Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content

Overview

Job Description:

The Specialist, Furniture Project is responsible for all projects that require some level of coordination or other factors deemed necessary to require dedicated project management. This position will handle a variety of sized projects and can span all activities of supporting a project (i.e. product selection, product specification, applying appropriate discounting, preparing proposals, order entry, order management, installation management and punch list resolution).

This position will work very closely with the Furniture Seller and Project Coordinator or may need to work independently to ensure the customer’s needs are meet. This position has wide latitude for independent judgment and is highly-skilled with extensive proficiency.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Act as point-of-contact throughout project process. Align appropriate internal and/or subcontracted resources to accomplish the work. Schedule and coordinate all installation activities with sub-contractors and building resources. Review furniture installation plans with each contractor. Interface with appropriate parties to monitor product orders and schedule teardown of existing furniture, if required, to ensure timely delivery and installation. Provide customer service. Clearly convey accurate, thorough or relevant information related to status updates, problems and customer issues to sales team in a timely manner.
  2. Maintain complete and accurate record of the entire project (project folder) including approved plans, budgets and schedules, correspondences, product orders and acknowledgements, delivery tickets, labor timesheets, and subcontractor invoices. Execute and adhere to project timelines including order entry, production schedules, delivery and installation, and problem resolution.  Communicate project status throughout the sales process. Identify project issues and provide cost effective solutions to insure project completion while minimizing gross profit erosion. Manage and monitor the furniture ordering process from ordering acknowledgements; creating all installation packets and forwarding to installation contractors; updating installation schedule dates; identifying back charges; managing punch lists; initiating the claims process for warranty issues; and tracking proof of deliveries.
  3. Participate in project planning and design meetings including internal detailed furniture design meetings and provide input as appropriate. Review final furniture plans along with designer for accuracy and completeness as related to request for proposal (RFP) information and/or site conditions. Assist with developing a furniture package in response to RFP.  Participate in client presentation meetings and explain the project manager role throughout the projects duration. Develop a relationship with the client through consistent communication throughout the project gaining the client’s confidence in the team’s ability to fulfill client expectations. Research, craft and assemble all proposals and bids targeted to the customers’ needs and requirements by collaborating with the sales team and OfficeMax subject matter experts. Proposals and bids may include pricing, discounts, installation cost.
  4. Monitor job-site throughout delivery and installation phases by communicating closely with onsite contacts. Attend construction meetings and provide information to general contractor to insure site readiness. Work with manufacturer’s reps, warehouse staff, and internal team to resolve any problems in a timely manner.   Schedule use of service elevators, loading docks, and parking facilities, and coordinate building access with appropriate building managers. Maintain a working knowledge of all OM Workspace preferred vendor products with the ability to offer immediate solutions to resolve unexpected site issues.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in related field
  • This position requires knowledge of construction or project management acquired through formal education, or 3 – 5 years on-the-job application.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or interior design.

Skills:

  • Written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organization   
  • Ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships.
  •  Ability to lead and engage a work team to deliver results and achieve project objectives in a timely manner.
  • Ability to identify project and sales opportunities to drive company revenue.
  • Ability to travel within a given market or geography 50-75%, additional travel outside market will be required when projects warrants.
  • Must be able to work in all-weather conditions and in a safety sensitive work environment.
  • Must be able to perform work in construction environments.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation.
  • Familiarity with all phases of commercial furniture projects for scheduling purposes.
  • Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint and Project a plus

Technical Competencies:

  • Ability to navigate through AutoCAD drawings with various viewer software packages (e.g. TrueView).
  • Ability to read and interpret floor plans, blueprints and installation drawings.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Organizational & Project Mgt skills.
  • Working knowledge of all preferred vendor products (e.g., Teknion).

Personal Attributes:

  • Must be personable and presentable at all times
  • Must be a self-starter and able to make own decisions in timely manner.
  • Able to take direction well and execute efficiently and effectively.
  • Flexible with respect to change initiatives.

About The ODP Corporation
The ODP Corporation (NASDAQ:ODP) is a leading provider of products and services through an integrated business-to-business (B2B) distribution platform and omnichannel presence, which includes world-class supply chain and distribution operations, dedicated sales professionals, a B2B digital procurement solution, online presence, and a network of Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores. Through its operating companies Office Depot, LLC; ODP Business Solutions, LLC; Veyer, LLC; and Varis, LLC, The ODP Corporation empowers every business, professional, and consumer to achieve more every day.

 Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Other duties may be assigned. 

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

 How to Apply

Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

 Equal Employment Opportunity

The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 

Read More Read Less

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Medical Insurance/Prescription Drugs
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flu shots

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
  • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 128 hours on a prorated basis in their first year of employment)

Financial:

  • 401(k) and Roth Savings Plans
  • Savings Plan Employer Match
  • Commuter Benefits
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Employer Match
  • Discount Center
  • Employee & Dependent Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Short & Long-Term Disability

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

Physical:

  • Flu Shots

Work-Life:

  • Part-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 24 hours of paid time off on a prorated basis after their first year of employment

Financial:

  • 401 (k) and Roth Savings Plans
  • Savings Plan Employer Match
  • Discount Center

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    Job Description:

    The Specialist, Furniture Project is responsible for all projects that require some level of coordination or other factors deemed necessary to require dedicated project management. This position will handle a variety of sized projects and can span all activities of supporting a project (i.e. product selection, product specification, applying appropriate discounting, preparing proposals, order entry, order management, installation management and punch list resolution).

    This position will work very closely with the Furniture Seller and Project Coordinator or may need to work independently to ensure the customer’s needs are meet. This position has wide latitude for independent judgment and is highly-skilled with extensive proficiency.

