Assistant Floral Designer at FTD

| Chicago
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Position Description: This position description provides the minimum job requirements as additional duties may be assigned by supervisors. The requirements listed are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities to qualify for the position. This job description is not a contract and does not change the employment "at will" relationship. FTD reserves its right to amend the job description at any time at its discretion.


Purpose of Position: The Assistant Floral Designer will assist and support the development of quarterly, seasonal and core floral design assortments that are on trend, differentiated, and brand correct.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand the product development timeline and follow a schedule to meet all deliverables
  • Have a strong understanding and an ability to design floral arrangements
  • Be organized in following the development requirements and deliverables
  • Understand and be mindful of floral and hard good trends in the marketplace
  • Follow the competitive landscape for new and seasonal floral design changes
  • Design camera-ready floral arrangements in the photo studio
  • Have the ability to design unique and innovative floral designs
  • Assist in the design of products that range from high velocity to unique high end design pieces
  • Order floral product for photo shoots in time for optimum presentation


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 3-5 years in the floral design industry
  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Be able to handle the physical demands of standing for long periods of time
  • The ability to lift up to 25 lbs., as it relates to floral products and floral processing
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office -Word, Excel, Photo Shop and PowerPoint
  • Prior floral design experience and a strong knowledge of floral varieties, as well as seasonal availabilities
  • Design expertise and floral certifications are a plus
  • Strong color and design skills
  • An ability to multitask
  • Take direction and follow a project through all stages of development
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Capable of working well with all cross-functional team members
  • Great organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
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