Thanks for your interest in our company! Currently, we have a job opening in project management. If you'd like to apply, please send a resume and coverletter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICE Project Managers (PM) work collaboratively with clients and manufactures, making sure projects go smoothly from order placement through installation. The PM position verifies project information from the Design and Ordering Placement teams, tracks and coordinates with manufacturer’s to deliver product on time, and schedules installation with outside installers. The PM also coordinates with all outside contractors, property management companies, and attends constructions meetings as is needed to ensure a smooth and timely completion of each project. This coordination helps control errors which leads to loss, elevates each client’s experience, fosters continued relationships, and puts ICE evermore in the forefront in the commercial furniture industry. Additionally, PMs control and mitigate losses from issues that arise in the delivery and installation of furniture. They elevate the client experience and foster relationships to increase repeat business. To apply, please send a resume and coverletter to email@example.com.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Interface with furniture manufacturers, as necessary, regarding shipping schedules and special instructions for production/shipping to meet project timeline.
Track project progress and manage project budget.
Trouble-shoot problems as they arise, which may include conducting product/vendor research, sometimes needed for non-furniture product solutions.
Manage the logistics of installation and site restrictions, including building codes, property management rules, elevator availability, and coordination with other trades working on the site. Restrictions are specific to each site.
Negotiate with clients and vendors when problems arise to ensure accurate assignment of responsibility.
Conduct pre-installation site visits, including site verification and measurements.
Create and orchestrate furniture installation schedules.
Collaborate on Bid package preparation as needed to define scope, labor estimates and project schedule.
Acquire and maintain knowledge of building codes specific to certain areas, or certain certifications, such as Title 24, LEED, or Forest Stewardship Council.
Ensure field paperwork is completed and delivered in a timely manner to other members of the project team.
Supervise site installation, including performance of work, installation administration and timeliness of task completion.
Conduct final walk-through of project and develop punch list.
Create the punch list and resolve problems in it.
Communicate project completion to the Accounting Department for timely and accurate invoicing.
Manage all project close-out requirements, including contract requirements, client sign-offs, lien releases etc.
Establish and maintain positive relationships with clients, building managers, installers and all members of the project team.
Communicate updates and changes to all affected people in the project team.
Assist clients in decision-making by eliciting information on their needs and preferences.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Strong knowledge of applicable building codes, product application, custom applications and pricing, labor estimation and solicitation, electricity and cabling, etc.
Ability to analyze, plan, schedule and implement project installation.
Ability to read and decipher floor plans.
Good knowledge of all aspects of contract furniture management, including account management, project management, order preparation, order management, installation, relocation and contract furniture administration.
Working knowledge of interior construction, interior design, moves and relocations, trucking, furniture manufacturing and shipping, building management and current workplace issues.
Capacity to multitask and handle several projects at once.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with a wide range of people both internally and externally.
Familiarity with all basic Microsoft Office products (especially Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word) and Windows Operating Systems.
Excellent organizational skills.
Maintains a professional demeanor and comportment under duress.
Perceptiveness, insight and the ability to make sound judgments in project decisions while carefully maintaining the satisfaction of the client.
Understanding of AutoCAD is a plus.
Knowledge of furniture products preferred.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree (BA) or certificate in Interior Design, Project Management or a similar field. We can be flexible with your exact area of study if you have good prior experience.
Ideally, 2+ years of experience in project management in a furniture dealership. We can be somewhat flexible on this requirement based on the combination of your education and experience.