Design Specialist 2 / Spécialiste de la conception 2 - (11118)

Location: Toronto, ON
Date Posted: 22-11-2017
The Store Design Team oversees the development of retail stores across Canada. We bring our store experience to life! Our design is always evolving to meet our customers’ needs. We are a team that embraces an entrepreneurial spirit, encourages out of the box thinking and we value the exchange of ideas. Each designer works on a variety of projects ranging from a new store build to the full redesign of a fixture program. We bring energy and a positive attitude to every project and together we work towards delivering the best possible design solutions for our customers! 

About the Role: 
The Store Design team is seeking a designer who is passionate about retail design. The successful candidate will perform the following functions: 
•Develop innovative design concepts that speak to clients' values and that reflect our stores' needs 
•Lead meetings and reviews of space planning exercises, exhausting layout options and encouraging healthy debate 
•Work collaboratively and build strong internal and external relationships with stakeholders and vendors 
•Responsible for the design process from the preliminary stage to final drawings; this includes engaging all stakeholders (internal and external) while supporting the construction project managers throughout the build cycle 
•Project manage multiple projects while prioritizing the output of tasks 
•Offer opportunities for cost reductions or client experience improvements 
•Keep well informed of the latest technological developments relating to field of practice and provide guidance to other team members 
•Knowledge in fixture detailing and manufacturing, along with the ability to estimate and forecast costs 

Professional Essentials: 
•Post-secondary degree in Interior Design 
•Prior retail design experience (3-6 years) 
•AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Photoshop and Illustrator skills 
•MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 
•Member of IDC & NCIDQ Certified 
•Construction knowledge and Project Management skills or PMP certification 
•Intermediate level of communication and presentation skills 

Must to have skills: (please at least 3 skills/exp):
1. AutoCAD
2. Project Management
3. Design Thinking – Concept Development

Nice to have skills: (please at least 3 skills/exp):
1. Strong Presentation Skills
2. Knowledge of corporate structures
3. Can work without direction and a strong collaborator
 
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