  • Develop plans of engagement by identifying points of entry into the firm.  Enlist the support or recommendations of others in naming and contacting decision makers.
  • Secure introductory meetings.

2.  Sales & Marketing Support (15%)

  • Serve on project teams in support of bid or proposal development. Participate in project strategy development and action plans.
  • Research product alternatives and make recommendations.
  • Assist with pricing and budgets.
  • Conduct showroom tours.
  • Review bid proposals prior to submission to ensure quality and completeness.
  • Participate in sales presentations as needed.
  • Provide input and recommendations regarding advertising, direct mail or email communications to target A&D firms and decision makers.
  • Close business.

3. Relationship Building: Networking, Promotional Events and Public Relations (15%)
The position will cultivate a broad network of professional contacts by taking a lead role in building networks, spearheading public relations events or coordinating educational activities that are intended to raise Intereum's visibility, reputation, and stature as well as showcasing the company's products, services, and integrated service capabilities.

  • Identify and participate in appropriate networking venues and activities that include, but are not limited to: A&D industry's professional associations, including event sponsorship (Fusion, FAB, & Minnecon), participation in Chapter meetings and forums, and attendance or participation at annual events such as NeoCon. 
  • Coordinate and participate in outreach activities such as educational forums, student mentoring, classes and other relationship building activities. 

4.  Account Management (15%)
The A/D Marketing Manager is responsible for developing relationships with designers who are interested in working with Intereum in the future or with those who routinely recommend Intereum to their clients.  The role is responsible for generating sales by managing the relationship and growing it through regular contact. 

  • Serve in a consultative role.  Position Intereum as a strategic partner in securing new business.
  • Demonstrate a keen understanding of the designer's business, industry, and challenges.
  • Monitor organizational changes or realignments that may impact future recommendations.
  • Increase Intereum's top-of-mind awareness by following a rigorous schedule of contact and follow-up.  Initiate regular status calls and periodic in-person meetings.
  • Secure timely 1:1 meetings on "hot" projects.
  • Generate awareness of new products; conduct new product presentations as needed
  • Coordinate vendor trips
  • Provide pricing for end user accounts as well as A&D internal procurement requests.
  • Prepare quarterly action plans to secure or further enhance key professional partnerships.
  • Close business.

5. Team Activities, Administrative, & Professional Development (5%)

  • Prepare weekly updates for New Business Development Meeting
  • Attend team, department and company meetings
  • Maintain A&D database [monthly]
  • Train on new products offered by Herman Miller and other preferred vendors.
  • Develop forecasts via A&D Project List per firm.
  • Prepare internal documentation as required (e.g. weekly expense reports)
  • Participate in training and professional development activities.

Job Qualifications

Experience/Education:

  • 4-year college degree
  • Sales experience
  • Minimum two years professional experience in an interior design or architectural firm or related business, or within a commercial office furniture manufacturer or dealership.
  • Knowledge of commercial interior design principles

Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in Interior or Architectural Design
  • CID Certified
  • LEED Certified
  • Knowledge of Herman Miller products

Skills/Abilities:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship-building skills.  Is personable, outgoing and enthusiastic. Able to build personal connections by gaining the trust and respect of others. Able to actively and perceptively listen to others and respond with empathy, tact, and diplomacy. Highly effective when working with target audience, team members, industry partners, and others
  • Strong customer focus.  Highly responsive to customer needs; consistently demonstrates a commitment to achieving the highest level of customer satisfactions.
  • Proven sales skills with ability to close.
  • Superior organizational abilities. Able to effectively manage multiple moving parts by setting priorities, effectively allocating time and resources, and by completing the tasks associated with multiple projects in various stages of the order process. Close attention to details and accuracy in data entry are critical.
  • Strong public relations and communication skills.  Able to communicate effectively in person, by email and telephone with customers, vendors, and colleagues.
  • Effective team member.  Works collaboratively with others.  Makes positive and timely contributions to the team's success in meeting objectives.
  • Presentation skills.  Able to present ideas, proposals and solutions in a thoughtful yet compelling manner. 
  • Problem solver.  Able to recognize and clarify the nature of a challenge, evaluate alternatives, and propose solutions. Able to respond quickly and resourcefully to customer inquiries, requests and concerns.  Demonstrated resourcefulness in identifying actions needed to solve problems.
  • Able to work effectively within a well-defined business process. Understands the importance of adhering to established procedures and protocols.
  • Displays flexibility in approach to job both internally and externally.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite:  Outlook, Work, and Excel.  Highly motivated to learn and to effectively use systems and tools unique to Intereum and the commercial furniture business.

Notice:  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

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

Intereum is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

Studio Hive, Inc.

