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Current Job Postings

General Office Products

Account Executive

Posted 4-7-2014 – More information ▼

General Office Products, a reputable, design-focused leader in the contract interiors industry is currently seeking a highly creative and ambitious person to promote office furniture solutions and services.  The role includes the following areas of focused accountabilities:

  • Develop new business relationships through prospecting, referrals, networking, etc.
  • Utilize a consultative approach to making initial calls, presentations and closing the sale
  • Recommend unique solutions, specify furniture and process quotes/bids
  • Provide exceptional customer service throughout all stages of a project
  • Maintain an accurate sales forecast for all opportunities

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Two years of outside sales and/or interior design experience
  • Excellent written, technical and communication skills
  • Assertive, flexible and displays a strong sense of urgency
  • Effective interpersonal skills and able to successfully present products and services

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter to hr@gopco.com.

General Office Products
4521 Highway 7
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Email: hr@gopco.com

FAX: 952-925-7553

Equal Opportunity Employer

General Office Products

Account Manager

Posted 4-7-2014 – More information ▼

General Office Products, a reputable, design-focused leader in the contract interiors industry is currently seeking an experienced professional to successfully manage an existing client base.  The role includes the following areas of focused accountabilities:

  • Manage the order process for multiple projects from inception to delivery/installation
  • Qualify client need, budget and time constraints to ensure client satisfaction
  • Promote products and services as well as develop/maintain standards for customers
  • Review final quotes, focusing on accuracy of finishes, product selection and pricing
  • Maintain an accurate sales forecast for all opportunities

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Five years of sales experience in the contract furniture industry
  • Excellent written, technical and communication skills
  • Capable of reading design drawings/specifications and meeting precise deadlines
  • Effective interpersonal skills and able to successfully present products and services

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter to hr@gopco.com.

General Office Products
4521 Highway 7
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Email: hr@gopco.com

FAX: 952-925-7553

Equal Opportunity Employer

NELSON

Account Manager

Posted 4-4-2014 – More information ▼

NELSON is currently seeking an Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN. The Account Manager, through the NELSON regional service delivery model, will plan, direct and control operational functions, for specific clients, to achieve the goals and objectives outlined by the Client and Senior Management. Major area of focus involves management of client relations through personal contacts and the mentoring of site managers and / or project managers that develop relationships with clients and markets.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise specific client operations which may include:
    • Establishing organizational principles, goals, objectives and their applications
    • In concert with the Managing Directors and Service Line Directors, evaluation and compensation of personnel
    • Management of normal business operations and special projects as related to any specific account(s)
    • Working with the Managing Directors and Service Line Directors, establish account specific quality control systems, procedures and standards
    • Assist the Managing Directors and Service Line Directors in the recruitment and development of adequate manpower resources
    • Financial management of the account
    • Demonstrated ability to understand clients business issues
  • Assist in development and implementation of a system that will facilitate operational lines of communication between regional locations as related to a specific account(s)
  • Monitor, measure and evaluate the performance of ongoing activities under his/her control to promote operational effectiveness as outlined by the Service Line Directors and Management
  • Assure operational quality by client and industry standards
    Monitor and observe operations to identify problems that require a decision, determine and evaluate alternative courses of action and implement a solution
  • May assist in the plan, development and implementation of specific performance goals and budget requirements to meet the company's objectives and market targets with regard to existing account(s)
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities within existing account(s) under management
  • Assist in preparation or prepare account presentations
  • Assist in evaluating new business opportunities within the accounts managed, to assure compatibility with the company's resources regarding qualified personnel, schedule availability and capacity required to produce the client's desired results
  • Analyze pricing and profit data to formulate policies that will maximize the service quality to clients, as related to specific client account(s)
  • Meet with the Managing Directors / Service Line Directors to review account activity and determine changes in programs or strategies if required
  • Provide the Managing Directors / Service Line Directors with necessary reports, client and major project status, and account projections
  • Keep abreast of current trends and issues in the marketplace in order to help meet corporate as well as client-specific goals
  • Update Managing Directors / Service Line Directors as information relates to specific accounts to be updated in the company's business plan
  • Initiate communications to account personnel outlining policy and/or procedural changes to be implemented to assist in meeting client objectives
  • Communicate clearly that the client is the primary priority and encourage the staff to conduct themselves in accordance with that priority
  • Act as a public relations figure and constantly promote the company's image and culture both internally and externally
  • Consult with the Managing Directors / Service Line Directors to establish client and corporate objectives
  • Conduct senior level client liaison activities which may include programming, attendance at major meetings and presentations and special consulting assignments
  • Act as Project Manager, when required, on high profile full scope projects
  • Conduct management meetings with account staff

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Interior Design, or related field
  • At least 10 years' experience directly related to client relationship management.
  • Prior background in architecture, design, facilities planning/management, and/or corporate real estate.
  • Account Management experience required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint.

