QUALITY ASSURERS INTERIOR DESIGN for NA-LATAM and APAC regions

at innovative studio

Background

Worldwide growth is driving a rapid expansion of locations for our client, the global leader in co-working, and the need to simultaneously deliver hundreds of design projects successfully. Client has tasked bs;bp to oversee these projects. To this effect, bs;bp is deploying a Global Quality Assurance Team of experienced designers and architects to assure design and execution meets the quality standards. The team is based in three regions: Asia Pacific, North America-Latin America and Europe.

As Quality Assurer (QA) operating from southern USA or Hongkong, you would own the QA process of hundreds of projects in your region. Coaching external designers to execute good design pragmatically, assuring that external design studios focus on quality in designs, as much as they do on lead time and budget.

You coach external designers, builders and suppliers to deliver the design according to client KPI’s time, budget and quality are all of equal importance. Good design is about finding the optimal balance. You lead meetings in your region with various stakeholders and you uphold brand values from an early stage. in the design process, thereby contributing to a brand experience in your region that is consistent with the rest of the world. The QA must be able to demonstrate a strong track record in designing for the roll-out of offices, hospitality or high-end retail for (inter)national brands. You help to manage and maintain accurate data on QA tracking in coordination with the Design Project Manager that prevents designers’ failure to deliver. You report to the bs;bp Studio CEO, who is based in Amsterdam.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Serve as first port of call for designers, builders and suppliers and create awareness for quality concerns
  • Own the Quality Assurance program for design, build and operations (Including Audit), reporting to the Chief Design Director (CDO)
  • Proactively identify potential impacts to project quality, schedule, and budget
  • Work with Design Project Manager to identify, document and communicate standard design processes that safeguard good design
  • Streamline all brand design guidelines for an industrialised process
  • Raise the maturity level of building-related brand standards, technical services and implementation/training procedures
  • Strengthen the Global QA team by delivering regular design guide updates and corrections based on up-to-date regional knowledge
  • Monitor the overall scope of works of the concept architect and involved local architects for new locations in your region
  • Correct implementation of interior design standards as developed by the concept architect and defined in the design guide
  • Work in close cooperation with external designers, builders and suppliers, as well as the client’s execution and implementation team, whom will be responsible for the correct execution of a new location
  • Coach and guide on local compliance and regulation in the context of the brand design guide
  • Liaise with external designers to create a complete design for any new location under your different co-working brands
  • Substantial involvement with a professional training program for all the designers and relevant parties
  • Proactively seek out ways to improve productivity and quality, and make recommendations to support project scaling at a rapid pace
  • Work with the Design Project Manager to ensure studio processes are being optimised in support of quality assurance
  • Earn the trust of others. Engage with many internal and external teams that contribute to our design projects, build relationships and help identify existing components and tools that can be leveraged to deliver on our goals
  • Contribute to the success of our client’s global rollout
  • Contribute to the success of the design studio bs;bp portfolio

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture or Design
  • Proficiency using CAD software on a Mac
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience with the development and rollout of offices, hospitality or high-end retail projects
  • Ability to travel 15 % of the time for regional site visits and globally to interact with the Quality Assurance Team
  • Fluent in English and preferably Spanish or Cantonese/Mandarin as a second language

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Progressive relevant experience for a minimum of five years
  • Master’s degree in Interior Architecture or Design, Operations, or a related field

 

PLEASE SEND YOUR APPLICATION LETTER WITH CV/PORTFOLIO BEFORE SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 to [email protected] and fill in our form: here.