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San Francisco Design Center (SFDC) is the leading interior design and fine home furnishings destination in the West located in SOMA district. An acknowledged industry leader, SFDC is home to 100 showrooms featuring more than 2,000 manufacturers of interior design resources. Work around beauty and inspiring settings every day.

 

Entry-Level Showroom Sales Associate: Monday through Friday, from 11 am to 4 pm. Wage will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist clients with the selection of fabrics, furnishings, lighting, and custom workroom offerings
  • Create estimates and follow up weekly
  • Prepare and track orders
  • Maintain appearance of showroom, create new displays, organize parties and manage social media presence
  • Responsible for all showroom functions including re-ordering of samples and marketing materials

Email your resume to georgina@georginarice.com  to request an interview

Showroom/Design Intern: Part-time position with flexible hours. This is an unpaid internship with the opportunity for permanent employment at a future date.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist showroom salespeople with maintaining the appearance of the showroom
  • Manage installations and dismantling of displays
  • Pull fabric memo samples for clients and maintain sample library for showroom
  • Organize and return memo samples to other showrooms Shop for fabrics and furnishings for design principals
  • Assist the team with organizing meetings, showroom events, e-blasts, and other social media

Email your resume to georgina@georginarice.com  to request an interview


Employment Opportunity: Full-time position

Sewing Supervisor

Busy, custom drapery workroom seeks sewing supervisor to plan, cut and oversee the making of draperies, roman shades, bedding, and pillows. Candidates must have excellent sewing skills, familiarity with construction and industry standards for the items noted above, familiarity with industrial sewing machines and the ability to maintain them. Excellent communication skills are necessary to be able to discuss projects with office staff, customers, and to give instruction to the sewing staff.

Compensation depends on skills and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, compensation toward medical insurance and paid time off for vacation and sick leave. Equal opportunity employer.

Email your resume to laurel@laurelsprigg.com  to request an interview


Assistant Interior Designer

A wonderful opportunity exists to join an innovative and creative Interior Design team, located in the San Francisco Design Center, and become a part of helping our clients realize their design dreams. We are seeking a highly motivated and well-organized individual for the position of Assistant Interior Designer whose primary responsibility will be to provide administrative support to the Principals. The candidate should have an Interior Design related degree and have, at least, two years prior working experience in an Interior Design office.  The candidate must live in the San Francisco Bay area. This is an exceptional opportunity to work within and be a part of a highly creative environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate on all phases of the design process including furnishings and construction
  • Support the Principals in the implementation and management of the design projects
  • Assist Principals in design research, furniture and fabric selection and meeting preparation
  • Create client proposals, purchase orders and invoices on Quickbooks
  • Interface with showrooms and vendors to acquire price quotes and product lead times
  • Expedite and follow up on product status
  • Set up and co-ordinate client deliveries and installations
  • Assist Principals in preparing for client meetings

Desired skills:

  • Must have proficiency in AutoCad, Quickbooks and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

The contact information to go along with the post should be: E-mail a cover letter and resume to rkeinstein@aol.com


DESIGN ASSISTANT 

The design assistant role at COUPAR is a key role within our organization. As the design assistant, you will be working closely with the design team to implement the project design in collaboration with the Principal and Lead/Managing designers. This role assists in all aspects of the design process from sourcing FF&E,  developing schedules, processing work orders, developing client presentations, working in AutoCAD and some administrative responsibilities.

Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Interior Design
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience within an Interior Design internship or assistant level role
  • Resourceful
  • Self-starting
  • Detail oriented
  • Positive attitude with an eagerness to grow both professionally and personally
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the overall design process
  • Highly productive and organized with thorough attention to detail
  • Multitasking extraordinaire
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Effectively communicates with the team and vendors
  • Ability to work efficiently, both as a team and independently
  • Ability to troubleshoot when faced with roadblocks
  • Professional demeanor and sound judgment
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Strong understanding of visual layouts utilizing Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite
  • Knowledge of Studio Webware is a plus
  • Having access to a vehicle is a plus

 Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all project information in Basecamp with daily updates
  • Assist with product sourcing and presentation preparation
  • Gather detailed information and quotes for preparation of accurate design proposals
  • Create and prepare proposals for client submission
  • Assist Associate and Lead Designers with various design and administrative tasks related to all  phases of high-end interior design from initial planning through to project completion
  • Develop and prepare client presentations through the use of Powerpoint
  • Develop AutoCAD plans, including but not limited to, floor plans, furniture plans, elevations,  sections, and reflected ceiling plans
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of products and materials available on the market
  • Maintain and develop vendor database and accounts
  • Assist with sample return and materials library organization
  • Assist Design Team with Studio WebWARE/Studio Designer input and tracking
  • Organize and maintain client FF&E binders
  • Communicate professionally and clearly with clients, reps, vendors, and installers
  • Maintain excellent organization of project files, samples, and orders
  • Track assigned tasks, appointments, and correspondence with detailed follow-through to reach  completion
  • Coordinate and assist with onsite project installations, which may include picking up and returning  supplies, managing supply inventory lists, and creating and managing deinstallation punch list
  • Proactively engage in the design process by managing up to Design Associate and Lead Designers

Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@couparconsulting.com  (Resumes without a personalized cover letter will not be considered.) 

 

DESIGN ASSOCIATE

The right person for this role displays initiative and contributes in a significant and visible way to every phase of the design process, from initial concept to installation. You must enjoy thinking on your feet, taking responsibility and be interested in career growth. This role assists in all aspects of the design process from sourcing FF&E, developing client presentations, working in AutoCAD, communicating with both vendors and clients, budget management, and installation coordination.

Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Interior Design
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience working for high-end interior design firms
  • Resourceful and self-starting
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Multitasking extraordinaire
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Proactive and interested in career growth beyond the role
  • Shows a strong sense of style and creative problem solving
  • Ability to work both as a team and independently, taking direction with minimal supervision
  • Ability to efficiently manage time, meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills required
  • Professional demeanor and sound judgment
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and developing detailed floor plans, furniture plans, elevations, sections, and  reflected ceiling plans
  • Strong verbal and graphic communication skills, excellent client relationship skills and ability to  work with a diverse team of designers
  • Good understanding of product sourcing process and industry resources
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks Online and Studio Webware is a plus
  • Having access to a vehicle is a plus

Responsibilities: 

  • Adapt to any creative styles as needed while maintaining visual consistency and brand identity for  client presentations
  • Identify, select and specify products and vendors that meet the Client/Principal’s brand standards
  • Development of FF&E package from initial design concept through product specification
  • Source and specify materials, furniture, art, and accessories
  • Participate in client presentations and project meetings, preparing presentation materials to  communicate these concepts
  • Keep detailed meeting notes, task lists and calendars on multiple projects
  • Keep design leadership apprised of project status and issues
  • Understand and maintain the Principal’s vision through all aspects of the design process
  • Maintain accountability and compliance on all Basecamp processes
  • Proactively engage in the design process by managing up to Lead Designers and Senior Project  Managers
  • Review and approve Design Proposals for the Principal’s approval
  • Update and maintain project budgets
  •  Coordinate and assist with onsite project installations
  • Execute styling vision of Lead Designer for photoshoots and client reveal
  • Follow up and execute open items post installation

Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@couparconsulting.com  (Resumes without a personalized cover letter will not be considered.) 

Account Coordinator

We are currently seeking a full-time Account Coordinator that brings an entrepreneurial, results-driven, high-energy approach for marketing communications to our high-profile design and architecture clients. The ideal candidate has a  can-do attitude, a strong work ethic and strives for accuracy.

Responsibilities

  • Research and compile competitive data and act as the day-to-day point person for multiple client project accounts
  • Collaborate closely with team leadership to create and execute strategies
  • Design and implement social media content calendars
  • Write copy and concept/design for printed and digital collateral including email newsletters, website content, blog  posts, and printed collateral; work closely with creative team members on layout and execution
  • Craft story angles and pitch client stories to local, regional, national and international media and blogs
  • Keep supervisors and colleagues informed of progress while maintaining deadlines
  • Build relationships with editors and research new media contacts and outlets
  • Ideate and execute new B2B approaches for marketing Coupar to potential clients to help fill our client funnel and  drive brand awareness in the marketplace
  • Other duties, as requested    Qualifications
  • Possess strong interpersonal and priority-setting skills to identify and determine steps needed to accomplish  assigned tasks and execute them
  • Ability to communicate and present information effectively and concisely within a team environment – excellent  written, visual, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate initiative to suggest and implement ideas which lead to the achievement of client and company  objectives
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adjust to new priorities as required
  • Be enthusiastic, flexible and willing to go beyond assigned duties
  • Be a strong team player and have the ability to work autonomously
  • Exhibit strong organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills including the ability to juggle multiple  assignments/clients and cope with stressful situations; prioritize and handle high-volume detail work

