PROJECT COORDINATOR

Lori Morris Design is a full-service Luxury Interior Design firm specializing in Residential and Commercial Design for renovations and new construction. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, and pride ourselves in creating functional, unique, and beautiful spaces to suit each individual client’s needs.

Purpose of the Position:

The Project Coordinator is responsible for providing support to all project team members to effectively administer project delivery. The Project Coordinator is responsible for providing assistance in the overall planning, scheduling, and optimizing resource allocation for each project. The Project Coordinator will also be responsible for all project accounting and control, document management and filing, handling change of scope, inventory control, procurement, and ensuring compliance with quality standards throughout the project lifecycle. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Coordinator works closely with the team on interior design, finishing coordination, and related scopes.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the complete life cycle of the project
  • Participate in and be responsible for the materials/finishes selections and design coordination for each project
  • Follow up to ensure all required products are going to be delivered on-site on time and under the overall project budget
  • Perform internal small interior design tasks as required
  • Communicate effectively with the contractors responsible for completing various phases of the project
  • Work closely with the project delivery team to coordinate the efforts of all parties involved with the project, including the architects, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, and laborers
  • Work closely with the project delivery teams to ensure project documents are complete, timely, well organized, and filed properly
  • Demonstrate strong organizational, documentation program development and management skills and be self-motivated and proactive
  • Manage multiple assignments simultaneously and complete deliverables in a timely manner
  • Any other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge

  • Diploma or equivalent training in Interior Design
  • Project Management certification is considered an asset
  • Problem-solving and conflict management skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Good client coordination and goodwill building ability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability
  • Knowledge of, and experience with industry regulations, legal issues, and safety standards
  • Ability to understand, create, and communicate a space concept and plan
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Excel, Project, Outlook; Autocad, Revit

Personal Attributes

  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Demonstrated professionalism and a clean and polished appearance at all times
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Bring strong team-orientation in a professional manner
  • Be flexible, responsive, and quick thinking 

Working Conditions

(1) Physical Demands

(The nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue)

  • The employee will spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be open to working nights and weekends, as social media is 24/7.

(2) Environmental Conditions

(The nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent)

  • The employee is located in a busy, open area office.
  • The employee is faced with constant interruptions and must meet with others on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be open to working nights and weekends, when required to meet urgent business needs.

PLEASE REPLY WITH A COVER LETTER AND RESUME.
JOB TYPE: FULL-TIME
LOCATION: TORONTO, ON (PREFERRED)

BRAND JOURNALIST

The Brand Journalist will work in unison with the marketing team to help define the way consumers view the Lori Morris Design brand. This role creates consistency throughout the LMD brand through creating logo and color uniformity, focused advertising, event sponsorship, and various other methodologies. The Digital Brand Specialist creates engaging and innovative social content and online campaigns for the Lori Morris Design brand.

Role:

The Brand Journalist is responsible for analysing market research and data provided by the marking team to strategically expand the LMD demographic and devise strategies to reach the selected outreach groups. This role is responsible for ensuring consistency within the company’s logo and designs within the LMD brand ensuring uniformity across all social platforms and advertising. As with all LMD employees, the Digital Brand Specialist is expected to follow all LMD’s Policies, Procedures, and General

Information at all times.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure brand consistency in all digital marketing messages by working with various internal departments when necessary
  • Manage and execute all brand partnerships and licensing deals
  • Strategize and execute all digital marketing plans to build LMDs online presence and overall brand
  • Create, maintain, and manage the Social Media editorial calendar alongside the LMD Founder. Adding targeted topics outlined for different dates, as well as a strategic plan for where and how that content will be shared via selected platforms
  • Develop and maintain LMD’s online asset inventory on an ongoing basis for current and future needs
  • Create graphics for social, website content, and all branding as needed
  • Develop the photography and video assets (on your own, as required), or manage photoshoots at all completed client projects, coordinating with photographers and videographers, as required
  • Collaborate with the design department to select photo assets to be used on digital channels
  • Create engaging written and graphic content in the form of social media messages such as pictures and videos
  • Monitor all social media channels and answer all digital channel inquiries, specifically brand and service-related conversations, watch for PR emergencies, and identify important/relevant discussions, answer questions, etc.
  • Monitor all social platforms for PR emergencies or important/relevant discussions and alert the senior marketing management team as needed
  • Create monthly e-newsletters for LMD Internal
  • Research and monitor the activity of company competitors
  • Create and design product catalogue, layout design portfolio for international design award submission
  • Occupationally support sales team to create engaging client presentations

