Top Design Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Design Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Design Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.7% of Design Manager resumes contained CAD as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Design Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Design Manager resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. CAD

high Demand
Here's how CAD is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated CAD-related needs for > 100 design engineers by providing design methodology and support
  • Consulted in developing CAD automation software and training for construction documents.
  • Provided support and basic system administration for 50+ CAD technicians/designers.
  • Developed company wide drawing standards and customize CAD applications.
  • Provided company-wide CAD support and programming for engineering.
  • Conducted interviews and recommended Cad operators for hire.
  • Configured and managed CAD document management systems.
  • Provided comprehensive CAD support for engineering.
  • Developed and maintained company cad library.
  • Standardized design/CAD file methods and requirements.
  • Utilized AutoCAD Lisp routines in combination with added custom pull down menus to improve drawing output efficiency by approximately 200%.
  • Developed a standardized AutoCAD color to line weight and screening plotting table for Cincinnati office and was eventually implemented company wide.
  • Provided CAD management for over 70 CAD personnel and maintained design standards as well as Global Document Control for the company.
  • Programmed automated scripting routines for conversion of AutoCAD drawing files to meet project standards, client standards, and software requirements.
  • Managed a department consisting of 2 designers and 6 CAD operators to support a business with $340,000,000 of annual revenue.
  • Design and Implement AutoCAD network license within multiple locations (US, Italy, Germany, Spain and Manila.)
  • Created CAD documents for permit issuing/reviewing, construction phase, contract bidding, design/build, coordination process, and P.E.
  • Provide services to clients with AutoCAD, Project Management, Utility Reviews & Work Order Input to system maps.
  • Managed development and implementation of CAD standards and process work flow in a high volume, fast-paced roll-out environment.
  • Recommended, ordered and installed CAD software upgrades and hardware upgrades that included CAD peripherals printers/plotters external storage devices.

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2. Design Staff

high Demand
Here's how Design Staff is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Delegated assignments and evaluated design staff.
  • Provided hands-on support to a 15 person design staff for meeting needs of design changes originated by the contractor.
  • Implemented new company operations and organized a sales and design staff to encompass the entire state of Tennessee.
  • Coached, inspired, and guided 12-person design staff to excel in their performance and contributions.
  • Managed production staff and provided art direction to junior design staff as well as agency partners.
  • Mentored, trained and managed design staff and all daily operations of the design studio.
  • Managed design staff of 18 to support all active projects and sales proposal efforts.
  • Managed and assisted sales and design staff of twelve to meet/exceed monthly sales goals.
  • Manage design staff and collaborate with advance design group on design initiatives.
  • Manage and mentor Jr. Design staff and all functions of production design.
  • Monitor design staff & redirect them when goals are not being met.
  • Managed design staff to ensure projects were on time and specifications accurate.
  • Managed interior design staff of 6, responsible for all design projects.
  • Developed design staff members to a full 360 degree skill set.
  • Work directly with design staff to solve CAD related issues.
  • Provided 3D graphics and animations to the architectural design staff.
  • Manage design staff and provide frequent feedback on each graphic.
  • Communicate clear and concise customer feedback to corporate design staff.
  • Work Description: Supervise company's product/tooling CAD design staff.
  • Led the in-house design staff and managed outside consultants.

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3. New Product Development

high Demand
Here's how New Product Development is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Created and implemented a highly effective formal Design Stage within the New Product Development Process (NPD).
  • Manage the proper balance between innovative, new product development and profitable, realistic business programs.
  • Directed all new product development from conception through production, including internal and external resources.
  • Teamed with marketing managers, psychologists, children and parents to advance new product development.
  • Market analysis for latest fit, sourcing and new product development.
  • Created new & innovative concepts for packaging and new product development.
  • Work with R&D on new product development teams.
  • Core member of Global New Product Development group.
  • Produced results growing the company through new product development from $35 million to $275 million at time of sale.
  • Work with Engineering, Marketing and Manufacturing operations on all phases of new product development lifecycle.
  • Provided design and analytical engineering services enabling lean new product development of electromechnical brake and suspension systems.

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4. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Provided exceptional customer service, ensuring timely product delivery and setup according to requests.
  • Provided customer service and technical support to professional photographers in over 40 different states.
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented with a proven track record of consistently providing exceptional customer service.
  • Recognized nationally by maintaining rigorous account management obligations, and customer service.
  • Received several customer commendations on my outstanding customer service.
  • Received Customer Support Leadership Award for exceptional customer service.
  • Provided informative customer service, assessing individual's preferences.
  • Designed and Facilitated coaching workshops and customer service workshops.
  • Restocked merchandise and maintained excellent customer service standards.
  • Provided optimal and timely customer service ensuring repeat business
  • Investigated business complaints/issues working with Customer Service Management.
  • Developed new concept in Personalized Customer Service.
  • Received award for Outstanding Customer Service.
  • Developed a loyal following of local customers who needed unique arrangements and customer service for their special high end events.
  • Addressed customer service issues involving trouble reporting, training, lead qualification, order requests, network moves and reports.
  • Provided the best customer service through sales, delivery and planting, while maintaining a successful customer relationship management program.
  • Manage salon, scheduling of employees and guests, customer service, recruiting, inventory management, marketing, sales
  • Prepared customer invoicing and purchase orders, submitted orders to vendors and customers, and provided heavy customer service.
  • Created and implemented 'zero' customer impact remodel process providing a new level of customer service to the region.
  • Planned, organized and managed the Customer Service Department to insure financial, customer and employees targets is met.

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5. Architects

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Here's how Architects is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Delivered approved plans to appropriate out-source architects and engineers for production of final construction documents, guaranteeing projects were within budget.
  • Advised contractors, commissioned architects and engineers, and LAUSD inspectors on architectural problems encountered during construction.
  • Coordinated activities of architects, general contractors, furniture vendors, telecommunication specialists, and movers.
  • Developed information architecture and interfaces for websites and portals in tandem with system architects.
  • Coordinated with consulting Architects and Engineers and ensured delivery of plans to specifications.
  • Establish new business and client relationships CAD and 20-20 design drawings Design and coordinate cabinet layouts Work directly with customer and architects
  • Supervised a team of 5 architects and project managers for new science building at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
  • Established and maintained a cooperative working relationship with school officials, regions and in-house LAUSD staff of Architects and Engineers.
  • Work closely with project architects and principles through all phases of documentation as well as construction management of the projects.
  • Reviewed and approved construction drawings and coordination drawings for general contractors, architects, engineers, and AHJ's.
  • Initial layout and design of basic structural design of beam sizes, loads and foundations from Architects drawings.
  • Work with contractors, architects and designers to achieve desired results specializing in kitchens, baths and flooring.
  • Consulted with architects, interior designers, and builders to streamline selections for specific groups and price points.
  • Manage a team of 32 Solution Architects, Business Analysts, Management Reporting specialists and Data Modelers.
  • Lead design & documentation efforts for a large team of architects, medical planners & interior designers.
  • Work closely with Architects/Engineers to provide a superior product to clients Ensure project costs/budgets meet requirements.
  • Selected and managed project-specific teams of architects, engineers, and consultants for design-build projects.
  • Perform project document posting to Share-point sites for viewing and coordination between Contractors and Architects.
  • Work with architects, engineers and contractors to meet specifications, budgets and completion schedules.
  • Led over 10+ various outsourcing teams including architects, engineers, vendors and productions staff.

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6. Design Concepts

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Here's how Design Concepts is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Collaborated with customers on design concepts and color on digital strike-offs.
  • Manage prototype construction, overseeing design concepts for marketing and engineering.
  • Develop initial design concepts for prototype and manufacturing
  • Group would take Engineering design concepts and produce solid models in Pro-E software and create drawings to be used during fabrication.
  • Originated design concepts specific to customer base and market, to provide distinctive products not available through other retailers.
  • Created models and samples from sketches, following design trends, and evaluating design concepts and feasibility.
  • Create solutions to organization's objectives by determining goals, establishing a vision and formulating design concepts.
  • Provided store planning for new locations and interior design concepts for chain-wide pharmacy re-branding program.
  • Establish close partnership with design in order to facilitate the interpretation of design concepts.
  • Redefined the global design standards for 2 design concepts for KFC International.
  • Presented design concepts directly to Mr. Ralph Lauren for approval.
  • Cross-merchandised design concepts within intimate, swim and hosiery.
  • Formulate and create design concepts for sales presentations.
  • Developed design concepts for five starts hotels.
  • Develop initial design concepts forprototype and manufacturing
  • Created the brand name, GBX GEAR, its logo design, packaging, and footwear design concepts for Harbor Footwear.
  • Collaborated with clients on design concepts in showroom and on jobsite to achieve final design goals.
  • Designed kitchens and baths Overseen all design concepts.
  • Prepared and presented design concepts, complete construction documents, furniture, finish and millwork designs and installations.