Education, Experience, and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One to two years of experience in marketing, communications, PR, content marketing or an agency setting
  • Understanding of strategy and execution for B2C vs. B2B marketing is a plus
  • Familiarity with social media and online communities in relation to the broader media mix
  • Bonus: graphic design experience and are proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, MailChimp and/or Squarespace

About Coupar:  Coupar is the pioneer in full-service design and shelter industry consultancy. While other consultants in the industry are ad-hoc and provide tactical support, our talented and adept professionals implement holistic programs to accelerate the growth of our clients’ businesses. From branding and communications strategy to fielding an entire design studio, Coupar enables our clients’ businesses to scale unconstrained by staffing limitations – allowing them to reach their creative potential.

 

How to Apply:  We offer the chance to be an integral part of a growing firm, to work with some of the industry’s most exciting design firms, and to learn from experienced design professionals and marketing strategists. If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, we would love to hear from you!

 Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@couparconsulting.com  (Resumes without a personalized cover letter will not be considered.)  The subject line should read: Coupar Account Coordinator – [Your Name]. No phone calls, please.

Project Manager

Thriving interior design firm, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is searching for a Project Manager/Expeditor. The ideal candidate has a great understanding of the design process, can handle working in a fast-paced environment, and displays strong interpersonal skills.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Experience working in the design field, as a vendor or for an interior design firm
  • Proficient in Quickbooks, Studio Webware, and MS Office
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator is a plus
  • Highly organized w/ attention to detail
  • Multitasking extraordinaire
  • Ability to take direction
  • Excellent research skills
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Professional demeanor and sound judgment

General Tasks:

  • Expedite projects, track progress, manage client & vendor expectations
  • Manage and track purchase orders, quotes, invoices, budgets, etc.
  • Answer phones, schedule meetings, deliveries, installations, etc.
  • Direct correspondence with clients, reps, vendors, and installers – and maintain those relationships
  • Sourcing furniture, fabrics, and fixtures in correlation with both the Principal Designer’s vision and the client’s aesthetic
  • Any and all administrative/design related tasks that may arise

Please submit your cover letter and résumé to jobs@couparconsulting.com. No phone calls, please. Candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview. 


 

Job Title: West Coast Account Manager

Location: San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams Street, #384, San Francisco, CA  94103

Department: North America (Soane, Inc.)

Position Reports to: Vice President, Sales & Marketing, North America

Salary Range: Compensation is a competitive base salary and commission.  Soane offers a generous British holiday allowance. Employee benefits include simple IRA and medical insurance.

Company Overview:

Soane Britain, led by Founder Lulu Lytle, designs and makes exceptionally well-made furniture, upholstery, lighting, fabrics, wallpapers and interior necessities that consistently reward the investment, adding joyful atmosphere to any interior.

Every Soane Britain design is made in Britain in small workshops that excel in traditional crafts, such as iron forging, rattan weaving, chair making, precision engineering, and saddlery.

Soane Britain’s client list includes international interior designers, decorators, and architects with Soane Britain’s designs found in many important private houses, chalets and yachts around the world as well as hotels, restaurants, members clubs, boardrooms, and retail spaces.

For more information please visit www.soane.com or join our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

 Purpose of the Position:

The West Coast Account Manager is responsible for managing a significant proportion of our sales to US trade clients.  The successful candidate will be given a portfolio of c. 100 existing Soane clients to manage and develop, you will also be expected to identify and develop new clients through referrals, networking, and trade knowledge. As a senior member of the US team, you would be expected to act as a brand ambassador for the company.

Although this is a San Francisco Design Center based role, you will be building “trusted advisor” relationships through client visits and networking events, as well as providing exceptional levels of customer service through studio visits, follow up telephone and email contact.

