Store Design Manager

Benefit Cosmetics
United Kingdom
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Why work for Benefit?

As one of beauty’s fastest growing and most spirited brands, Benefit has made a name for itself by creating show-stopping premium products that offer solutions with a sense of humour. (No wonder our beauty mantra is "Laughter is the best cosmetic!") Benefit is the beauty queen of creating easy-to-use "fake its & fix its" for a flawless face. With a double dose of creativity and know-how, co-founding twin sisters Jean and Jane Ford have taken Benefit from their first San Francisco boutique to a worldwide phenomenon - giggling all the way.

Benefit is filled with both laughter and hard work - making us a unique place to hang your hat. We offer beauty-full opportunities for growth and development and represent a wide variety of skills and backgrounds. If you're the type of person who puts the word 'no' before the word 'problem,' then we may have a fabulous opportunity for you. If you share our outlook, get in touch!

PS – a word to the wise – we are actually the UK’s Number One Premium Makeup Company*. We don’t like to shout about it but it’s something that we’re quite proud of!

*Source: The NPD Group. Value and Unit Division sales of Total Prestige Makeup for 2014 Jan to Dec

Benefit Cosmetics UK - Store Design Manager

We are currently looking to recruit a Store Design Manager to manage our busy roll-out program across major retailers in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Please note that this role will be based at our Head Office in Chelmsford, Essex, and some out of hours and travel may be required

You will report to the Head of Design & Merchandising with key responsibilities to include:
Create design intent drawings for engagement of retailer approval and communication of shop-fitter briefs.
Lead end-to-end project management for new store openings and an exciting refurbishment program in line with global standards, including expansion and development of our ‘Brow Bar’ service concept.
Liaise with internal project teams and external site contractors to ensure best practice project delivery, on program and within budget.
Interpret store design guidelines to suit different environments and make design and detailing decisions to enable functionality and adherence to global design guidelines.
Applying industry best practice and professional expertise to support the business in its strategy and day to day operations.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:
Recent exposure to fast track roll-out programs managing several projects on-site at any one time.
Excellent communication, negotiation and people management abilities.
Thorough understanding of a commercial retail environment.
Knowledge of all aspects of shop fitting and maintenance in the retail industry.
Ability to create, communicate and implement consistent store design.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a team environment
Ability to travel extensively and work away from home when necessary.

Skills / Abilities
Strong experience in a Store Design/Planning role either client side or agency side for a premium brand, preferably within the beauty/fragrance industry
Creative and technical ability, proficient in AutoCAD and Vectorworks
Knowledge of rendering software such as Cinema 4D would be a bonus
Excellent accuracy level, with a keen eye for detail
Strong time-management skills
Good communicator
Self-motivated and driven
Works well under pressure and to deadlines
Good team player
Ability to adapt and be flexible to changing environment