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Design Manager

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Homebound’s mission is to create a better way to build a home leveraging technology, and we’re already delivering on that mission on places that need it the most: communities impacted by devastating natural disasters.

With a better labor model, a more efficient building process, and a delightful homeowner experience, Homebound will transform the single family home market, and rebuild communities along the way.

We are already helping over 150 homeowners in Sonoma, Napa, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, and with over $50M funding from Google Ventures, Thrive, Khosla and more, we are rapidly expanding to new markets. Join us.

Role Description
Homebound has established the basics of what we need to begin building homes (contractors vetted and ready to start, process for managing projects, contracts, etc.). The next step in Homebound’s operational development is to build on the basics and add key personnel to drive our business plan forward.

While creating new technology is one of the critical drivers of both cost advantage and customer experience, architectural design and studio selection process management also plays a key role in Homebound’s success. By interjecting our design team into the early phases of a project, Homebound provides a common thread during services like architecture, interior design, specification development and pre-construction. The role resides within Homebound’s Design Department.

Homebound’s Design Studio Manager will oversee activities related to homeowner option/interior finish selections for custom homes throughout the Southern California Marketplaces.

* Providing homeowners/clients a professional design experience that will allow them to select available options, discuss finishes and various upgrades to move the construction process forward.
* Helping homeowners select all final finishes for their homes and guiding them through the construction process.
* Overseeing the design studio team, setting up procedures, processes and assuring the design studio has the most current design trends, finishes and options available for homeowner selection.
* Reviews all costing and specifications in CoConstruct for accuracy.
* Acts as liaison between Sales and Construction Departments as required ensuring schedules are consistently met and proper information is transmitted to Field.
* Monitors selection changes so they are made correctly and in alignment with construction schedules established in CoConstruct.
* Provides key milestone reporting to Central Design Studio Management.
* Provides buyers with product information, available upgrade options, pricing information within buyers’ budget limitations.
* Maintains overall Design Studio appearance.
* Conducts field visits to review new products and provides feedback on inclusion of selection items.
* Provides training to team members to ensure understanding of design Studio operations, communication flow and paperwork.
* Work with Central Design Studio Leadership to establish proper meaningful standards tied to performance goals.
* Knowledge of Homebound projects including project status and Homeowners.
* Fosters educational enrichment activities for design and current trends.
* Design Studio Manager will align the studio appearance with both central and regional guidelines
* Establishing relationships with local vendors for sourcing and samples

* 5+ years of experience working as an Interior Designer and/or Production Home Design Center Manager directing activities related to the operations of a custom home builder and working with homeowners directly to select material finishes, options, floor plan alternatives and communicating construction standards for high end residential development.
* Ability to communicate features, advantages/benefits associated with various upgrades, material characteristics, design standards, create color charts, sketches and prepare work orders as necessary for projects.
* Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or related discipline.
* ASID registration is preferred but not required.
* Must have exceptional written and verbal communication abilities and understanding of most current design trends for residential construction.

Who You Are:
* You’re an outgoing, detail oriented, self-motivated design/construction professional committed to providing a quality homeowner experience.
* You have the ability to motivate and lead others and provide a positive and productive work environment in a fast-paced workplace.

Homebound is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law. Homebound considers all qualified applicants in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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