Store Design Manager

Website Indigo

Job Description:

The Manager, Store Design is responsible for delivering against creative strategic initiatives through various store design projects by providing design support and direction that drives sales and elevates the customer experience.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Challenge the status quo and consistently identify areas for improvement, diagnose issues and work to resolve them
  • Encourage others to freely share their point of view and be open to feedback
  • Model Indigo’s beliefs and convey a positive image in everything you do
  • Take an active role in fostering a culture of continual learning, taking risks without the fear of making mistakes
  • Manage light scale construction projects, as required
  • Embrace, champion and influence change through your team and/or the organization
  • Proactively identify and anticipate customer expectations and needs
  • Build strong teams by attracting and developing the best talent
  • Embrace and seek out technology that creates high-tech and high-touch solutions for Indigo’s customers
  • Develop new store designs, manage concept and millwork development drawings
  • Bring out the best in others, empower and constructively stretch talent
  • Interface with cross-functional departments, outside vendors and contractors
  • Ensure the completion of team deliverables and set/adhere to team budgets, as applicable
  • Give authentic feedback on performance and potential
  • Collaborate with others to drive flexible and iterative solutions, quickly and easily
  • Act as an advocate for the customer by placing them at the forefront of all design and decision-making processes
  • Space plan stores based on standard assortment grades and department productivity
  • Understand and apply Indigo’s architecture and interior detail standards into design plans for new and remodel stores
  • Own and advise on questions about a project’s design, construction, fixture details and prototypes for timely implementation
  • Accountable for the overall engagement, productivity, turnover and bench strength of the team
  • Take on special projects assigned by senior leadership
  • Celebrate the diversity of thought and have an open mindset
  • Help others see the impacts of their efforts and proactively engage other functions to get input
  • Review and coordinate Architectural and MEP drawings
  • Share technical knowledge with others and actively seek to learn from those more knowledgeable than yourself
  • Ensure all team members understand where they stand and have clear performance objectives aligned with Indigo and team goals
  • Research and source materials for architectural design elements to meet construction, maintenance, operations, and procurement needs
  • Partner with concept development to develop site specific and premier design elements, including the continued development of design standard guidelines

Job Requirements:

  • Occasional to frequent travel to construction sites may be required
  • Expert CAD and 3D rendering skills
  • A clear and professional communicator, verbal and written
  • Excellent ability to create, understand and translate three-dimensional space concepts into conceptual drawings
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture, Industrial Design or equivalent experience in professional practice
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ retail design experience
  • Understanding of proportion and scale to translate ideas, forms, and functions into cohesive design concepts
  • Organized and analytical, with keen attention to detail
  • Have a good understanding of the building codes, and barrier-free design
  • High level of initiative and ability to work independently on multiple projects with strong interpersonal skills for working with groups in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch-Up

Job Details:

Company: Indigo

Job Category: Private

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Kingston, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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