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge

  • University or College degree in Marketing, Communication, and/or relevant job experience
  • Knowledge of the interior design industry or retail is considered a strong asset
  • Working knowledge of creating digital content for luxury markets is considered an asset
  • Proven experience in digital marketing; content creation and asset inventory management
  • Proven experience working with video, photography, and asset creation and editing
  • 3+ years of experience in Digital Marketing and Brand Management with exceptional knowledge of all social media platforms, brand partnerships, and strategic marketing
  • Knowledge of best practices used on various social media platforms to increase brand awareness and sales
  • Experience with: Google Analytics, social media measurement, and collect actionable insights
  • Previous experience in customer service/relationship management
  • Must be well versed in graphic design (inDesign, Photoshop, and Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Proficient in MS Windows, Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point), and Google
  • Strong graphic design, analytic, and copywriting skills
  • Experience with copy proofing
  • Proven experience with video editing & photography (portfolio review will be required)
  • Extreme attention to detail and high level of accuracy in large visuals
  • Project management
  • Organizational and time management skills are a must

Personal Attributes

  • Creative background
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Bring strong team-orientation in a professional manner
  • Be flexible, responsive, and think quickly

Working Conditions

(1) Physical Demands

(The nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue)

  • The employee will spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be open to working nights and weekends, as social media is 24/7

(2) Environmental Conditions

(The nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent)

  • The employee is located in a busy, open area office
  • The employee is faced with constant interruptions and must meet with others on a regular basis
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be open to working nights and weekends, when required to meet urgent business needs

PLEASE REPLY WITH A COVER LETTER AND RESUME.
JOB TYPE: FULL-TIME
LOCATION: TORONTO, ON (PREFERRED)

 

DESIGNER

The Designer is responsible for creating and releasing design drawings. This work will ensure LMDs designs have a visual plan of record and are documented for the client’s review and for the trades fabricating the finished product. The Designer reports to the Design Director.

Designers have six key roles:

(1) Creating designs that meet LMD’s design visions through consultations with Lori Morris, Julie Ballard, and the assigned PM

(2) Creating designs that meet and/or exceed appropriate building codes

(3) Ensuring that designs can be fabricated and meet project budgets

(4) Creating prints and Construction Detail Schedules that follow appropriate graphic design standards

(5) Releasing prints and schedules as per the project timelines

(6) Keeping up with new design trends, technologies, and products

First and foremost designers must be fluent in AutoCAD in order to create designs from perspectives, the scope of work documents, and Lori Morris and Julie Ballard’s verbal input. As part of this input, designers will be responsible for reviewing their drawings with Lori Morris and Julie Ballard on a regular basis, and meeting with Lori Morris and the Construction Details Administrator in order to select all Construction Details for a project. Designers must have solid knowledge in the fabrication and construction of a building’s interior and a solid working knowledge of provincial and state building codes, and graphic design standards. Designers will be expected to work closely with the PM department in order to set down project timelines, to ensure prints and construction schedules are released in advance of project milestones, and to ensure project changes are incorporated into the prints and communicated to all interested parties in a timely fashion.
In addition, as part a designer’s construction details knowledge, each designer will be assigned a set of construction details in which they will be a new product expert. This responsibility includes keeping up with the latest design trends and new technologies and presenting this information on a monthly basis to the design department including the Construction Details Administrator, Julie Ballard, and Lori Morris. As with all LMD employees, the Designer is expected to follow LMD’s Policies, Procedures, and General Information.

Requirements

  • Must be a graduate from an accredited Interior Design School.
  • Knowledge of the interior design industry
  • Knowledge of plumbing, appliance, lighting design, and installation requirements
  • Knowledge of millwork fabrication and details, sections, etc. associated with
  • Knowledge of tile, slab, floor, trim, plaster installation
  • Thorough knowledge of Canadian Building and Safety Codes
  • Knowledge of American Graphic Standards
  • Knowledge of Electrical requirements and restrictions
  • Thorough Knowledge of floor plan, RCP, lighting, perspective, millwork, elevation, detail, design, elevation, tile layout drawings
  • Must have knowledge of framing construction and details associated with all trades in construction.
  • Must possess the artistic ability.
  • Must be able to understand and apply Client requirements for accessibility, durability, and function.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Fluent knowledge of MS Windows, MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), and AutoCAD
  • Stress management skills
  • Time management skills
  • Needs to possess confidence, discipline, and communication skills in order to discuss issues with Architects, Contractors and various trades in the building industry
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics

Responsibilities

  • Stay up to date with the latest AutoCAD software releases as applicable
  • Work with Lori Morris and Julie Ballard to ensure prints adhere to perspective drawings and overall design vision
  • Create and maintain Millwork, RCP Electrical, Elevation, Floor Plan and Detail drawings
  • Creating and maintaining all design
  • Attend various suppliers, trade shows, and seminars in order to stay on the cutting edge of assigned construction details and present out to the design department at regular intervals
  • Complete assigned client design work in a timely manner
  • Work with the PM regarding drawing release timing
  • Meet schedule release and print release deadlines as per the timeline
  • Make site visits to measure existing spaces and to ensure print accuracy
  • Create and maintain client print binders
  • Work with the PM department to help meet client requirements including budgeting and timing
  • Work with the PM department to provide additional print details to trades and other interested parties
  • The Designer will spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain
  • The incumbent will be required to travel to suppliers, trade shows, and seminars on occasion
  • The incumbent will be required to travel to project construction sites on occasion and adhere to all safety requirements per each construction site