     

    Primary Responsibilities:

    1. Act as point-of-contact throughout project process. Align appropriate internal and/or subcontracted resources to accomplish the work. Schedule and coordinate all installation activities with sub-contractors and building resources. Review furniture installation plans with each contractor. Interface with appropriate parties to monitor product orders and schedule teardown of existing furniture, if required, to ensure timely delivery and installation. Provide customer service. Clearly convey accurate, thorough or relevant information related to status updates, problems and customer issues to sales team in a timely manner.
    2. Maintain complete and accurate record of the entire project (project folder) including approved plans, budgets and schedules, correspondences, product orders and acknowledgements, delivery tickets, labor timesheets, and subcontractor invoices. Execute and adhere to project timelines including order entry, production schedules, delivery and installation, and problem resolution.  Communicate project status throughout the sales process. Identify project issues and provide cost effective solutions to insure project completion while minimizing gross profit erosion. Manage and monitor the furniture ordering process from ordering acknowledgements; creating all installation packets and forwarding to installation contractors; updating installation schedule dates; identifying back charges; managing punch lists; initiating the claims process for warranty issues; and tracking proof of deliveries.
    3. Participate in project planning and design meetings including internal detailed furniture design meetings and provide input as appropriate. Review final furniture plans along with designer for accuracy and completeness as related to request for proposal (RFP) information and/or site conditions. Assist with developing a furniture package in response to RFP.  Participate in client presentation meetings and explain the project manager role throughout the projects duration. Develop a relationship with the client through consistent communication throughout the project gaining the client’s confidence in the team’s ability to fulfill client expectations. Research, craft and assemble all proposals and bids targeted to the customers’ needs and requirements by collaborating with the sales team and OfficeMax subject matter experts. Proposals and bids may include pricing, discounts, installation cost.
    4. Monitor job-site throughout delivery and installation phases by communicating closely with onsite contacts. Attend construction meetings and provide information to general contractor to insure site readiness. Work with manufacturer’s reps, warehouse staff, and internal team to resolve any problems in a timely manner.   Schedule use of service elevators, loading docks, and parking facilities, and coordinate building access with appropriate building managers. Maintain a working knowledge of all OM Workspace preferred vendor products with the ability to offer immediate solutions to resolve unexpected site issues.

     

    Education & Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in related field
    • This position requires knowledge of construction or project management acquired through formal education, or 3 – 5 years on-the-job application.
    • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or interior design.

    Skills:

    • Written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organization   
    • Ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships.
    •  Ability to lead and engage a work team to deliver results and achieve project objectives in a timely manner.
    • Ability to identify project and sales opportunities to drive company revenue.
    • Ability to travel within a given market or geography 50-75%, additional travel outside market will be required when projects warrants.
    • Must be able to work in all-weather conditions and in a safety sensitive work environment.
    • Must be able to perform work in construction environments.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation.
    • Familiarity with all phases of commercial furniture projects for scheduling purposes.
    • Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
    • Microsoft PowerPoint and Project a plus

    Technical Competencies:

    • Ability to navigate through AutoCAD drawings with various viewer software packages (e.g. TrueView).
    • Ability to read and interpret floor plans, blueprints and installation drawings.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Organizational & Project Mgt skills.
    • Working knowledge of all preferred vendor products (e.g., Teknion).

    Personal Attributes:

    • Must be personable and presentable at all times
    • Must be a self-starter and able to make own decisions in timely manner.
    • Able to take direction well and execute efficiently and effectively.
    • Flexible with respect to change initiatives.

    About The ODP Corporation
    The ODP Corporation (NASDAQ:ODP) is a leading provider of products and services through an integrated business-to-business (B2B) distribution platform and omnichannel presence, which includes world-class supply chain and distribution operations, dedicated sales professionals, a B2B digital procurement solution, online presence, and a network of Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores. Through its operating companies Office Depot, LLC; ODP Business Solutions, LLC; Veyer, LLC; and Varis, LLC, The ODP Corporation empowers every business, professional, and consumer to achieve more every day.

     Disclaimer

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Other duties may be assigned. 

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

    The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

     How to Apply

    Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

     Equal Employment Opportunity

    The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Medical Insurance/Prescription Drugs
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Flu shots

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
    • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 128 hours on a prorated basis in their first year of employment)

    Financial:

    • 401(k) and Roth Savings Plans
    • Savings Plan Employer Match
    • Commuter Benefits
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Employer Match
    • Discount Center
    • Employee & Dependent Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
    • Short & Long-Term Disability

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

    Physical:

    • Flu Shots

    Work-Life:

    • Part-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 24 hours of paid time off on a prorated basis after their first year of employment

    Financial:

    • 401 (k) and Roth Savings Plans
    • Savings Plan Employer Match
    • Discount Center
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

APPLY  
SHARE THIS JOB: share to e-mail

Career Progression

  • 2010
    ISO REP, TECH
  • 2012
    COPY/PRINT DEPARTMENT MANAGER
  • 2014
    DISTRICT SALES MANAGER
  • 2020
    DIRECTOR, EMERGING GROWTH

Associate Spotlight

Chasity S
 

Chasity Schneider

Customer Programs Lead, Sales

"I came to Office Depot as a part time cashier in college. I quickly started working in the Copy & Print Center and was soon promoted to Department Manager. Less than 2 years later, I took a job with BSD in Outside CPD sales and since then have transitioned into several roles within the BSD organization. Thanks to my amazing manager who saw my potential and #LifeAtDepot for promoting growth!"

Supporting Our Local Schools & Teachers #DepotDifference

Get what your business needs, when you need it with Office Depot OfficeMax