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7. Design Department

high Demand
Here's how Design Department is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Coordinate daily activities of the Construction Design Department personnel; routinely assess departmental efficiency and make recommendations to improve processes.
  • Consulted with utility design department and organized a cost-effective solution for converting existing hard-copy documentation into electronic AutoCAD drawings.
  • Restructured 3d design department and the inter-departmental process resulting in improved communication, efficiency and productivity.
  • Handled all budgeting, quoting/purchasing of machinery, materials/supplies for design department.
  • Established and maintained design departments in two separate retail locations.
  • Introduced computer aided design capabilities to design department.
  • Managed an interior design department.
  • Managed Mid-stream electrical design department.
  • Key Accomplishments: Oversee all aspects of the in-house design department, handling 40+ print and 30+ digital titles per year.
  • Partnered with senior management teams to build a successful in-house design department, which was previously reliant on third party resources.
  • Managed Electrical Design Department including: employee development, management, reviews, department budget, hiring and mentoring of personnel.
  • Develop processes, procedures, and policies to ensure quality design standards and increase operational efficiency for the design department.
  • Ensured the design standards and practices of N/E were maintained both in the Thermal Design Department and throughout the company.
  • Supervised/instructed five Project Designers within Design Department; responsible for overseeing all work, employee issues, reviews, etc.
  • Design Manager - Overall product design and product graphics, manage mechanical engineering and packaging design department of eight.
  • Managed the design department, and worked closely with the management team to ensure the deadlines were met.
  • Directed the work of the company's design department in producing plans for chemical processing plant upgrades.
  • Perform as a floor manager, directing all operations of the store while maintaining the design department.
  • Trained new designers in all aspects of design department procedures and in an understanding of brand identity.
  • Manage a 4 member design department while fostering a creative environment with focus on design innovation.

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8. Project Management

high Demand
Here's how Project Management is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Project Management-created custom Microsoft ACCESS programs utilized to track all aspects of projects milestones, relationships with customers, and municipalities.
  • Developed and automated a custom project management process that enables large projects to ensue with minimal problems and increased customer satisfaction.
  • Organized, scheduled and executed design project calendar for efficient project management ensuring maximum time use for critical business schedules.
  • Managed allocation of space by evaluating recommendations and negotiating with Space Allocation and Project Management teams to optimize design solutions.
  • Encourage and promote the continuous improvement of working methods including collaborative working, partnering and procurement and project management.
  • Managed the Technology Project Managers and performed Project Management activities; responsible for managing technology design and implementation projects.
  • Project Management/Transition Management: Consultant on the Transition Management team for the City of Phoenix Convention Center Expansion Project.
  • Recruited project management and engineer candidates, as well as, assisting in promotional activities ensuring business procurement.
  • Manage Existing Facilities Project Management open invoices - District-wide, facilitating execution of contract and prompt contractor payments.
  • Provide leadership, creative oversight and project management for design and execution of communication and marketing products.
  • Provided technical engineer support and project management for the design, engineering and development of shipping containers.
  • Formed a cohesive project management group utilizing staff members from two outsourced project management firms.
  • Acquired additional responsibilities as Senior Designer successfully taking on challenges of project management, client
  • Provided outstanding project management on key projects - overseeing and managing assigned budgets.
  • Work with Project Management on manpower forecasting for Hiring and terminating of personnel.
  • Project Management: Oversee various remodels with external contractors and internal coworkers.
  • Directed the coordination efforts between equipment procurement, project management and design.
  • Led project management team to determining and implement capital projects.
  • Conducted both internal and on-site training to project management personnel.
  • Project management and implementation of original brand within the company.

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9. New Construction

high Demand
Here's how New Construction is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Worked with 3 Interior Designers in the remodeling and new construction of bank branches and brokerage offices throughout the country.
  • Maintain a 50/50 mix of remodel to new construction projects and coordinate all aspects of related jobs.
  • Manage and develop retail store design concepts and space plans for new construction and remodels.
  • Educated design staff on new construction materials and techniques during weekly staff meetings.
  • Worked with both new construction and remodel clients designing their kitchens and baths.
  • Write new construction and retrofit specifications, bid documents and blanket purchasing agreements.
  • Specify FF&E products for new construction and tenant improvement.
  • Work with homeowners, builders, remodelers to select kitchen and bath cabinet standards/upgrades for new construction.

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10. Graphic Design

high Demand
Here's how Graphic Design is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Developed and managed full-range of interior and graphic design, vendor management and other special projects impacting bottom-line results.
  • Provided updates on industry improvements in technology and graphic design techniques.
  • Contributed to ongoing experiential and graphic design to improve student experience.
  • Managed, mentored, and gave art direction to a team of graphic designers (located in Ohio and California).
  • Managed 12 - 14 graphic design artists and sales support clerical functions in the daily production of yellow page directory advertisement.
  • Utilized various graphic design programs to bring elegant and fresh designs to the forefront of the company's portfolio.
  • Perform a variety of tasks including graphic design, content and technology research, facilitation and analysis.
  • Supervised graphic designers, production artists and packaging specialist, while performing senior designer duties.
  • Managed and mentored a team of six graphic designers, copywriters and structural engineers.
  • Managed multiple outside designers work as well as coordinated with photographers and graphic designers.
  • Web development, graphic design, branding, online business development and marketing services.
  • Served as a mentor and design/software resource for other graphic designers on staff.
  • Received numerous awards for package design, graphic design, illustration and advertising.
  • Managed outside vendors such as graphic designers, photographers, and writers.
  • Assist in the completion of graphic design for packaging as needed.
  • Manage department of two packaging engineers and two graphic designers.
  • Manage graphic designer through art direction, collaboration and support.
  • Supervised graphic designers, also edited and completed jobs.
  • Hire and direct industrial and graphic design firms worldwide.
  • Recruited and mentored staff of graphic designers.

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11. Design Process

high Demand
Here's how Design Process is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Developed and implemented a user centered design process that improved overall website design, production and end user experience.
  • Developed application guidelines and strategic partnerships worldwide to ensure design processes met quality and design requirements.
  • Participated with leadership team in improving Market Driven Design Process and sourcing strategy.
  • Resolved design processes and decisions resulting in consistent design delivery.
  • Developed design processes for design reviews and technical documentation
  • Created multiple conceptual design solutions for presentation to the client and managed the overall design process on projects I was leading.
  • Customize and streamline draft design processes from initial start-up and set-up to finished product via BIM (Building Information Management).
  • Executed transition from design process to mechanical production, liaising with creative and production teams, client, and designated supplier.
  • Developed and implemented standard design processes to reduce design and engineering time and ensure the sharing of common drawing information.
  • Manage deployment of design processes, resources, tools, and best practices -- Direct and manage design agencies.
  • Managed 2D and 3D design process and execution of more than 1,500 tool installs across 14 different functional areas.
  • Work included coordinating and hiring outside consulting architects and engineers, managing the design process, and monitoring construction.
  • Introduced Agile development and Design Process, and managed project schedule, feasibility, scope and cross team communication.
  • Led design process and documentation by both in-house staff and outside consultants for all stores and other channels.
  • Collaborated cross functionally with all teams within design process to get final product to market and retail.
  • Collaborated with Real Estate, Construction, Senior Retail Merchants and Executive Management throughout design process.
  • Led the creative design process and execution for personal care portfolio of leading hair care brands.
  • Led various special initiatives at the enterprise level, including re-evaluation of design processes and standards.
  • Educated clients about design process, which resulted in clear expectations and on time project completion.
  • Control the design process for the fabrication of 4-6 new and refurbished large dredges annually.

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12. Shop Drawings

high Demand
Here's how Shop Drawings is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Correct and accurate internal documents/shop drawings for the manufacturing of Total Safety Flares.
  • Complete responsibility for all shop drawings plus Design/Build Project Management.
  • Design Function and Process from Tender to Preliminary full design including shop drawings & As Built drawings for precast concrete structures.
  • Develop custom AutoCAD interface for improved throughput Oversee design drafting department Design insert injection mold tooling Provide shop drawings/build instructions 1.
  • Provide CAD support utilizing the latest version of AutoCAD software for the production of shop drawings (commercial cabinetry).
  • Worked closely and performed drawing reviews and shop drawings for subcontractors, and vendors especially with new production models.
  • Produced content for material boards and specification binders for presentation and shop drawings for high end custom interiors.
  • Maintained complete and on time delivery of shop drawings to customers with a 95 to 100% rating.
  • Used AutoCAD LT 2006 - 2009 to draw working Electrical construction and shop drawings.
  • Reviewed shop drawings and verified they were in accordance to the design documentation.
  • Generated duct work shop drawings for coordination, fabrication, & installation.
  • Managed a network used to create sheet metal shop drawings for construction.
  • Produced shop drawings for standing seam metal roof and wall system.
  • Prepared all shop drawings & 3D models using AutoCAD 2004.
  • Manage multiple vendor shop drawings for prototype review and approval.
  • Determine overall scope of work and generate shop drawings.
  • Approved all shop drawings including custom mill work packages.
  • Checked steel shop drawings for conformity prior to fabrication.
  • Create shop drawings for fabrication and erection purposes.
  • Checked shop drawings submitted for items purchased.