We offer competitive wages based on skills and experience, excellent benefits package including; Paid Time Off, medical, dental, 401K, pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts, and more. NELSON is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have read this and feel this may be the career opportunity for you, please apply through our website at http://www.nelsononline.com/who-we-are/careers/account-manager. Due to the large volume of candidates, only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

Gensler

Intermediate Interior Designer

Posted 4-4-2014 – More information ▼

The Gensler Minneapolis Office is seeking an intermediate Interior Designer.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform interior design assignments that include conceptual design, schematic design, design development & construction documents
  • Provides design support for completion and execution of design projects
  • Develop space planning concepts and generate program documents
  • Participates in selection of FF&E color palettes & material presentations, and generate specifications
  • Develop 3D renderings and images of design ideas
  • Design documentation in all phases of the design process including construction documentation phase

Requirements:

  • 5 years minimum of relevant design experience in interiors
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, 3-D programs, SketchUp and other modeling software programs
  • Proficient in Creative Adobe Suite applications specifically Illustrator
  • Bachelors' Degree in Interior Design or Architecture from accredited school
  • Certification or state licensed is a plus
  • Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials and specifications
  • Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas
  • LEED accreditation is a plus

In order to be considered for this position, you must upload work samples or your portfolio to your application. http://www.gensler.com/#aboutus/careers

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please upload work samples or a portfolio to the attachment section of your application. Applicants who do not submit portfolio materials and meet these qualifications will not be considered.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Gensler

Architectural Designer

Posted 4-4-2014 – More information ▼

Gensler, one of the world's largest architecture, planning and design firms is seeking a Junior Architectural Designer to join our Minneapolis office.

Responsibilities:

  • Involvement in all phases of the design process including programming, schematic design, design development and construction documents and construction administration.
  • Produce graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings;
  • Utilize hand rendering techniques to communicate design concepts;
  • Analyze sketches, notes, site survey of existing conditions for completion of drawings, space planning;
  • Strong 3D visualization skills are required
  • Close collaboration with design team, clients, consultants, contractors and vendors
  • Meet deadlines for design deliverables

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years experience in architecture.
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited school of architecture or interior design program
  • Strong CAD, REVIT, AutoCAD, Photoshop, V-Ray, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, 3DStudioMax, SketchUp, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat skills are desired
  • Experience with Grasshopper, RhinoScript, Processing or other scripting experience preferred

In order to be considered for this position, you must upload work samples or your portfolio to your application. http://www.gensler.com/#aboutus/careers

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please upload work samples or a portfolio to the attachment section of your application. Applicants who do not submit portfolio materials and meet these qualifications will not be considered.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Mohagen/Hansen Architectural Group

Interior Designer – Entry Level

Posted 3-20-2014 – More information ▼

Description:
Mohagen/Hansen Architectural Group, an award-winning planning, architecture and interior design firm has a full time position available for an Entry Level Interior Designer in our Wayzata office. This position is responsible for providing design and design support for a variety of project types. We are looking for a creative and energetic person with in-depth technical knowledge and a desire to collaborate a part of a dedicated team. Strong communication and organizational skills are also required. Candidate must be able to work closely with Senior Designers in maintaining and managing project quality and work within the framework of a defined project process.

The successful candidate should have a BS/BA in Interior Design from a CIDA accredited program, and 0-3 years of experience. Pursuit of NCIDQ examination completion, and CID certification, or the ability to become certified is a plus. Proficient use of Autocad, Revit and Microsoft Office software programs is necessary. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, flexible work environment and great people to work with!

Additional information:
Mohagen/Hansen Architectural Group was founded in 1989. Since that time, the firm has evolved into a full-service architecture and interior design firm, today maintaining a staff of more than 25 full time professionals.

The planning and design expertise provided by our office include a full spectrum of programming, planning and design services to Corporate Office, Healthcare, Senior Living, Dental, Government, Financial and Office/Warehouse clients.

To learn more about our dynamic firm, visit our website at www.mohagenhansen.com!

For immediate consideration, please send you cover letter and resume to info@mohagenhansen.com.

Hennepin County Property Services

Interiors Project Manager

Posted 3-11-2014 – More information ▼

Interiors Project Manager
Hennepin County Property Services
$55,827 - $86,892 Annually

Property Services is seeking a Interiors Project Manager, reporting directly to interiors section leader within the Design and Construction Division, to manage and coordinate interior project design; construction; administration of contracts; budget planning; project cost accounting; and safety for new and existing facilities.

