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DESIGNER - Commercial/Hospitality Floor Covering
Dalton, Georgia
United States
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Job Function
Design - Textiles
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level

DESIGNER - Commercial/Hospitality Floor Covering

This is one of the top Floor Covering companies in the country. They have a long history of success. They are in Hard and Soft Floor Covering for Commercial, Hospitality and Residential. They offer full benefits as well as relocation assistance.

Develop and Design Commercial products such as Carpet, Carpet Tile, and other Flooring products. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design in the marketplace. Under direction from the VP of R&D, work with other teams within the company — such as sales, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing — to bring new products from the research and development side to market or implementation within the organization.

Job Duties and Responsibilities Summary: 

  • Participate in the design and development of new products and the improvement of existing products
  • Work with team members to have pilot samples constructed of all development
  • Develop and maintain relationships with outside designers, vendors and customers
  • Prepare illustrations, artwork, and concepts, using various instruments including computer-aided design equipment
  • Confer with engineering, marketing, production, sales departments, and with customers, to establish and evaluate design concepts for manufactured products
  • Modify and refine designs to conform to customer specifications, production limitations, or changes in design trends
  • Evaluate feasibility of design ideas, based on factors such as appearance, safety, function, serviceability, budget, production costs/methods, and market characteristics
  • Present designs and reports to customers or design committees for approval and discuss need for modification
  • Investigate product characteristics such as the product's safety and performance qualities, its market appeal, how efficiently it can be produced, and ways of distributing, using and maintaining it
  • Research production specifications, costs, production materials and manufacturing methods and provide cost estimates and itemized production requirements
  • Participate in new product planning and market research, including studying the potential need for new products
  • Coordinate the look and function of product lines
  • Research current design and color trends and influences in the marketplace and conversion of trend/color for Contract and Hospitality Carpets
  • Creation of colors for the XXX yarn system
  • Assist with product concept and design development for Contract and Hospitality Carpets
  • Select and formulate yarns for colorways for Contract and Hospitality Carpets. To include Style name and color names
  • Assist Custom Department with selection of color for Contract and custom samples
  • Correct documentation of color and samples for Manufacturing and Marketing
  • Create Inspiration descriptive and visuals for Marketing, including Product Introduction package for each new product introduction
  • Assist sales people with product presentations for clients as well as presentations during customer visits
  • Assist Marketing with product selections for flooring for regional and national shows, to include NEOCON and Domotex
  • NEOCON - Create design concept to include flooring/color selections and ordering, design layout, showroom finishes, and product sampling. Assist Marketing with Showroom setup for Product /Design competitions
  • Complete other assignments as directed by management

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.