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13. Adobe Photoshop

high Demand
Here's how Adobe Photoshop is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Utilized Adobe Photoshop to edit/retouch photos as well as brochure layout and other projects.
  • Possess intermediate knowledge of Adobe Photoshop programs and Auto CADD/ Architectural Desktop.
  • Developed skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator on the Mac/PowerPC system.
  • Photographed apparel/models and edited photos using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
  • Skilled in the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop and QuarkXpress.
  • Introduced Adobe Photoshop to create photographic illustrations.

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14. Design Projects

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Here's how Design Projects is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Developed Computer Aided Design (CAD) solutions to streamline construction document production on architectural and interior design projects.
  • Complete complex technical design projects, installation procedure drawings, fabrication drawings, vessel layout and interface/interference checks/control.
  • Developed and executed strategic visual design projects for various University units in support of Advancement goals and initiatives.
  • Researched, defined, and documented interactive design best practices for consistent implementation of interactive design projects.
  • Assisted owner/decorator with selection of fabrics, accent furniture, accessories for residential interior design projects.
  • Managed design projects for industrial construction services.
  • Coordinated design projects which increased department efficiency.
  • Increased effectiveness of design projects.
  • Use sales, design and construction knowledge to supervise 24 plus designers and manage over 150 design projects at a time.
  • Organized, distributed, and supported analyzer shelter design projects to designers in the group as well as completed own projects.
  • Provided leadership and direction on all design projects to ensure they were completed on time and within budgetary requirements.
  • Work with clients, field personnel & Hensley's dealers around the world to develop and deliver design projects.
  • Managed large-scale design projects while overseeing 8 project coordinators, 52 TWC designers and 4 design contractors.
  • Oversee any other design projects as the organization deems necessary, and based on marketing priorities.
  • Participated in manager-level strategy and decision making to drive the successful launch of design projects.
  • Assigned, monitored, reviewed and approved design projects to ensure compliance with project requirements.
  • Direct, manage and create various design projects in visual communications for media.
  • Worked with owners and General Managers to develop cost effective design projects.
  • Worked with new and established clients to discuss all design projects.
  • Designed, estimated and sold high-end residential landscape design projects.

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15. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Supported sales and marketing initiatives providing technical support and design services during customer visits, evaluating business potential and packaging opportunities.
  • Provided technical support to designers and CAD operators and ensured optimal work standards Recommended technology accordingly.
  • Prepared independent engineering cost estimates, reviewed claims and provided technical support.
  • Provided technical support for advanced functionality available within the CAD software.
  • Provided technical support to manufacturing shop and engineering during fabrication.
  • Provided computer technical support and LAN troubleshooting.
  • Visit customers to provide technical support, training, presentations, collect feedback and participate in problem solutions on the site.
  • Coordinate with regional / home office for technical support required to ensure the correctness and completeness of the Design.
  • Used AutoCad and CV for assembly layout, mechanical designs, and technical support maintaining computer hardware and software.
  • Maintain and enforce project standards through technical support, staff training, team communication and client directives.
  • Provided technical support for the Telecommunications group, Transportation group, and Civil site/Landscape group.
  • Provided technical support to the detailing team for CAD systems and related software and databases.
  • Provided Technical Support for Sales Staff and also worked with New Customers soliciting Business.
  • Provide technical support for production of materials and color lab dips as needed.
  • Provided Tier I & II technical support for Central Office technicians.
  • Provided technical support for Construction, Development, and Operations departments.
  • Manage purchase orders and requisitions with technical support services for department.
  • Provided technical support and training to the Agency's employees.
  • Supply technical support for all CAD related items.
  • Provided technical support to sales force and customers.

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16. Setup

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Here's how Setup is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Recommended and implemented die and tooling modifications resulting in reduced scrap, die changeover times and grinding setup times.
  • Defined design-management system for MCU automotive group, setup design repository for IP sharing and bug tracking system.
  • Provided software support and project setup and consulting for new projects utilizing Bentley software products.
  • Developed and modified communication templates with merge fields and setup alerts.
  • Assisted network administrator in setup and maintenance of user accounts.
  • Order new hardware and configure and setup when it arrives.
  • Designated as software and hardware setup for team workstations.
  • Order new hardware and configure and setup upon arrival.
  • Performed programming setup and maintenance of CNC software to create automated cultists and barcode labels for cutting and machining instructions.
  • Performed desktop software installations and configurations, user setup and login, as well as daily backups.
  • Warehouse leasing and selection, setup logistics Worked with customs brokers and importers for freight consolidation.
  • Evaluated EDA tools to setup the physical design flows.
  • Supported the installation and setup of the first CAFM software currently used by the university.

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17. Revit

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Here's how Revit is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Revitalized the Fruit of the Loom Boxer Line, upgrading its fashion image, product mix and quality.
  • Managed an 80-user project team utilizing Architectural Desktop and Revit Architecture.
  • Provided structural documents of building superstructures using AutoCad, and Revit.
  • Generate renderings of store environment using Revit.
  • Used AutoCAD and/or Revit software to produce 2D and 3D drawings and documentation according to standards for infrastructure projects.
  • Provide leadership and vision to the firm in the area of CAD and Revit MEP.
  • Developed complete field verification of project as-built content for CAD and Revit 3D production.
  • Managed production teams using the latest versions of Revit 3D and AutoCAD software programs.
  • Utilize problem solving and trouble shooting for CAD and Revit MEP issues.
  • Plan and participate in Civil 3D and Revit Architecture software implementation.
  • Developed all CAD and Revit training documentation for the production department.
  • Managed modeling department; created and maintained Revit standards and families.
  • Create and modify Revit families in response to project needs.
  • Acted as the general support of Revit for end users.
  • Developed and implemented CAD and Revit MEP standards.
  • Created prototypes and families in Revit Architecture 2012.
  • Led the CAD Department in Revit MEP implementation.
  • Produced multi-story project documents using Revit and AutoCAD software products.
  • Redline construction documentation including Specifications in AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Schedule and develop internal continuing education CAD/Revit luncheons for CAD staff in means of advancing CAD/Revit knowledge and implementing company standards.

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18. Design Development

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Here's how Design Development is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Reduced potential production issues during initial design development hand off, illustrating similar or alternative resolutions to achieve end result.
  • Project manager for major and minor transportation projects, and recommended policy and procedures for project design development process.
  • Managed In-Store Visibility design development across all type of POS formats ensuring concepts support the overall proposition.
  • Managed projects from initial program development through design development to obtaining bids and overseeing construction implementation.
  • Led package design development, competitive category analysis, conceptual development and creative execution.
  • Collaborated with stakeholders to manage facility design development and theme for new space.
  • Promoted to Design Manager in recognition of design development contributions and previous experience.
  • Led design development process in alignment with product engineering and sales requirements.
  • Managed all Architectural design development for any non-prototypical, site specific requirements.
  • Collaborate with architects and consultants to produce complete design development sets.
  • Prepare schematics, design development and construction documents.
  • Coordinate design development package for construction documents.
  • Created seasonal Concept boards along with brand-specific design development, generating orders with a 50% adoption rate.
  • Lead in design development from concept to go live stage with focus on brand development and communication.
  • Utilized UX and information architecture experience in leading the design development of new product sites and initiatives.
  • Team Lead for TRIAD Real Estate, Construction and Design development team.
  • Store Design Manager Lead the design development of new retail stores.
  • Executed conceptual, design development and FF&E drawings.
  • Directed the design development for a 700,000 sq.
  • Store planning, concept design and design development.

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19. User Interface

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Here's how User Interface is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Web: Designed and Managed the Internet and Intranet Websites, and User Interface Designs.
  • Design Management for user interface design teams for all HSBC e-commerce web sites.
  • Mentored Software engineers and developers for best practices for user interfaces.
  • Designed the user interface for the online games.
  • Implement user interface guidelines and standards.
  • Use industry-standard best practices to analyze requirements and design user interfaces, which most effectively implement requirements.
  • Created the graphical and user interface design segments of multi-departmental projects.
  • Conceptualized, developed and refined layouts and identity pieces for user interfaces that addressed brand and marketing needs.
  • Designed the information architecture and graphic user interface for client websites and CD-ROMs Multimedia.

