Liaise between NY and Paris HQ in the technical execution of beauty and fragrance counters. The specific focus is to enhance the quality of execution, leveraging all needed actors for a "best-in-class" adaptation of the concepts from Central to local market needs and criteria.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for all aspects of store environment through Store Design and brand experience for Dior boutiques, wholesale flagships, A level, and B level stores.
- Partner with Paris Headquarters in the technical execution for all whole sale flagship, A level, and B level stores in North America.
- Acquire and manage cross-functional teams such as architects, millworkers, and consultants, and train as necessary to align with store design processes and procedures.
- Present design proposals to landlord for review and negotiate approvals for maximum visibility and presence of the brand.
- Initiate, review, and approve owner's review sets, out to bid drawings, and construction documents.
- Review, redline, and approve millwork shop drawings.
- Organize pre-construction meetings to align the various project teams for installation and supervise progress on site during construction.
- Partner with the Visual Merchandising Department in the production of VM guidelines and supervise the installation of soft merchandising elements for each shop opening.
- Manage and track project budgets. Maintain timely submission of PO requests, and payments to consultants and vendors.
- Conduct site visits and assemble punch lists upon construction turnover.
- Conduct all other job-related activities.
Qualifications & Skills REQUIRED:
- Bachelor's degree in architecture, industrial or interior design required
- 6+ years of experience in store design in beauty or related industry
- 30% travel required
- Highly organized and able to multi-task
- Excellent verbal, and communication skills
- Working knowledge of Autocad, Photoshop, Microsoft Office
- Must be an excellent team player
- Deals with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment