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Current Job Postings

BKV Group

Marketing Director

Posted 5-27-2016 – More information ▼

BKV Group is a full-service architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture and construction administration firm with offices in Chicago, Minneapolis and Washington, DC.  We are currently looking for a Marketing Director to lead our Marketing team from our Minneapolis, MN office location.

Job Duties:

  • Management oversight of marketing team (two in MN, one in IL, one in DC)
  • Assist Partners and Business Development with development of marketing plans and programs
  • Assist Partners  with development and tracking of marketing budget
  • Manages and maintains monthly market forecast
  • Participates in monthly marketing meetings with practice groups
  • Management, oversight, training and problem solving assistance for marketing team
  • Scheduling and back-up support for marketing team's daily tasks
  • Work with Partners, Associate Partners, Business Development, and Marketing Coordinator(s) to develop strategies for and review of proposals, statement of qualifications, presentations
  • Work with Marketing Coordinators to develop marketing collateral that maintains brand
  • Develop and implement public relations campaigns including thought leadership pieces
  • Work with Communications Coordinator to manage social media efforts including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages
  • Work with Communications Coordinator and Business Developers to develop thought leadership opportunities throughout organizations
  • Work with Communications Coordinator on tradeshow/conference/event strategies
  • Work with Graphics/Marketing Coordinator to maintain updated company website
  • Work with Communication Coordinator on award submittals
  • Work with Graphics/Marketing Coordinator on advertisements and directory listings
  • Coordinate project photography
  • Vendor negotiation, selection and management
  • Identify, implement and manage CRM system
  • Research clients, market trends, and background information
  • Monitor proposal opportunities; provide summary to market leader for Go / No-Go decision

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, communications, or related field
  • 8+ years marketing experience, preferably in an architectural, engineering or construction environment
  • Strong MS Office Suite skills and experience in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, required
  • Prior experience managing a marketing team
  • Basic writing, graphic, and creative talents required

If you have an interest in working with a diverse group of talented architects, engineers, and designers, creating exciting environments, enjoy collaboration and challenges, we'd like to talk with you.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@bkvgroup.com

General Office Products

Office Coordinator

Posted 5-27-2016 – More information ▼

Looking for a diverse position to grow your career?  Interested in a new challenge in a fast-paced, exciting work environment? …Join our dynamic team at General Office Products as an Office Coordinator!

The Office Coordinator is responsible for creating a positive experience for our guests and performing general clerical tasks for the company.  This position in multi-functional; it performs Customer Experience, Accounting and Clerical functions:

Customer Experience:

  • Answer company switchboard in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Greet and assist incoming customers and visitors.  Make sure the visitors that are here for a tour are acclimated to the building.
  • Order food and beverages per the Catering Request Form for events and tours.  Perform any set up or clean
  • Create name tags for tours per sales requests and set out in the greeting area.
  • Maintain the showroom floor on an ongoing basis to be customer ready at all times.
  • Coordinate vendor product samples for client meetings.
  • Order brochures, samples, and vendor literature as needed for the Resource Library.  Maintain the Resource Library.
  • Make sure all cafes are well stocked and clean and orderly.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Accounting:

  • Match invoicing with pick tickets daily.
  • Match Steelcase check stubs to the back up.
  • Stuff invoices and checks for mailings to customers and vendors.
  • Assist the Accounting Department and/or Human Resources with miscellaneous tasks, which could include:
  • voucher matching and taping, opening new customer accounts, securing site id numbers, processing W-9's, filing tax exempt forms, or any other task as needed.
  • Transfer A/R and A/P files on a semi-annual basis.
  • Prepare schedules for the bank on a monthly basis.

Clerical:

  • Sort incoming mail and put in mail slots or deliver to the appropriate person.  Run the mail machine as needed to prepare the daily mail to be mailed out.
  • Handle courier pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Edit Hedberg prospects and opportunities.
  • Order flowers as requested.
  • Complete error tracking report daily.
  • Order office supplies for all employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school education or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years previous office/clerical experience.
  • Experience answering a multi-line phone system is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products- Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with a high numbers aptitude.
  • Flexibility to help out where needed.

