Interior Design Manager

Indianapolis, IN  •  Full Time

Job Description

Thompson Thrift Residential is seeking to hire a Full-Time Interior Design Manager to work out of the corporate office in Indianapolis, IN. As the Interior Design Manager, you will work closely with the Director of Design and primarily oversee interior design projects for new construction choosing materials, colors, standard interior packages to create an experience for our residents.


  • Handle day-to-day management of interior design project scope-of-work, budgets and schedules.
  • Coordinate with the project team and design consultants, under supervision of the construction team.
  • Manage the development of interior design concepts and material and finish palettes for projects as part of the team or on independent design efforts.
  • Present the interior design concepts, design intent and other illustrative materials to Director of Design.
  • Organize and coordinate ID concept presentation content, including material/finish boards, color renderings, imagery and concept visuals and related graphics materials.
  • Produce content for all project ID documents (i. e., material trays, FF&E specifications, drawings for design intent and specification binders) for presentation and construction documentation as needed Prepare RFPs, solicit proposal forms and recommend interior design firms and purchasing companies.
  • Develop estimated budgets and estimated quantity take-off information to conform to established project budgets.

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Approve selections that meet project program, budget and schedule.
  • Coordinate with Purchasing in order to ensure that design intent is followed.
  • Work within and manage a budget and recommend alternate design products when item cannot be produced within project timeframe or exceeds approved budget.
  • Approve all furniture packages and coordinate ordering and delivery with Interior Designer.
  • Coordinate, assess and deliver a variety of CapEx projects.
  • Issue meeting minutes and field visit reports related to interior design project scope.
  • Organize and archive project interior design records.
  • Respond to questions posed in contractor s RFIs related to the project interior design intent.
  • Works closely with all team members as necessary, including Operations, Project Management, Procurement and Accounting departments.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education/ Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in the area of Interior Design, Architecture or related field of study.
  • 5+ years' experience in a similar role.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to manage outside design firms.
  • Team player with ability to switch gears easily.
  • Must be able to work within budget requirements.
  • Must have interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with internal and external business contacts.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCad.


  • 10% travel required. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and maintain thereafter.

At Thompson Thrift, we work to fulfill our mission daily 'to positively impact our team members and the communities we serve.' As a successful, 30+ year development and construction company, we are looking for team members who are inspired by our mission and share our core values of leadership, excellence and service. Our property management teams work in a fun, fast-paced work environment and have tremendous room for professional growth. Full time position with benefit package including health insurance, vision, dental, short and long-term disability, 401K and paid time off.  

Are you ready to join our team?