Design Manager | Retail | Dubai

Job description

Job Requisition ID: 159271

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

Overview Of The Role

This Job contributes to Al Futtaim Retail Success by managing store design processes and resources through creating

store designs for regional retail market that holds the Al Futtaim Retail Customer experience, meeting Brand Principle

Design expectations, cost, schedule and operational requirements, while working with a cross functional team. This models and acts in accordance with Al Futtaim Retail and Franchise guideline principles.

What You Will Do

  • Coordinate with Landlord on the LODs, site surveys, handover and all technical matters on the new projects in coordination with external consultants and the Al Futtaim Retail Leasing Department
  • Assist on the feasibility from technical and licensing perspective
  • Oversee Legal Documents on Design Consultant appointments i.e. Design Contract / MEP Design Contract
  • Deliver Store Concept Design in accordance with Brand Design Directives
  • Manage and coordinate concept design presentation to brands and brand principal.
  • Work/Coordinate with the Merchandising team and other internal team to develop appropriate design documents for projects.
  • Produce store layouts
  • Initiate the handover of detailed design packages to Procurement and Project department for tendering stage
  • Manage and Drive the Design process from initiation to tender pack completion including Site Surveys, Concept Design, Detail Design Packages
  • Conduct site visits to ensure Design Specific Criteria is implemented according to Design Directives

Required Skills To Be Successful

  • Creative Design Awareness, Design Trend Awareness, Assertiveness, Negotiation skills, Planning and
  • Organizing skills, Time management skills, Communication skills and Decision-Making Skill
  • Constant communication with various stakeholders as well as 3rd parties, a strong level of negotiation and command is required.
  • Your planning and organising skills will be second to none as well as your ability to use your creative eye when it comes to planning and design process in relation to Retail Design.
  • Proficiency in CAD / Sketchup / Rhino and other Adobe creative Software

What Equips You For The Role

  • Degree Holder in Architecture or Interior Design.
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in a Retail Design Office in the GCC in the capacity of a Retail / Interior Designer.
  • Ability to read blueprints and technical drawings.
  • Understanding of engineering terminology.
  • Drafting skills and Retail Project Management Coordination Skill

About Al-Futtaim Retail

Al-Futtaim Retail has established itself as one of the leaders in Retail across the Middle East, Africa & Asia over the past 30 years. We have developed partnerships with some of the biggest and most respected Brands in the world including IKEA, ACE and Toys R Us in the Middle East and the Inditex Group of Brands (Zara, Mango, Bershka and P&B) across Asia. We are also one of the largest Global partners of Marks and Spencer’s in both regions with over 75 stores offering both fashion & food options.

Most recently we have been responsible for bringing brands to the Middle East for the first time with the exciting launches of Watsons and B&Q and we aim to continue to be agile and adaptive to our markets with new launches and further development. For this to be possible we aim to recruit the best talent from all backgrounds who will continue to challenge and develop our diverse workforce which includes over 100 nationalities across 12 countries. Join us today and make a difference…

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