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20. Design Standards

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Here's how Design Standards is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Developed universal standard component system for machine build and created standard design practices for uniform design standards between designers and projects.
  • Train promotions coordinator and new account managers with regards to industry standard production terminology, process and general design standards.
  • Supervised several architectural and engineering consultants to maintain Ann Taylor store design standards and accountability.
  • Evolved the implementation process, created design standards and executed company objectives.
  • Managed prototype documents to ensure compliance to company design standards.
  • Developed and maintained design standards and procedures.
  • Designed a primary school and drew its plans, sections and elevations in accordance with design standards for schools.
  • Evaluate and propose alterations to those design standards which have shown to be ineffective, cost prohibitive or antiquated.
  • Established design standards to achieve company objectives as well as making them adaptable to suit each individual custom project.
  • Supervised design team of 15 senior designers and drafters, guaranteeing accuracy and efficiency by creating new design standards.
  • Developed lightweight racks for cost reduction, design standards, and multiple rack components.
  • Review approves, and implements all design standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Work with shop personnel to ensure compliance with project specifications and design standards.
  • Worked to develop corporate design standards in office space, furniture and finishes.
  • Trained new employees to adapt to the design standards of the company.
  • Established a Corporate Tool Design Standards book for standardization and cost savings.
  • Implemented new design standards and checklists to ensure error free designs.
  • Train new employees on company electrical design standards and office procedures.
  • Establish UI design standards and lead Engineering in UI implementation.
  • Oversee branding guidelines, design standards, and creative templates.

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21. BIM

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Here's how BIM is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated with business development team and prepared necessary proposals for BIM.
  • Coordinated with project management and consultants to implement integrated BIM protocols.
  • Developed various procedures and BIM platforms and ensured proper execution.
  • Led BIM/Consultant coordination meetings when creating design documents.
  • Configure, create, and deploy custom CAD/BIM content and templates for use by all modeling staff across the organization.
  • Managed, develops and maintains cross-site document and drawing management systems using Bldg Information Model (BIM).
  • Lead on development, configuration, customization, and implementation of new Bentley BIM software package.
  • Develop training materials, procedures, and educated users in the proper use of CADD/BIM software.
  • Provide technical orientation to new hires BIM tools as well as testing of BIM skills.
  • Lead design team & oversaw shop drawing process using latest BIM and modeling techniques.
  • Participated in the project based BIM Strategy call for all projects in office.
  • Maintained the web production of Stanford Magazine, the bimonthly Stanford web publication.
  • Led presentation given to CPS Leadership to explain benefits of BIM.
  • Implemented a BIM/Cad department into a 30 year old business.
  • Produce drawings/projects consistent with instruction, guidelines and REVIT/CAD/BIM standards.
  • Trained all users on BIM and graphic related software.
  • Tracked, monitored, and resolved complex BIM issues.
  • Created and Implemented BIM Standards for Vision-Rez BIM software.
  • Lead on integrating all BIM based software together.
  • Developed training materials and conducted BIM training classes.

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22. Art Direction

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Here's how Art Direction is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Provided concepts and art direction with 3D casino simulated environments showing product placement opportunities.
  • Provided creative/art direction to design partners based on Marketing's briefs for new product innovations and propositions for the brand.
  • Managed 3D Design team including, scheduling, 3D art direction and training of internal and freelance artists.
  • Worked closely with Creative Director by providing art direction to freelance designers and production artists when needed.
  • Design and art direction of four separate lines of toy packaging, domestic and international.
  • Managed Art Direction and Design of website built buy a third-party vendor.
  • Provided creative and art direction in support of marketing and sales efforts.
  • Brand | Art Direction Design founder and Manager for Mobile Channel.
  • Attended Food Styling School to further enhance Creative/Art direction.
  • Attend shoots to provide art direction & execution.
  • Continue art direction of project to completion.
  • Oversee art direction, print production.
  • Lead creative and art direction/mentoring.
  • Managed the social art direction for the Lipton, Fruttare, and Popsicle brands.
  • Provided art direction and critique for all game assets -Pool Party and Photovine ( both iphone apps not games).

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23. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Partner with Construction and Real Estate division in implementing standardized critical path schedules for project development.
  • Propose cost saving measures, development strategies and alternate plan scenarios to real estate group concerning new acquisitions and new projects.
  • Worked with Longs' Real Estate team to Identify potential road blocks to project entitlement, generated and analyzed options.
  • Reviewed and approved conceptual layouts for design compliance submitted for budgeting for Real Estate Committee approval and improved quality control.
  • Restructured the company to ensure compliance with the Arizona Real Estate Commission for this $7M real estate company.
  • Reviewed real estate leasing and construction budgets to assure successful execution of new stores within target markets.
  • Managed the site plan process of submitting potential projects to corporate real estate committee for consideration.
  • Facilitated clearer and more efficient communication across the construction, real estate, and finance departments.
  • Maintain information in Store Design Project Tracker, Real Estate Construction Schedule and Tango software.
  • Work with Corporate Real Estate to reduce annual lease costs by over $280K.
  • Coordinated with Construction and Real Estate departments to finish on time and on budget.
  • Utilized strategic real estate analysis for location, rent portfolio, and construction finance.
  • Coordinated site specific design issues with Real Estate Development and Landlords.
  • Resolved issues with prospective customers and mitigated real estate problems.
  • Scout real estate locations for BMC.
  • Negotiate commercial real estate contracts.
  • Strategized program needs with internal development, asset management and leasing departments and external real estate representatives to coordinate priorities.
  • Acted as engineering and design resource for outside consultants and internal Lowe's departmentsincluding site development, real estate and construction.
  • Partner with Real Estate and Construction to develop budgets, ROIs, Entitlement Schedules and Store Opening Dates.
  • Developed new workplace solutions to respond to client needs, collaborations and real estate efficiencies.

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24. R

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Here's how R is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Developed and implemented operational and design policies, procedures, and guidelines in accordance with the applicable military standards.
  • Directed the development of merchandise plans by identifying design requirements and collaborating and communicating with business partners.
  • Coordinated product design within manufacturers specifications to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction.
  • Detail drawings of pumping stations and other site related components including erosion protection items.
  • Implemented motivational sales-related contests to boost overall clinic revenue and sales performance.
  • Developed several process solutions to help stakeholders complete out of process projects.
  • Set up of security and communication manager in Production and other environments.
  • Supervised application development and systems administration for SEPTA's operational divisions.
  • Ensured delivery of event efficiency by pro-active planning and effective merchandising.
  • Maintained documents and produced customer packages to depict control system integration.
  • Managed and directed company to develop marketing & advertising projects.
  • Job Contribution: Developing technical professional with some experience.
  • Led design/drafting efforts in production of battlefield communications shelters.
  • Established design strategy resulting in an innovative category approach.
  • Facilitated panel review sessions for Federal grant solicitations.
  • Supplied all appropriate documentation for the production department.
  • Partnered with various directors in collaboration of processes.
  • Developed and maintained electronic engineering drawing release procedures.
  • Performed first aid and initiated emergency response procedures.
  • Collaborated with department heads to implement procedures.

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25. Floor Plans

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Here's how Floor Plans is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Maintained as-built architectural and multidisciplinary floor plans for the main campus and multiple satellite facilities.
  • Coordinate all interior, graphics and visual merchandise including floor plans, merchandise presentations in all areas of the store.
  • Consulted directly with customer in their homes to assist in designing themes and floor plans to make proper merchandise selection.
  • Assisted with team members in producing architectural drawings, creating floor plans, elevations, enlarged plans, details.
  • Designed the standard for and created floor plans with color/patterned legends to graphically display various aspects of this data.
  • Provided floor plans, layouts and permit sets for a wide array of projects for various local companies.
  • Created sales & marketing presentations including pricing, competitive analysis, floor plans, and furniture selections.
  • Surveyed all jobs and developed all floor plans and working drawings for design team to work from.
  • Managed all in-house drafting for cabinet designs, floor plans, and other interior elements.
  • Provided design team with all product specifications, floor plans, elevations, and perspectives.
  • Developed and maintained arena and ballroom floor plans for concerts, sporting events and conventions.
  • Prepared presentations for clients including: perspectives, elevations, floor plans and concept boards.
  • Communicate design concepts to clients through presentation boards displaying overall vision and 3D floor plans.
  • Created wire diagrams, architectural floor plans, lighting plans, and power plans.
  • Rendered architectural drawings by hand including floor plans, electrical and sections.
  • Produced architectural drawings: floor plans, elevations, and sections.
  • Make design decisions regarding structure and floor plans.
  • Measured client homes to develop floor plans.
  • Field verify and create as-built floor plans.
  • Prepared Furniture presentations on Microsoft Power Point integrating jpeg images, pricing information and AutoCAD floor plans for multiple schemes.