Interior Designer/Interior Architect

Posted 7-16-2015 – More information ▼

Studio Hive, Inc. is looking for a junior level Interior Designer/Interior Architect with 2 - 5 years of commercial design experience to join our team.  At Studio Hive, you will join a creative and collaborative architectural and design team dedicated to innovative problem solving, quality design and client service.  Studio Hive is an Interior focused Architecture firm that works in the following core markets: Workplace design, higher education and sports & entertainment.  Please see our web site: www.studiohive.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist senior designers and project directors with the development of design solutions and technical drawings.
  • Assists with selection and research of project design materials, finishes, furnishing and equipment.
  • Participates in the preparation of contract documents, plans, details and schedules using Revit or Cad, under the direction of a senior team member.
  • Assists with and/or undertakes the selection of furniture, fixtures and equipment.
  • Assist with and/or undertakes the specification writing of selected furniture, fixture and equipment.
  • Works with senior team members to prepare presentation drawings, sketches and renderings.
  • Assists with and/or prepare elements of project schematic/conceptual design, including preparation of presentation drawings, sketches and renderings, under direction of senior team member.
  •  Develop space planning concepts.
  • Develops and maintains an understanding of building codes and how they affect planning and design concepts.
  • Assists senior team members with the preparation of project documents, meeting minutes, schedules and specifications.
  • Contribute to the office by participating in collaborative brainstorms, office activities, and continuing education initiatives

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of interior design or architecture
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience as an interior designer or architect in corporate interiors. A focus on workplace design and/or higher education markets preferred.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCad, Revit, Photoshop, Indesign, and Sketchup.
  • Possess basic space planning skills with an interest in programming and planning.
  • Ability to prioritize oneself in order to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to our clients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to complete tasks accurately and in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to provide relevant project examples.

Position Type:

  • Full-Time with competitive benefits package and PTO

For consideration, please submit your resume and work samples. Include work samples that reflect your level of experience and process.  Work samples and resume shall be bound together as a single PDF, labeled with your name and a maximum file size of 2MB.

All qualifications are to be sent to sbjork@studiohive.com, no phone calls or drop-ins please.  Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Studio Hive, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Studio Hive complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Studio Hive, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Studio Hive employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Parameters, Ltd.

Account Manager

Posted 7-10-2015 – 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

Cuningham Group

Interior Designer

Posted 7-8-2015 – More information ▼

Interior Designer
Cuningham Group Minneapolis is seeking qualified candidates, with 2-6 years of experience, to support the Design team.

We are looking for motived individuals committed to high quality design to join our Live/Work Studio. Successful candidates will be responsible for supporting the lead designer on multiple projects by collaborating on design, product sourcing, preparing presentations and producing documents and specifications including FF&E.

Specific duties will include:

  • Working in a team environment, always striving towards the common goal of a successful project.
  • Collaboration on conceptual design with the ability to be literal or clever when working on thematic designs.
  • Produce presentations and computer generated renderings utilizing Photoshop.
  • Technical plans and documentation, utilizing Revit.
  • Assist in selection, research and specification of all Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment, Finishes and Lighting.
  • Travel for on-site coordination meetings.
  • Problem solving as an independent and as part of a team.
  • Organizing project bins and producing specific maintenance or specification information to the client or their operations department.

Must have and display:

  • Bachelor Degree in Interior Design.
  • Strong Communication Skills.
  • Team Player Attitude.
  • Must be able to take specific direction while applying common sense and motivation so as not to hold up timelines.
  • Flexibility in work schedule. Overtime is sometimes necessary when working on deadline driven projects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Creative Suite required. Experience in Sketch Up, Rhino or other modeling programs a plus.
  • Experience with Revit in a documentation environment.
  • Desire to further education and obtain NCIDQ.
  • Commitment to sustainable design.

Please send resume and work samples to Julie Lang at jlang@cuningham.com

General Office Products

Account Executive

Posted 7-8-2015 – More information ▼

Are you looking for a new challenge in a fast-paced, exciting work environment? Do you enjoy building new relationships and searching for new business opportunities? Do you love to be connected and leverage technology to help you reach your goals?

General Office Products, a reputable, design-focused leader in the contract interiors industry is currently seeking a highly creative and ambitious person to strategically promote furniture solutions and services. The primary role of an Account Executive is to generate revenue by developing relationships with end users and market influencers as well as ensure an outstanding customer experience from the initial design process through project completion.

We are searching for the best, brightest talent – not necessarily the most seasoned. The ideal candidate will be hungry to learn, to grow and to build their business skills through hands-on experiences in a fun, challenging industry. We offer a highly competitive compensation/benefits package and flexible work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Business Development: Builds strong professional networks that lead to future sales opportunities. Develop relationships with key sales partners such as architecture & design firms, commercial real estate companies, building contractors, etc. Participates in industry events and appropriately reflects the GOP brand in the community.
  • Customer Relationship Management: Identifies, approaches and develops trusted relationships with key customer contacts. Works closely with clients through each stage of the process to manage expectations and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Consultative Selling: Manages sales effort at every stage in a long-cycle sales process. Identifies customer requirements and ensures proposed solutions meet or exceed them. Creates selling strategies and advances the opportunity with each sales call. Delivers presentations effectively and closes sales opportunities.
  • Project Leadership: Leads the team to develop proposals that meet or exceed customer requirements. Clearly defines deliverables/timelines and delegates responsibility. Follows up to ensure projects are completed on time and to quality expectations.
  • Professional & Product Knowledge: Continually develop professional selling skills as well as key product knowledge. Learns Steelcase's workplace research concepts and builds them into selling strategies. Seeks out client and industry information to provide forward-thinking solutions to clients.
  • Sales Planning & Administration: Develops an annual business plan. Continually updates and utilizes CRM system. Provides timely and accurate sales forecasts.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in interior design, business administration or a related field
  • One to two years of related work experience preferred: commercial office furniture, architecture & design, commercial real estate, construction, marketing

Our newly renovated facility provides an innovative, exciting work environment! Interest candidates who meet the qualifications can submit their resume, cover letter and additional documentation by accessing the career posting on our website at http://www.gopco.com/career/account-executive/

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities