Job DescriptionA 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 OptimizationsSet 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 intentHave full understanding of the commerciality and quality of existing store portfolio in dedicated geographical area to enable active portfolio managementReview the existing stores to secure all commercial aspects before starting with the new commercial ideaCreate room structure, placement, and shape of fitting room, cashpoint, and BOHProvide fact-based input on potential locations/spaces to Leasing team based on efficiency and sales potentialEffectively conduct project specific research about customer and project objectives, including some analytical tasks connected to the brand’s commercial strategyPresent each project’s commercial idea for Regional approvalMaintain full knowledge of relevant guidelines and best practicesProvide feedback and improvement suggestions to relevant functions regarding experiences received from site visits of new and existing storesSet schedule for design related tasks/actionsFinalize drawings according to agreed scheduleFollow up on schedule and communication for projectTake ownership of analyzing both successes and learnings for projectsDrive project process from design intent to store completionCoordinate with Leasing, Construction, and external consultants to secure vertical transportation locations, emergency exits, CAD base drawings, etc. for drawing package completionManage project throughout to ensure timeline, workflow, and quality targets are metEstablish 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 projectsCoordinate the back of house design with Store Operations team and consultants to be in line with local legislation and operational guidelinesReview shop drawings or construction documents for various types of projectsComplete site visits for new and existing locations at various stages throughout the processQualificationsWhat You’ll Need to Succeed: Bachelor’s degree within Architecture or Interior Design3 years’ working experience within the area of commercial/retail architecture or interior design with focus on store concept development and/or store design and planningGood 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 constructionProficient in Sketch-Up, Enscape, Adobe Suite and AutoCAD, Revit or equivalent programProactive self-starter that operates with little supervision and takes ownershipStrong project management skills, ability to oversee and manage multiple projects in complex environments involving several stakeholdersGoal-oriented problem solver with commitment to deliver strong results in a fast-paced environmentGreat communication and presentation skillsPossesses ability to think outside of the box and develop creative solutions to space issuesDemonstrates a high degree of personal dedication to providing thorough, top quality workMaximize productivity through time management while promoting teamwork and actively contributing to a positive work environmentIntermediate knowledge of Microsoft SuiteAbility to visualize ideas in 3D renderings, models, and/or hand sketchesAbility 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 functionsInternational working experience is meritingFluent in EnglishAbility to travel both domestically and internationally 30-50% required; passport and driver’s license needed
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB • New York, U.S.
Job SummaryEngage Selection are recruiting on behalf of a leading commercial office fit out company based in Dubai. They are looking to appoint an interior designer to the team with a strong background in fit out design and build. The role will be heavily client facing as well as provide involvement in all stages of the design and build process. The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary whilst working at a fast-paced, market leading international company. Immediate candidates who meet the criteria will be given preference as the role has an element of urgency to it.RequirementsDegree educated in a relevant subject, or at least 5 years experienceMUST have experience in Design and Build rather than just commercial designImmediately available candidates preferable but not essentialComfortable in a client facing role as well as presentable and confidentSalary up to AED 25,000 plus medical and ticket (single status)
EDARABIA • Dubai, United Arab Emirates