Furniture & Interiors Space Planner

Show Business Interiors
10 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Furniture & Interiors Space Planner

Location: Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 3GQ

Salary: Competitive DOE

About the company

Show Business Interiors (SBI) is the industry leader in providing show home interior design to the UK’s corporate property development sector.

Focused solely on the specialist area of show home design, we are able to provide the market with the most extensive design studio we aim to set the industry standard in design creativity and service levels to our clients.

We are looking for a motivated enthusiastic person to join our busy Design team. We employ over 80 committed, passionate, creative, yet commercially minded people, who have helped build our business into a market leading position within our field.

The role of the Space Planner (Furniture Specifier):

Reporting to the Senior Furniture Specifier, we have an exciting opportunity to work as one of our Furniture Specifiers / Space Planners in our exciting design house / department. This role requires a creative individual to work in the show home market, where you will be required to work on a variety of designs in line with the clients brief.

Alongside a designer, you will be planning the layouts and sourcing the latest in design led furniture. You will be part of a team that manages the work of turning a customer’s requirements into a reality.

Key Responsibilities of the Space Planner (Furniture Specifier):

  • Working to a design brief to specify, spatially plan and cost furniture.
  • Working alongside Designer’s and Account Managers.
  • Building strong relationships with new and existing suppliers.
  • Keeping up to date with furniture suppliers, trends and creative solutions.
  • Updating brochures / prices lists etc.
  • Creating and maintaining budget / costing sheets using Excel.
  • Working with the Operations department where updates on jobs are required, e.g. reselections, bespoke detail etc.
  • Maintain job files with any changes from original presentation / design.
  • Utilise stock that SBI has in the Warehouse at all times.
  • Understand client preferences and designs – keep designs fresh and new.

Requirements of the Space Planner (Furniture Specifier):

  • Furniture supplier knowledge.
  • Experience of working with different furniture suppliers and styles.
  • Spatial planning experience.
  • Show home design experience.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Proficiency in Vectorworks / Photoshop desired.
  • Evidence of creative / design led background.
  • Relevant design qualification / experience.
  • Office IT systems – MACs and PCs.
  • An eye for proportion / colour / balance design, and good 3D awareness.
  • Deep listening skills to effectively deliver clients’ needs and articulate these successfully to colleagues.
  • An interest in design.

Space Planner (Furniture Specifier) Benefits:

  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Team Lunches
  • Continued Career Progression and Personal development
  • Fun Environment to work in
  • Pension Scheme

If you meet the requirements above and feel that this Space Planner (Furniture Specifier) role is right for you then please apply today!

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