Thomas James Homes

National Design Manager

Thomas James Homes, Aliso Viejo, California, United States, 92656


Thomas James Homes (TJH) is the replacement builder bringing superior design and tech-enabled simplicity to new, single-family homebuilding. Operating in high-demand communities across Northern and Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, and Arizona, TJH offers homebuyers innovative pathways for attaining the right home, in the right neighborhood.

At Thomas James Homes, we are passionately committed to 1. Building your home as a sanctuary radiating with positive energy- a feeling of peace, safety and joy that speaks to your soul and reminds you that your home is your family’s private refuge. 2. Reducing the stress of urban life and 3. Treating everyone like family. Family represents a level of empathy, transparency, and honesty that leaves transactions in the dust in favor of relationships.

What’s In It For You

PTO + Paid HolidaysWFH Flexibility401(k) matching - 100% vestedSupplemental Life & AD&DEmployee Discounts & PerksMedical, Vision, and Dental insuranceFSA & HSA Spending AccountsReferral programEmployee paid Pet InsuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramWellness ProgramsTranquility Rooms at each locationTechnology allowance and unlimited pantry snacks

The Role

TJH is looking for a skilled National Design Manager to support our Corporate Operations in Aliso Viejo, CA. The National Design Manager is responsible for the development and oversight of the interior and structural design process, principles, and standards to ensure it meets the needs of TJH customers across geographies. This includes working with Divisions to ensure Sales, Design and local market feedback is captured from both a structural and interior design perspective, prior to an official paper walk and frame walk of the plan, conducting global and geography-specific design research to stay ahead of trends to share across Divisions, all while identifying the impact to TJH and developing recommendations for changes and updates.

Day In The Life

Develop and manage design processes to ensure project efficiency and completion.Maintain divisional design package library (consistencies, differences, dollar separations) and create a system to track, maintain, and update as required.Develop master specification list per library plan in coordination with National Architecture, and pass on to Divisions Design & Product leads to manage.Define, document, and manage corporate design standards, details, and best practices in careful consideration of market nuances.Established a regular cadence and documented process of gathering Design intelligence (to build and maintain knowledge of Customer preferences), Market Asset Specialist intelligence (to inform staging strategy) within Divisions.Hold Division accountable to analyzing every possible upgrade, option, buildability, cost and how buyers including kids & pets will move through homes.Monitor the production of design packages across the divisions to ensure all relevant information is included.Coordinate the efforts of division design, purchasing, construction teams to ensure design and technical consistency and quality across projects and are delivered in a timely manner.Provide comprehensive review of all milestone deliverables to ensure consistent quality across divisions and adherence to project goals as they relate to design, budget, and operation.Reviews project milestone completions to assure they meet value design, target profile, division requirements, corporate standards, and quality design standards.Oversee staging process and develop the core packages for all needed customer personas while managing expense, vendors, and overall execution of the process.Develop process and structure to align with architectural plans with structural design principles.Analyze total costs, assist business functions with ROI analysis, price and rate benchmarking and negotiations.Maintains current knowledge of industry and business trends through communication with professional organizations, suppliers, customers, competitors, and other informed individuals.Regularly translate data, insights, and forecasts into actionable and relevant recommendations using visualization, data analysis tools, presentations, and other methods to effectively communicate clear and concise recommendations to corporate and division leadership.Create, maintain, and track analysis and information cataloguing for easy access and use.

What You’ll Need

Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and Design or related field.7-10 years’ experience in interior design or related field.Previous experience acting as a front-line people leader in interior design or related area.Advance system skills to use all Microsoft products and internal company systems including CAD and Bluebeam.

What Will Set You a Part

Understands and reacts to market design trends to be current and identifies where they can be layered into the TJH design packages.Has deep knowledge of vendor product lines and details a benefit that can be shared with the customer on the values and challenges of all products within the portfolio.Ability to evaluate individual design skills of each team member and help to coach and develop or performance manage.Understands and can read architectural plans and interpret to address design needs to meet the local customer needs.Has a strong understanding of the homebuilding process from start to finish and how design role fits in to ensure meets responsibilities of the role

Thomas James Homes is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.