Store Design Director - London - Fashion Brand

Elite Associates
London (Greater)
£100,000 or more
01 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job description
Space Planning / Interior Design / Store Design Director
Location: London and China
Demand: 1ppl

*This role is to oversee all global design guidelines and work with different teams leads to ensure consistency for UR brand. Direct regional store design groups and keep the international markets current with the ever-evolving store environment.
*Strategize with senior management on brand equity and evolution.
*Liase with HQ and European offices to ensure global guidelines are met in Asia and European 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, color, lighting and other factors combine and interact to make a space.
*Collaborate together with team member who offer professional services in the technical areas of mechanical, electrical and structural design as well as any specialty consultants as required.
*Coaches and mentors staff 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 and millwork; 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 to China