Design Specialist 2 / Spcialiste de la conception 2 (12454)

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 10-10-2018
At our client, the Store Design Team oversees the development of our client' 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 our client' 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 our client 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

Who is our client?
We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make our client one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

Everyone belongs at our client. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at our client, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected. Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.

Must have skills:: (please at least 3 skills/exp):
1. Drafting Knowledge (architectural sets)
2. Project management
3. Presentation (verbal & visual) 

Nice to have skills:: (please at least 3 skills/exp):
1. 3D renderings - Sketchup
2. Conceptual development
3. Strong understanding of the design thinking process 
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