Furniture Specifier / Space Planner

Sandbach, Cheshire
Permanent, Full-time - 5 days per week
Reports to:
Senior Furniture Specifier


Job Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Furniture Specifier, we have an exciting opportunity to work as one of our Furniture Specifiers / Spacial Interior Planners in our forward thinking design department. This role requires a creative individual to work in the show home market, where you will be required to work on a variety of designs in line with each of the clients brief.

Alongside a designer, you will be planning the layouts and sourcing the latest in design led furniture. You will be part of a team that manages the work of turning a customer’s requirements into a reality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working to a design brief to specify, spatially plan and cost furniture.
  • Working alongside Designer’s and Account Managers.
  • Building strong relationships with new and existing suppliers.
  • Keeping up to date with furniture suppliers, trends and creative solutions.
  • Updating brochures / prices lists etc.
  • Creating and maintaining budget / costing sheets using Excel.
  • Working with the Operations department where updates on jobs are required, e.g. reselections, bespoke detail etc.
  • Maintain job files with any changes from original presentation / design.
  • Utilise stock that SBI has in the Warehouse at all times.
  • Understand client preferences and designs – keep designs fresh and new.


  • Furniture supplier knowledge.
  • Experience of working with different furniture suppliers and styles.
  • Spatial planning experience.
  • Show home design experience.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Proficiency in Vectorworks / Photoshop desired.
  • Evidence of creative / design-led background.
  • Relevant design qualification / experience.
  • Office IT systems – MACs and PCs.

Attributes and Behaviours

  • Attention to detail.
  • Creativity and imagination – continually developing, keeping on top of new trends & styles.
  • An eye for proportion / colour / balance design, and good 3D awareness.
  • Deep listening skills to effectively deliver clients’ needs and articulate these successfully to colleagues.
  • An interest in design.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive; able to operate both independently as well as part of a team.
  • Planned and organised – ability to manage time effectively to work on a number of schemes at the same time.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Design Account Manager’s, Operations, and other team members.
  • Shares ideas and information.
  • Self-motivated – driven to achieve results.
  • Naturally positive communicator.

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