You will be delivering challenging sales targets through excellent product and client knowledge and in line with company objectives relating to target margin and key product categories.

You will motivate other team members to help you provide excellent customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use agreed sales budgets to create monthly and six monthly sales plans broken down by clients
    • Three to five meetings per week plus regular trips to LA and other West Coast markets
  • Proactively manage and develop suspect and prospect client and client relationships via cold calling and successful appointment making
  • Initiate meetings, client events (studio lunches, drinks, dinners off site) with your accounts to build relationships and keep clients connected
  • Find cross-selling opportunities to other areas of the business e.g. Fabrics & Wallpapers and Commercial
  • Liaise with Production and Design to convert client inquiries into sales
  • Ensure that all orders are agreed in line with Soane gross margin and pricing matrix
  • Provide Production with clear sales orders that follow the ‘Soane Placing Orders Guidelines’ document to facilitate fulfillment
  • Ensure that Finance has accurate information and paperwork on each secured sale which includes, but are not limited to VAT information, commission statements and deposit/balance payments
  • Ensure that all contact records are kept updated on the Soane database in line with Marketing targets
  • Ensure that stock movement is recorded on Clearly Inventory, use stock records to sell stock items
  • Use client feedback and knowledge to direct new product development as required
  • Meet regularly with the Marketing team to ensure that sales activities are in line with the marketing plan, feedback on how Marketing is supporting sales
  • Attend the Soane sales training program in London (typically hosted in July)
  • Understand and adhere to internal policies including, but not limited to the appro process, travel policy, and staff handbook

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree level education
  • Quantifiable sales success in a luxury environment
  • Experience of furniture and/or lighting manufacturing techniques an advantage 

Skills/ Requirements 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Excellent written and presentation skills (these will be assessed at interview stage)
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set with superb administrative and time management skills required
  • Must hold a valid US driving license and passport

Cover letter and resume to be sent to Celeste Couvillon (celeste@soane.co.uk)


 

 

Showroom Sales Representative 

Cosentino Group is a global, Spanish, family-owned company that focuses on the design, production and distribution of architectural and decorative solutions made from natural stone. As a leading company, it innovates and anticipates, together with its clients and partners, solutions that offer design and value, and inspire the life of many people. It creates and defines leading products that are designed to provide innovative and functional solutions for the home and public spaces under the criteria of careful design, innovation and environmental respect.

Mission: The Showroom Sales Representative will assist with guest relations and customer experience as well as event coordination, generating sales leads, collaboration with the local sales team and help create visibility of the Cosentino Center within the community. The Showroom Sales Representative will strive to discover client’s needs while guiding them across the brand. This role will proactively reach out to clients in order to achieve individual and team goals. The ability to network and find business opportunities through events hosted are an integral part of this role.

Responsibilities:

• Welcome and engage every Customer and provide the best Customer Experience, with aims of developing long-term relationships and foster Brand loyalty.

• Provide support face-to-face, over the phone and via email to better help customers understand the benefits of Cosentino Products

• Ensure the showroom is always in perfect condition: this includes, but not limited to the cleanliness of all furniture and equipment, supplies, placing marketing materials and all other needs for the correct functioning of the space.

• Manage and maintain showroom; this includes ordering and stocking supplies needed, maintaining equipment, placing marketing materials, logging and attending visitors daily and during events in SalesForce, etc.

• Support the sales team by, preparing sample shipments for customers and end users, checking stock of materials when requested, as well as highlighting any possible stock issues that may arise to help them achieve and exceed sales targets Work with the General Manager to increase traffic within the Center and manage lead process

• Assist General Managers in planning, organizing and executing all center events

• Collaboration with Sales Team, Operations Team and Corporate for various execution elements of events & projects, including, but not limited to A&D, Builders, Fabricators, Kitchen and Bath Studios and Home Center.

• Perform and keep record of documents in the center according to its needs; this includes, but is not limited to, accounts receivable, accounts payables, invoices, credits, tax certificates and customer payments records.

