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Current Job Postings

Shea, Inc.

Interior Designer

Posted 4-6-2015 – More information ▼

Shea, Inc. is a nationally recognized design firm with a unique approach of creating 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 corporate. Our award winning work provides real business results for clients and has built our reputation for smart creativity.

Our office seeks an Interior Designer with minimum 5 years of experience in the fields of restaurant and hospitality, retail, and corporate environments.

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 past environment. The applicant shall have strong design sensibilities with outstanding presentation skills, both visually and verbally. 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, depending on your level of experience.

Candidate must have knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the fields of restaurant and hospitality, retail, and corporate services including interior materials, finishes, furniture and equipment. Experience in AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office is required.

If that's you, and you love our work at Spoon & Stable, Butcher & the Boar, Camp Smile, RBC Plaza or Macy's, we'd love to talk to you.

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@sheadesign.com. No phone calls/agency calls please. Shea is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fluid Interiors

Project Designer

Posted 3-16-2015 – More information ▼

Fluid Interiors is seeking a Project Designer to join our team. Qualified candidates must have 3-5 years experience. FURNITURE DEALERSHIP DESIGN EXPERIENCE IS HIGHLY PREFERRED. Must have the ability to learn quickly and have a can do attitude.

Our core values as a company are:

  • Genuine (Integrity)
  • Creativity
  • Continuous learning and growth
  • Results oriented

If these core values match your core values as an individual, you have found the right company.

Core Competencies and Responsibilities:
Provides design services to dealership customers including RFP/proposal and budgeting assistance, site/inventory verifications, programming, space planning, typical development, working/installation drawings, specifications and site-to-plan review. Works closely with dealership sales (Account Executives), order entry and installation groups, as well as customers, to ensure accurate plans and specifications, conformance to client's requirements, customer satisfaction, project profitability, and high quality project implementation.

  • Customer/Account Servicing
  • Attends client planning meetings
  • Reviews site; conducts field measurements and plan-to-site adherence checks
  • Inventories existing product; produces as-built drawings/specifications
  • Assists A&D firm or AE, clarifies scope and expectations. Conducts in-depth programming and produces program report; interviews customer/end users, researches workplace requirements, analyzes space/furniture needs
  • Assists Design firm by Developing and presenting block plans; gains customer approvals
  • Develops and presents color/finish selections related to office interior products; gains customer approvals and sign off
  • Develops finished working drawings for specification and installation; validates plans against construction, electrical engineering and A&D drawing sets; gains customer approvals
  • Develops product specifications; double-checks specifications against plans; gets specifications order-entry ready using an electronic specification program preferably
  • Manages changes, revisions, and product specifications
  • Conducts field and punch-list review with project managers and/or installation group and updates other AE's, Designers, and CSR's on best practices.

Departmental Practices

  • Estimates design project time; maintains detailed daily time sheets; manages actual time against project estimates
  • Assists in budgeting, estimating, and qualifying projects before any order ready specification is done.
  • Researches prior work or other sources to reduce specification time whenever possible.
  • Assists in the writing and presentation of design proposals and contracts to customers
  • Maintains detailed and extensive project documentation and filing protocol, including records of all key decisions, phone conversations, approvals and sign-offs, and notes from all project planning meetings
  • Is responsible for Design invoice/billing management of projects assigned. (Time Entry)
  • Provides detail and accurate pricing (i.e. sif file) to Order Entry.
  • Researches information sources to assist in Budgeting
  • Uses Canvas to create images for Budgeting, Order Enterable, and RFP's.
  • Verifies and signs off on acknowledgements for any project requiring design services.

