1+ months

Hana Design Director

New York, NY 10007

Hana is seeking a Design Director to manage and run a global design studio delivering flexible office space around the globe. This role will be based in New York City with global responsibilities in a fast-paced environment and report to the Vice President of Product and Experience Design

Job Summary:

The Design Director at Hana is responsible for managing and growing an internal global design team at Hana. This will require strategizing and executing a plan for growth not only in North America but internationally in Europe and Asia within a short time span. The well-qualified candidate will be extremely process-driven and have a vision of how to grow a team not just in size, but in efficiency. The Design Director must be fluent in the day to day operational tasks to execute design work through construction. In addition, fluency in building codes and developing regional and global strategies for compliance are essential. The Design Director must be able to understand how design outputs are leveraged by other departments and stakeholders and how to prioritize these outputs to drive the value of the team. The Design Director will be responsible for the strategy to grow and sustain a global team of designers in step with the growth of the company.

  • Develop and grow a sustainable design practice for entry level through senior level architects and interior designers
  • Manage a growing pipeline of project work and the staff to successfully execute extremely fast-paced projects around the world
  • Drive innovation of workplace design at scale and collaborate with product development teams to continually improve the product in meaningful and results-driven initiatives.
  • Up to 25% travel at times
  • Increase studio production capacity per FTE for a growing pipeline of work
  • Standardize design and construction to reduce capital costs over time at scale
  • Create process, tools, and training to grow an internal design practice
  • Strategize and make key hires to drive team expansion to support projects worldwide
  • Deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Innovate workplace design through iterative feedback with the support of the broader Hana team
  • Strategize, and deploy technology, tools, and processes to the team to drive efficiency alongside Product and Design Operations


Experience & Qualifications

The well-qualified Design Director will be able to:

  • Minimum 10 or more years of experience directly managing all phases of architectural design and construction processes
  • Expert in directing project teams and coordinating consultants and contractors through all phases of design and construction
  • Deep knowledge and experience in creating and managing contract documents
  • Experience in developing strategies to manage team processes and develop new approaches to drive success.
  • Understand how design and construction work outputs can generate additional value to internal stakeholders in other departments including finance, sales, marketing, etc. 
  • Understand and drive project delivery while working alongside product development.
  • Strong background in BIM and how building data may be leveraged by other stakeholders
  • Expertise in standard design software, (Adobe Creative Suite, Bluebeam, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, etc.)
  • Have expert opinions and an interest in emerging technologies and how to leverage them to drive efficiency and quality of work
  • Execute project work in concert with piloting and prototyping product development efforts
  • Create opportunities to elevate the potential for all direct and indirect reports
  • Manage a growing pipeline of design work across multiple teams and offices
  • Manage and scale the design studio with internal and external resources
  • Procure, direct, and manage consultant work around the globe
  • Prioritize and schedule deliverables to internal stakeholders
  • Integrate project timelines with continued product development
  • Have a rolled-up sleeves attitude to get work done in a timely way
  • Accredited degree in interior design, architecture, or construction management or a related field, or equivalent work experience
About Hana

CBRE Hana, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc., the worlds largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2017 revenue). Hana partners with real estate owners to develop and operate integrated, scalable, flexible workspaces. Each unit contains office suites (Hana Team), conference rooms and event space (Hana Meet) and co-working (Hana Share). Hana provides property owners increased transparency, control over their asset environment, and a valuable offering for companies that desire to maintain their culture and brand while leveraging the benefits of a flexible space offering. More information is available at www.yourhana.com.


Posted: 2019-11-01 Expires: 2019-12-30

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