Employment

Interior Design Project Manager

We are seeking a highly creative and energetic Project Manager that is passionate about design. The ideal candidate will have a diverse background with experience in a variety of project types. They will also have a passion and aptitude for dynamic design.

Responsibilities:
• Manage projects and project teams
• Provide interior design solutions for all phases of a project, including space planning; design development: design drawings; color and material selections; and construction administration
• Develop and manage work plans and staff
• Estimate fees and write project proposals
• Lead daily interaction with clients, architectural teams and design teams
• Manage the execution of design and contract documents including understanding detailing and specifications
• Provide Quality Control for contract documents

Education | Skills | Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Interior Design from a CIDA accredited university.
• Minimum of three years of experience with diverse client and project types preferred
• Must work well within a fast-paced, collaborative, team environment
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects types and sizes at the same time
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• History of developing and maintaining client relationships
• Auto CAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop. Design Manager preferred but not required. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package.

Send cover letter, resume and portfolio to:• Graciela Rutkowski Interiors• 4520 Union Bay Pl. N.E.• Seattle, WA 98105• (f) 206.522.8205

posted 11.25.2013

Sales Representative/Account Manager

Seattle based luxury furnishings and fabric sales agency is looking for a Full-time sales representative/account manager for inside and outside sales to work with existing accounts; interior design and architect firms. Our product offerings provide a range to the Residential, Contract, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Aviation & Marine industries.

We are seeking someone with a passion for fabrics and furniture and a LOVE of Interior Design and Architecture to help expand our sales and brands.

Candidate must be diligent, positive, motivated, and highly organized with exceptional written and verbal communication skills. We seek a committed, hard-working, energetic and self-motivated individual driven by success and accomplishments, who is looking to work in a fun, attitude-free, team environment.

Responsibilities:
• Outside Sales - Covering Washington & Oregon Sales Territories, primarily the greater Seattle & Portland metropolitan areas. Plan travel,
   product presentations, develop & maintain relationships.
• Inside Sales & Customer Service - projecting friendliness and knowledge.
• New Business Development - develop and follow up new leads.
• Product Presentations - retain new product & materials knowledge, show new product as released.
• Account Management - Work independently to audit orders/ Must be detailed oriented to ensure orders are accurate.
• Select key product assortments to present to targeted clients.
• Identity sales markets and implement strategies to cover territories.
• Marketing - identify unique presentation & display opportunities within our established base of clients.

Requirements:
• College Degree in Interior Design, Architecture, Art, Marketing, Communications, English or relevant fields, commensurate experience also
   accepted.
• Minimum 2 years in the wholesale interior design/architecture industry.
• Fluent in English, written & spoken.
• Computer proficiency, Windows XP, Vista, and ability to quickly learn our sales management software, QuickBooks.
• Valid WA State Driver's License and reliable transportation.
• Customer service skills are imperative to this position (friendliness and effective communication skills (verbal/written) are a must!)
• Excellent public speaking, communication & interpersonal sales skills. In face-to-face, phone and email methods of communication.
• Exceptional public speaking, ability to retain product knowledge and project supportive salesmanship.

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume, along with salary desired to info@tgshowroom.com. You can also hand deliver your resume to Trammell-Gagne at 5701 6th Ave S, Suite 105 Seattle, Washington.

Full-time Sales Associate.
Applicant must be a seasoned self-starter with sales experience in the residential interior design industry and/or related sales experience. Must possess an essential interest in and understanding of residential interior design. Professional appearance. Strong phone and interpersonal communication skills with a high level of professionalism. Candidate must enjoy participating in sophisticated, high-energy conversations with interior designers, attend to designers’ needs, and be able to develop lasting relationships. Ability to multitask. Punctuality and a commitment to full-time hours is a must. Ability to participate in occasional after-hour’s trade association and promotional events.

Duties include:
• Showroom sales plus outside Seattle-area sales for fabrics, furniture, and drapery hardware
• Greeting customers and attending to their needs
• Answering phones; taking orders as well as detailed messages; effectively communicating with corporate administrative centers
• Use of Duralee’s propriety computer system to write and track orders
• Assisting with merchandising; assisting with stocking and organizing memo library
• Checking memos (fabric samples) in and out from the showroom library
• Assisting with keeping the memo inventory organized and up-to-date
• Assisting with mounting of display fabrics and updating of fabric display boards
• Housekeeping and organizing.
• Assist with promotion and hosting of showroom events
• Able to climb a ladder and lift up to 25 lbs.
• Knowledge of fabric, furniture, and drapery hardware is a plus
• Experience in residential interior design trade is a plus
• Ability to manage showroom’s social media outreach is a plus

