Associate General Manager – Design (RES01204)

Ahmedabad, IN

Job Description / Skills Required

About Us
Livspace is Asia’s largest and fastest-growing omnichannel home interiors and renovation platform. Using its proprietary technology, Livspace provides a one-stop renovation solution for homeowners—from design to managed last mile fulfillment for all rooms in a home. The platform has organized a fragmented industry, bringing together designers, brands, manufacturers, and contractors to enable an eCommerce-like trusted, and predictable experience.
 
The company launched operations in Bengaluru, India in 2015. Since its inception, Livspace has organized a fragmented industry, bringing together a curated community of designers, brands, manufacturers and contractors. This has resulted in an e-commerce-like trusted and predictable experience for the homeowners. Livspace boasts of a community of 50000+ satisfied customers and over 2000 interior designers.
 
The company is already the largest employer of interior designers in the country. Livspace currently serves Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia as well as 30 metro and non-metro areas in India including – Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Indore, Surat, Coimbatore, Mysore, Mangalore, Vizag, Vijayawada.
 
Livspace has showcased phenomenal growth since its launch, having delivered over 125,000 rooms and selling over 7.5 million SKUs through its platform. The company also delivered 50,000 homes across all our serviceable locations.
The founders – Anuj Srivastava and Ramakant Sharma are former Google and Myntra executives respectively, who are seasoned entrepreneurs and successful angel investors. Livspace’s leadership team combines world-class talent and entrepreneurial experience gathered at some of the best companies in the world.
 
Livspace has raised around USD 450 million in capital from some of the top global investors including KKR, Ingka Group Investments (part of largest IKEA retailer Ingka Group), TPG Growth, Goldman Sachs, Kharis Capital, Venturi Partners, FFP (Peugeot Group’s Holding Company), EDBI, Bessemer Venture Partners, Jungle Ventures, Helion Ventures and UC-RNT. For more information, please visit: https://www.livspace.com/
Job Description
As an Associate General Manager – Design, you will own the revenue of a region and manage the critical growth and performance metrics of both the business and people. You will take complete ownership of business critical initiatives – product launches, internal process improvements, category expansion, vendor base etc.
  • Contribute actively to business decisions through both qualitative inputs and in-depth quantitative analysis.
  • Have a strong understanding of both the design requisites and customer experience required to maximize business results.
  • Developing, leading, motivating and managing a young and ambitious city team (cohort of Business / Design Managers, Territory Area Managers, Designers, DPs, LPs etc on a day to day basis).
  • Developing the ecosystem for successful Design experience both for the internal teams and the customers.
  • Own the quality of Design Closure of Livspace catalogue products (Kitchen, Wardrobe, Storages, Furniture & Decor) and essential home improvement services for the region.
  • Ability to drive and meet KPIs such as – successful and timely design sign-offs, snag-free / error free designs,  sales / category penetration, C-sat – happy customer experience, E-sat – happy team members.
  • Be the voice of the city and customer inside Livspace, so that constant feedback comes in and helps Livspace improve continuously.
Job Requirement
  • B.Arch or equivalent degree Or comparable degree in Arch/Design. MBA would be an added advantage.
  • Typically spent at least 6 to 7 years in an interior fit-out business, operating role managing a revenue generating team(s) or selling design products/services through a bunch of designers.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to convey business requirements and needs in a clear, concise, and effective manner.
  • Structured thought process and strong analytical ability, determined to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills (direct team reporting in past roles a must)
  • Possesses significant personal and professional drive to continuously improve the standing of Design and Design experience.
  • Deep understanding of interior fit-out industry, processes, market trends etc.
  • Strong leadership: Hire, retain, motivate, and look after a diverse team of BMs, TAMs, IDs, LPs etc.
  • Tracking and training: Training and actively coaching the team on the job. Track strong and weak performance and course correct. Reward appropriately.
  • Customer empathy: appreciate the nature of the customer problem and be a trustworthy, knowledgeable partner. 
  • Be the Livspace leader in the representative region. Be hungry, humble and lean.