Coordination/Planning

  • Clarifies and understands dealership scope and risk. Coordinates phone, data, and computer network planning interface with electrician, customer's IT group/personnel and cabling vendors
  • Collects and transmits installation/project work order information to order entry and operations group - (Final Sif file) (Installation Packet -- assists CSR with Critical information)
  • Ensures complete and accurate transmittal of project planning data to order entry/ management, and installation groups

Organizational Interfaces

  • With positive working demeanor, conducts responsible interfaces with: dealership AE's, customer service, marketing, and operations/installation groups

Contract Furniture/Design Industry Knowledge

  • Has strong knowledge of interior design field and current practices
  • Understands workplace environment issues (ergonomics, technology integration, teaming, alternative officing, etc.)
  • Has a working knowledge of the dealership's contract furniture lines, including features/benefits, pricing, application and assembly and specification options, etc.
  • Stays current with all relevant technology including Revit, AutoCad, Canvas, Khameleon, and all Microsoft Suite software.
  • Has a working knowledge of applicable building codes, ADA regulations, National Electrical Code, etc.
  • Understands contract furniture processes, including order preparation, project management, order management and delivery/installation

Sustainability - LEED

  • Understands projects financial information and profitability
  • Identifies account penetration opportunities for additional product or service sales to customer

Andrea Samuelson | Human Resources
100 North 6th Street, Suite 100A | Minneapolis, MN 55403
D: (612) 746-8745 | F: (612) 746-8701 | andrea.samuelson@fluidinteriors.com

The Goodman Group

Director of Interior Design

Posted 3-5-2015 – More information ▼

The Goodman Group, a national leader in senior and residential housing, is currently searching for an experienced and talented Director of Interior Design to join the corporate team in Chaska, MN.  

In this hands on designer role, the successful candidate will be responsible for development and execution of the interior design process for healthcare and residential properties with the primary focus on development of design, scope, budget, programming design, and overview. The Director of Interior Design is also responsible for the development and ongoing review of concepts and standards for healthcare and coordinates the interior design work effort with other project activities and team participants. The successful candidate will have high end design experience with senior living communities. 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in senior care communities, medical facilities, and/or hospitality.
  • Minimum of 10 years of direct work experience in multi-level design operations.
  • Bachelors in Interior Design, Masters preferred.
  • Design professional licensure preferred but not required
  • Highly dedicated to the design profession, long term corporate stability and senior living communities
  • Ability to represent owners interests with consultants and related vendors.
  • Demonstrated success in bringing design projects to completion at and under budget.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Ability to travel at least but not limited to 40% of the time and without hesitation.

About The Goodman Group
An international company headquartered in Chaska, Minnesota, The Goodman Group was established in 1965 with its beginnings in residential and commercial property ownership and management.  In 1967, the company developed its first health care centre and has become a multi-state operator recognized as a national leader in developing, owning and managing senior living communities, health care centers, residential communities and commercial properties.  The Goodman Group is a privately held company with responsibility for overseeing communities with tens of thousands of residents and over 4,000 community employees. The Goodman Group has operations in ten states in the US – Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington – and in Berlin, Germany. 

The JBG Design & Development division provides internal services for developing premier senior living and health care communities, and residential, commercial and retail properties.  For more than 30 years, our staff has managed the land use entitlement process, provided construction management, architectural services and interior design services. While developing for both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, JBG Design & Development has partnered with hospitals, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, and private organizations. Our focus is on creating one-of-a-kind exclusive developments that are exceptionally innovative in every respect. Community leaders are consulted to design and develop environments that reflect the locale's beauty and spirit.  Through thoughtful and meticulous attention to detail, state-of-the-art living communities for all ages and abilities are created with everything from gorgeous marble accents to water sculptures and large aquariums, to stunning outdoor gardens and natural walking paths. JBG Design & Development has an unparalleled commitment to upholding the finest design standards, ensuring that every aspect of a development is done right.

The Senior Living and Health Care division focuses on developing and managing senior living communities and health care centers. We currently own and manage 19 senior living communities with 2,500 apartment residences offering independent and assisted living and memory care service; 14 skilled nursing centers with 1,700 beds, rehabilitation centers, a home health care agency, Philippine nurse recruitment, a staffing agency, holistic spa and wellness centers, and intergenerational learning centers. Our health care communities lead the markets in standard of care, programming and physical plant, and are located in Arizona, California, Florida, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington.

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to Jason.cariveau@thegoodmangroup.com.

Pre-employment drug screen, background check, verification of past employment, and of eligibility
to work in the United States will be performed for all positions.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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