Design Coordinator

  • Cajun Operating Company
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 07, 2021
Full time Other

Job Description

Job Title: Design CoordinatorSupervisor: Senior Manager of DesignDepartment: DevelopmentJob Summary:The Design Coordinator will support and assist the Senior Manager of Design in the development, preparation, execution and review of a variety of building design projects supporting our franchised and company restaurants globally (domestic and international markets) with a focus on maintaining the integrity of our brand standards pertaining to our new building restaurant/reimaged restaurant designs. This role requires knowledge of drafting, architecture, or interior design, experience with AutoCAD software, robust attention to detail, strong organization/project management skills, ability to communicate clearly and a collaborative work style.Key Duties/Responsibilities:With the guidance of the with Sr. Manager of Design, create floorplans, conceptual design packages (including equipment layout and schedule) and site plans for our new restaurant design in AutoCAD for our franchisees and vendors for the US and international. Coordinate Church's trade dress and imaging elements, interior elevations, reflected ceiling plans, custom dcor pieces, desired interior and exterior signage. Coordinate plan details with vendors, especially equipment consolidators, signage vendors, and decor vendors. Help review and approve franchisee submitted site-adapted plans to determine adherence to company design standards and assist with rendering reviews for domestic and internationalAssist with the US reimage initiative, including assisting with the creation of new tools and a reimage guide for our new Blaze restaurant image for restaurants that are due for reimage over the next 4 years. Assist with the international reimage initiative for restaurants are due for reimage in the next 3 yearsProvide direction as needed by the Senior Manager of Design to franchisees' architectural consultants to ensure adherence to Church's design specifications. Help keep track of design projects, keep weekly touchpoints with franchisees, their architects and GC'sMaintain design standards, tools and references. Collaborate with other departments: local materials matching for Design Standards Manuals, and Architectural Field Bulletins. Implement changes due to equipment or materials being discontinued or replaced, working directly with vendorsDesign asset management. Maintain material sample inventory. Create and distribute finish samples to franchisees. Maintain photo library and historical data. Maintain design documents, DID's, floorplans, site plans, etc. in the Church's Restaurant Profile Network databaseProduce design studies using hand drawings, Adobe PhotoShop or other graphic software as requested during design conceptualizationSpecial Projects. Work on one-off projects such as research new design trends, materials and methods or other duties, as assignedPosition Requirements (Education, Qualifications, Experience):Bachelors or Associate Degree in drafting, architecture, or interior design preferred or equivalent experience.Minimum 2 years of experience in restaurant design preferred. Experience with QSR design desirable. Projects should include programming the needs of a restaurant: dining room, interior design studies; exterior imaging studies; cost analyses of different design optionsFundamental understanding of overall construction process and how interior and exterior elements are built including but not limited to; millwork, seating, counters, lighting, ceiling elements, fascia, siding, entries, restrooms, signage, etc.Demonstrates an understanding of the design process in the context of the entire business proposition - marketing and consumer insights; operational efficiency; construction cost reduction or containment; code compliance; equipment design; furniture design; menu offerings; facilities managementProficient in AutoCAD and has facility with e-mail, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point. Proficiency in MS Project a plusFluent in metric with minimum 1-year practical experience using the metric system is a plusHigh level of organization and strong project management skills.Able to handle multiple projects, with changing criteria simultaneously.Superior written and oral communication skills.Able to capture and present design ideas using graphics software (Adobe Photoshop or other)Competencies:Critical Thinking - Defines and resolves a situation or problem by analyzing issues involved, weighing options, and evaluating alternatives; maintains objective attitude; approaches situations and problems systematically; uses observation, experience, reflection, and/or reasoning to drive business forward.Influencing Others - Convinces and persuades others in either positive or negative circumstances to accomplish goals and objectives; responds to objections successfully; uses tact when expressing ideas or opinions.Initiative - Takes action proactively; addresses issues or opportunities without supervision; focuses on desired results and accomplishments; demonstrates clear purpose, enthusiasm, and a "can-do" attitude.Innovative and Creative - Looks for ways to improve oneself, the job, the project, the system, and the organization; challenges conventional practices, generates new ideas to create novel solutions to problems.Managing Execution - Manages multiple projects and effectively prioritizes tasks and goals; uses goals to guide actions and create detailed action plans; organizes and schedules people and tasks; utilizes resources effectively to meet goals.Negotiating - Presents issues or ideas in a clear and influential manner; maintains an open-minded and non-judgmental attitude; listens to others' views and empathizes.Relationship Management - Initiates and develops relationships with others; demonstrates credibility; confronts conflict quickly and professionally; inspires confidence in others.Team Member Mindset - Willingness to share responsibilities and assignments with others to accomplish the mission of the organization.Physical Requirements:Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.1. If you're hungry for a career that's fun, fast-paced and loaded with opportunity, then you've come to the right place. At Church's®, we're not your typical quick service restaurant. We make real comfort food that makes a difference in peoples' lives. And for over 60 years, our restaurant has been a place where hard-working people can get ahead and go on to do amazing things by serving others.2. Church's Chicken is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.