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DESIGNER + ACCOUNT MANAGER

PeopleSpace

Portland, OR, USA

Full time

Nov 16

Job Description:

Project Designer, Account Manager on the Strategic Accounts Team is responsible for all project and daily work order activities, sales, and full customer satisfaction for assigned accounts.

Designer + Account Manager will focus on these key areas on a day-to-day basis:

Contract Furniture / Design Knowledge 

  • Strong knowledge of the interior design field, current practices, and building codes.
  • Understands contract furniture processes, including furniture specifications, order preparation, project management, order management, and delivery/installation requirements.
  • Committed to learning all processes and attends internal training as required for the role.

Design Process

  • Attends client planning meetings; presents plans and information to customers for review and approvals
  • Develops space plans utilizing AutoCAD / CET and 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.

Customer / Account Servicing 

  • Single point-of-contact for coordinating all dealer activities, services, orders, and personnel for each assigned account
  • Responsible for all client relations and ongoing relationships with client personnel, and client third parties (contractors, A&D firms, electrical engineers, IT, etc.)

Project Management

  • Oversees all customer projects and work orders; directs dealer team for implementation of customer orders and service requests
  • Provides frequent and regular status reports to customers regarding the project and work order status

Sales Order Management 

  • Develops plans and product specifications either on own or through work with the design department; produces detailed, accurate, and professional-looking quotes through own effort or in conjunction with dealership personnel (designers, project managers, etc.) and presents these to the customer in a timely manner
  • Works with service departments to develop service contracts to present to customers when complex services are sold (design, for instance) or for major projects (installation, design, project management)

 Customer Satisfaction

  • Ensures standards of performance are met for all customer work activities
  • Establishes costs and sell amounts for all account products and services, based on contract pricing, gross margin guidelines, and established service pricing; is responsible for “cost-of-sale” against account purchases

Sales & Marketing

  • Provides frequent and regular follow-up with customers regarding information for products and services including all support for customer’s requests
  • Presents new products and services to customers, and exposes customers to new opportunities to purchase goods and services from the dealership

 Closeout of Project

Assist Quality Assurance team with the timely generation of punch list specifications & completion of punch list. Unless there is no QA team in the location. 

Other Qualifications:

  • Interior Design Degree required 
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years Commercial Furniture Industry experience 
  • Intermediate to advanced AutoCAD / CET proficiency
  • Software proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated space planning and project management ability
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Actively engaged in the design community
  • Experience with Haworth products preferred
  • Polished communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Salary, plus team performance-based bonus
  • Competitive benefits package, including health, dental, life insurance, paid vacation, and 401k with matching
  • Opportunity for professional development and career advancement 

 

PeopleSpace is a market leader, providing workspace strategy, contract office furniture, custom solutions, and architectural wall products. We have over 21 years of success in creating environments to improve the well-being, culture, engagement, and retention of both our client’s employees and our team members. As one of Haworth’s top global dealerships, we boast the largest dealership footprint on the West Coast with five Customer Experience Centers. PeopleSpace is a dynamic and rising organization that provides great upward mobility for individuals who are looking to learn, grow and find a long-term home. We offer great benefits and foster an inspired company culture based on our core values. 

Due to our government contract, we will require all new hires to be vaccinated, or provide documentation that qualifies them for a medical or religious exemption.

PeopleSpace provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Should you need assistance filling out an application or applying for a position at PeopleSpace, please contact our HR department at PeopleSpace.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 


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