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26. Html

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Here's how Html is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Designed HTML email newsletters for viral marketing campaigns, product updates and company news.
  • Provide job aids and sales collateral, in print HTML and video formats.
  • Coded database applications using HTML, PHP, and ASP.
  • Converted HTML design to SharePoint Master Page using Design Manager.
  • Created sample email templates and converted them into HTML.
  • Managed and edited BAM (Brand Asset Management) site (HTML and PHP).
  • Created websites for clients using CFML, ASP, Javascript, SQL and HTML.
  • Prototyped and scripted product demos using Cold Fusion, raw HTML, and JSPs.
  • Key competencies as a Design Manager: - A core team member in the development of the html eBook.
  • Programmed in several languages including .HTML, .CGI, .PERL, and .ASP for websites.

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27. MEP

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Here's how MEP is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Train users as needed on AutoCAD based products (Civil 3D, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, and AutoCAD).
  • Maintained all drawing files, including the coordination of all consults drawings (Architect, MEP, and Structural).
  • Developed training manual for AutoCAD MEP 2008, conducted training sessions with staff* Provided ongoing training and support for CAD staff
  • Work from sketches made on the field and design overall drawings using AutoCAD MEP 2011.
  • Executed weekly homepage programming & scheduling for over 800 radio station websites.
  • Designed, checked and revised MEP drawings for major commercial projects.
  • Coordinate tight and congested ceiling spaces with MEP/FP systems with architecture.
  • Field-verified & incorporated 'As-Built' architectural, MEP & Structural drawings.
  • Understand construction principles as it relates to all MEP trades.
  • Design and development to produce permit ready construction MEP drawings.
  • Develop typical MEP CAD drawing sets.
  • Used AutoCAD 2004, 2005, 2008 & AutoCAD MEP 2008.
  • Styled, shot, and edited photography and videography for ads, homepage, blog, and social media networks.

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28. Space Planning

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Here's how Space Planning is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Assisted in product development for materials, space planning, window placement, kitchen layouts and architectural features.
  • Collaborate with Real Estate department in the design of space planning alternative to capture potential tenants.
  • Look and feel, space planning, CAD documentation, Detailing, Working drawings, etc.
  • Prepared facilities space planning and designs, as well as coordinated alterations on an as-needed basis.
  • Make design decisions for space planning, color coordination and function of space.
  • Manage interior design and space planning for the John Barrett brand.
  • Project managed private label accounts space planning and construction.
  • Space planning on new and refurbished stores.
  • Space planning and dealer training.
  • Account Manager for local and multi-state accounts in the areas of furniture sales, space planning, delivery, and installation.
  • Coordinated all interior space planning for the in-house relocations and remodeling of Carlson Companies office space.
  • Completed space planning, product specifications, and furniture reconfigurations for clients.
  • Develop designs using Icovia 3-D for space planning and rendering.
  • Polylined and linked FA Facility AutoCAD plans to Archibus to improve space planning and move management of staff and equipment.
  • Manage In-Home design program Furniture layout/Space planning Furniture & Accessories Sales Increase company sales by 22% Oversee/manage retail sales floor

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29. Autodesk

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Here's how Autodesk is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Used AutoDesk AutoCAD and Bentley MicroStation, and to create 2D and 3D construction documents.
  • Worked as Survey Manager - CAD Manager using AutoCAD-LDD, Autodesk-Civil 3D, MapInfo, MicroStation
  • Maintain proficiency of computer software applications including Autodesk and third party programs.
  • Use of CAD related software packages including Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD 2013, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft office products.
  • Attended Autodesk University 2008 as an instructor teaching Creating Custom Water Structures with Civil 3D Part Builder.
  • Attended Autodesk's AutoCAD University learning numerous techniques to increase the department's productivity.
  • Trained in-house support staff in Autodesk, Microsoft and other software as needed.
  • Design new and refurbished dredges using Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD Mechanical desktop software.
  • Produce and modify technical furniture designs and drawings in Autodesk AutoCAD and Inventor.
  • Maintained the network license manager and Autodesk subscription contract.
  • Maintain Autodesk and Bentley annual subscription contract.
  • Provided office-wide training in Autodesk Revit Software.
  • Used Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor, and Vault to create piece parts, sub-assembly, and system layouts.
  • Provided CAD support for the design and engineering group including maintaining specifications and catalogs for Autodesk Plant 3d.
  • Provided helpdesk support for all Autodesk software as well as third party software for over 300 employees.
  • Trained by Autodesk trainers in REVIT Architecture on site at Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle, WA.
  • Hired and trained my replacement before joining a local Autodesk Reseller.

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30. Trade Shows

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Here's how Trade Shows is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Managed the design and production of various concealed-television and teleprompter prototypes for trade shows.
  • Attended Professional Picture Framing Trade Shows to purchase artwork, learn new techniques, and purchase new framing materials.
  • Created presentation graphics (electronic and print) used for trade shows, product launches, and promotional events.
  • Attend domestic and international jewelry trade shows in order to gain an understanding of jewelry trends across multiple markets.
  • Marketed product through various mediums such as online and trade shows, increasing company and product visibility.
  • Plan and execute designs for local and Regional Bridal Shows and trade shows associated with current company.
  • Participated and set up Packaging Trade shows along with coordinating Road Show Truck Blitzes for equipment launches.
  • Attend seminars, trade shows and industry events as necessary to stay current with advancements in technology.
  • Shop retail, stay ahead of fashion(by visiting trade shows and suppliers).
  • Created artwork for corporate events, trade shows, corporate meetings and fund raisers.
  • Assisted business development and pitched to QSR chain executives at industry trade shows.
  • Research + Analyze: Travel globally to trade shows and shop retail markets.
  • Produced marketing campaigns to advertise conferences, events, and trade shows.
  • Prepare team for trade shows and pop up shop events.
  • Identify trend and design strategies, presentations, trade shows.
  • Attended Color Marketing Group conferences and trade shows with employees.
  • Traveled as the company representative for numerous trade shows.
  • Coordinated trade shows, customer seminars and company road shows
  • Developed computer animation for use in Industry Trade Shows.
  • Create distinctive exhibits for trade shows.

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31. Business Development

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Here's how Business Development is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Work closely with Business Development Managers and assisted Sales process to provide company capabilities and information across all disciplines.
  • Work with engineering, business development and product management to take interaction designs from conceptualization through prototyping to implementation.
  • Oversee and approve all marketing and business development decisions, including budgets and implementation.
  • Worked closely with business development to create opportunities for further business.
  • Interfaced with clients and promoted business development.
  • Provide input to business development.
  • Company Secretariat, Management Audit, Business Development, Branding, Central Technical Services etc.
  • Gained experience in account and production management, budgeting, and new business development.
  • Support business development efforts to tell the story of instructional media.
  • Created new business development by bidding on large capital equipment.
  • Managed Sales Business Development and Operations for IBM and HP Business Value Added Reseller Partnerships.
  • Collaborated and supported Business Development during client-facing meetings to answer technical and productivity improvement questions pertaining to the solution business model.

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32. Direct Reports

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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Provided management support to four physical design direct reports.
  • Managed internal direct reports and external design consultants and vendors to ensure project quality, details and schedules were met.
  • Managed and coached 5 direct reports and outside vendors to meet or beat deadlines for all technology packaging projects.
  • Collaborated with direct reports to ensure the best technology solutions to efficiently meet member's needs were utilized.
  • Managed 10 direct reports/20 indirect reports in delivering a high-speed production feeding system capable of feeding 4 sheets/second.
  • Coordinated activities of direct reports, test and evaluation plans, schedule, and large- scale project budget.
  • Hire, train, coach and inspire direct reports growth, results, and development.
  • Managed 3 direct reports and a production staff of 175 to 250 team members.
  • Managed the development and growth of direct reports, including 4 successful promotions.
  • Trained, coached and mentored data entry/sales support staff of 10 direct reports.
  • Manage in-house team of 8 with 2 direct reports.
  • Mentor four direct reports in the PNW region.
  • Direct Reports include MP Lead and Visual Assistant.
  • Managed four direct reports (designers).
  • Supervised five (5) direct reports.
  • Managed 8 direct reports / 6 indirect.
  • Coached and mentored 2 direct reports.
  • Key Accomplishments * Personnel Management: Ensure maximum operational efficiency by hiring, training and mentoring 10 direct reports.
  • Manage Network Design/Sales Engineers for the Texas Region for Windstream with 6 markets and 7 direct reports.
  • Direct reports: 2 pattern designers, 1 componentry manager, and 1 assistant designer.

