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Executive Design Professional

Position Summary:
Reporting to the CEO, this Executive Design role is responsible for creating and implementing interior and exterior design concepts and specifications for our properties that include new residential developments, existing properties and commercial buildings across the country.

These concepts will set the standard for residential living, boosting productivity, increasing sales, attracting customers, enhancing living spaces and adding value.

As a member of the senior management team, this position will work closely with partners and the development department and be responsible for taking a design from concept to completion.

Furthermore, this position will be responsible for connecting with architects, designers, vendors and sales representatives.

This position will be based at our Corporate Office in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

The ideal candidate will have a heavy background in the industry (20+ years) and able to create and present interior design concepts and trends in response to owner and client needs.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Interior Design or Architecture is required and NCIDQ or NKBA certification is preferred.

To be successful, the applicant should have a demonstrated knowledge of not only design, but materials and construction.

Details of Key Responsibilities referenced above include:

• Ability to prepare budgets and presentation drawings, oversee installations and respond to RFIs in a timely manner.
• Define project requirements and develop design criteria.
• Responsible for planning the use and layout of the space.
• Research and select colors, lighting, materials, furniture, fabrics, window treatments and artwork within a defined budget.
• Assist in the development of drawings, presentations, and cost estimates and coordinates the work with contractors.
• Create estimates and schedules.
• Create purchase orders, invoices and track orders received.
• Review contractor performance to ensure high quality workmanship and compliance with design intent, plans and specifications.
• Manage punch out process of installations.
• Manage multiple project deadlines.
• Flexible, innovative and demonstrates the ability to lead and manage multiple projects and details with minimal error.
• Self-directed creative problem solver, able to effectively communicate in writing and face to face.

Polished and articulate.

Special Qualifications:
• Strong knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the field.
• Ability to understand architectural blue prints, local building codes
• A broad and intense interest in the world of arts including architecture, interior and exterior design and the history of art and architecture.
• A great sense of fashion, design and new trends in the industry.
• Creative eye with critical ability for the details
• Excellent knowledge of Residential building products, including custom cabinetry, specialty lighting, fixtures and finis...