locationsDetroit, MI, UStime typeFull timeposted onPosted 30+ Days Agojob requisition idR-10561Gensler Detroit is looking for a dynamic and talented Workplace Market Leader to co-lead and partner in a growing and diverse practice. As a design firm, Gensler is committed to being client-first, exploratory, and sustainability-minded. In this position, you will join a highly creative team dedicated to innovative problem-solving and design excellence.Your RoleWe’re looking for someone who will help build our practice by developing client relationships and managing teams in strategy, interior design and architecture, while staying connected to regional and firmwide initiatives. This Market Leader is an industry voice, strategy creator, design thinker, client advocate and relationship steward. You must love to push new ideas, be passionate about design, and excited about managing a wide range of projects with extremely talented creatives and inspiring and engaged clients across all industry segments. This is an excellent opportunity for a practice builder with a diverse portfolio of work to lead a client-interfacing team, utilize business development skills, capture clients and projects, and deliver excellent design and outstanding client service!What You Will DoLead accounts and projects from client development presentations through strategy, design and deliveryLead client presentations to senior level audiencesManage multiple clients, and develop strategic positioning for themBe accountable for client and project performance metricsWork with a team and lead the initiation and closing of business development opportunitiesProvide leadership to create strong, cutting-edge and innovative design concepts for a range of Workplace project typesResponsible for building a forward-thinking planning practice with a strong point-of-viewLead and build project teams, ensuring the quality of the work; develop and mentor each team member to benefit from the best of each individual’s talentMotivate, inspire and push thinking of design teamsCreate coherent and compelling presentationsApply sustainable planning and design principlesInterface with multiple other Gensler practices, including but not limited to consumer-goods, professional services, and technologyEngage with Gensler’s regional and firmwide initiatives to stay connected, collaborate, and share best practicesYour Qualifications10+ years of experienceStrong written and verbal communication skillsExcellent design skillsOutstanding ability to verbally and graphically communicate design conceptsStrategic thinking and ability to position clients with strong rational and conceptual design thinkingBusiness development experience, including proposal writing, client interviews and meeting revenue targetsExtensive experience leading design teamsStrong leadership skills in motivating, developing, growing and leading talentExcellent storytelling, analysis, and problem-solving skillsHistory of excellent client relationshipsProject management skills: schedules, scope and fee, team management and coordination, client communicationAble to travel to other Gensler offices and client project locations as neededJaw-droppingly positive references and personal portfolio of workFor consideration, please submit cover letter and resume in PDF formatLife at GenslerAt Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.#LI-NK1
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
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