Design Director – Luxury Residential (Toronto)

Our client is seeking a creative and talented Design Director to join an established luxury design firm based in Toronto. The ideal candidate will be responsible for structuring the existing firm’s system and improving its process by overseeing multiple projects and collaborating with designers and project managers.

As Design Director, you will mentor and coach project managers through issues, obstacles, and client management. As an expert problem solver, you will answer daily design questions in day-to-day team meetings and provide higher level thinking with the firm’s CEO working on luxury residential projects.

Day-to-day tasks will involve creating schedules, budgets, project timelines and goals. By overseeing projects from start to finish you will contribute knowledge and sourcing recommendations for fabrics and furnishings and manage design details of key customized pieces such as furniture, lighting fixtures, and textiles.

In terms of handling budgets, you will liaison with the accounting team and be knowledgeable of all contracts and monthly statements to keep the firm’s designers and projects within the company budget.

While working towards achieving company goals, you will be developing future furniture product lines for marketing purposes and will be responsible for building relationships with various suppliers and manufacturers.

The Design Director should have ARIDO accreditation and 5+ years experience as a Senior Designer. Along with full working knowledge of Ontario standards and codes, you should have staff management experience.

AutoCAD proficiency is a must and attention to detail, as you will be reviewing and red-lining construction drawings as well as proof-reading all proposals and purchase orders for mistakes.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Design Director who has the ability to create within the firm’s design aesthetic and is passionate about developing new furniture construction. You can look forward to tremendous career growth and advancement.
We invite candidates who are out-of-the-box thinkers and have a passion for interior design to apply. Please send your resume and portfolio to greatjobs@iklein.com

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