new business development

strategic response team lead

Strategic Response Team Lead oversees the team at our Bloomingdale or Chicago location including the management of resources and distribution of project work. This team supports: New Business Development Sales, Real Estate, Architectural & Design Sales and Account leaders. 



Team Management

  • Directs and manages team task assignments 
  • Conducts evaluation and review of team
  • Distributes and assigns project work for team in conjunction with NBD design manager (if NBD design team is needed) 
  • Manages team resources and evaluates design schedules 
  • Trains new associates on the RFP process and specific RFP & design skills when required
  • Provides consultation to team 
  • Evaluates IT requirements for team
  •  Assigns double checks, renderings to team 
  • Monitors scheduling of vendor presentations to team 
  • Tracks and investigates errors for team members 
  • Schedules team meetings to review and evaluate schedules 

Project Design (RFP Responses)

  • Work with the A & D sales and design team when requested to participate in RFP preparation
  • Concept design including space planning, workstation development 
  • Provide pricing for systems, ancillary and alternate furniture selections as requested 
  • Gather pricing from vendors and images from websites for PPT presentation 
  • Assemble document with RFP solutions using standard design template 
  • Stay within time frame to meet requested due date 
  • Value engineer alternates as needed
  • Ability to lead projects from inception through order entry 
  • Attend client presentations including job tours 
  • Site visit may include programming, field measure confirmation, electrical verification, architectural conditions, inventory, creation of CAD plan 
  • Fabric and finish selection

Project Communication/Coordination

  • Communicate design progress with sales person 
  • Provide pricing and specifications to sales person 
  • Discuss project phasing with project manager 
  • Determine communication needed with A & D firms or clients with sales person 
  • Email communication with vendors for pricing and product information



  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design
  • Minimum of 5 years corporate design experience 



  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2017
  • Proficient creating specifications in CAP 20/20 Worksheet
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines 
  • Commitment to providing the highest level of design service 
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize efficiently
  • Detail-oriented with problem-solving abilities 
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and ability to work with little to no supervision 
  • Positive, efficient team player with good leadership skills 
  • Good communication skills to interact effectively with individuals at various levels of an organization both within and outside the company

NOTICE: This role will start after a 30-60 day probation period as a designer within the NBD design team.