Executive Director, Global Store Design, La Mer


: $217,650.00 - $217,650.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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Executive Director, Global Store Design, La Mer
Brand: La Mer
The Executive Director is responsible for interpreting the brand strategy in an in-store environment, unifying the brand image at a global level and enhancing the consumer experience for the La Mer brand. This role will lead the Store Design team in conceptualization, manage budgets and supervise all existing projects on a global focus and understanding the needs for each market and related criteria into the thoughtful design development of integrated store environments.
Directional Design:

Lead the team to evolve new store design concept working closely with VM and 2D

Manage and direct workflow of Store Design team

Work closely with Vice President, Global Creative to ensure global brand consistency in Store Design is being maintained with attention to regional relevance

Work closely with the markets to define cost structures and tiering systems; develop design standards for each tier

Oversee and provide directional guidance on design of all doors (FSS, DS, Perfumery, TR & retail counters)

Oversee renovations of all doors to ensure budgets and timelines are met
Project Management:
Direction and coordination between: Architectural & Engineering consultants - domestic & international, Project Managers, Contractors, Retailers , all suppliers & trades persons, International affiliates, MROs, Field directors, Field Sales, Internal departments brand- corporation and Retail Store Development Group (corporate)

Host and lead regular project status updates

Regular conference calls with all parties (globally)

Establish and review project timelines & schedules

Oversee general contractor & executive architect selection

Monthly strategic door list review for international doors

As part of the yearly round table for all store design staff architects corporate store designers vendors (40 participants) to train on standards, construction details and resources

Conceiving yearly store design source book with all brand store design standards

Construction supervisions - conference calls meetings on site

Site visits, market visits and reviews (globally)
Creation of Evolving Store Design Concept:

Architectural concept & development

Fixture concept & development

Lighting concept & development

R & D


Technical detailing

Code compliance

Budget calculations

Construction management

Design execution control

Presentation to seniors management within the brand and corporate
Management of Store Design Department in NY:
Train, develop and coach team members
Management of EMEA Project DesignManagement Team:

Training and coaching of Directors, Managers, Designers

Team building, team motivation

Project coordination

General supervision

Reviewing and approving budgets

Monitoring work processes
Management of Asia-Pacific Project DesignManagement Team:

Training and coaching of staff members

Team building, team motivation

Regular status with Director of department

General supervision

Strategic planning of yearly budget for Store Design department

Reviewing yearly budget for Store Construction department

Reviewing yearly budget for AP department for project management

Purchase order approval

Expense report approval

Processing of all store design related invoices (contractors, Freelancers & suppliers)

Budget estimates for free standing store - domestic

Budget consulting for international projects

Expense monitoring during construction processes (globally)
Construction Supervision:

Punch lists

Shop drawing reviews

Site inspections

Construction reviews

Regular reviews with project managers and retail store development group
Professional Support on Global Roll-Out Strategies:

Comprehensive understanding of cultural and commercial nuances of all key regions

Strategic meetings with VP International Sales

Strategic meetings with Regional Sales Managers

Market visits and location scouting

Identifying shopping trends & habits

Consultation on real estate evaluation

Identifying Store design related resources in new markets

Preliminary budget estimates for store build-outs

Creating setup guidelines for new markets - first doors

Bachelor of Architecture or equivalent

10 of direct or related experience

Experience managing a team, including full-time and freelance staff

Working knowledge of computer programs (or similar) - Vector Works, Autocad, Adobe Photo Shop, Adobe Acrobat

Ability to work closely with a variety of people in various disciplines

Superior organizational skills

Superior leadership skills inclusive of supervisory experience

Ability to work independently and lead a team

Ability to work in a very fast-paced environment

Strong interpersonal skills
Job: Creative Design
Location: Americas-US-NY-New York
Job Type: Standard
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
Job Number: *******
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact ***********************************
Associated topics: assistant manager, associate manager, co manager, director, leader, manager, sales lead, store supervisor, supervise, supervisor * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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