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Director, Store Design

Company: DY
Location: New York
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOverviewThe Director, Store Design, will manage and coordinate the company's store design initiatives from concept through end of project across retail and wholesale channels and varying store formats. As an integral part of the store design team, will support the Executive Director, Store Design, Construction, and Facilities, and partner with design managers and project managers. Ensures accountability and accuracy as it pertains to store design and concept. ResponsibilitiesGoals and Success Metrics:

  • Oversee design process with owner's to develop store design concepts
  • Ensure design consistency from store to store.
  • Promote a culture of design excellence and curiosity within the Store Design department.
  • Adherence to high quality control standards for all construction and fabrication.
  • Positive and effective relationships maintained with piers in the DY organization and with outside contractors and vendors. Design Concept:
    • Present Store Design concepts to the ownership and the Executive committee for review and approval.
    • Coordinate Store Design initiatives with Visual, Merchandising, Marketing and Archives from concept to implementation.
    • Procure samples of all materials and finishes for approval.
    • Gather comments from all shareholders after store openings and adjust store concept accordingly.
    • Secure all required approvals per project schedule for an on-time delivery of design documents to consultants and vendors. Documentation:
      • Prepare test store layouts for potential new retail and/or wholesale locations.
      • Prepare Schematic Design Drawings in preparation for internal and account approval
      • Prepare Design Development drawings for release to architect of record for Construction Document development.
      • Ensure adherence to project schedule by delivering design documents to Consultants and vendors per project schedule.
      • Review and Recommend value engineering initiatives
      • Ensure proposed store design adheres to Landlord design criteria while maintaining conceptual integrity.
      • Review consultant/vendor proposals to ensure compliance with design intent
      • Review/redline architects and vendor documents to ensure adherence to approved concept.
      • Recommend vendors and contractors for special finishes. Construction:
        • Review contractor/vendor shop drawings to ensure compliance with design intent
        • Participate in pre-construction meetings with contractors to identify challenging items and propose solutions as needed.
        • Attend critical site meetings to ensure adherence to design during construction.
        • Resolve critical/ design/detailing issues during construction.
        • Prepare punch list prior to store turn over
        • Attend store set-up at turn over to assist visual and merchandising teams
        • Oversee 6-8 retail store build-outs per year.
        • Oversee 3-5 National Wholesale account build-outs per year.
        • Oversee 5-10 Independent Wholesale account designs per year. Maintenance & Upkeep:
          • Assist director of construction and maintenance managers in selecting replacement finishes and fixtures where needed.
          • Prepare design solutions and documentation for retrofits, fixture replacements, etc. Qualifications
            • Minimum 8-10 years of proven design and construction-related experience in similar high-end, customer-focused environments.
            • Architectural/Interior Design Bachelor's Degree required
            • Experience managing a team of Store Design Project Managers.
            • Experience must include luxury/fashion retail environments with an understanding of the industry's unique pace and deadlines.
            • Experience managing concept design projects and construction projects.
            • Knowledgeable in working with high-quality materials, furniture, fixtures, finishes
            • Uncompromising attention to detail and high energy level.
            • Highly Proficient in AutoCad, Photoshop, and InDesign
            • Architectural/Interior Design Bachelor's Degree required Travel Required

Keywords: DY, New York , Director, Store Design, Executive , New York, New York

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