Retail Design Manager- Projects Delivery Team

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Who we are 

We are a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands and over 65 years of experience in the region, we have become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors, by offering service excellence to our partners and delighting all our customers. We are moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East, to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.  

To fuel the next stage of our growth we are looking to build a world class team.  From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations.  We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey of exploring new horizons together. 

What you will be doing 

The job holder of this position is responsible for ensuring that projects’ technical requirements are well extracted, properly communicated to the Design Team, and well represented in the project program. 

The job holder is also responsible for the quality control of the designing phase output. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Design and Tendering: Receive initial designs/RFPs from brands Review concept designs developed by team (where applicable) 

  • Ensure receipt of necessary mall approvals and MEP technical drawings
  • Review construction drawings and finalize them Lead the development of the tender pack and submit to contracts

Project Monitoring: Overlook and guide the full project from a design point of view (selection of materials, technical solutions, etc.) 

  • Conduct frequent site visits and ensure construction team adherence to project design specifications Generate weekly reports on project progress both internally (3D) and externally (to clients) 
  • Represent the Brand as a local architect; implement and protect Brand identity 

Project Delivery: Report on the SNAGS to contractors and ensure they addressed on time Business Development and Relationship Management:  

  • Maintain a good working relationship with malls’ managements Manage client relationships and assist them on any design queries 
  • Scout for new suppliers and contractors and update vendor database Meet potential new clients and follow-up on leads 

YOUR PROFILE: 

  • University Degree in Architecture or Engineering / LEED GA and PMP certifications are a plus 
  •  A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience with at least 3 years in a similar role 

COMPETENCIES 

* Vendor/Supplier Management * Construction Value Management * Architectural Design * Decision Making and Critical Thinking * Construction Engineering and Technology * Construction Drawing and Specification Management (CDSM) * Analytical Thinking * Resource Management * Accuracy and Attention to Detail * Collaborating * Stakeholder Management * Client Relationship Management * Program Management (M0260) * Developing & Engaging Employees * Demonstrating Strategic Vision * Business Process Improvement * Demonstrating Personal Resilience & Adapting to Change * Demonstrating Customer Centricity * Technical * Business Performance Management * Understanding & Developing Self * Driving Results * Driving Innovation * Communicating effectively * Effective Presentations * Collaborating & Influencing with Respect & Trust * Being Inclusive * Business Acumen

What we can offer you   

With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality.  We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.   

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.  To view all our perks and benefits, click here.

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With our people at heart, we believe in building a diverse work environment that nurtures and celebrates people’s differences, offers equal opportunities to all and ensures that our team members have a sense of belonging.

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