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Design Manager - Senior - Brand

Seattle, WA, USA | Gensler

  • Industry:
    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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As a Company Senior Design Manager-Brand, you have a successful track record of managing all phases of experiential graphic and signage and wayfinding projects and will have overall project responsibility for client satisfaction, quality control and financial performance. You will deploy resources to ensure that the work process flows smoothly and act as the primary liaison between the team and client. 

Company's brand design team changes how people experience their world. We’re highly creative, collaborative, talented, passionate, and good at helping our clients enhance their brand and business performance. As a design firm, Company is committed to being client-first, diverse, exploratory and sustainable-minded. Come join our Brand and Experience Design practice as a Design Manager working with varied clients to deliver multiple-media design from spaces and places to digital, print, signage and wayfinding. You’re a design facilitator who works with varied teams to hear what the client needs and achieve tangible results.

What You Will Do

Implement one or more client projects through the leadership of project teams; Provide leadership to client and team by communicating project objectives, contract scope, terms, and schedule.

Manage scheduling, budgets, staffing, and project set-up with clients, sub-contractors, vendors and contractors.

Prepare project proposals and negotiate contracts and fees; bid projects to multiple general contractors.

Track and manage financial performance of project for success (e.g., work plan, schedule, fees, change orders, billings and collections).

Manage project life-cycle; estimating, bidding, project kick-off, weekly coordination, punch list, turnover, opening, and project close-out.

Your Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Architecture, Interior Design or related field.

10+ years of related project management experience on a range of experiential or wayfinding projects.

Experience negotiating project scope, fees, managing project financial performance, and ensuring fiscal responsibility for projects.

Experience with the full project life-cycle including vendor management and installation.

Technical understanding of signage design, materials, and fabrication process.

Experience with project management software, such as MS Project, a plus.


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