Req ID:  131

Hong Kong, China

Date:  21-Jan-2022

Senior Designer, Manager

Job Description

With innovative ideas, the Sr Designer integrates part and holds a leadership position within the Store Design team for the creative and design direction of DFS’s stores. In connection with the SVP Store Design and Construction, the Sr Designer supervises and leads the internal and external creative teams, for both new developments and renovations, and in addition to guiding the design direction, provide global oversight of all project design activities throughout the project life. The Sr Designer’s initial mission will be to create a vision for the future DFS store concept design, that will include some iconic elements of DFS’ branding, local relevant features, and recognizable elements to DFS customers visiting our global stores. Eventually, the Sr Designer will remain in charge of oversight all the creative designs connected with the activity of DFS Store Design & Construction, Facilities, VM, Marketing and implying interior/exterior/temporary projects.

  • Gather market intelligence regarding design trends in the retail and hospitality industries.
  • Direct and lead the team in the journey of design, development, and construction to prototypes for new consumer experiences.
  • Liaise and guide our outside creative consultants’ design and ensure those are consistent with DFS store concept design guidelines.
  • Be informed of the agreed budgetary and schedule objectives, and ensure the designs reflect and meet those.
  • Deliver individual project presentations at the geography and global level.
  • In partnership with Project Managers, Operations, Merchant groups and Visual Merchandisers, as well as with outside consulting teams to ensure business and brand objectives were met.
  • Make necessary site visits and attend necessary meetings to gather/disseminate information and execute decisions.
  • Lead and supervise the preparation of the design tools (Concept Book, Lighting Book, MEP/Low Voltage book, Maintenance book).
  • Manage the work of the Digital Innovation Designer, who reports into the Sr Designer position. • Other duties and projects as directed by the SVP Global Store Design and Constructions and Design Director.





Key Requirements

  • Licensed Architect or a Degree in Architecture or Interior Design from an accredited University (Bachelor required, Master preferred 4-5 plus years of innovative consumer experiences design/architecture
  • 2 years of experience in Design Management level leading both in-house design teams and design agencies
  • Design direction working on complex projects as an in-house design leader and or within an architectural or design agency
  • Fluency in English language, Cantonese and Mandarin preferred

DFS is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy and practice to employ, promote and treat all employees and applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency and to provide all employees with a workplace that is free of discrimination. Employment decisions are based on qualifications such as education, work experience and talent, and are made without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis protected by law.