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STORE DESIGN MANAGER

san FRANCISCO

Our client is looking for a passionate Store Designer who will play a key role in delivering innovative retail experiences. The ideal candidate is equally comfortable working through the complexities of problem solving for a unique site condition as they are with maintaining a relentless eye for the overall best design solution for any given project scope. Project types include both new and existing stores.

Responsibilities:

Provide planning, interior elevations, and storefront design studies based on our current standards and specific site conditions. Design for unique conditions as required. Advocate for the design. Assist on special projects as required. Facilitate efforts to develop project scope of work including review of codes, tenant criteria, merchandise requirements and any other design elements. Coordinate closely with Real Estate, Retail Operations, Merchandising and Property Development throughout all stages of the design. Ensure that the field, merchant, and maintenance needs are addressed. Manage outside consultant architects and engineers to ensure project schedules are maintained and documents are accurate for landlord review, permitting, bid and any other required submittals.

After start of construction, monitor communication between consultants and construction managers to quickly respond to field conditions and/or changes made to projects. Check all drawings to be sure they meet design standards and criteria. Ensure that drawings are accurate throughout the project lifecycle to ensure that bid information is correct and construction can begin on schedule.

Review fixture plans to ensure the plan meets minimum merchandise requirements. Explore the best options to expedite permit and landlord approvals. Act as primary contact between client and tenant coordinators. Meet face-to-face as required. Contribute industry insights and fresh perspective to continually improve upon the delivery of the brand.

Criteria:

Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Make sense of complex, high-quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Consider various inputs, criteria and tradeoffs to arrive at the best decision/recommendation.

Plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

High level of initiative and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Possesses a high level of curiosity. Actively seeks new ways to improve their craft. Embraces feedback and loves a challenge.

Bachelor’s Degree in architecture or interior design.

Five to seven years of related experience in Retail Architecture, Retail Design or similar field.

Highly proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite [In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator].

Experienced with one or more computer visualization tools [SketchUp, Rhino, 3DS MAX].

No sponsorship provided.