Windows Set Design Manager

Job description

The Windows Set Design Manager is a newly created role within the Windows team, reporting to the Head of Windows, working closely with the Visual Concepts Manager in Creative Direction to translate visual concepts into windows specific set design.

This role is responsible for creating ground breaking sets that make up Selfridges iconic windows whilst successfully following the visual concept brief by working closely with the Visual Concepts Designer. The role works closely with the Senior Windows Visualiser to produce world class visuals from sketches to moodboards that clearly communicate the set design for both creative sign off and production, delivering the objective of creating ‘world building’ designs.

As Windows Set Design Manager, you will –

• Take the visual build briefs from the Visual Concepts Manager to create detailed plans of how the concepts will come to life across different window sets.

• Develop sketches, models and visuals to show how the design will manifest across the window run.

• Collaborate with the creative direction team to understand the concepts, vision, and objectives for window displays to develop the ideas successfully.

• Create and present mock-ups and mood boards to communicate design concepts effectively.

• Collaborate with the Windows Production and Styling and Prop teams to ensure the accurate execution of designs, considering technical and logistical aspects.

• Continuously gather feedback and insights on the performance and reception of window displays, making adjustments as needed.

A bit about you

How you’ll do it…you will be:

• Be a highly skilled in set design and able to create impactful, unexpected, and compelling window designs.

• Be able to understand Selfridges wider creative vision, and how this can translate into brand design.

• Have incredible attention to detail to ensure the windows designs are industry leading

• Strong organisation skills

• Strong communication skills to ensure the windows designs are understood and executed successfully.

• Be highly creative h in order to develop and deliver ideas that create exceptional results.

• Be resourceful and quick thinking to be able to respond swiftly to potential issues on installation

• The ability to work in a face paced environment

• Strong communication skills

• Have good influencing and stakeholder management skills; Able to work effectively cross-functionally with the multiple Windows and VM teams.

• Have a deep appreciation and affinity with the Selfridges brand and an inherent understanding and appreciation for Selfridges’ values.

A bit about us

Rewards and benefits

Here are just a few of our rewards and benefits that help make our team experience that bit more extraordinary.

  • Flexible working options to benefit you, your family and your wellbeing that can include part-time, flexi-time, job sharing or hybrid working
  • Generous annual leave that increases with length of service
  • Up to five paid volunteering days – from beach cleans to co-ordinating food and clothing donations
  • Family leave that suits your set up including Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental leave policies
  • Defined pension contribution scheme
  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme
  • Enviable team member discount including sale previews and double discount days
  • Exclusive local discounts on a range of restaurants, bars, beauticians and entertainment
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • A sustainable car salary sacrifice scheme (subject to eligibility criteria)
  • Several internal communities to get involved in from our Diversity Board and Green Warriors who are leading the charge on D,E&I and sustainability, to the Wellbeings who are always thinking of new ways to champion healthy minds, bodies and routines for our team members
  • Workplace Options, our confidential team member assistance programme for when life gets tricky or you need a little guidance
  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development

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Everyone is welcome

Selfridges is a place where we want everyone to feel a sense of belonging. We embrace every self and are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive working culture. We are leading with purpose to not only increase the visibility and recognition of under-represented talent within our organisation, but the wider industry too. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all.

To ensure every feels welcome, we offer support at every stage of the application and interview process. Should you need it, please let your recruitment contact know and they will be more than happy to help.

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