Design Director – Workplace Design (Toronto)

Our client, a national design firm, is seeking a passionate leader and subject matter expert in Workplace Design to become part of the executive leadership team working on firm wide initiatives. The Design Director will be instrumental in Increasing visibility and presence in the Toronto market as well as inspire a team of designers to innovate and push for continuous improvement.

This  exceptional opportunity would be a great fit for a Senior Interior Designer/Design Director with excellent design skills and superb people skills (dealing with clients, internal teams and international affiliates).

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Monitors project design development. Oversees design presentations.
  • Approves elections of fixtures and finishes to use for projects. Oversees integration into overall design.
  • Reviews and approves space planning and conceptual designs for projects.
  • Extensive knowledge of detailing and finalizes details on projects.
  • Approves overall design and furniture packages. Oversees and approves final cost estimates, ensuring alignment with budget.
  • Manages overall design budget.
  • Mentors and develops the design team.
  • Introduces design concepts to current and prospective clients.
  • Leads and manages the design team.

As Design Director you will actively participate in building the Toronto practice together with senior leadership including:

  • Mentor the design team utilizing your hands-on experience and subject matter expertise in Workplace Design
  • Be instrumental to  increasing visibility in the market.
  • Help attract new design talent to the Toronto office.
  • Ability to bring in work through past relationships and/or various marketing activities.
  • Represents design leadership and innovation across Canada on a firmwide level.
  • Builds relationships with our strategic alliance partners in the various markets across Canada.
  • Participation in firmwide, global design team.
  • Expected to participate and influence the overall design direction of the firm.

If you are excited about the opportunity to help grow a practice while having the support and resources of a large national organization please contact us directly at greatjobs@iklein.com for a confidential conversation.

 

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