Kitchen and Bath Designer

Areté The Art of Design is the premier showroom and design center for Areté Renovators. We have completed over 1500 remodeling projects in nearly 60% of Chicago’s downtown high rises. Areté opened the showroom as a way to bring the design experience full circle for our clients. The showroom allows us to be a “one stop shop” by providing design and material selection with install and full project management by our sister company Areté Renovators.

We are looking to add a Kitchen and Bath Designer with a strong background in construction and sales to our team to assist our in house design team with interior residential, light commercial, and design build projects.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 1099 POSITION. CANDIDATE MUST HAVE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION. THIS POSITION WILL REQUIRE REGULAR TRAVEL TO JOB SITES WITHIN CHICAGO AND NEIGHBORING SUBURBS.

As a Kitchen and Bath Designer you will meet with new clients to review design and material service offerings,prepare design and finish material proposals and moodboards, and identify client pain points. Candidate must have advanced knowledge of material offerings including understanding of best installation practices. This position requires a candidate who has excellent customer service skills, sales experience, advanced knowledge of finish material, attention to detail, multitasking and project management skills. You will be working in a team environment that requires advanced ability to collaborate effectively across departments.

Regular travel to job sites will be required to obtain measurements, meet with clients, interact with installers/coordinators on progress and drawing discrepancies/changes/issues, etc.

REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS:

  • 5+ years of design and sales experience
  • ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • excellent verbal and written communication
  • attention to detail
  • ability to stay organized and self-motivated
  • true team player – reliable and dependable
  • ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and adjust accordingly
  • strong work ethic and “can do” attitude
  • ability to take initiative and demonstrate professional maturity
  • ability to be flexible with work hours – some days starting early, some days starting late, if needed
  • general knowledge of electrical/mechanical codes and requirements
  • follow projects from conception to implementation, while maintaining a strong rapport with all clients and vendors
  • assist design team with daily tasks as needed
  • obtain on-site measurements for new client projects
  • organize client photographs and notes throughout projects, create detailed meeting summaries from client meetings
  • collaborate on finish schedules for projects
  • update design deliverables during change orders on projects
  • communicate with team to confirm design details, measurements, etc.
  • visit project sites throughout the duration of the project, relay project progress to design team

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