Design Manager

Taipei, Taiwan

M Moser Associates’ office in Taipei is looking for a creative, hands-on and knowledgeable Design Manager with extensive workplace interior design experience to join the Moser family, leading our Taipei teams in the design and delivery of medium and large scale workplace transformations.


Position Overview

As our Design Manager, you will work with our team of designers, engineers and other project professionals to meet client expectations, manage sustainability projects, and coordinate with internal resources and external partners.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Utilize strong technical skills and relevant experiences to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Prepare and deliver design proposals for new large scale project opportunities on a consistent basis
  • Lead concept design and storytelling with a cross disciplinary team to define new experiences and opportunities for our clients
  • Deep engagement with office and global leadership with a sincere desire to make things better in our office and lead by example
  • Lead a team of designers to develop client solutions and solve complex problems
  • Be able to independently lead projects and also take direction as a team member
  • Take responsibility over the teams financial targets and look to generate the business volume and operational efficiency to meet those targets
  • Handling risk management, tracking financial performance of projects
  • Negotiating for fees and contracts, managing, scheduling, budgeting and staffing for design team, coordinating with sub-consultants, vendors and contractors
  • Effectively manage client expectations with an aim to consistently exceed
Skills, Attitudes and Qualifications

As M Moser Associates’ Design Manager you are an out-of-the-box thinker with an exceptional knack for creating and delivering awe-inspiring ideas for corporate workplace clients. You are someone who loves a challenge, who does not turn away from getting your hands dirty to teach others, who is a natural-born story-teller that can win work and who is an instinctive leader, inspiring those who work with you. You have a natural flame, focus on the positive and are passionate which raises the excitement in people around you.


  • 6 - 8 years+ of relevant design project management experience
  • Solid knowledge of workplace/interior practices, especially in Taiwan
  • A track record for successfully delivering projects that involve a high degree of change and complexity
  • A passion for design and professional excellence
  • Proven client facing experience engaging C-suite and senior business leaders
  • Good leadership capability, ability to work collaboratively with team, as well as oversight and mentoring of junior staff.
  • Strong ability in managing fees, schedules and staffing
  • Excellent communication skill (both written and spoken) in English and Mandarin/Chinese
  • Familiar with IDP & IDOP process and able to handle permitting issues is a must
  • A degree in Architecture and/or Interior Design

Key Competencies

  • Must have experience and confidence in delivering design pitches to corporate clients
  • Ability to maintain design integrity from design concept to on-site construction
  • Effectively manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Knowledge of local codes and permitting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exemplary people management skills with the ability to communicate and work effectively with clients, senior management, colleagues and junior team members
  • Action-oriented, driven towards results
  • Able to work entrepreneurially yet thrive collaborating in a team
  • Able to move from small project to big picture perspective in order to develop a holistic strategy geared toward design deliverables
Next Steps

If this sounds like the job for you, please apply to this position with your CV and Portfolio, please also include a short summary as to why you are right for M Moser Associates.

Note: Must be able to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations. Candidates must be authorized to work permanently in Taiwan.
M Moser is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


If you are interested in working with us, have a look at our careers page.


If you are interested in working with us, have a look at our careers page.