Our newly renovated facility provides an innovative, exciting work environment!  We offer comprehensive retirement/health benefits, as well as competitive compensation.
Interested candidates who meet the qualifications can submit their resume, cover letter and any additional documentation by using the form below.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

Staples, Inc.

Furniture Project Manager

Posted 5-24-2016 – More information ▼

Business Interiors by Staples provides comprehensive furniture solutions for customers of all sizes. Our furniture professionals work with customers to understand their business objectives and then create furniture solutions that support those objectives. It takes a team of talented associates to develop projects from concept to completion. Our sales professionals, interior designers, project managers, and furniture sales support associates are the best in the business – because we know that when it's all said and done, talented teams win! Thanks for your interest in Business Interiors by Staples.   

Position Summary:

Responsible for developing and implementing furniture project plans for successful and profitable furniture project execution. Responsible for ensuring project timelines and budgets are met. Manages and coordinates on-site supervision of installation, working closely with installation supervisors, contractors and other trades to ensure project progresses according to plan. Conducts pre-punch and punch-list walk through with installation supervisor and customer to compile punch-list items, proactively manage punch-list resolution and final close-out of project. Report project status to team in weekly meetings. Project Managers must be engaged in all projects $25,000 or above. May be involved in smaller projects as required.

Primary Responsibilities:   

  • Provides professional customer interface and client relations throughout project and may be the single point of contact for customer
  • Attends client planning meetings to interpret project requirements, convey furniture capabilities and formulate project plans
  • Develops a work plan, schedule and logistics required based on the overall project parameters and scope
  • Provides technical consultation to customer and /or design firm regarding electrical outlets requirements, cabling, sound systems, weight loads, etc.  to assure successful contract furniture installation
  • Attends weekly construction meetings and tenant improvement (TI) build-out planning meetings to ensure accurate and complete exchange of information
  • Coordinates project by working closely with design team, sales and Warehouse/Delivery/Installation
  • Checks installation/design plans against order to ensure product application will work; all product required for installation has been specified (i.e. correct handedness, item counts, etc.) noting electrical and furniture cabling requirements to ensure compliance to project plan and to proactively adjust order quantities
  • Conducts field pre-punch and punch-list reviews with customer and executes and manages punch-list process
  • Participates in work-in-process and open order backlog review meetings with management team to check progress and resolve any issues
  • Ensures Operations job folders are complete, obtaining and coordinating installation drawing sets, delivery tickets, installation instructions, timelines and job-site requirements are included
  • Coordinates with Operations and other resources to schedule delivery & installation resources. Obtains labor estimates (coordinating through Major Project Services or Furniture Operations)
  • Reviews ship dates for adherence to original timeline requirements and orchestrates with factory representatives regarding shipping schedules and any special instructions to assure installation is timely and accurate. May coordinate with the Project Coordinators
  • Key point of contact for transportation companies with scheduling deliveries to job-sites, warehouses or other locations to ensure timely delivery of product, resources are on-site for off-load, etc.
  • Works with Project Coordinators to ensure that invoicing is timely and accurate; (i.e.,items are costed properly to generate an accurate margin)

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of installation, design, or project management experience required

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's Degree desired
  • CAPM or higher preferred
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient with mathematical disciplines (algebra, geometry)
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings, furniture specification plans and other architectural drawings
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

Additional Information:

This position can be a home office based position.

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Apply at
http://careers.staples.com/jobs/sales-telesales/project-manager-furniture-mn-minneapolis-14559062/

Design Within Reach Inc.

Contract & Hospitality Sales Representative- Midwest

Posted 5-13-2016 – More information ▼

Design Within Reach makes authentic modern design accessible. When DWR was founded in 1998, classics were very difficult to find. The company changed that by making innovative works from iconic designers accessible for the first time, and it's continued to provide the best in modern design ever since. Offering authentic commercial-quality furniture that upholds the tenets of good design is at the foundation of DWR's contract business. The company has been devoted to fulfilling the needs of architects, designers, dealers, developers, property owners and others since it's founding.

