Residential FF&E Interior Designer

Recruiter
Location
London
Salary
£34000 - £40000 per annum
Posted
15 Feb 2017
Closes
15 Mar 2017
Ref
BBBH29532
Contact
Interiors
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Residential FF&E Interior Designer / Vectorworks Preferred / London / Salary Up to £34,000 / Permanent

A position has arose for a creative Residential FF&E Interior Designer to join a niche busy high-end luxury interior design studio in London Bridge.

The ideal candidate will embrace the chance to translate a brief into an FF&E concept and take it through to install and completion. With the budget in mind, you will be expected to liaise directly with the client for approvals and hold a strong relationship with the rest of the team and suppliers to ensure that projects are run efficiently and to very high standards.

You will also be involved in a rebranding exercise to celebrate the company's 20 years in the industry by organising and leading on photo shoots and developing our internal systems alongside the studio's management team.

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 and clients
  • 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
  • Minimum 3 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 multitask
  • Software- Microsoft Excel, Word, Adobe InDesign & Photoshop
  • Vectorworks is an advantage
  • Mac Experience (preferable)

If you're interested in finding out more about this Residential FF&E Interior Design role than please get in touch with Deborah D'Silva or apply online.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A PORTFOLIO WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Adrem are specialist in FF&E Interior Design jobs.