Senior Interior Designer

You should come with a proven strong background and more than 3 years' experience in interior design for private residential, developers and show home clients.


Furthermore, strong FF&E experience across a broad spectrum of price points is important along with strong spatial awareness skills and attention to detail. An advantage if you have detailed knowledge of fabric and wallpaper companies. The ideal candidate must be proficient in MS Office, especially Excel, AutoCAD, Sketchup and other 3D modelling packages.


Ideally, you would have some knowledge of residential furniture & lighting sales, with some experience of UK and European (Italian / Spanish / Portuguese) brands; this would be a distinct advantage but is not essential. In house training will be provided.


The successful candidate will be expected to provide background evidence of working on projects from inception through to completion.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reporting directly to Design Director
  • Managing private client and show home interior design briefs
  • Sourcing, designing and implementing interior design schemes for clients
  • Prepare presentations and mood boards on time and to our high-quality standards
  • Liaison with suppliers and in house Customer Service team
  • Working on pricings, quotations; prepare client budgets and costings
  • Design show homes and collaborate with the broader design team on larger projects where needed
  • Undertake surveys and measurements as required
  • Assist the Design Director in managing workflow
  • Attend client meetings, installations and manage onsite fitting team
  • Work with Design Director to generate new business
  • Being a multi-faceted role, need to be able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally

This description reflects the core activities of the role but is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the group/department may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the successful candidate to recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work. Job descriptions will be reviewed regularly and where necessary revised in accordance with organisational needs. Any major changes will be discussed with the successful candidate.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • IT literate, proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook; AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop
  • Able to meet deadlines effectively
  • Able to work on own initiative, multi task and to juggle a changing workload
  • Numerate, able to make accurate calculations
  • Own car essential
  • Resilient to cope with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties, work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate strong confidence & conviction with clients
  • Strong knowledge of working with fabrics, including experience in designing, measuring and carrying out quotations and proposals
  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant experience Strong creative skills
  • Excellent organisation skills Well-presented and personable, with excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Ability to manage junior & intermediate members of the design team
  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of an effective team

WHAT WE OFFER

  • A fast-paced, exciting and creative environment
  • Salary dependant on experience - with end-of-year discretionary performance related bonus
  • Fantastic employee benefits such as staff discount scheme and company pension scheme 
  • 4 weeks paid holiday plus all public holidays

NEXT STEPS

If this sounds like the ideal position for you then we would love to hear from you. Please send an up-to-date CV to tina@micasagroup.co.uk.