Sr. Staff Designer, Hospitality

Published
February 19, 2024
Location
Kohler

Description

r. Staff Designer, Hospitality Work Mode Hybrid LocationHybrid at Kohler, WIOpportunity The Sr. Staff Designer - Hospitality is responsible for contributing to and overseeing the design and development of leading-edge interior design projects within Kohler Co.’s Architecture and Interior Design studio. The candidate should have recent interior design, design management, and implementation experience in one or more of the following project types; luxury hospitality, spa/wellness, retail, or residential with an emphasis on high-end custom environments. Project types range from new building construction to extensive existing facility renovation and light refurbishment of existing facilities mainly focused on finishes and FF&E. Project activities may encompass research, space analysis, programming, space planning, conceptual design, 2D and 3D visualization, documentation and specifications, and design coordination through all project phases. The Sr. Staff Designer - Hospitality will be a key contributor and team member, capable of producing upscale and differentiated design outcomes that align with Kohler’s hospitality brand. This position will have frequent interaction with executive leadership and will be responsible for interpreting and executing on the brand vision while meeting critical project milestones as both an individual contributor and a project lead. Specific Responsibilities Participate in all project phases including research, programming, space planning, conceptual design, presentations, design development, documentation, and project execution for small to mid-sized internal design projects. Oversee external consultants and contractors in all project phases including research, programming, space planning, conceptual design, presentations, design development, documentation, and project execution for large or complex projects. Collaborate with design team(s), operations, internal Kohler Co. clients, consultants, contractors, fabricators, and other vendors to meet overall project objectives with a design-led approach. Assist with development of project design scope definitions, programming, objectives, and functional & aesthetic requirements. Develop and convey preliminary design concepts through drawings, finish and FF&E selections, inspiration imagery, and renderings. Produce or oversee production of graphic presentations and 2D/3D visualizations to demonstrate proposed design concepts for internal clients, executive design review presentations, and external design consultants. Assist with contract quality FF&E selections, cost estimates, specification documentations, quotations, budgets, procurement, managing lead times and coordinating resources. Assist in obtaining bids and other supporting documents as well as preparation of exhibits for capital expenditure approval documents. Assist in review and approval of vendor or contractor submittals and RFI’s to ensure compliance with design intent and quality requirements. Provide support and leadership in luxury hospitality and high-end vendor sourcing and relationship-building Participate in design and coordination meetings on assigned projects as needed. Consult available resources to ensure design solutions meet goals for accessibility, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, ergonomics, and code/regulatory requirements. Participate in team and office activities, initiatives, design team mentorship, and learning programs. Maintain/develop important industry vendor relationships through collaboration, trade shows, and events. Your Strengths Design-led and seasoned creative professional with refined taste and extensive interior design experience in the luxury and lifestyle space. Curious about learning and constant improvement through research and exploration, with expertise in high-end hospitality resources, products, and materials. Appreciative of the value of historic/classic architecture and design while striving to complement it with new ideas and approaches; striking the perfect balance of heritage and today’s customer wants and needs. Ability to establish credibility with executive and business leaders and establish/translate design briefs in a compelling and inspiring way. Driven to execute a unique vision for iconic properties rather than work to a defined set of standards. Problem-solver, demonstrating a high level of abstract reasoning and a strong creative design sense. Self-driven and directed, always pressing forward while functioning in a collaborative team environment. Highly organized and detail-oriented, committed to relentless follow-up and quality assurance. Flexible and open to change or uncertainty with an ability to embrace exploration of multiple solutions as an integral part of the process. Collaborative and enjoy working with diverse teams from a variety of backgrounds and points of view Thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy working on a diverse scope of projects ranging in size. Maintains a positive attitude and willingness to step outside of defined responsibilities to support the team Skills/Requirements Proficient in Revit and/or Autocad for 2D and 3D planning, visualization, and documentation. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator), MS Office and Outlook Experience with other 3D rendering tools such as Sketchup, Vray, Enscape, Rhino, 3ds Max preferred Strong conceptual definition, graphic, design communication, and storytelling skills Strong organization and prioritization skills with the ability to balance multiple projects on similar timelines End-to-end understanding of all phases of the interior design and construction process Undergraduate degree from an accredited Interior Design, Environmental Design or Architectural program. 8-10 years of professional design experience as a design lead or design manager in a luxury hospitality or high-end commercial environment. Experience with oversight and mentorship of design and creative teams LEED AP and NCIDQ certification, or pursuit of certification, is desirable. Active membership in ASID, IIDA or IFMA is encouraged. Candidates must provide a digital portfolio of work that exhibits a high level of professional competency and design skill based on experience.#LI-Hybrid Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. The salary range for this position is $99,700 - $127,050. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k. Why Work at Kohler Co.? Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! About Us Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com. It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement

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