Store Designer

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Company DescriptionJob Description A Store Designer is responsible for designing H&M Group's store commercial layouts from design intent to completed store to enable expansion targets in North and South America sales markets. The role will secure that each store in the portfolio is optimized from a sales and space planning perspective, that all commercial aspects have been implemented to the store layout, and that the customer experience is maximized in each store and designed in the most efficient and sustainable way. The Store Designer will create a store experience that strengthens the brand through optimal choice is space and implementation of latest interior program. The role will work closely with Leasing, Construction, Visual, Sales, and other functions to ensure that projects are delivered on time and with a high standard of quality. This position is based in New York, NY within our Expansion function, and reports to our Senior Store Designer. Core Responsibilities includes but is not limited to: Create commercial stores: New Stores, Rebuilds, and Space Optimizations * Set the 'commercial idea' for new stores and rebuilds to create the strongest outcome for sales and brand by securing optimal concept mix, size, and placement as well as façade intent * Have full understanding of the commerciality and quality of existing store portfolio in dedicated geographical area to enable active portfolio management * Review the existing stores to secure all commercial aspects before starting with the new commercial idea * Create room structure, placement, and shape of fitting room, cashpoint, and BOH * Provide fact-based input on potential locations/spaces to Leasing team based on efficiency and sales potential * Effectively conduct project specific research about customer and project objectives, including some analytical tasks connected to the brand's commercial strategy * Present each project's commercial idea for Regional approval * Maintain full knowledge of relevant guidelines and best practices * Provide feedback and improvement suggestions to relevant functions regarding experiences received from site visits of new and existing stores * Set schedule for design related tasks/actions * Finalize drawings according to agreed schedule * Follow up on schedule and communication for project * Take ownership of analyzing both successes and learnings for projects Drive project process from design intent to store completion * Coordinate with Leasing, Construction, and external consultants to secure vertical transportation locations, emergency exits, CAD base drawings, etc. for drawing package completion * Manage project throughout to ensure timeline, workflow, and quality targets are met * Establish and maintain outstanding lines of communication with Expansion, Construction, Leasing, Visual, Sales teams, and external consultants (architects and engineers) * Ensure the project is documented correctly and maintain a clear record of all correspondence related to assigned projects * Coordinate the back of house design with Store Operations team and consultants to be in line with local legislation and operational guidelines * Review shop drawings or construction documents for various types of projects * Complete site visits for new and existing locations at various stages throughout the process Additional Accountabilities: No financial accountability Qualifications What You'll Need to Succeed: * Bachelor's degree within Architecture or Interior Design * 3 years' working experience within the area of commercial/retail architecture or interior design with focus on store concept development and/or store design and planning * Good understanding of the various stages of real estate projects, from initiation to completion and follow up, i.e. exploration, negotiation, building of business cases, approval stages, design, ordering, and construction * Proficient in Sketch-Up, Enscape, Adobe Suite and AutoCAD, Revit or equivalent program * Proactive self-starter that operates with little supervision and takes ownership * Strong project management skills, ability to oversee and manage multiple projects in complex environments involving several stakeholders * Goal-oriented problem solver with commitment to deliver strong results in a fast-paced environment * Great communication and presentation skills * Possesses ability to think outside of the box and develop creative solutions to space issues * Demonstrates a high degree of personal dedication to providing thorough, top quality work * Maximize productivity through time management while promoting teamwork and actively contributing to a positive work environment * Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Suite * Ability to visualize ideas in 3D renderings, models, and/or hand sketches * Ability to evaluate feedback on layouts and be able to make fact-based decisions that relate to interior guidelines, site specific locations, and requests from other functions * International working experience is meriting * Fluent in English * Ability to travel both domestically and internationally 30-50% required; passport and driver's license needed Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Company DescriptionJob Description A Store Designer is responsible for designing H&M Group's store commercial layouts from design intent to completed store to enable expansion targets in North and South America sales markets. The role will secure... Read More