STORE DESIGN DIRECTOR

Recruiter
Elite Associates
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£100,000 or more
Posted
10 Nov 2017
Closes
20 Dec 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Exciting opportunity to join this International Fashion Brand at a period of expansion.
The Store Design Director will be accountable for overseeing all global design guidelines and collaborating across the business to ensure consistency for the brand globally. You will direct regional store design groups and keep International markets current with the ever-evolving store environment.

Responsibilities:
 Strategise with senior management on brand equity and evolution.
 Liaise with HQ and Regional offices to ensure global guidelines are met in global markets.
 Lead global team to implement all aspects of store design including day-to-day business, store opening event and visual merchandising.
 Partner with PR, brand image, marketing team on press events, showroom events and retail operation meetings.
 Work closely with the Design team to formulate preliminary space plans and produce two- and three-dimensional and creative design concepts that are functional, within budget and aesthetically pleasing.
 Understand and have working knowledge of materials and products that will be used to create and furnish the space and how texture, colour, lighting and other factors combine and interact to make a space.
 Collaborate together with external partners in mechanical, electrical and structural design as well as any speciality consultants as required.
 Coaches and mentors team ensuring that the team is functioning efficiently and effectively taking corrective action when required.
 Focuses on processes, associate development and team productivity.
 Develops and implements strategies to deliver new store, remodel and expansion projects that meet or exceed corporate goals and benchmarks.
 Prepare checking/reviewing specifications for interior construction, space planning, materials, finishes, furniture, furnishings, fixtures, equipment; create sample boards; knowledgeable in the areas of building construction, building materials, specifications, codes, life safety issues, technical drawing and business practices.
 Responsible for the overall Store Development capital and operating budgets and associated financial reports.


Candidate background
 Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred, post graduate degree preferred
 Proven experience as a leader in Retail Construction at a senior leadership level
 Strong strategic and management skills
 Thorough knowledge of the channels of distribution globally
 Ability to contribute and add value as well as create a great working relationship with cross-functional teams
 Experience at a Senior Management level, reporting into a CEO / Owner
 International background, preferably global
 Good working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and 3D drawing program
 Modern retail approach, ability to think omni channel
 Proven experience in working in a fast paced clothing environment


Soft Skills
 Strong leadership skills in building and encouraging team to achieve target
 Results Driven
 Capacity to convey new ideas, persuade and implement
 Excellent team player
 Strong communicator, in particular across dual offices
 Ability to drive retail agenda and UK roll out
 Ability to build a team for future, sustainable growth
 Self motivated leader with ability to drive success from standing start

Other requirements
Is able to and willing to travel frequently as required

** Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

** Please also send portfolio examples with CV.