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33. PCS

low Demand
Here's how PCS is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Managed six engineers on the design team developing a 280-site PCS network from the ground up through service launch.
  • Installed CAD software on PCs and maintained all computer work stations.

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34. Design Group

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Here's how Design Group is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Head of Design Group including responsibility for Interior and Architectural Design and interfacing with Marketing Dept.
  • Managed acquisition of modules from internal overseas design groups.
  • Started up new Austin Wireless Design group (55 engineers) Managed the creation and implementation on new state-of-the-art CAD flows.
  • Managed the collaboration of the design group with Editorial/Production/Marketing staff to set design budgets and to meet or better budget goals.
  • Directed the efforts of 3 different design groups to create silicon wafer clean room equipment designs for the semi-conductor industry.
  • Develop design guidelines to be used by the Design Team and the rest of the internal Industrial Design group.
  • Supervised and trained the engineers, and technician, in the Optics design group, for the Lighting Division.
  • Act as cad manager and administrator for the design group, review and release drawings and set design standards.
  • Manage a 3-person design group plus temporary workers in the development of product for AMP's Top 20 customers.
  • Inherited disconnected design groups with lack of processes and transformed them into a unified, highly functioning team.
  • Applied new test modes and cost reductions across all products and design groups within Micron.
  • Organized bi-weekly meetings between Design Groups to review and evaluate progress on test mode alignment.
  • Created a circuit design group at the Boise, ID location for Micron Imaging Group.
  • Worked on site at Marathon in the design group to create complete piping design packages.
  • Co-authored, designed, and maintained the CAD Systems and Facility Design Group departmental intranet.
  • Managed design group, interface with Engineering, Production/Assembly departments, vendors and customers.
  • Led the mechanical and thermal design group responsible for the Cray 3 computer superstructure.
  • Managed design group consisting of 18 people and reported to the VP of Operations.
  • Managed Cad Design group (5 designers) as well as CAD designer.
  • Led the online design team as a part of Starbucks in-house Design Group.

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35. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Supervised CAD 3D modelers, CNC programmers for footwear injection and compression mold making.
  • Coordinated the drafting, design and CNC programming, primarily for government related projects.
  • Streamlined and improved the CNC programming functions of the main CNC programming software.
  • Create CNC programs for Aluminum Composite Material panels used in commercial construction.
  • Have been in charge of material purchasing and CNC machine G-code generation.
  • Manage CAD department and Program all CAD/CNC work, quotes.
  • Generated 3D molds and translated to IGES for CNC use.
  • Review all CNC patterns and nesting prior to shop release.
  • Supervised employees and trained them in CNC cutting.
  • Retrofitted a CNC mill with a new control.
  • Experienced in Haas CNC Mill and Lathe.
  • Create data for CNC machining.
  • Make sure the CNC dept.
  • Created weldments, flat patterns, and machining drawings for CNC and plasma cutter.
  • Supervised CAD 3D modelers, CNC programmers and machine shop for urethane molding systems..
  • Generate .DXF Files to be used on CNC machines from AutoCAD.
  • Manage 2 Cnc Programmers as well as 10 pattern makers.
  • Convert sheet metal parts into flat pattern .dxf files for CNC.

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36. Creative Direction

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Here's how Creative Direction is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Provided ongoing creative direction on web/interactive communications projects with key clients.
  • Provided Creative Direction and guidance, and conducted Creative Brand Reviews ensuring designs were on-brand and met design and business goals.
  • Provided strategic creative direction for project teams consisting of staff, external contractors, or third party vendors.
  • Managed projects through a pool of designers, providing creative direction to maintain consistency across each campaign.
  • Led creative direction based on competitive and trends research, while balancing evolving client needs.
  • Presented clear, actionable creative direction and feedback across all channels from design to retail.
  • Managed day-to-day work flow of graphics department and provided creative direction to other designers.
  • Provided creative direction for visual designers, copywriters, and content designers.
  • Provided creative direction for product, packaging, and web design.
  • Managed a team of designers, providing creative direction and development.
  • Established creative direction for new marketing campaigns.
  • Provided creative direction at in-studio and on-location photoshoots to create glamour and product shots for merchandising and marketing communications.
  • Brand management, Creative direction, Print design, Web design, Advertising: web, print,billboard
  • Balanced creative direction with management of project resources and schedules on over 200 projects a year.
  • BOB SAINT JOHN - CREATIVE DIRECTION RESUME Verizon Communications - Creative Career path advancement from: 1995-2007
  • Provided creative direction to outside design agencies and managed the overall working relationship (i.e.
  • Provide creative direction for online games, advertising campaigns, and sponsor integrations.

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37. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Company liaison with external vendors/factories monitoring execution of sewing specifications.
  • Managed the staffing & workload requirements for the Mechanical Engineers/Designers/Supervisor.
  • Perform supervisory function for 15 to 32 facility administrators.
  • Patented innovative addressing features including unconstrained Boolean comparison operators.
  • Conducted research comparison on market competition regarding fit trends.
  • Restructured disorganized blouse group into a high-performance team.
  • Designed and created Edison Carrier Solutions fiber cable maps, conduit design in AutoCAD, including creation of Bill of Materials.
  • Worked as a liaison between design, production and sales to ensure fit, quality and timely deliveries of finished product.
  • Reviewed, performed cost analysis and approved all survey designs prior to delivery to operations supervisors, marketing groups and clients.
  • Coordinated budget efforts, estimates for in house labor, engineering and supervisory forces prior to and after the bid procedure.
  • Prepared Systems drawings for the entire project, working in unison with track power, civil, structures and signal design.
  • Helped plan and schedule training for group members and conducted meetings / events to promote teamwork with the other supervisors.
  • Acted as liaison between city leaders and new business owners to introduce and welcome them into the local business community.
  • Managed as well as participated in full chip regression debug; isolating failures and providing guidance for corrective action.
  • Selected Design and Developments; Accomplishments * Served as a technical liaison between companies and manufacturers on ongoing Production.
  • Travel as needed to attend buyer product presentations, line reviews, trade shows, and comparison shopping trips.
  • Coordinated all field work between New York City Departments (DOT), Utility Companies (Con Edison).
  • Provide overall planning and direction of design functions and personnel in accordance with company policy and ISO requirements.
  • Served as liaison between Disney Merchants and Hasbro - Brand Managers, Packaging, Finance, and Engineering.
  • Developed and delivered wide-range of training programs to develop management skills, plant supervisory skills and sales skills.

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38. Hvac

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Here's how Hvac is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Used RS Means plumbing and HVAC cost data to create cost estimates, budgets, and schedule for all assigned projects.
  • Finish Schedule, Lighting grid, Details, Mechanical Systems (HVAC), Sections, Interiors, Elevations and As-built.
  • Help develop an audit process providing purchasing, installation, cost and utility funding documentation for lighting & HVAC retrofit programs.
  • Establish and display expertise in all disciplines and construction documentation (HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection etc.).
  • Provide design, cost estimate, technical supervision and management of lighting, HVAC and fire/life safety system retrofit projects.
  • Assist in the design and coordination of HVAC and plumbing systems, as well as high-energy process piping systems.
  • Design and draw Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system controls, implementing industry standards.
  • Designed and drafted plumbing, HVAC, electrical and fire protection systems for new restaurant prototypes.
  • Supervised all international HVAC systems, design to completion, for varied manufacturing and process facilities.
  • Performed design and drafting of mechanical system layouts on numerous HVAC systems and ventilation projects.
  • Develop standard products and practices for lighting & HVAC retrofit and maintenance programs.
  • Routed HVAC and Gas pipes throughout Building provided required clearance.
  • Design, construction and start-up of Industrial HVAC Projects.
  • Develop specifications for major lighting and HVAC retrofit projects.
  • Optimize HVAC systems using modeling and optimization software.
  • Drafted HVAC systems in REVIT MEP.
  • Designed roof drainage systems, riser diagrams as well as P&ID s. Designed HVAC piping systems.
  • Design Manager for Consultant, HVAC at Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM.
  • budget Drafted civil, electrical, & mechanical systems Designed commercial piping & HVAC layouts.

