Retail Design Intern

  • Company: Parfums Christian Dior UK
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Internship
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Beginner
  • Reference No.: PCD16080
  • Date of publication: 2019.05.19



Guarantee accurate, qualitative brand image through all new store openings in UK and Ireland according to company and corporate guidelines.

Contribute to the development of the Dior image in UK and Ireland through the creation, design and build of counters.

Ensure the integrity of all the institutional brand requirements across the Fragrance, Make Up and Skincare.



  • Take responsibility from conception to implementation of counter builds, refurbishments and design initiatives
  • Produce a creative point of sale design in accordance with the merchandising charter in order to optimize brand visibility
  • Challenge and negotiate where necessary the store terms and conditions to ensure brand image is not compromised
  • Liaise with central Merchandising in Paris, the store and the suppliers to meet project deadlines and brand expectations
  • Be responsible for the designs and prototypes of any counter build. These to be validated by Central Merchandising
  • Provide project plans, designs and technical specifications to the international purchaser to obtain costings
  • Work with local suppliers ahead of installations to ensure accurate application of designs, technical specifications and highest possible quality production. Once installations are complete, review the quality and processes giving feedback to suppliers as necessary
  • Create opening reports and manage the recording of all counter builds



Reports To:

Head of Retail Design

Senior Retail Designer


Dior Marketing Team UK

Dior Commercial Team UK

Corporate Merchandising Team Paris      



Shopfitters and Suppliers




Key Competencies

Good sense of Design, Planning and attention to detail

High levels of creativity and aesthetic sense

Ability to understand and defend the brand DNA

Ability to visualise store environments and enhance the customer journey

Team player

Ability to organise and manage priorities for self and team.

Negotiation skills



Architectural or Designer background with retail application preferable

Good relationship builder

Knowledge of the cosmetic market an asset but not essential (competitors, agents, retailers...)

Knowledge of French language an advantage but not essential


Technical Skills

Design background

Ability to sketch and communicate ideas

Software packages: Vectorworks, Autocad, Sketch-Up, 3D software, Adobe Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office packages

Knowledge of furniture and materials for counter builds

Product design and management of prototypes


Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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