DWR Contract is seeking a customer-centric, results-oriented salesperson for the Boston market. Passion for design is a must, as is a dedication to providing ideal solutions for your clients.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Achieve sales goals established by the leadership team
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the history, design, construction, and details of DWR products and company
  • Identify and develop qualified sales leads
  • Develop outbound marketing initiatives ensuring the pipeline is developed to achieve sales goal
  • Strengthen DWR brand within A&D firms, as well as contract dealers
  • Drives specifications within A&D firms – point of contact for assigned A&D firms
  • Ensures seamless A&D coverage with distribution across assigned region/market
  • Drives A&D business development within assigned region/markets – monitor and track opportunities
  • Attend trade shows, sales meetings and vendor training
  • Provide design assistance and advice as necessary for choosing fabrics, finishes, colors COM, COL and knowledge of vendor requirements for assigned A&D firms
  • Coordinate with Contract Ops and CS teams to answer questions and provide project updates
  • Develop and maintain procedures for all operational points of sale
  • Plan and coordinate sales efforts with Contract Ops and CS teams to maximize sales scalability and the sales pipeline
  • With management, develop strategic long-term plans and coordination for contract sales division
  • Provides timely accurate reporting as required by the leadership team
  • Performs additional responsibilities as requested

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced selling skills, account penetration, strategic selling, negotiation, closing and the ability to think strategically
  • Must have strong organizational and problem solving skills as well as the ability to collaborate and negotiate
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, at all levels of the organization and be able to build long term relationships at assigned A&D firms and commercial dealers
  • Demonstrate high level of integrity and business ethics
  • Associate, B.S. or B.A degree or equivalent experience
  • 5 years experience or education in design or architecture
  • 5 years experience in a commission based selling environment
  • Has an understanding and passion for modern design principles
  • Results oriented, able to set and achieve goals for self
  • Will provide outstanding customer service
  • Ability to prioritize, delegate and follow-up
  • Communicates effectively across all levels, in both written and verbal form
  • Makes timely and effective decisions
  • Action oriented, works with a sense of urgency
  • Territory would be either, MN, IA, MO, KS, NE, SD, ND or MI, OH and IN
  • Position could be based out of Chicago, Minneapolis, or Detroit

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/qypd3jmcmw

bdh+young

Interior Designer

Posted 5-9-2016 – More information ▼

bdh+young is seeking an Interior Designer with 5-7 years commercial experience to join our fast-paced, highly motivated team.

Duties for this full time position include working on the project design process from start to finish, interfacing with clients, project managers and architects, managing multiple projects with short deadlines and more. You can expect to work on a combination of various interior design projects in the hospitality, commercial and healthcare fields.

Applicants must have a solid grasp of construction and building details, proficiency in AutoCAD Architecture and Revit, Office, Photoshop, etc., critical thinking, strong communication, presentation and organizational skills, be client service oriented and have immediate availability.

References required.

More info at www.bdhyoung.com

Encompass Interiors

Interior Designer / Assistant Interior Designer

Posted 5-9-2016 – More information ▼

Encompass Interiors, located in Roseville, MN, is seeking an entry-level to mid-level designer with 0-5 years of experience. We are searching for a motivated candidate that has a strong focus for healthcare design, specifically senior living.

Responsibilities for this position include working collaboratively in a team environment to select and document interior finishes and furnishings and to create finish plans, furniture plans and presentation materials. Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects and have strong communication and orgainzational skills. The candidate must have a degree in Interior Design and be proficient in AutoCAD. Working knowledge of Revit and experience in Senior Living design are preferred, but not necessary. This is a full-time salary position with benefits. We are looking for someone with immediate availability.

