Procurement Associate, Interior Design
General Job Description:
The Procurement Associate will work with the Senior Project Managers to coordinate the procurement needs for design projects.
Work under direction of Senior Project Managers to coordinate procurement of FF&E for client projects utilizing Design Manager software.
Assist with identification of furnishings, finishes and fabric palettes.
Facilitate vendor communication for sourcing, pricing and proposal documentation.
Coordinate required alterations such as upholstery, painting, etc.
Prepare client proposal for purchase.
Prepare vendor purchase orders and coordinate associated approvals with Senior Project Manager.
Facilitate moving logistics and installation schedule.
Maintain budget and cost tracking in coordination with client’s expectations.
Oversee timely completion, and delivery and/or installation to project site. Some lifting will be required.
Maintain documentation of correspondence, specification selections, finish samples, fabric palettes, and drawings.
Prepare project boards for presentation to client.
Update AutoCad drawing files with procurement documentation details.
Assist with development of custom furniture, furnishings, and lighting for design project procurement as needed.
Prepare detailed hand drawings, AutoCAD drawings, and SketchUp modeling to convey aesthetic design intent to trade fabricators.
Coordinate shop drawing review with team members.
Answer incoming calls, assist with mailings, scheduling, and additional duties as requested.
Experience and Education Requirements:
Minimum two-three years of experience in interior design or architecture directly managing client project FF&E often working with high levels of customization.,
Four year degree in interior design, architecture, or related field.
NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualifications) Certification and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification a plus.
Skills and Qualifications Requirements:
Highly organized, accurate, and neat in all aspects of the job.
Works well under pressure; able to multi-task, prioritize, and consistently meet deadlines.
Able to follow through on multiple projects with both short-term and long-term objectives.
Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of interior design.
Residential experience required; commercial experience a plus.
High proficiency in AutoCAD and hand drafting; including floor plans, furniture plans, millwork detail drawings, elevations, reflected ceiling plans, custom furniture designs, and perspective drawings. Proficiency in Revit a plus.
Proficient in Design Manager software a plus.
Excellent presentation and communication skills with a strong command of the English language, both written and spoken.
Works well in a collaborative setting. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job; however, must also be able to work independently and proactively on projects without supervision using tact and discretion.
Respectful, mature, reliable, and responsible.
Available to work additional hours, as occasionally required to meet deadlines.
Vehicle and valid driver’s license required.