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April 8, 2022
POSITION: DESIGNER – CONTRACT FURNITURE
Type of Employment: Full Time
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Responsible for the design and specification of interior spaces for commercial, educational, government, healthcare, and private business clients; responsible for the overall sales and design relationship within assigned accounts.
Lead the programming effort to gather all critical data for each project; obtain a thorough understanding of client expectations as they pertain to aesthetics and functionality.
Make design recommendations for product solutions, value engineering, custom designs, appropriate product application, etc., to enhance the opportunity to earn new business.
Drawing development using AutoCAD, CET, and other tools.
Generate furniture specifications.
Produce technical installation drawings for use in the field.
Visit sites during critical phases of projects.
Participate in client meetings and in-house meetings to ensure tight coordination throughout all phases of projects.
Strive for new and improved ways to deliver design solutions that keep us moving forward.
Ensure all project documentation/archiving is completed once projects are complete.
Quality assurance – ensure minimal errors and omissions on design deliverables.
Manage sales- and design-related activities within assigned accounts
Obtain a thorough understanding of client expectations as they pertain to budget, timeline, aesthetics, and functionally
Coordinate full life-cycle of customer orders: Set lead time expectations with customers, coordination of payment, order placement, order acknowledgment, ship date/s and final delivery
Coordinate and provide detailed status reports on all account activity including open orders, proposals, projects and unresolved issues, reviewing regularly with customer service and operations departments and clients
Monitor orders for ship dates, clarifications, discrepancies and changes to ensure client receives product when expected and in good condition
Facilitates continuous quality improvement of design processes and procedures to ensure accuracy and highest productivity
Responsible for clear and concise documentation of company standards and design procedures and adherence to said procedures
Required Education, Skills & Abilities
Two or Four-year Degree required from a FIDER/CIDA accredited program
2+ years system furniture/space planning experience preferred
NCIDQ Certification preferred
3-5 years of account management or direct selling experience preferred
Auto CAD experience required; CET Designer experience preferred
Expertise in applications: MS Office Suite, Adobe, InDesign, web-support applications
Strong knowledge of interior design field and current practices
Knowledge and understanding of building codes, ADA regulations, National Electrical Code, etc.
Strong knowledge of workplace trends (ergonomics, technology integration, teaming, alternative office environments, etc.)
Strong working knowledge of the contract furniture lines, including features/benefits, pricing, application and assembly, specification options and nomenclature, etc.
Understanding of contract furniture processes, including order preparation, project management, order management, and delivery/installation
Exceptional written communication skills (including grammar, spelling, and proof-reading)
Excellent graphic design capabilities and design eye
Strong attention to detail
Ability to thrive in fast-paced and collaborative work environment
Comfortable communicating with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
Ability to conduct responsible interfaces with: client, general contractor and subcontractor trades, client’s A&D firm, electrician, client’s IT group, etc.
Ability to conduct responsible interfaces with: dealership sales, project management, customer service/project coordinator, and operations/installation groups
Competitive Salary, Benefit Package (Health/Dental/Vision, HRA & FSA, Life & Disability Insurance), Generous PTO & Holidays, 401k with Safe Harbor Match
How to Apply
Complete an Employment Application at https://contractassociatesnm.com/employment-application. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume where indicated.
About Contract Associates
Contract Associates is a minority woman-owned contract office furniture dealership with locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Founded 30 years ago, Contract Associates has set itself apart by being the best provider of office furniture and architectural products in New Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and Northeastern Arizona. We are a coveted Best-In-Class dealer for Haworth, one of only 25 dealers in North America (out of 200+ Preferred Dealers). In addition to awards from our manufacturers, we have received many regional and national awards, and most importantly, awards from our customers. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with service experiences and product solutions that exceed their expectations.
Contract Associates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 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. Contract Associates expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment or discrimination based on any of the characteristics mentioned above.