For more information about Encompass Interiors, please visit: www.encompassgroupinteriors.com
Please send resumes to: jauson.almer@encompassgroup.net

Dunwoody College of Technology

Adjunct Instructor, Architecture

Posted 4-29-2016 – More information ▼

This position is responsible for initiating the teaching and learning process with a focus on continuous improvement; creating an environment in which students can accomplish the learning competencies with the use of the existing curriculum. The result should be students' abilities to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, ethics, and use of proper tools to meet professional practice standards.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/FUNCTIONS

  • Maintain curriculum within the college's worldwide instructional design system.
  • Instill professional principles, skills, and work ethics.
  • Foster a studio culture in line with the Program's policies.
  • Monitor and assess academic progress and performance through college attendance and grading recording systems.
  • Develop new curriculum within assigned course of instruction.
  • Facilitate principles, theories, skills, and work ethic necessary to professional practice.
  • Monitor, assess and advise students on academic progress and performance
  • Use both academic and professional practice standards in assigned courses of instruction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

COURSES

ARCH4101 - Seminar Elective
Seminar Electives are open to proposals from practitioners. Proposals will be selected based on their ability to build on current student knowledge, applicability to parallel curricula, connection to professional practice, and potential for innovation. Student performance criteria are not assigned to this course, but may be assigned during curriculum development.
Course Term: Fall2016 semester (8/15/16- 12/16/16)
Course days and times: Tues/Thurs 11:00am-11:55am
Instruction Time: 36 Seminar hours, 1 credit

ARCH4201 - Seminar Elective
Seminar Electives are open to proposals from practitioners. Proposals will be selected based on their ability to build on current student knowledge, applicability to parallel curricula, connection to professional practice, and potential for innovation. Student performance criteria are not assigned to this course, but may be assigned during curriculum development.
Course Term: Spring 2017 semester (1/9/17 - 5/19/17)
Course days and times: Tues/Thurs 11:00am-11:55am
Instruction Time: 36 Seminar hours, 1 credit

ARCH3103 - Architectural Theory
This survey course introduces students to a multitude of architectural ideas across human history. Critical writings, conceptual design works, and current lectures will be studied and synthesized so students may begin to consider theoretical frameworks. Student performance criteria for this course are A5: Investigative Skill and A9: Historical Traditions and Global Culture. For more information, visit www.naab.org
Course Term: Fall2016 semester (8/15/16- 12/16/16)
Course days and times: Tues/Thurs 9:30am-10:55am
Instruction Time: 54 Lecture hours, 3 credits

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Strategic Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level. Makes good decisions. Provides sound advice and problem solution. Provides honest and in-depth analysis on problems and issues.
  • Operating Skills: Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts responsibility for tasks and meets objectives and measures. Documents process, progress, and results. Is committed to continuous improvement. Works toward the most efficient and effective work processes.
  • Courage: Has difficult conversations as necessary. Faces up to people problems on any person or situations quickly and directly.
  • Energy and Drive: Is action oriented and full of energy for challenging tasks/issues. Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Organizational Positioning Skills: Can maneuver through complex situations effectively and quietly. Is sensitive to how people and organizations function. Anticipates where the land mines are and plans his/her approach accordingly.
  • Personal/Interpersonal Skills: Relates well to all kinds of people. Builds constructive and effective relationships. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all. Adheres to Dunwoody's core values. Is widely trusted - Keeps confidences and admits mistakes. Practices attentive and active listening. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself.

Qualifications

  • Master of Architecture degree preferred; Bachelor of Architecture with significant industry experience and credentials considered.
  • 4+ years professional and/or teaching experience in related topic
  • Membership and/or participation in professional organizations
  • Ability to work collaboratively and motivated independently
  • Ability to communicate with students clearly and concisely
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships
  • Technical proficiency in multiple industry standard design technologies

Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.dunwoody.edu/about/employment/

bdh+young

Interior Designer

Posted 4-20-2016 – More information ▼

bdh+young is seeking an Interior Designer with 1-2 years commercial experience to join our fast-paced, highly motivated team.

Duties for this full time position include working on the project design process from start to finish, interfacing with clients, project managers and architects, managing multiple projects, and working on a large project scope, including both interior design and interior architecture. You can expect to work on a combination of various interior design projects in the hospitality, commercial and healthcare fields.

Applicants must have a solid grasp of construction and building details, proficiency in AutoCAD Architecture and Revit (2013 and newer), Office, Photoshop, etc., critical thinking, strong communication, presentation and organizational skills, be client service oriented and have immediate availability.

References required.