• Contribute to create an inspiring and constructive team environment, participate in all activities contributing to the overall objectives of the Center

• Other duties as assigned

Experience:

• Highly detail-oriented with a passion for perfection; self-motivated; exceptionally organized; thrives in a team environment that is fast-paced with multiple projects

• Demonstrated experience and success in a retail or showroom environment providing excellent Customer Experience • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, interior design, or similar field preferred

• Experience in the interior design industry, both commercial and residential, is a plus; must have an affinity for interior design and be up on current trends

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

• Superior presentation skills

• Professional and tailored in appearance to reflect our premium brand

• Ability to maintain a clean center and always make sure the space is presentable and in perfect condition

• Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external parties

• Superior organizational skills, as well as the ability to maintain focus under pressure

Skills:

• Microsoft Office – intermediate proficiency

• Customer Relationship Management System (CRM)

• Basic product knowledge as well as architectural and design language

• Ability to teach product knowledge

• Demonstrated ability to interact and build value-based relationships with customers

• Demonstrates time management skills (i.e., prioritization, timely follow-up with customer)

• Must be a highly motivated self-starter


 

Client Service Representative

Designer/Distributor of luxury textiles, lighting and furniture, seeks an experienced Client Service Representative professional to join our Showroom in San Francisco, California.

 Job Summary:

A Client Service Representative’s (C.S.R.’s) job responsibility includes working together with the rest of the San Francisco Showroom team, as well as the corporate client services and operations departments as part of the team to help turn any inquiry into an order, then managing these orders until final shipment.  This is provided by maintaining a seamless flow of communication to the clients and sales force on orders and communication of client requests.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Process and update all orders and reserves. Then pro-actively run reports and utilize these reports to maintain updates on orders and reserves in real time.
  • Provide timely follow up. This includes follow up to Sales Associates, Clients, co-workers, and vendors.
  • Have full knowledge of the showroom systems (SOS / AS400) along with understanding the administrative functionalities of all lines carried in the showroom.
  • Possess clear and informative communication to showroom staff and clientele through phone calls, emails and face to face contact.
  • Return phone calls and emails in real time whenever possible and no later than a few hours.
  • Provide necessary sales leads to the showroom sales staff in a timely manner.
  • Communicate to the client and showroom sales staff when necessary all details needed to ship an order in a timely fashion.
  • Take responsibility and proactively manage any client needs on their reserves or orders. When speaking or emailing a client, they should know that you have full knowledge of their order / reserve and be confident that you will manage the resolution of any issues.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • At minimum an Associate’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience
  • Experience in a design center or showroom is preferred
  • Experience with AS400 or database mainframe systems is preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is imperative
  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and a team-player
  • Ability to use critical thinking and analytical skills for approaching problems and making decisions
  • Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking environment with flexibility and resilience

Please send your resume to Teresa Ferrusquia at  tferrusquia@donghia.com


 

Art Consulting Internship at Kevin Barry Fine Art Associates

Kevin Barry Fine Art Associates is a full-service art consulting company that offers a wide range of services. Our projects vary from large quantity hospitality packages to custom residential artwork. Outside of these ongoing projects, we are also a fully functioning fine art gallery.

Job Description: Our internship opportunity offers the right candidate experience in art consulting and gallery management. Due to our collaborative environment, you would be working with both our creative and administrative team and would report to the VP of Sales and the Director of Sales.

Duties would include:

Assisting art consultants with building art packages such as pulling concept imagery and
coordinating with vendors

Aiding the administrative team with maintaining our art and office inventory

Excelling at customer service from attending to phone calls to greeting and assisting walk-in
clients

Helping maintain the appearance and organization of the gallery

Organizing in-house shipments via FedEx and UPS

Assisting the KBFAA team on an as-needed basis

Desired Skills:

Experience in Microsoft Office is a must; any additional Photoshop or QuickBooks experience is a
plus but not required

Strong organizational skills and the ability to remain collected in a fast-paced environment;
attention to detail and thoroughness is a must

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and comfortable handling fine art delicately

Self-direction and motivation so that you can work efficiently on your own with moderate
guidance

Location and Schedule: We are located in San Francisco’s SOMA district and we are willing to negotiate
your schedule based upon your availability.

How to Apply: Please e-mail a copy of your resume and any additional information you would like to nathaniel@kevinbarryfineart.com. Please no phone calls about the position.