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Current Job Postings

The Goodman Group

Senior Interior Designer

Posted 6-23-2015 – More information ▼

Location: Chaska, Minnesota, United States, 55318

In this critical hands on and very visible leadership role, the Director of Interior Design is responsible for the development and execution of the interior design process for healthcare and residential properties with the primary focus on development of 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.

About The Goodman Group video: https://vimeo.com/thegoodmangroupllc/tgg

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop creative solutions for varied environments which include: programming spatial requirements, interior architecture, interior concepts, incorporating artistic abilities to the selections of furniture and building material finishes.
  • Create and implement creative interior design solutions with the mind-set of healthy environmental psychology practices including: lighting, day lighting, esthetics and environmental enhancements that contribute to the general well-being of the individual, whether it is an employee, resident or customer.
  • Execute the designed scope and facilitate approvals with a matrix style process (Owner, Regional Directors, Executive Directors). Direct communication between consultants such as architects, engineers, interior lighting consultants, construction personnel and/or companies, subcontractors, and other consultants as applicable.
  • Submit baseline and updated budgets and timelines.
  • Develop project budget for FF&E with designated codes.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of project cost.
  • Monitor and review design and status at weekly project meetings to include team members.
  • Develop signage and way finding.
  • Systematically document project specifications for architects and construction personnel. To include all FF&E specifications, presentation boards, and project books.
  • Coordination of all interior design trades
  • Site visits to monitor progress
  • Oversee opening/handoff of projects upon their completion.
  • Incorporate knowledge and experience to provide a supportive, positive and healthy environment for our residents, staff and guests.
  • Incorporate knowledge and experience to assist with the development of projects, including marketing a property operation, by offering insight into how the end user might react.
  • Oversee standard operating design procedures and monitor compliance of design company's standards,
  • Critiques design solutions (internal and external) for healthcare properties.
  • Determine hours and task requirements to submit to Director of Interior Design Services.
  • Continuously improves the overall standards of design quality.
  • Takes responsibility for and checks their own work, as well as the work of others. Including submittal reviews.
  • Maintains an understanding of current design trends, products, design specifications, etc.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the design team.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports as required.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Lead and operate with a Platinum Service mindset.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the senior living or hospitality industry.  
  • Bachelors Degree 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 and at or under budget.
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel management, including effective interviewing and hiring skills for staff, consultants and contractors.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Ability to shift priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.  Flexible during time of change.
  • Ability to read and adapt to communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, clients and other departments.
  • Ability to defuse tension among team, should it arise.
  • Ability to bring design project to successful completion through political sensitivity.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – verbal, written, interviewing and presentation.
  • Adept to conducting research into design project related issues and products.
  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Very strong active listening skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
  • Ability to travel at least but not limited to 40% of the time and without hesitation.
  • Experience and patience in working with senior leadership.
  • Strong computer skills (i.e.: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, AutoCAD, Microsoft Project).
  • Business skills necessary to lead a small group of professionals in the successful accomplishment of large projects.
  • Effective communication skills in community and management meetings and managing internal and external relationships.  The ability to articulate, influence and persuade.
  • Effective negotiating skills pertaining to initial contracts and change orders.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Strong work ethic and a commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/zjnmjvm

Shea

Interior Design Managing Director

Posted 6-16-2015 – More information ▼

Position Description: Interior Design Managing Director
Reports To: COO, CFO
Status: Full time, Exempt-Billable
Direct Reports: Interior Design Employees

Position Summary: As managing director of the interior designers, this position will be to strengthen the breadth, profitability, work product, and integration within the greater Shea structure of the interior designers through sound management structure/practice at both the project and departmental level. This position will act as a mentor and manager of the interiors department, offering leadership, clear guidance and feedback on a regular basis to ensure quality results.

Major Job Functions:

  • Maintains involvement and ensures quality control in all phases of interior architectural
    projects and their management
  • May serve as a primary contact with clients, consultants and public agencies
  • Maintains a strong presence in professional organizations
  • Works directly with other Shea management to develop major business initiatives
  • Arranges mentorship and training, including internal staff education and encouragement of participation in external education and training, and distribution of publications and materials as learning tools
  • Evaluates the progress on projects and vetting project design goals, including review of work product for quality standards
  • Determines standards for project development
  • Work closely with the partners-in-charge and interior design leads
  • Ensures complete integration of the work product with other groups within the company

Essential Job Responsibilities:
The managing director must understand the range of work of the firm and administrative
procedures, and create standards and procedures for group management including:

  • Staffing and scheduling projection for the interiors staff, including all resource allocation
  • Staff evaluation and development
  • Quality control and technical assistance (problem solving)
  • New employee training
  • Improving internal systems while coordinating with the all sides of Shea's business
  • Writing proposals and creating fee estimates in conjunction with other Client Relationship Managers

Contact Jason Dvorak at JasonD@sheadesign.com

Furniture Industries Inc

Design Assistant

Posted 6-5-2015 – More information ▼

Growing Interior Design/ Procurement Firm seeks full time (40Hours) Design Assistant. Looking for team player to support the lead designers in hospitality firm. This is the perfect opportunity for a recent grad or someone with 1-2 years of experience in hospitality.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Maintain Materials Library
  • Create Color Boards
  • Pull / Order Samples
  • Request Price Quotes
  • Create Specification Manuals including room layouts
  • CAD, Photoshop, and InDesign, Revit

Qualifications:

  • Interior Design Degree from accredited 2 or 4 year program
  • Computer proficiency, Must be skillful in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer),
    AutoCAD LT, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Excellent communication, organization, prioritization, multi-tasking skills
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and work well under pressure
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Experience in Hospitality a plus

Entry Level

Please email resumes to AVanDeusen@FurnitureIndustries.com

BWBR

Interior Designer

Posted 5-29-2015 – More information ▼

BWBR, a full-service Saint Paul, MN architectural and interior design firm with a diverse practice and history dating back to the 1920's, has an immediate opportunity for an interior designer with 3-8 years of experience.