More info here: http://www.bdhyoung.com/join-our-team/

RSP Architects

Senior Project Interior Designer

Posted 4-19-2016 – More information ▼

If you thrive in a fast-paced, energizing and collaborative work environment we want to hear from you. RSP is looking for an innovative, thoughtful and experienced Interior Designer to join our Interiors Group.  We are a growing team of design professionals with a wide array of project types.  The group project types include: Corporate interiors & office tenant improvement, Entertainment and Hospitality, Science and Technology and Government / Military.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all phases of an interiors project including programming, space planning, design development, construction documentation & construction administration
  • Independently manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Introduce new design concepts and workplace strategies to corporate clients through industry research and a working knowledge of techniques and products used in commercial environments
  • Review work of, coach and mentor Interior Designers
  • Provide solutions for detailing of custom features
  • Present design concepts, materials and furniture to clients
  • Develop and manage FFE budgets and schedules

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Degree in Interior Design from an Accredited Program
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience working on medium to large-scale corporate office projects
  • Considerable experience in space planning and systems furniture specification
  • Ability to provide design review and direction to design teams
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Understanding of commercial building codes
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Experience using Revit and Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • NCIDQ accreditation required, LEED AP preferred.

If this sounds like you, or for more details, please visit: http://www.rsparch.com/career/senior-project-interior-designer/

RSP Architects

Project Interior Designer

Posted 4-19-2016 – More information ▼

Do you believe design can improve lives?  That it can increase productivity, engage employees and promote wellbeing?  All at the same time?  We do.  RSP Architects is looking for creative, smart, problem-solvers to join our Interiors Group. We are a growing team of design professionals with a wide array of project types.  The group project types include: Corporate interiors & office tenant improvement, Entertainment and Hospitality, Science and Technology and Government / Military.

We are seeking a Project Interior Designer with excellent communication skills and a proven ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. Our perfect candidate is a highly motivated and pro-active problem solver and has the ability to work autonomously as well as on a team.
A Project Interior Designer is an integral part of the architectural and interior design team. This position is responsible for interpreting, organizing and executing the conceptual design of a project as well as utilizing creativity, foresight and judgment to meet project requirements and objectives through project completion. Lead and collaborate with the team in all phases of an Interiors project including: programming, schematic design, design development, construction documentation and construction administration. Project Interior Designers are responsible and accountable to the Principal-in-Charge or Project Manager for successful projects that deliver quality interior design, meet RSP profit goals and result in a happy client.

If this sounds like you, or for more details, please visit: http://www.rsparch.com/career/interior-designer-hospitality/

Mohagen Hansen

Interior Design – Intern

Posted 4-18-2016 – More information ▼

Are you an interior design student looking for a fast paced environment to work in as an Intern this year? Mohagen Hansen is currently seeking an Interior Design Intern to help support their team. This position is available immediately, with the ability to work 24-32 hours per week during the summer. The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about gaining experience in the field of interior design, with an ambitious, polite, and positive attitude. General tasks will include creating detailed floor plans, elevations, etc. using AutoCAD (as needed), direct communication with product dealers, reps, and other vendors, maintenance of the resource library, and providing general support the team with any design or administrative tasks that may arise.

Applicant shall possess the following qualities: be in progress of completing a Degree in Interior Design, proficiency in AutoCAD is a plus, have excellent oral and written communication skills, highly organized with attention to detail, have the ability to take direction, show strong initiative, innovation, and creative problem solving, be dependable and punctual, maintain a professional demeanor and have sound judgment.

Mohagen Hansen offers a fun, energetic work environment. If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, please submit your resume and cover letter as a pdf to info@mohagenhansen.com.

Nevers Industries, Inc.

Territory Sales Manager

Posted 3-22-2016 – More information ▼

Nevers Industries, Inc. is taking applications for Territory Sales Manager who will be responsible for establishing, building and expanding on current and new relationships with the design community, commercial furniture dealership network and the Nevers' contract outside sales representatives of a designated territory. Duties include collaborating and responding to customer specs while also working with the Nevers Engineering Department to find solutions that meet our manufacturing capabilities, plus all quotations and communications within the designated territory. Additional details are available at https://www.mfrall.com/postings/12333/show. Qualified applicants may apply by e-mailing resume and cover letter, including pay range desired, to NHumanResources@Nevers.com.