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Basel, Switzerland
Interior design leader
at Oppenheim Architecture

Oppenheim Architecture is seeking an interior design leader to join its office in Basel, Switzerland.

Join the Oppenoffice team

We are looking for an interior design leader with extensive experience (ten-plus years) in international high-end residential and hospitality projects. We are actively engaged in projects in Switzerland, the Mediterranean and other sites across Europe.

Oppenheim is located at Basel’s Creative Hub – the Dreispitzareal – where you will join a unique team of 40 people from over 21 nations and participate in extraordinary projects. With our office in Miami and within our multicultural team, we exchange ideas in English. We offer a pleasant working atmosphere, a high degree of personal responsibility and the opportunity to develop and grow personally.

Position overview

As an interior design leader with ten years’ experience, you will act as the main point of contact among the project team. You will be responsible for leading our interior design projects from concept to completion. You will provide creative direction, mentorship, and guidance to our design team, ensuring the delivery of outstanding design solutions that reflect our clients’ vision and brand identity. This role offers the opportunity to collaborate with talented professionals, work on diverse projects around the globe, and make a significant impact within our organization.

Key responsibilities:

  • lead and manage interior design projects, including conceptualization, space planning, material selection, and furniture specification
  • provide creative direction and mentorship to junior designers, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment
  • collaborate with clients to understand their needs, preferences, and project goals and translate them into compelling design concepts
  • develop detailed design documentation, including floor plans, elevations, and renderings, to communicate design intent effectively
  • oversee the selection and procurement of furnishings, fixtures, and materials, ensuring quality, functionality, and budget compliance
  • coordinate with architects, contractors, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless project execution and timely delivery
  • conduct site visits and inspections to monitor project progress, resolve design issues, and ensure adherence to design specifications
  • stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in interior design, and integrate them into our design approach
  • uphold the highest standards of design excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction in all aspects of project delivery
  • timeline management: efficiently manage project timelines to ensure timely completion and adherence to deadlines
  • presentations: create compelling and comprehensive presentations for clients, effectively communicating design concepts and progress
  • collaboration tools: documentation in ArchiCAD will be required, as well as image-making and presentation building according to office standards


  • master’s degree in interior design or architecture
  • minimum of ten years’ experience in interior design, with a proven track record of leading successful projects
  • strong creative vision and design sensibility, with a passion for creating exceptional interior spaces
  • proficiency in Archicad, Rhino, 3DS Max, and Adobe Suite beneficial
  • excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with clients and team members
  • thorough knowledge of interior design principles, materials, furnishings, and construction methods
  • EU/EFTA passport/Swiss work permit

Join our team

If you are a seasoned interior design professional with a passion for excellence and a desire to lead transformative design projects, we invite you to apply for the interior design leader position at Oppenheim Architecture Basel Office.

Join us in shaping inspiring environments that enrich lives and elevate experiences.

How to apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and portfolio showcasing a diverse range of interior design projects and design process expertise to Deborah via the ‘Apply for job’ button below. In your cover letter, tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this role and share examples of your most impactful design projects. We look forward to hearing from you!

Oppenheim Architecture is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

And by the way, we like to kick off weekends on Friday at noon.

Salary: Undisclosed

This position is only available to applicants based in the European Union