Jan 01, 2022

Director of Design

  • Fetch Careers, Inc.
  • Menomonee Falls, WI, USA
Full time Architecture Design Real Estate Director

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead all new design initiatives, including but not limited to the development of new products, new building prototypes and the continual improvement of existing designs
  • Vet, qualify, select and manage the external architectural firms; manage their pricing structure and maintain consistency of prototype plans across architects
  • Review and maintain prototype drawings and documents for cost-effective and timely use in projects; solve problems on projects
  • Ensure design development is undertaken in accordance with project requirements and budget; implement design changes effectively and efficiently with internal and external stakeholders
  • Thoroughly understand the costs of the various components of the product; provide cost benefit analyses for proposed modifications of the product
  • Manage and stay abreast current and changing design trends


Skill Critical to Success:

  • Bachelor of Architecture or MS in Architecture is required; MBA or MS in Real Estate desired
  • 10 to 15 years of experience in architecture, production homebuilding or multifamily development
  • Possesses a high level of emotional intelligence, adept at leading others through persuasion
  • Fosters innovations and is good at bringing creative ideas to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will enhance value
  • Prior managerial experience, including direct oversight of design professionals
  • Strong project management skills and can accurately scope out the length and difficulty of projects; sets objectives and goals and can successfully measures/evaluates performance
  • Able to anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; possesses broad knowledge and understanding of residential housing
  • Skilled in AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, MS Office Suite software
  • Detail oriented and highly organized; ability to work on several projects simultaneously


What Sets Us Apart:

  • Exceptional company culture that encourages innovation and empowers all team members to act as leaders by providing the opportunities, training, and tools critical to achieving a successful and meaningful career
  • Compensation and Benefits Package, flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursement, 401(k) with company match and company provided life and disability insurance
  • Potential for long-term growth and advancement in the industry, paid professional memberships and professional activities (conferences and workshops) and a tuition and certification reimbursement program 
  • Paid holidays and generous vacation time

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