Jo Malone London is looking for a store designer to join its team in Paris.
Title: brand or corporate department
Function: store designer at Jo Malone London
Job requirements and qualifications
Minimum education level: BA or BS in industrial design, interior design or architecture
Minimum years of experience: five – seven
Travel time: 10%
Required language proficiency: French and English fluent
Additional job specifications (eg. physical demands, working conditions, equipment/machinery, specific skills, etc.):
- comprehensive knowledge of store design, store planning and construction methods
- creative skills and work experience at a store design field
- experience in visual merchandising a plus (permanent, launch and event merchandising elements)
- written and oral communication skills
- knowledge of the regional and local points of sales specificities (FSS, department stores, perfumeries)
- creativity and open-mindedness to contemporary art world, knowledge of architect profession, strong willingness to discover novelties, acute artistic erudition
- proactive, organised and detail oriented
- business knowledge and vision
- management of store design and visual merchandising activities for the region
- collaborative, positive, enthusiastic
- ability to work in fast-paced environment under tight deadlines, handle multiple tasks and varied personalities and cultures
- decision-making and Self-reliance
- PC/MAC software: AutoCAD or VectorWorks and basic 3D rendering skills (SketchUp and Photoshop) – Adobe Creative suite a plus
In accordance with the global brand architectural concepts, creative strategies and guidelines, designs, adapts, develops, renders, details and specifies retail design regional projects in free-standing stores, department stores and perfumeries for Jo Malone London brand. Collaborates with internal (local affiliates, regional brand team, visual merchandising, indirect procurement, education..) and external (shopfitters, retailers) partners to achieve creative, scheduling and financial goals. Is responsible for all aspects of projects including zoning, prelim pack, presentation, final pack, technical specification drawings review, and when necessary supervision of installation on site.
Key roles and responsibilities:
- decision making – indicate type of decisions typically made and the overall impact of those decisions.
- problem solving – indicate the nature of problems regularly encountered and the complexity of the solutions
- independence of action and accountability – Indicate the general degree of independence which may range from closely monitored to setting direction
- budget responsibility – indicate degree of financial accountability. Include actual amount of operating budget and/or cost savings. Include net sales plan responsibility, if applicable
- leadership – indicate management responsibility including planning for the department’s future needs, operations, hiring, performance management, salary decisions, talent planning, etc. (i.e., one team, multiple teams, etc.)
Store design responsibilities:
- be a dedicated ‘brand ambassador’ and protect brand equity
- apply and adapt global store design and VM concepts guidelines to regional projects and constraints within timing and quality
- drive innovation at store level, Build in store brand consistency worldwide
- produces concept sketches, presentation drawings, technical drawings, specification and artwork layouts as required to communicate design intent. These materials are used for internal approval, external retailer approval and for project implementation by other Estee Lauder teams or outside contractors
- draft 2D and 3D plans (strong ability in 2D and 3D software mastering – SktechUp for internal use is sufficient)
- coordinate external/internal project validation
- establish or reviews complete construction drawings set
- participate in technical guidelines development and quality control of execution details
- control project installation budget and schedule
- analyse and report market needs and specificities to support optimisation of architectural (store concept) guidelines
- identify and suggest areas of improvements to increase visibility and brand presence at POS
- generate competitive intelligence → ensure up-to-date analysis of competition as well as current and upcoming fashion trends across the market
Communication and organisation:
- maintain constant contact with global and affiliates, SD and VM teams, engineering, IP department and process and development department
- in particular, collaborates with VM team to assure successful integration of VM needs in navigation, display and collateral elements
- ensure constant optimisation of work tools, processes and communication
- establish a list of preferred and reliable freelance consultants to unsure workload smoothness
High-touch leadership competencies
The high-touch leadership competencies provide the framework to build and grow the skills, knowledge, and behaviours in each employee to lead from every chair. Everyone is expected to lead in every position. All of the high-touch leadership competencies are important to success. However, in each position there are three competencies that are imperative for job success.
– Thinks strategically: takes a broad view of the business, industry, and consumer environment to anticipate and plan for the future. Identifies the focus and defines where to play, how to win and what capabilities and management systems are required.
– Aligns and engages the team in the vision: provides clarity to each team member on their role in achieving the vision, strategy, and goals.
– Embraces and initiates change: distinguishes what to preserve and what to change. Has the courage to initiate and lead the changes that drive success.
– Develops talent and capabilities: identifies and cultivates essential skills and attributes to maximise individual contribution and engagement.
– Energises and enables others: ignites passion and releases potential to drive success.
X – Builds collaborative relationships: builds relationships based on trust and respect. Promotes the inclusion of diverse knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve results.
X –Demonstrates learning agility: ability to anticipate change, face reality, draw conclusions, and swiftly mobilise to adapt to changing needs and demands.
X – Drives creativity and innovation: focuses on areas of highest potential. Creates newness or connects knowledge in new ways to create the unexpected. Ensures that the creativity and innovation pipeline are aligned to achieve strategy and goals.
X – Strives for excellence in execution: proactively seeks ways to improve personal and organisational effectiveness to meet current and future business needs. Learns equally from successes and failures.