Senior Retail Design & VM Manager, SEA

Posted 08 April 2024
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLeadership & General Management
EA License No.15S7496

Job Description

Job Description:
• Responsible for designing and implementing our SD & VM standards in all stores in direct markets and indirect markets across SEA.
• Understands and adapt design directions from Global team or past reference.
• Design bespoke pop-up stores and events, new store opening and prepare production drawings for successful implementations.
• Support the Brand Director SEA and work closely with the relevant stakeholders within the group to provide support and implement executions in line with desired brand expression.
• Manage a group of vendors to control the cost and quality of the VM and Store design.

Main responsibilities/tasks:
• Close communication with Commercial, Retail, Marketing team, Global SD & VM teams and APAC teams to ensure understanding of design intent.
• Work on creative proposals that fit budget and local engagement needs.
• Adapt and design new store design concepts through global guidelines and past reference.
• Provide detailed and innovative designs according to different campaigns and fit local engagement needs.
• Develop special animations & displays for specific occasions, pop-ups in collaboration with Marketing, Events, and commercial teams.
• Research and analyse event and retail experience trends globally, including physical, digital shopping experience and social workplaces.
• Handle projects independently from design concept, project development, and materials application to project completion.
• Provide timeline and cost estimation for each project.
• Identify design obstacles and resolutions.
• Review construction drawings from suppliers
• Monitor event production, factory visit, setup and provide reports and follow up on snagging
• Attend conference calls with retailers and external suppliers to align the requirements.
• Act as a proactive force in enhancing brand image, elevate the experiences in all touchpoints, leveraging pop ups/ events to improve client experience & drive sales.

• Bachelor’s degree or above with interior design or creative design
• Minimum 8 years’ Store Design, Visual Merchandising & graphic design experience in Luxury, Cosmetics industry is preferred.
• Flexible, collaborative, self-motivated, influencing people, strong ownership, and execution.
• Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
• Fluent in oral and written English & Chinese to communicate with headquarters in Hong Kong
• Proficient in Adobe suite and sketch up is a must.