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Store Design & Merchandising Manager

Country : USA USA

State : Florida

County : Miami-Dade County

Town : Miami

Category : Merchandising

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Job Summary:
This role is responsible for overseeing the design adaptation and execution of all retail spaces, from new store openings to renovations across the full brand portfolio of Shiseido. You will use your creative and project management skills to create schematic design drawings, maintain the project specifications, and manage vendor coordination.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Design adaptation layout solutions that work across all store locations and accommodates for unique sizes and layouts of stores
- Ability to develop working knowledge of brand identity and aesthetics, with an extraordinary attention to detail
- Complete schematic design shop drawings and perform site surveys
- Get cost estimates; work with vendors and designers to value engineer in order to meet budgets
- Own vendor relationships and oversee all aspects of the execution process to ensure on-time development and successful launch of global merchandising and store design projects across retail channels (Freestanding Stores, Shop-in-Shop, Specialty)
- Lead regular meetings with Vendors and Suppliers to communicate due dates and deliverables
- Track project status and effectively and actively communicate potential project timeline risk
- Strategically manage shipping, delivery and installation dates with retailers, vendors, regional brand partners and field teams
- Manage communication and partnership with external design firms, manufacturers, architects, and preferred vendors
- Conduct post-installation follow-ups to address punch list items and ensure final installs match design intent and meet high-quality brand standards
- Regularly update internal teams and upper management with project status and final install dates
- Manage project budget, scope, and details
- Creation and overseeing approval process for PO's and invoices. Track spending against budget allocations.
Miscellaneous/Ad Hoc
- Other duties as assigned
Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:
- Local marketing, sales, operations, and finance teams
- Regional and global store design and merchandising teams
- Store design vendors
Financial Accountability
- Responsible for store design projects with budgets oscillating between $10k and $300k per project (budget varies by brand)
Qualifications & Competencies:
- Bachelor's Degree
- At least 3 to 5 years relevant experience with strong design background and production
- Prior experience in cosmetics/beauty industry will have an advantage
- Must have the ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite Design Programs, and Sketchup; AutoCAD knowledge would be ideal
- Must have on site construction supervision experience with working knowledge of electrical, and carpentry installations
- Excellent project management skills and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
- Good business acumen
- Proven ability to take projects from concept to execution
- Oriented to problem solving, has customer service skills and is detail-oriented
- Great time management and ability to manage multiple projects
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, establish and maintain effective working relations with colleagues
- Good oral and written communication skills in English (Spanish ideal)
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint
- Critical eye for design
- Ability to travel (approximately 15%-20% of the time)
Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law.
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