The ideal team member will bring creativity, professionalism, and energy to the position. With a work environment that encourages collaboration, we seek an individual with a positive spirit who can juggle multiple priorities and balance both short-term deadlines with long-term projects. Attributes desired:

  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Excellent planning and design skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience and interest in a variety of building types
  • Proficiency in Revit documentation required
  • SketchUp knowledge beneficial
  • Related undergraduate degree and 3 to 8 years experience

BWBR pays close attention to individual strengths and is committed to continually fostering growth opportunities for our staff. Our size offers the opportunity to be engaged in small projects as well as large and complex building types in our core markets of health care, higher education, government, worship, and corporate. We offer a comprehensive benefits program as well as a profit sharing and 401(k) salary deferral plan.

BWBR also believes a healthy work culture is a culture that promotes health and wellness beyond your work. The diverse and dynamic interests of those who work here provide opportunities, both organized and impromptu, for individual pursuits and exploration. Click here to learn more about our culture.

This position will be based in our Saint Paul office. We offer a vibrant, professional office setting in the Lawson Commons Building in downtown, conveniently served by multiple bus routes and offering various parking options. With an office of more than 130 people, we provide a work environment designed to engage, empower, and enhance both those we work for and those we work with.

EEO/W/M/Veteran/Disability

If interested, please apply online at: www.bwbr.com/careers/career-opportunities

RBC Tile & Stone

Showroom Design Consultant

Posted 5-6-2015 – More information ▼

RBC Tile & Stone is seeking a FT Showroom Design Consultant for our Plymouth location.
You will work with the top Architects, Designers and Builders in the Omaha area. RBC is a well established company and has been in business for over 50 years Sales experience and design degree preferred.  This is a great position for someone with a passion for design and drive to sell.  Excellent benefits package and a 401(k) plan with company match.  Please send resume to sales@rbctile.com and visit our website at www.rbctile.com.

Parameters, Ltd.

Marketing Manager

Posted 4-28-2015 – More information ▼

Job Brief

Parameters is seeking a candidate to oversee all marketing and advertising activities for the organization.

You will be responsible to developing tools, strategies and events to increase awareness and visibility of Parameters in our marketplace.

General Job Description

Business Development:

  • Develop new and lasting relationships with Architects and Designers.
  • Leads team responses to RFP's and other possible new business ventures.

Marketing Initiatives:

  • Enhance the branding of our current RFP responses, bids, presentations, documents and other documents that represent the Parameters brand.
  • Develop marketing materials required for specific trade shows, events, product introductions, manufacturer partnerships, company services, etc.
  • Manage and take ownership of the overall response to all RFP's working with internal teams.
  • Develop a template for local project profiles.
  • Prepare, maintain and track marketing budget.
  • Work closely with Business Development and our strategic partners to further our position in the marketplace.
  • Event planning as decided by teams and management.
  • Maintain social media presence with 3-4 updates weekly to Facebook, Twitter or any other social media.
  • Maintain and manage company website for updates to teams, products, projects and promotions.
  • Promote Parameters with key A&D firms on a regular basis.

Key Reporting/Working Relationships:

  • Position reports to David Haines and Lauri Bolin
  • Works with project teams, including Business Development, Account Managers, Account Coordinators, Marketing, Design and Installation, Accounting and out strategic business partners.

Key Results Expected:

  • Increase Parameters visibility in the market place.
  • Stronger relationships within the A&D community.
  • Quality of branding.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.  Requires at least five years' experience 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, Photoshop, Adobe Contribute and Social Media platforms.
  • 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 and Respectful.

Competencies:

  • Marketing
  • Communication
  • Dependability & Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Job Knowledge and Skill Application
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Creativity and Attention to Detail

Send resumes to David Haines at davidh@parameters.com

Target Commercial Interiors

Interior Designer

Posted 4-20-2015 – More information ▼

Target Commercial Interiors has a full time Interior Design position available in our Minneapolis office. We are seeking individuals who are creative, self-motivated and enjoy working in a collaborative environment.  TCI is open to various experience levels, however, candidates should have a minimum of three years industry experience. Position requirements include the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Interior Design from an accredited school.
  • Knowledge of furniture and furniture specifications, materials and finishes.
  • Proficient at leading customer interactions to determine space needs, functional requirements, image considerations and budget.
  • Develop creative solutions to address customer needs.
  • Provide creative visual materials to illustrate ideas.
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills to communicate solutions.
  • Proficient at AutoCAD and open to learning new drawing and specification software specific to the furniture industry.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills and desire to work in a team structure.

For consideration please send resume to tjia.richmond@targetinteriors.com

To learn more about Target Commercial Interiors visit our website at www.targetcommercialinteriors.com

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

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