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39. Design Software

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Here's how Design Software is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Updated all design software and maintained design laboratory.
  • Implemented training courses in (CAD) design software to insure quality and productivity of sales/design staff.
  • Work with third part companies to over see placing products into 20/20 technologies and other design software.
  • Lead successful change initiative to migrate design group from 2d AutoCAD into 3dSolidWorks design software.
  • Create Custom menus for Engineers and Architects to better utilize the design software and standards
  • Maintain AutoCAD Architecture design software as well as a host of other software applications.
  • Designed product using both manual drawing techniques and computer design software.
  • Trained new associates on design software and operating procedures.
  • Managed the conversion from AutoCAD to SolidWorks design software.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot design software at local level.
  • Design software packaging and user interface.
  • Created layouts/designs using various design software.
  • Implemented Design software standard practices.
  • Installed and configured design software.
  • Maintained Misomex plotter and Score draw packaging design software application and preformed weekly data back-ups for archival storage.
  • Create concept design development and presentation materials as needed through Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator packaging design software.
  • Introduced CadSoft Eagle printed circuit board design software into Newark s multi-channel marketing strategy.
  • Provided onsite technical support for all computers and design software.
  • Work on multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously Use design software programs Network computer work stations and printers

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40. Company Standards

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Here's how Company Standards is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Initialize and maintain all company standards in compliance with local/national specifications and consistent with plant production philosophy.
  • Interfaced and communicated with others to ensure the final product was consistent, timely and accurate to company standards.
  • Complete all CAD work under the guidelines of company standards; layers, colors, format, etc.
  • Work closely with vendors and overseas counterpart to ensure products quality and fit are consistent to company standards.
  • Initiated, prioritized and managed CAD projects that aligned with company standards and each client's distinct requirements.
  • Performed various technical studies to ensure reliability, safety, and compliance with regulations and company standards.
  • Install OS on all new and redone work stations and configure for network and company standards.
  • Train all staff members on the proper use of the computer systems and company standards.
  • Checked all mechanical documentation for compliance to company standards and checked ECO's for completeness.
  • Evaluated drawings to confirm their compliance with company standards for all current project types.
  • Ensured the store was well maintained and met or exceeded company standards for appearance.
  • Visited project sites to monitor progress and ensure compliance with regulations and company standards.
  • Customize and deploy software to company standards to insure a consistent work environment.
  • Ensured projects/files complied with company standards for budget, schedule, and quality.
  • Created physical and logical design libraries to meet ROHS requirements and company standards.
  • Designed space plans per tenant's requirements while meeting company standards.
  • Trained Designers and Technical Designers for use with company standards.
  • Manage and train 16 CAD users on company standards.
  • Trained all new employees on CAD and company standards.
  • Checked all measurements of garment for company standards.

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41. Solidworks

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Here's how Solidworks is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Designed a vehicle in collaboration with others using SolidWorks.
  • Use computer-aided design (SolidWorks) to design concepts and final designs.
  • Designed over 100 parts/component models and prints using SolidWorks (2015).
  • Promoted to SolidWorks CAD Operator in 2002.
  • Attended SolidWorks and CAMWORKS CNC classes.
  • Manage and administer all engineering data through Solidworks Product Data Management Database.
  • Design and detail of automotive dealer special service tools for automotive repair tools using SolidWorks & Unigraphics.
  • Train new Solidworks cad users and troubleshoot any cad related issues.
  • Trained team members in Solidworks, BobCAM, and CNC machining.
  • Designed 3D models based off customer supplied sketches using Solidworks.
  • Designed and created Solidworks models for a miniature jet engine.
  • Design and modeling of glass pressing equipment using Solidworks.
  • Maintained Unigraphics and SolidWorks software, hardware and workstations.
  • Retail store fixture design using Solidworks from initial ideation to detailed prints and manufacturing.
  • Trained 5 employees for Solidworks Implemented new rules and processes to speed up the entire CAD dept.
  • Performed design work in both Solidworks 2014 as well as AutoCAD 2015.
  • Assist Warranty and Aftermarket departments on forensic investigations Manage conversion of 2D Autocad legacy data to 3D models using Solidworks.

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42. Powerpoint

low Demand
Here's how Powerpoint is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Prepare presentations in PowerPoint and designed promotional materials Accomplishments.
  • Devised PowerPoint presentations to dealers, buying groups and interior design students to utilize in combination with theme boards.
  • Experienced and proficient with computer program applications: Microsoft Office-Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Create and edit PowerPoint and Keynote presentations with an eye for strong communication and design.
  • Produced PowerPoint slideshows for engineering staff as needed.
  • Create project marketing graphics using PowerPoint and Photoshop.

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43. CSS

low Demand
Here's how CSS is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Hired and managed a team of visual designers and CSS developers who supported 50+ SAS shipping products and common UI frameworks.
  • Led cross-functional teams in the development of web pages that incorporated video, Flash, HTML, PHP and CSS.
  • Designed, developed and managed client websites using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and UX/UI standards.
  • Worked with the Ext JS library of widgets deconstructing CSS allowing widgets to have custom styles.
  • Configured Responsive Design in SharePoint 2013 page layouts through device channels and CSS media queries.
  • Coached and trained in all aspects of job CSS performance for design and clerical.
  • Brand and Design Manager CSS and WordPress skills.
  • Used CSS to create different style sheets.
  • Developed CSS files and front-end page code.
  • Designed and created Web Content (CSS3, ASP, and Java).
  • Build CSS, HTML, and Adobe Creative Suite training exercises.
  • Experience in branding SharePoint solutions by customizing Design Manager, Master Pages, CSS, Page Layouts, JQuery.
  • Developed fully functional responsive prototypes based on business requirements using HTML/HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JQuery.
  • Trained fellow co-workers with company software, HTML, CSS, and customer relations.
  • Customized html/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery as part of this project.

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44. Design Direction

low Demand
Here's how Design Direction is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Coordinate projects with customers and national sales force to determine design direction and expedite delivery of custom packaging and marketing collateral.
  • Managed teams of technical designers in developing technical packages for manufacturers based on design direction, sketches and fabric specifications.
  • Managed the relationships with the design agencies, providing design direction and timing for 3500 different products.
  • Manage a team of designers, provide design directions and offer recommendations for usability and best practices.
  • Set strategic objectives, and communicate design direction to peers, executives and the design community.
  • Provided concept and design direction through consultation and working designs for such clients as GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Provided design direction for franchise team to ensure brand integrity in new international markets.
  • Oversee signage and artwork installations for accuracy and design direction.
  • Provided product design direction through the synthesis of customerservice feedback, marketing reports, competitive analysis, and ethnographic research.
  • Design direction and management of the user interface design team for Macy's e-commerce site.
  • Created design direction for Bounce running range Developed Micro and Megabounce technologies with adidas advance technologies group.

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45. PCB

low Demand
Here's how PCB is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Evaluated and recommended design solutions for ATE interfaces and related PCB/mechanical hardware.
  • Served as manager of team of PCB designers while continuing to provide layouts and documentation for new and continuing projects.
  • Managed Group of Four PCB Designers, Training, Sales, Schematics, High-Speed, High-Density, and RF PCB Layout
  • Managed a small PCB design Service responsible for quotes, time tracking and reporting, scheduling and PCB design.
  • Managed design team as well as internal and external outsourcing for all of HSPCB group's design requirements.
  • Interfaced with sheet metal shops, developed requests for quotes, resolved PCB, fabrication and assembly problems.
  • Manage 25 direct reports (Electrical Engineers, Electronic Technicians, and PCB Layout Designers).
  • Collaborate with multiple business units to provide electronic design, testing, and PCB layout services.
  • Used Mentor Dx-Designer and Cadence ORCAD for schematic design and Mentor Expedition tools for PCB layout.
  • Designed various analog probes and signal analyzing PCB's for disk drive test equipment.
  • Staffed, trained, and managed a team of PCB and mechanical CAD designers.
  • Developed and conveyed all PCB design schedules based on input from project development plans.
  • Managed negotiation of external contractors for the fabrication and assembly of PCB boards.
  • Developed and maintained PCB design standards using PADS, CAM350, and AutoCAD.
  • Created validation plans including design and layout of PCB boards.
  • Mentored PCB Designers with training and individual skill improvements.
  • Used PADS PCB, PADSPOWER PCB, AUTOCAD and PROTEL.
  • Reengineered customer PCB data to improve capabilities and enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Architected PCB boards to satisfy all requirements with extended capabilities and maintained the limits set by the original design.
  • Managed schedules and deliverables from outside suppliers and contractors for board layout, PCB fab, PCB assembly.