This is a temporary (limited duration), full-time, benefit-earning position with a duration of up to two years.

The Property Services Department is responsible for comprehensive management of the county's properties and facilities to appropriately, safely, and effectively support county programs and services. This work includes ensuring the provision of:

  • Adequate facilities to meet current and future program needs through strategic facility development
  • Project quality assurance through effective project development and implementation
  • Integrated facility management services in order to ensure consistent and effective county wide operations
  • Security services to ensure the safety and integrity of county facilities
  • Carrying out the division's responsibilities with in a cost effective manner

Best Qualified Candidates will have:

  • One of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in interior design and at least five years approved experience related to interior design.
    • An approved equivalent combination of education and experience to equal at least nine years.
  • Current certification to practice in the State of Minnesota as a certified interior designer.
  • Four years or more of experience in interiors project management.
  • Experience working with systems furniture.
  • Experience researching, developing, managing, and evaluating contracts; experience overseeing and managing budgets.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of interiors, including conceptual and functional space analysis techniques, construction documents, and construction contract administration as applied to Interiors.
  • Strong skills in oral and written communication, organization, and project management.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness in response to work demands, provide functional design appropriate to the public sector, and meet expectations and requirements of both external and internal customers.

Hennepin County offers stability, a life/work balance and impressive benefits that include: comprehensive health and wellness package, employee discounts, retirement preparation and saving plans, various insurance protection, family benefits, tuition reimbursement, and more.

To learn more about the position, view the complete posting online and access the online application process, visit our website at www.hennepin.jobs. The position is open until 5 pm Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Recruiter contact: Leanne.Rajtar@hennepin.us

Strong careers. Strong communities.

Interior Design Program,
College of Design, University of Minnesota

Lecturer or Teaching Specialist

Posted 2-17-2014 – More information ▼

The Interior Design Program, College of Design, University of Minnesota seeks to fill a Lecturer or Teaching Specialist position to teach design studio and other critical core courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Position:

This is a 100%-time, nine-month (academic year), annually renewable, academic professional appointment at the level of Lecturer or Teaching Specialist. Appointment is expected to be renewed for up to three years; renewal is contingent upon performance and funding. The expected start date is August 25, 2014, with the initial appointment term ending May 24, 2015.

Responsibilities:

Contribute to the mission and vision of the Interior Design program in the College of Design. The duties for this position include:

  • Teaching 5-6 undergraduate courses in the interior design program
  • Supervising graduate student teaching assistants or adjunct faculty
  • Advising and mentoring undergraduate students
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of the interior design curriculum
  • Contributing to program administration
  • Participating in department/college committees
  • Participating in portfolio review
  • Participating with the ID Advisory Board and maintaining a relationship with the design community
  • Contributing to and supporting the mission of the land-grant institution

Essential Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Interior Design or a related discipline; at least one degree in interior design.
  • Interior design practice experience.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness in interior design studio courses at the collegiate level.
  • Competence to teach in content area.
  • Experience working with current software technology (e.g.Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Attention to cultural diversity in teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, staff and the community

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to above requirements: Earned PhD or equivalent in interior design or related field. NCIDQ certificate holder; LEED AP (in any area); active in professional organizations. Record of distinction in creative production (i.e., published works, national design competitions). Technologically innovative approach to teaching and scholarship. Experience working collaboratively with academic departments and/or in the community. Experience advising/mentoring students.

Salary and Title:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Expected Start Date:
August 25, 2014.

Application Procedure:

Application procedure is on-line. Go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html The requisition number is 189554. Submit your letter of application, curriculum vitae, electronic portfolio of student and professional work (20 slides max.), a statement of teaching philosophy (1 page maximum), and contact information for three references. Send transcripts of your graduate work (may be unofficial transcripts at time of application) to: Julie Hillman, Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel, University of Minnesota, 240 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Telephone: 612/624-7721; E-mail: jhillman@umn.edu. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 14, 2014.

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. A satisfactory background check is the absence of a criminal record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant/employee's suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position.

Candidates selected for interview must submit a teaching portfolio including samples of syllabi and teaching evaluations. For more information, visit our web site at: http://dha.design.umn.edu/

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. To request disability accommodations, please contact Julie Hillman, Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel, 240 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108, 612/624-7721.


Rubble Tile

Architectural Sales Rep

Posted 2-14-2014 – More information ▼

Rubble Tile is growing, and looking for an exceptional sales professional to join our excellent team.

We are a customer-focused tile distributor, carrying mid-to-high end tile servicing builders, architects, contractors, designers and developers. We are in search of a candidate with a proven track record of sales success, preferably in the field of commercial building and developing.

Relationship-based sales experience a must. Excellent presentation and computer skills, communication skills and sense of humor mandatory!

