Interior Design Assistant

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Job overview:
Our interior design assistant role prepares individuals for a career in interior design through a range of activities – assistance with client presentation preparations, materials sourcing, vendor communication, design library maintenance, etc. This position is part-time and not to exceed 20-25 hours a week. This position will be in Cornelius, NC. Weekly hours and schedules will vary depending on the employee’s schedule and company workload. Ideally, the candidate would be able to work at least one full 8-hour day

Responsibilities:
Client presentation preparation

• Create accurate and to-scale floor plans using software including CAD and SketchUp
Materials sourcing
• Resource and present furnishings, lighting, fabrics, etc. for clients as requested by Principal Designer
Purchasing and receiving
• Create purchase orders using our design software, Studio Designer
• Place and authorize payment for orders with vendors
• Review order confirmation to match our internal purchase order
• Continuous follow-up on pending orders
• Monitor and confirm shipping dates
• Schedule receiving center delivery and track fulfillment of shipments
Vendor communication
• Spearhead and address any necessary changes with vendors in a timely fashion
• Troubleshoot any issues with items that are incorrect, not to spec, or damaged; finding a solution and providing project updates
Design library maintenance
• Review vendor catalogs for new and updated offerings
• Order new fabric, wallpaper, and finish samples; adding new samples to existing library
• Maintain design library: Organize, categorize, and price samples; keep samples up to date (removing retired product memos, etc.)
Client proposal and invoices
• Create and email Proposals or Invoices to Client
• Answer related inquiries and follow-up on outstanding invoices
• Confirm payment for Proposals or Invoices and apply for payment in Studio Designer
• Manage sales tax for all purchases, ensuring we have not been charged when ordered through vendors who have our Resale Certificate, documenting when items are purchased with a source, not to the trade, etc

Experience:
• Passionate in all aspects of design
• 1-3 years of interior design experience. *Required
• Meticulously organized, efficient, and detail-oriented
• Excellent communication; both written and verbal
• AutoCAD/Sketchup/Revit experience. *Required
• Problem-solving skills
• Eager to learn new software programs
• Ability to work well in a team environment
• Run errands as necessary for design projects including pick-ups/drop-offs
• Support Interior Design team as needed
• Bonus if proficient in Studio Designer, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Photoshop
• While this job description accurately represents the current primary duties of the role, functions may be adapted as necessary to meet the business needs

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