At Working Spaces we believe that each of our teammates possess a unique talent and creativity, and that’s what makes us who we are. We’re always on the lookout for thoughtful, independent thinkers to join our team. If that sounds like you, check out the openings below.
Design Position in Columbia, MO
The designer will work closely with the Working Spaces sales, project management and project coordination team in Columbia to provide a seamless and first class customer experience. Our designers interact with end users, A&D firms, industry influencers and vendors, involved in design activities from evaluation of products and solutions through job closeout to the satisfaction of the customer. The position reports directly to the St. Louis Design Director.
Accountabilities and Essential Job Functions
Participate in Furniture Presentations, Evaluations, Key Meetings and Bid Responses
Conduct Client Interviews to Gather Programming Information
Create Typicals, Spaceplans, Recommend Solutions, and Establish Preliminary Budgets
Selection of Products, Options and Finishes
Generate Floorplans, Specifications and Pricing in AutoCAD/CAP (Transitioning to CET in 2019)
Assist with Obtaining Install Quotes
Double checks, and prep SIF files for Coordinator’s to Import into Team Design for Final Proposal
Assemble Installation Documents for Installation Packets
Attend Key Construction and Client Meetings with Working Spaces Project Team
Participate in Installation and Job Site Meetings as Required
Assist WS Team in Resolving Any Field Issues and Challenges that Arise During Install
Generate Specifications for Change Order Requests
Participate in Walk-Thru with Working Spaces Project Team and Client as Requested
Assist Working Spaces Project Team with Generating Punchlist and Closeout of the Job
Generate ‘As-built’ Drawings at End of Install
Reconfiguration Work and Inventory Management
Education and Experience
3+ years as a dealer designer with a focus in Higher Education and/or Healthcare preferred.
Product experience with a major manufacturer such as Steelcase, Haworth, Knoll, Herman Miller, Allsteel, Teknion or Kimball. Knowledge of Kimball products a plus. It is our major brand.
Has been the lead designer on a major accounts.
Bachelor Degree in Interior Design
Adept at AutoCAD, CAP Worksheet and/or CET (specifying, drawing, pricing, cut-sheets, renderings)
Proven track record and references as a dealer designer.
Adept at both client interaction and design production work
In-depth product knowledge
Familiar with current and emerging workplace trends, able to present and apply solutions
Creative, innovative and strategic in providing solutions and solving problems
Effective communicator with the ability to take the lead in meetings when required
Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with a high sense of urgency
Flexible and adaptable to change, balance workload of 10+ projects at a time
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with quality and accurate responses
Commitment to customer satisfaction and retention
Strong sense of personal accountability and ownership
Ability to travel occasionally to other Working Spaces locations, local job sites and client satellite offices
Enjoys attending and participating in company and industry events (some are after hours)
Working Spaces Training, Professional Development and Benefits
In-house trainer dedicated to provide Kimball product application and specification training
Send designers to P101 product training at Kimball factory or Showroom in a major city
Onboarding program with key Working Spaces personnel to review processes, policies, standards, technology tools and other information to help ramp up employee in their new position
We encourage professional development and participate or cover the fees for NCIDQ certification, other certifications and training
Offer a competitive compensation package
Company participates in premiums for employees Healthcare insurance, and offers a variety of plans and options for consideration
Company pays premiums for life insurance, short and long term disability insurance
We have a 401K program, with company participation
The Columbia Working Spaces Team and Showroom
Small, dynamic and fun team, consisting of 3 employees located in Columbia.
The entire Working Spaces team, in addition to our Columbia office, consists of 28 employees in St. Louis, and 9 employees in Kansas City, and 17 employees in Denver. Everyone is a team player, willing to step in to help each other complete tasks and meet deadlines.
We have recently renovated our showroom, and are also expanding and updating our St. Louis and Kansas City showrooms. Both locations are a a resource for the Columbia team and clients.