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Store design project manager
at Aesop

Aesop is seeking a store design project manager to join its team in Singapore.

Primary accountabilities 


  • preparation of architectural briefs, specific to projects
  • take a collaborative approach to design, through engaging in conversations around stakeholder comment
  • embed self within the global design world, by remaining informed on captivating contemporary and historical design precedents and imparting this knowledge to the wider team

Project management:

  • project manage creative solutions for street and shopping mall retail stores and also department stores in the SEA region
  • project manage creative solutions for specialised projects including office spaces, temporary stores and projects in collaboration with other departments
  • demonstrate exceptional multi-tasking skills, in order to bring multiple creative solutions to fruition and within expected timeframes
  • manage the expectations of key stakeholders for each project – including design and commercial expectations
  • lead project management of stores and special projects that are assigned to an external or internal architect
  • survey prospective locations, providing architectural and construction feedback to Aesop HO and region Asia and also external architects when needed
  • provide Aesop feedback to external Architects through written and visual communication
  • monitor budgets and construction schedules reporting back to regional Asia
  • drafting, review and approving of design and construction contracts
  • organise permitting, engineering and all other external services required for building and occupancy permits
  • conduct internal post-mortem on projects outlining successes and areas of development with regards to all aspects of the project – sharing this with the wider team
  • liaise with all external consultants and contractors involved on a project – e.g. lighting consultants, engineers, building surveyors, etc.
  • procure Aesop supplied fixtures and fittings relative to each project

Construction management:

  • attend site handover meetings, to ensure that conditions are as per signed Aesop lease agreement
  • tender out assigned projects to builders and negotiate through the pricing process
  • review shop drawings and ensure these are as per documentation approved by Aesop
  • responding to RFIs from contractors
  • conduct factory and local site visits to monitor ongoing quality and report progress back to regional Asia
  • accept completed store from external construction team and complete detailed build defects list
  • lead rectification process of all build defects, ensuring these are completed in a timely manner

Store maintenance and small works:

  • design and document thoughtful and practical small-scope solutions in response to retail and maintenance needs

Reporting and communication:

  • monitor total CAPEX spend for projects with weekly reporting back to regional Asia
  • monitor timings of projects, ensuring these are running to schedule – reporting back to regional Asia
  • communicating project progress and outcomes to wider Aesop SEA business
  • manage internal stakeholder expectations with regards to assigned projects
  • maintain interest and knowledge in the skin care, product and retail industries

Suitability considerations

People who thrive in this role:

  • strong sense of brand aesthetics
  • able to build alliance with different stakeholders for project management
  • able to manage internal stakeholder’s expectations and shows progress
  • drive for excellence and strong capacity to take ownership/work under tight deadline and pressure
  • build partnership and long-lasting relationship with general contractors to develop Aesop’s network of contractor

Key experience, knowledge and skills required:

  • bachelor’s degree in architecture, or the equivalent experience with a focus on project management, execution, and construction
  • minimum five years progressive experience architectural project management
  • experience in managing multiple stakeholders spread across markets in the Americas
  • strong attention to details and design aesthetic
  • hands-on, practical problem solving and process improvement skills and ability to complete tasks within set timeframes
  • ability to show initiative and proactively present and escalate ideas, suggestions, and problems to ensure outstanding results
  • strong written, verbal communication, and presentation skills

Aesop’s inclusion hiring principles

‘Diversity, equity and inclusion is not a project. It is a way of being.’
Aesop is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a creative and inclusive workplace where talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting inclusion for all with the belief that diversity, inclusion and belonging plays an important role in the success of our organisation. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.

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Salary: Undisclosed
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