Retail Designer

  • Company: Parfums Christian Dior UK
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: PCD15530
  • Date of publication: 2018.11.15


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


  • Project manage all new counters projects & refits 
  • Develop counters design in collaboration with France Head office team 
  • Communicate with France Head office - from brief, through Retailer approvals stages to installation
  • Be responsible for space management for new counter builds and all retail distribution through relevant software tools
  • Challenge and improve store design to ensure new counters stand out, are easy to work with, and are easy to maintain - meeting at all times the brand image guidelines 
  • Enter into contract negotiations as appropriate for new counter builds - liaising with retailers, Headquarters suppliers, and internal departments to give updates at each stage 
  • Ensure Maintenance of existing counter is dealt with within acceptable lead-times, to budget and that image is safeguarded at all times 
  • Work with external suppliers / shopfitters in the provision of counter maintenance 

Additional information

Key Competencies


  • Strong sense of Design and planning 
  • High levels of creativity and aesthetic sense 
  • Strong negotiation skills 
  • Ability to understand and defend the brand DNA 
  • Knowledge of distribution channels and of all aspects linked to Merchandising in this environment 
  • Customer Service Focused 
  • Ability to manage priorities for self and team. 
  • Result orientated 
  • Team player

Technical Skills


  • Architectural / design specialist 
  • Software packages: Software packages: Vectorworks, Autocad, 3D Software, Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft office packages. 
  • Excellent working knowledge of furniture and materials for counter builds 
  • Knowledge of UK based 


  • Architectural background or designer with retail application 
  • 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

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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