Hours, location, etc.:
• Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Free, indoor parking

posted 11.25.2013

Part Time Memo Librarian / Showroom Merchandiser
• Checking memos in and out of the showroom, keeping memo inventory organized, current and updating the fabric boards in the showroom
• Memo room/ showroom experience preferred
• Strong verbal communication and phone skills are necessary
• Must enjoy communication with designers and have strong interest in residential design
• Detailed oriented
• Able to climb ladder and lift fabric boards about 25-30 lbs each
• Hourly compensation dependent on experience

posted 11.25.2013

  Duralee Fabric & Furniture Seattle
  5701 Sixth Ave S
  Suite #167
  Seattle, WA 98108
  P: 206-430-5023 - Geri Williams, Seattle Showroom Manager
  F: 206-430-5027
  E: gwilliams@duralee.com (send resume here)
  W: www.duralee.com

Contact: Craig Cross
E: craig.cross@hines.com

Marketing Intern
Unpaid Internship

Flexible - 6 months (or more) preferred
Up to 20-Hours per week

Do you have a passion for strategic marketing—a creative flair for public relations and desire for work experience? Seattle Design Center is seeking an intern to assist with day—to—day tasks and long term marketing initiatives. Over the course of the internship you will have the opportunity to assist us with social media, events, communications (web-based and print), advertising campaigns, and direct mail. Our approach is hands—on and educational.

Education, exposure and experience——isn’t that what all employers are looking for? Learn some of those essential skills at Seattle Design Center. Under supervision of the marketing specialist, the intern will provide support to the department and learn a wide variety of specific marketing and communications skills which will translate into any field of consumer—based marketing. This position includes opportunities to work on events with nationally recognized keynote speakers, large clients and planning processes. Join Seattle Design Center’s marketing team; interact with premier Northwest showrooms and designers for the exposure and experience you need.

The ideal candidate is:
• On the inside track with Microsoft Office — Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Avid user of social media platforms — LinkedIn, Yelp, Facebook and Twitter
• Detail oriented and creative
• Passion for sourcing and web—based research — if they make it, you can find it attitude
• Professional appearance and demeanor
• Adobe Creative Suite 5 knowledge is a plus

Responsibilities:
• Event production assistance
• Organization and content building for Seattle Design Center communications
• Assist in updating content on SDC social media platforms
• Researching and coordinating promotional efforts

To apply please email Craig Cross and provide cover letter, resume, two writing samples and references (one personal/ one professional).


Internship Opportunities in SDC Showrooms
The showrooms listed below are currently accepting resumes for internships in their showroom. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the design industry to build a resume. Please fax or email a cover letter and resume to the contact listed under each showroom.

Contact: Brendan Freeman, Intern Coordinator
P: 206.762.1511
E: Brendan Freeman
W: www.tgshowroom.com

About Us:You will enjoy our group here at Trammell-Gagne, we are lots of fun and you can learn many things from interning with us. We like our interns to get the very most out of their experience with us … We look forward to having your join our beautiful showroom!

Showroom Assistant Intern
Unpaid/Credit Hours for Associated School Programs
Part—time or full—time, both available
Hours per week — flexible

Assisting Sales staff, showroom, owner, manager with Interior Designers and Architects with daily activities such as pulling fabric memos, inventory, stock checks, filing, putting packets together for marketing mailers, color stories, phones, computer work, etc. We also like our interns to get the best experience with all aspects of the showroom and encourage them to shadow the sales staff on meetings with our designers/ architects and help with the designing of the showroom vignettes. We also encourage interns to bring their ideas to the table and also let us know what aspects of the trade they would like to learn.

Position Requirements:
• Serious about the Interior Design profession
• Quick Learner
• Professional Appearance

To apply contact Brendan Freeman, by phone or email.

E: info@jwshowroom.com
W: www.jwshowroom.com

Part Time Academic Internships (For School Credit)
Jennifer West Showroom is accepting resumes for internships in its Seattle Design Center showroom, serving the Pacific Northwest interior design community. These internships will provide the individual real experience in the workings of a high-end furniture and fabric showroom — with a particular focus on the showroom displays, sampling, and logistics. Please send resumes via email. No telephone inquiries please.

Interior Design Project Manager
We are seeking a highly creative and energetic Project Manager that is passionate about design. The ideal candidate will have a diverse background with experience in a variety of project types. They will also have a passion and aptitude for dynamic design.

Responsibilities:
• Manage projects and project teams
• Provide interior design solutions for all phases of a project, including space planning
• Design development:
  ‐Design drawings
  ‐Color and material selections
  ‐Construction administration
  ‐Develop and manage work plans and staff
• Estimate fees and write project proposals
• Lead daily interaction with clients, architectural teams and design teams
• Manage the execution of design and contract documents including understanding detailing and specifications
• Provide Quality Control for contract documents

Education | Skills | Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Interior Design from a CIDA accredited university.
• Minimum of three years of experience with diverse client and project types preferred
• Must work well within a fast-paced, collaborative, team environment
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects types and sizes at the same time
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• History of developing and maintaining client relationships
• Auto CAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop. Design Manager preferred but not required.
• We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package.

Send cover letter, resume and portfolio to:
• Graciela Rutkowski Interiors
• 4520 Union Bay Pl. N.E.
• Seattle, WA 98105
• (f) 206.522.8205

posted 11.25.2013