Store Design Manager

South Florida
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posted by:
Danielle Marchant

Job Description:

Our client is a Seattle-based Coffeehouse chain that is looking for a Senior Store Designer with 2+ years management experience. This job contributes to the company's success by producing outstanding store designs for a regional market that upholds the Customer Experience meeting cost, schedule, and operational requirements by working with a cross functional team. Ideally, this person understands and effectively leverages the organization to accomplish business and unit goals. 5-10 years experience is required. 


  • Executes design strategy in design of stores.
  • Provides clear, effective and timely communication of design direction and changes to consultants.
  • Identifies exceptions, proposes design solutions and resolves issues with Sr Design Manager. 
  • Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the immediate team of direct reports promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results. 
  • Supports the implementation of company programs to ensure the success of the Company. 
  • Designs stores within parameters of individual store budgets and market requirements with alignment from Construction and Real Estate based on direction from the Sr design manager. 
  • Communicates dates to team and meets all established deadlines. 
  • Participates in schematic reviews with Operations and Design Reviews with Global Design. 
  • Responsible for the development of all schematic drawings and all store palettes in a market. 
  • Manages the production of construction documents by designers and consultants. Ensures all intended scope of work, needs and code requirements are met on drawings.
  • Checks drawings for design intent. 


Summary of Experience: 

  • Retail, hospitality or restaurant design or development organization including management of construction documents: 5 years. 
  • Management in a national company: 2 years. Managing outside architectural, MEP and other design consultants. 

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Revit (non-negotiable), SketchUp, autoCAD, InDesign 
  • Current knowledge of industry trends in retail store and restaurant design. 
  • Current working knowledge of building and health codes and compliance issues. 
  • Demonstrated 3-D visualization ability and working knowledge of color and design principles. 
  • Ability to balance design, with operational needs and budget objectives resulting in exceptional store environments. 
  • Ability to execute multiple designs under tight deadlines.
  • Skilled in the visual, written and verbal communication of design issues. 
  • Ability to translate stated design principles/objectives into unique and varied store locations.
  • Knowledge of architectural details and specifications for construction document production.