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Planning & Application Specialist

Corporate Marketing | Toronto, ON, Canada | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Teknion creates furniture that connects people, technology and spaces. We hold to a simple yet powerful principle: design does matter. We are a different kind of company–one with an entrepreneurial spirit defined by passion, curiosity and bold, creative thinking. A privately held company with a youthful entrepreneurial spirit, we recognize the vast skills, knowledge, perspectives and cultural contributions that diversity brings to Teknion. Because different perspectives and experiences trigger creativity and innovation, diversity is integral to our success. Our employees are the heart and soul of our business. To support their development is to enhance our biggest asset.

Overview: 

The Planning and Application Specialist is responsible for the development of Space Planning and Furniture Application assets that will provide the sales organization with the knowledge they require to effectively sell our portfolio of products worldwide.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a good working knowledge of office furniture planning principles and industry trends and standards

  • Develops a full understanding of the unique features of Teknion's furniture portfolio to assist in providing space planning expertise

  • Space plan optimal thought starter layouts to be used in Product Application Guides, on the thought starter Planning Tool and in Application Training materials

  • Prepares content for Application Guides including product descriptions, planning tips, restrictions, best practices and value engineering

  • Works in collaboration with our Industrial Designers, incorporate their research into Product Application and Training content

  • Works in collaboration with Product Managers, develop content for Product Animations, Floorplan Walkthroughs, Furniture Planning Videos etc that focus on the inspiration and features of products, how to space plan with new and existing products and on blending with other products in the Teknion portfolio

  • Provides space planning and Interior Design product knowledge as it applies to the creation of workstations, mockups and branded photoshoots, etc

  • Provides specification training to Dealer Specifiers, Interior Designers, Sales Reps and Internal Trainers on new products

  • Contributes to the creation of yearly Knowledge pieces through the preparation of furniture layouts  

Requirements:

  • College or University Degree in Interior Design, Industrial Design or related

  • Must have minimum 5 years proven industry planning experience

  • Must have well developed analytical, strategic thinking and be detail oriented

  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Excellent computer skills, Product Specification software (20/20 or Project Matrix), Autocad, visualization software such as SketchUp, Keyshot or 3d Studio Max\

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

Teknion is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.   It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.  A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

By applying for a position with Teknion, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Teknion's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, credit check and criminal check. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position

 

Why you should grow with us!

Competitive Salary

Company Paid benefits

Group RRSP plan

Pension Plan

Excellent work environment and culture

Corporate perks and discounts year round

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