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46. Cost Estimates

low Demand
Here's how Cost Estimates is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Guided the development of conceptual design during proposal preparation to support cost estimates.
  • Reviewed proposed modifications with associated engineering studies and cost estimates.
  • Developed construction cost estimates based on completed engineering drawings.
  • Prepare construction drawings, specifications and construction cost estimates.
  • Tracked project expenditures and accuracy of cost estimates.
  • Performed quantity calculations and cost estimates.
  • Devised critical path schedules, scope of work plans, cost estimates, status reports, managed tasks and tracked costs.
  • Provided accurate cost estimates, established Bills of Materials, maintained and conducted the quarterly inventory, Managed the CAD department.
  • Prepared all cost estimates, negotiated the design contract, and managed the design/construction schedule in support of the project.
  • Calculated work turnover rates by square footage to created cost estimates for work requests and internal departmental reports.
  • Compiled and analyzed cost estimates for renovations of office and retail space up to $15 million.
  • Performed related duties, cost estimates, design schedule, as assigned by Project Manager.
  • Generated cost estimates and bid documents for all types of landscape projects.
  • Created cost estimates, oversaw and tracked project A&E costs.
  • Write and edit specifications and prepare cost estimates for designs done in-house.
  • Provided cost estimates for engineering changes and negotiated final costs with customers.
  • Review structural engineering technical plans, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Helped with project planning, cost estimates and contractor bid awards.
  • Prepared and presented cost estimates for residential and commercial clients.
  • Generated or measured quantities for cost estimates.

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47. Photo Shoots

low Demand
Here's how Photo Shoots is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Provided support during international markets and photo shoots.
  • Coordinated and assisted design team on photo shoot assignment including booking photographers, equipment, and photo studios for photo shoots.
  • Established process for writing proposals and organizing photo shoots, hiring talent and photographers, and creating a shooting schedule.
  • Led art direction for in-house photo shoots and involved in art and photo selection for fiction/non-fiction books.
  • Managed and choreographed photo shoots including model selection, location, props, and set.
  • Organize photo shoots which included hiring photographer, food stylist & props.
  • Organized and managed photo shoots for sales and marketing of costumes.
  • Coordinated photo shoots for cover, interior, and marketing material.
  • Selected models and art directed photo shoots for collateral pieces.
  • Assisted during photo shoots and with marketing material layouts.
  • Directed and monitored photo shoots as needed.
  • Managed photo shoots & product photography.
  • Produce & direct photo shoots.
  • Research and selection of photographers and/or illustrators for cross-media campaigns Work closely with external vendors and art direct photo shoots.
  • Arranged photo shoots to create promotion materials for print ads and online materials for McGraw-Hill's intranet website.
  • Design Manager Wrote copy & art directed photo shoots for consumer advertisements.

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48. HR

low Demand
Here's how HR is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Developed their talents in aesthetics, problem solving and project management through energetic discussions, personal challenges and positive reinforcement.
  • Identify and assess site-specific vulnerabilities and collaborate with partners to intuitively address security risks through the design process.
  • Integrated and maintained social networking web presences and encouraged audience participation through medium with commentary and promotions.
  • Defined and synchronized technology development product road map which focused business direction and enabled project funding.
  • Instituted advanced design technologies smoothing the data flow through marketing, design, and engineering/manufacturing.
  • Core HR scope, limited benefits administration, self-service capabilities, and enterprise compensation management.
  • Cultivated productive relationships through positive engagements and the timely delivery of all content and projects.
  • Maintain HR requirements for competency reviews, performance development, progressions and compensation.
  • Designed and permitted numerous commercial projects through multiple local and federal agencies.
  • Prepared Business Case and implemented CAD/CAM equipment throughout four major corporate locations.
  • Monitored and audited quality standards to create symmetry throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Coordinated with Architects and Engineers through construction documents and construction administration.
  • Increased accuracy and productivity by automating material take-off function through Excel.
  • Increased department productivity and efficiency through new systems and processes.
  • Developed and implemented technical standards used throughout New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Traveled extensively threw out Asia for garment development.
  • Provided engineering expertise through construction and commissioning.
  • Provide construction administration services and threshold inspections.
  • Established an advertising style guide to create consistency for artist and copy teams throughout all marketing vehicles while strengthening brand position.
  • Team member associated with monitoring all electrical loads to ensure proper charging, cranking and electrical functionality for all Chrysler vehicles.

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49. IP

low Demand
Here's how IP is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Initiated and negotiated contracts with external partners to secure new working relationships and extend existing relationships/product lines.
  • Provided team leadership and coaching that promoted cooperative and effective work environment internally and across the organization.
  • Developed highly empathetic client relationships, expressed appreciation and invited customers to return to the store.
  • Recognized by Private Label Magazine for leadership role in award-winning Private Label program and new product/packaging speed-to-market
  • Design included installation of two hydro-pneumatic systems, automatic control valves, and piping modifications.
  • Handled estimating, delivery and customer contact for assembly equipment and body assembly fixtures.
  • Lowered customer operation costs by delivering a VoIP compression solution for their networks
  • Supervised large projects with multiple objectives meeting deadlines and increasing department efficiency.
  • Introduced fluorescent pigment and poly-woven standards in anticipation of major fashion trend.
  • Supervised the application of accounting principles to a computerized accounting system.
  • Created and participated in presentations to both senior management and customers.
  • Composed and managed design schedules of Consultants and Municipalities design teams.
  • Developed and cultivated positive relationships with families and other stakeholders.
  • Work hand-in-hand with 2nd Draftsman/Manager on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Cultivated strategic partnerships to facilitate growth and company presence.
  • Participate in several public architectural and engineering consultancy competitions.
  • Established working relationships with offshore and domestic factories.
  • Inventory equipment and maintained licenses and service agreements.
  • Created test scenarios/scripts to target specific functionality.
  • Created and maintained positive customer relationships.

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50. RFP

low Demand
Here's how RFP is used in Design Manager jobs:
  • Managed printing, website, and exhibit design contracts, including vendor RFP process.
  • Assisted in the formulation of fee proposals and calculating schedules for RFP's.
  • Managed network of multimedia vendors & vendor RFP and payment process.
  • Identified CAFM needs and develop RFP's if required.
  • Developed Tool Install RFP and Base Build RFP.
  • Validate each proposal's compliance with RFP requirements.
  • Developed RFP process for consultant vetting and selection Reviewed specifications, standard details, wall types, interior elevations and finishes.
  • Process all Requests for Proposals ( RFP's) detailing availability, delivery dates, and cost of products.
  • Prepared statements of work for RFPs and provided RFP Q&A responses.
  • Revisited the RFP and established a Design Submittal Schedule with the Design Team.
  • Performed work in-house and traveled for long-term assignments to respond to government RFPs.
  • Participate in Sustainable Development portions of project RFPs as a LEED AP.
  • Participate as a member of a team creating Design-Build RFPs.
  • accomplished 1,200+ construction/engineering drawings within one year Created the first bilingual Request for Proposal (RFP) and tender documents.
  • Coordinated RFPs and RFQs for several A/E services and Design/Build services.
  • Provide sales input to proposals in response to RFIs and RFPs.
  • Prepared and executed RFPs, Contract Documents, Contractor's Pre-qualification Reports, Design Evaluation Reports andDesign Management Plan.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Design Manager

CAD22.7%
Design Staff14.3%
New Product Development13.3%
Customer Service7.2%
Architects6%
Design Concepts4.7%
Design Department4.7%
Project Management4.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Design Manager

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
CAD
CAD
17.7%
17.7%
2
2
Design Staff
Design Staff
11.2%
11.2%
3
3
New Product Development
New Product Development
10.4%
10.4%
4
4
Customer Service
Customer Service
5.7%
5.7%
5
5
Architects
Architects
4.7%
4.7%
6
6
Design Concepts
Design Concepts
3.7%
3.7%
7
7
Design Department
Design Department
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
Project Management
Project Management
3.6%
3.6%
9
9
New Construction
New Construction
2.5%
2.5%
10
10
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
1.7%
1.7%
11
11
Design Process
Design Process
1.6%
1.6%
12
12
Shop Drawings
Shop Drawings
1.6%
1.6%
13
13
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
1.6%
1.6%
14
14
Design Projects
Design Projects
1.6%
1.6%
15
15
Technical Support
Technical Support
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
Setup
Setup
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Revit
Revit
1.1%
1.1%
18
18
Design Development
Design Development
1.1%
1.1%
19
19
User Interface
User Interface
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Design Standards
Design Standards
1%
1%
21
21
BIM
BIM
1%
1%
22
22
Art Direction
Art Direction
1%
1%
23
23
Real Estate
Real Estate
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
R
R
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Html
Html
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
MEP
MEP
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Space Planning
Space Planning
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Autodesk
Autodesk
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Trade Shows
Trade Shows
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Business Development
Business Development
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
PCS
PCS
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Design Group
Design Group
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
CNC
CNC
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Creative Direction
Creative Direction
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
ISO
ISO
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Hvac
Hvac
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Design Software
Design Software
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Company Standards
Company Standards
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Solidworks
Solidworks
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
CSS
CSS
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Design Direction
Design Direction
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
PCB
PCB
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Cost Estimates
Cost Estimates
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Photo Shoots
Photo Shoots
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
HR
HR
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
IP
IP
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
RFP
RFP
0.5%
0.5%

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