FF&E Interior Designer

City of London
£36000 - £40000 per annum
29 Nov 2016
24 Jan 2017
Adrem Interiors
Job position
Contract Type
Full Time

A creative high end Residential Developer that adds value to Residential investments by design are seeking an experienced FF&E Interior Designer to join their fast paced studio in the heart of Chelsea.

Key day-to-day tasks of the Residential FF&E Interior Designer include:

  • Lead initial concept meetings on projects assigned
  • Provide information and make suggestions on availability of suitable FF&E as required
  • Create boards/layout plans, attend meetings, present FF&E concepts to clients
  • Work with designers to prepare full FF&E schedules and cost all FF&E specifications
  • Research interior elements, materials and suppliers - call suppliers and obtain quotes
  • Prepare spreadsheets outlining all costs and gain approval from Directors
  • Oversee purchase orders, specification sheets and control books for all requirements
  • Negotiate, co-ordinate and liaise with suppliers to ensure that all specifications and deliveries are being met on time and on budget, and to the best possible quality
  • Generate solutions and alternatives as problems arise and seek necessary approval
  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers throughout the procurement of FF&E
  • Ensure regular and open communication with internal and external teams and suppliers
  • Co-ordinate receipt, delivery and installation of all FF&E
  • Ensure all FF&E specifications are delivered to site as scheduled
  • Assist in final stages of the project, ensuring that all FF&E, accessories and styling requirements are met
  • Oversee professional photography
  • Set up new trade accounts
  • Maintain existing, & develop new, relationships with suppliers and manufacturers
  • Ensure that the various project, supplier and purchasing schedules are maintained and regularly updated
  • Ensure that the FF&E library/sample area is managed and maintained
  • Assist with any ad hoc FF&E issues as they arise
  • Organise and participate in meetings where required

Key attributes of the Residential FF&E Interior Designer include:

  • Confident and articulate
  • Organised and efficient
  • Persistent and assertive
  • Results focused and deadline driven
  • Enjoys working in a busy environment
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Around 5-6 years experience
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Self motivated, creative and initiative
  • Knowledge of product and materials, suppliers design trends in the industry
  • General knowledge of interior architecture with the ability to read and understand technical drawings including furniture shop drawings
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good with budgeting and time management
  • Ability to multi task
  • Software- Microsoft Excel, Word, Adobe InDesign & Photoshop
  • Mac Experience (preferable)
  • EstiMac or alternative (preferable)

If you are interested in finding out more about this Residential FF&E Interior Designer role then please get in touch with Samantha Lunt or apply online.

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