EXPERIENCE

5 years’ experience as a Designer (preferred)

PLEASE REPLY WITH A COVER LETTER AND RESUME.
JOB TYPE: FULL-TIME
LOCATION: TORONTO, ON (PREFERRED)

PROJECT MANAGER

The Project Manager is responsible for managing a list of multiple projects with regard to timing, budget, and client satisfaction. The effective and efficient delivery of this role ensures client expectations are met and exceeded. The Project Manager reports to the Director of Project Management.

The Project Manager has three key roles with regards to the management of a project:

(1) Making sure that the client and Lori Morris’s requirements are met and/or exceeded

(2) To ensure the project, within it’s set the scope of work is completed on time

(3) That the project, within its scope of work is completed on budget

In order to achieve these roles, a Project Manager must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. These skills will be applied when working with contractors, trades, and suppliers as well as when working with LMD’s internal departments. A Project Manager must be able to multi-task effectively. This multitasking not only applies to juggling their role as being an employee of LMD and also representing the best interests of the client but for more importantly applies to constantly walk the delicate line between managing effectively and micromanaging.

A Project Managers tool kit consists of Open Issues lists, Tasks lists, SORs, and Project Timelines. These documents are expected to be kept up to date and communicated to all applicable parties.

As with all LMD employees, the Project Manager is expected to follow LMD’s Policies, Procedures, and General Information.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of the interior design industry
  • Knowledge of plumbing, appliance, lighting installation requirements
  • Knowledge of millwork design, fabrication, and installation
  • Knowledge of tile, slab, floor, trim, and plaster installation
  • Knowledge of electrical requirements and restrictions
  • Ability to read and interpret the following; floor plans, RCPs, electrical drawings, perspectives, millwork drawings, millwork shop drawings, detail drawings, and tile layouts
    Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Fluent knowledge of MS Windows, MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Understanding of AutoCAD
  • Stress management skills
  • Time management skills
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Moral integrity
  • High sense of teamwork
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics

Responsibilities

  • Provide the Project Coordinator and all Schedule Administrators the entire scope of work of a project (SOR, timing, special requirements and budget) with regards to correctly filling in all LMD schedules
  • Represent clients’ interests and concerns
  • Manage and update project information including SOR, Open Issues, Task Lists, and Time Lines
  • Receiving all items delivered on-site
  • Obtain required client buy offs and approvals
  • Provide all financial documents to the client
  • Ensure project is completed on time and on budget
  • Liaise with the finance department to ensure that invoices are prepared and presented to the client for payment on a timely basis in keeping with LMD terms and conditions.
  • Follow up with the client during the project regarding outstanding deposits and invoice payment
  • Work with all parties to troubleshoot and problem solve issues that jeopardize timing and/or budget
  • Interface with the client regarding any and all matters relating to LMD
  • Ensuring drawings are approved as required
  • Provide drawing release timing
  • Ensuring billable time meets budget requirements
  • Distribute drawings to all interested parties
  • Track and ensure all interested parties have the correct drawing and schedule revisions
  • Coordinate and facilitate site access for the following LMD related design and decoration measurements
  • LMD On-sight Measures, Wallpaper Installation, Drapery Hardware, and Drapery Installation
  • Review all construction progress on a regular basis to ensure that construction is following the latest released prints
  • Coordinate and facilitate site measurements and/or installation for the following LMD related installations;
  • Wallpaper, Installed lighting, Plumbing, Millwork hardware, Interior doors, Appliances, Tiles and Flooring, Broadloom, Bathroom Accessories, Wall Panels and Bench Panels, Existing Mattress Dimensions (± 1”), Cushion Templates
  • Work with the Senior Design Coordinator to ensure Install site readiness
  • Perform “Final Install” walkthrough of assigned projects with the Senior Design Coordinator and ensure that the “Installed Items List” is filled in correctly and accurately
  • Ensure that all returns have been picked up and accounted for.
  • Endeavor to collect all outstanding amounts for invoices including the final invoice.
  • Collections will be taken over by the finance department one month from the date of the final invoice.
  • Must possess a current/valid driver’s license and must be legally able to drive
  • Must possess a reliable vehicle for daily transit
  • The PM will spend a significant amount of time driving between project sites and visiting clients and sight locations
  • The incumbent will be required to travel to assigned project construction sites on a regular basis

EXPERIENCE

5 years’ experience as a Project Manager (preferred)

PLEASE REPLY WITH A COVER LETTER AND RESUME.
JOB TYPE: FULL-TIME
LOCATION: TORONTO, ON (PREFERRED)