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Purchasing Agent/Interior Design Assistant

At Hartman Design Group, design is personal. Buildings do far more than provide shelter – they provide context for living and touch lives. From our hearts to yours, we invite you to walk in and experience the spaces we create. We’re committed to offering everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. If you are motivated by challenge, passion, and meaning, then you’ll love working here.

We are seeking a talented and dynamic individual to fill our Purchasing Agent/Interior Design Assistant role. For this role, the ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in commercial interior design and will support senior designers by helping streamline workflow and assisting with ensuring timely project completion. Your organizational skills and attention to detail will be crucial in helping the team work efficiently and deliver high-quality results.

Our exciting and varied projects include multifamily residential, senior living, and hospitality. Our clients, the top developers in the country, look to us for a broad range of design styles — from historical renovations to contemporary design

*This is an in-office position at our office in Rockville, Maryland on Mondays – Fridays, 9am to 6pm.

Responsibilities:

  • Using FF&E specifications provided by the design team, obtain quotes from selected suppliers for FF&E
  • Analyze costs and identify opportunities for cost savings or value engineering
  • Meet with the design team to discuss potential saving and/or concerns with budget and timeline
  • Work closely with designers to re-select materials, finishes, furnishings, and equipment that meet design requirements and budget constraints if required
  • Coordinate samples, mock-ups, and prototypes for review and approval
  • Finalize product selections and specifications for procurement
  • Negotiate contracts, prices, and terms with selected vendors to ensure favorable terms for the project
  • Finalize purchase agreements, including payment terms, delivery schedules, and warranty terms
  • Coordinate setting up new vendors
  • Monitor order status and track delivery schedules to ensure timely arrival
  • Address any issues or delays with orders, such as backorders or product shortages
  • Create logs to follow-up on samples, cuttings, shop drawings, etc
  • Coordinate shipping and logistics for materials and products, including freight forwarding and customs clearance if applicable
  • Track shipments and coordinate delivery schedules to project sites
  • Communicate with contractors/interior designers and installation teams to ensure readiness for delivery and installation
  • Maintain accurate records of all procurement-related activities, including contracts, purchase orders, invoices, and correspondence
  • Document product specifications, warranties, and maintenance requirements
  • Generate reports on procurement status, including budget spending, delivery performance, and issues resolution
  • Communicate regularly with project stakeholders, including designers, clients, vendors, and contractors
  • Provide updates on procurement status, and issues
  • Facilitate project closeout activities, including documentation, warranties, and final invoicing
  • Assist installation crews and contractors to ensure work is completed according to specifications, quality standards, and safety regulations
  • Provide support to installation teams, including resolving technical issues or challenges that arise during installation

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture from a recognized University or College
  • At least 2 years of experience in commercial Interior Design/Purchasing
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • A strong sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Be self-directed, highly motivated, and have high initiative
  • Have great written and verbal communication skills
  • Be aware of design industry and business trends
  • Proficient in Revit, Microsoft Office, Bluebeam Revu, and Adobe Suite

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Short-term, long-term disability insurance
  • Paid-Time Off
  • 401(K) plan
  • 11 Holidays Observed
  • Flexible Schedule

To Apply:

Please send your resume and portfolio to [email protected] or apply via our contact page.

Senior Interior Designer

At Hartman Design Group, design is personal. Buildings do far more than provide shelter – they provide context for living and touch lives. From our hearts to yours, we invite you to walk in and experience the spaces we create. We’re committed to offering everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. If you are motivated by challenge, passion, and meaning, then you’ll love working here.

We are seeking a Senior Interior Designer with at least 10 years of experience in commercial interior design who is passionate and thrives in a dynamic team environment. The ideal candidate is passionate about design, creative, energetic, technically skilled and has strong communication skills. In this job, you will work with a team to address the issues of our clients (style, budget, and schedule) and enjoy the challenge of working with sophisticated real estate developers.

Our exciting and varied projects include multifamily residential, senior living, and hospitality. Our clients, the top developers in the country, look to us for a broad range of design styles — from historical renovations to contemporary design

*A resume and portfolio are required to be considered for this position. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop overall design for projects including architectural space planning
  • Design and production of interior technical drawings (in Revit) including plans, elevations, and details
  • Millwork design and detailing
  • Research, select and document fixtures and finishes
  • FF&E material selections and specifications
  • Coordination with multiple disciplines, including architects, MEP engineers, general contractor, and on-site construction personnel
  • Produce design presentations and construction documents
  • Client presentations  
  • Oversee and manage project fee, budget, and schedule
  • Communication with clients, design team and director 
  • Supervise design team 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or Architecture from an accredited University or College
  • 10+ years of experience in hospitality/multifamily Interior Design
  • Be self-directed, highly motivated, and have high initiative
  • Effective communication (written and verbal)
  • Possess strong interpersonal, leadership, and mentorship skills
  • Knowledge of Building Code regulations
  • Be aware of design industry and business trends
  • Experience in project management
  • LEED AP and NCIDQ are desired
  • Proficient in Revit, Microsoft Office, Bluebeam Revu, and Adobe Suite 
  • A resume and portfolio are required to be considered for this position. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid-Time Off
  • 401(K) plan
  • 11 Holidays Observed
  • Flexible Schedule

To Apply:

Please send your resume and portfolio to [email protected] or apply via our contact page.

Intermediate Interior Designer

At Hartman Design Group, design is personal. Buildings do far more than provide shelter – they provide context for living and touch lives. From our hearts to yours, we invite you to walk in and experience the spaces we create. We’re committed to offering everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. If you are motivated by challenge, passion, and meaning, then you’ll love working here.

We are seeking an Intermediate Interior Designer with at least 5 years of experience in commercial interior design who is passionate and thrives in a dynamic team environment. The ideal candidate is passionate about design, creative, energetic, technically skilled and has strong communication skills. In this job, you will work with a team to address the issues of our clients (style, budget, and schedule) and enjoy the challenge of working with sophisticated real estate developers.

Our exciting and varied projects include multifamily residential, senior living, and hospitality. Our clients, the top developers in the country, look to us for a broad range of design styles — from historical renovations to contemporary design.

*A resume and portfolio are required to be considered for this position. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with clients and internal team
  • Report to Senior Designer/Design Director
  • Ability to produce design presentations and construction documents
  • Ability to stay within budgets and fee
  • Maintain schedule
  • Provide Construction Observation (with project manager oversight)
  • Project product budget and procurement oversight
  • Furnishings selection and installation including art and accessories

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or Architecture from a recognized University or College
  • At least 5 years of experience in commercial Interior Design
  • Strong knowledge of the design process, including FF&E, materials and construction detail and documents
  • Be self-directed, highly motivated, and have high initiative
  • Have great written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills to mentor and work with junior designers
  • Knowledge of Building Code regulations
  • Be aware of design industry and business trends
  • Proficient in Revit, Microsoft Office, Bluebeam Revu, and Adobe Suite. AutoCAD is a plus
  • Experience in project management is a plus
  • LEED AP and NCIDQ are a plus
  • A resume and portfolio are required to be considered for this position. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid-Time Off
  • 401(K) plan
  • Holidays observed: New Year’s Day, MLK Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday following Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

To Apply:

Please send your resume and portfolio to [email protected].