This position requires the ability to work independently, juggle multiple tasks and deadlines and keep up with a high energy business. Organization and relationship building are key components to success.

Please send resume and cover letter describing your qualifications to: info@rubbletile.com


Deluxe Corporation

Project Manager - Space Planner

Posted 2-10-2014 – More information ▼

Company Info:
Deluxe Corporation is an award winning provider that is launching new products, offering new services, and creating new ways to help small businesses and financial institutions succeed. We provide an environment that is dynamic, not bureaucratic and a structure that is rewarding, not routine, now we need you to provide the passion and expertise!

Job Description:
This position is responsible for the management of all space planning, occupancy planning and analyses, workstation and office design, and relocation projects throughout all facilities within the portfolio. This position will also coordinate the use of AutoCAD as well as deployment of automation (including SharePoint) to the user level. The position is also responsible for the selection and contracting with relocation vendors and furniture vendors. The Project Manager/Space planner will coordinate with the Regional Facilities Managers to successfully deliver projects with minimum negative impact to employees or business operations. Projects will vary in size and scope and each will require working with various employees and contractors. This position will be responsible for carrying a project forward to successful completion while keeping Senior Management informed and involved on a daily basis. This position exists to optimize the real estate portfolio, to drive workspace efficiency and effectiveness in support of the overall Portfolio Strategy and to support the implementation of enterprise-wide space policies, procedures and strategies.

Space Planning

  • Coordinates and performs space planning for all facilities, including development of space plans to accommodate staffing and other business requirements. Presents & negotiates with the business units to implement plans aligned with corporate guidelines, including scenarios to maximize use of space while meeting business requirements.
  • Develops, manages and administers the move, add and change (MAC) process for facilities.
  • Develops, sources and negotiates required services to be provided by internal constituencies (IT, Real Estate, ESS&H and Finance) to ensure appropriate resources for relocations.
  • Develops, sources, negotiates and manages external vendor relationships for relocations, furniture and construction related to relocations.
  • Manages relocations including the development and execution of project planning activities, timing of group moves/relocations, migration and phasing plans, stack and block plans, test-fits and final relocations.
  • Develops occupancy analysis reporting to effectively communicate occupancy/vacancy ratios, headcount projections and workplace conditions. Develops reporting including headcount projections, capacity, vacancy, churn information, and space allocations in facilities.
  • Develops and manages expense and capital budgets related to space planning and relocation activities. Provides input to AOP planning including both expense and capital planning.
  • Manages all systems to ensure up-to-date AutoCad drawings. Participates in the development & integration of space management tools & processes to improve efficiencies. Develops and administers automated tools including SharePoint site to more effectively communicate Real Estate/Facilities activities to end users and to allow end users to effectively communicate and request services from the Facilities team.

Project Management

  • Coordinates with Regional Facilities Managers to effectively manage all projects related to relocations or re-stacks.
  • Coordinates directly with end users, facilities staff and business unit leaders to implement projects.
  • Oversees projects and coordinates directly with contractors and vendors to successfully complete projects, including coordination of the delivery of minor construction projects and workspace changes as designed.
  • Develops and manages project schedules of critical path and milestone events. Manages regular project coordination meetings and issue meeting minutes and associated communication.
  • Manages documents related to the project management process including tender bid forms, proposal approval forms, change orders, feasibility approvals, vendor quotations, purchase orders, invoices and other relevant project documentation.
  • Manages and assists in project accounting duties including preparation of purchase orders for review and issuance, recording of purchases/commitments in the accounting system, reconciling invoices to purchase orders for review and issuance, recording of invoices in the accounting system and updating project accounting forecasts on a monthly basis.
  • Coordinates project close out activities related to quality management, customer service, warranty inspections including gathering all necessary close-out documents such as as-built drawings from contractors, archiving of proper records, etc.
  • Identifies and implements business process improvements, internal efficiencies and controls to lessen the impact of resources and cost.

Required:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in facilities management
  • 5 years experience in space planning/occupancy planning or equivalent job-related work experience. FMP certification is preferred.
  • Strong spatial skills with experience in the implementation of workplace strategies and the ability to translate business requirements into space requirements (space programming).
  • Analysis of real estate and space related data; ability to perform trending analysis
  • Fluency in Autocad, knowledge of space management/occupancy planning software/technology as well as PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint.
  • Strong financial analysis and budgeting skills related to space planning and project management.
  • An understanding of service provider contract negotiations and management as they relate to facilities projects.
  • Ability to work with all levels of employees, external contractors and regulatory authorities.
  • Experience managing projects and overseeing and directing the work of others in multiple locations.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude

TO APPLY: Please visit our website at http://jobs.deluxe.com