Creative Design Director, Global Store Design - DFS9112779 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 11/3/2019

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Job Description

With innovate ideas, the Creative Design Director Integrate part and holds a leadership position within the Store Design team for the creative and design direction of DFS’s stores. By leading the team, this role manages the creativity for both new developments and renovations, and in addition to guiding the design direction, provide a global oversight of all Project design management activities and processes.

Key Responsibilities:

• Direct and lead the team in the journey of design, development and construction to prototypes for new consumer experiences.
• Responsible for ensuring the designs or our projects reflect the agreed budgetary objectives and meet scheduled guidelines.
• Gather market intelligence regarding design trends in the retail and hospitality industries.
• Deliver individual project presentations of at geography to 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.
• Liaise and guide our outside consultancies to ensure their work is received successfully across DFS in all geographies.
• Make necessary site visits and attend necessary meetings to gather/disseminate information and execute decisions.
• Other duties and projects as directed by the SVP Global Store Design and Constructions

Key Requirements:

• Licensed Architect or a Degree in Architecture or Interior Design from an accredited University (Bachelor required, Master preferred)
• 7-10 plus years of innovative consumer experiences design/architecture
• 5 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 COMPETENCIES
• Store Concept Development
• Retail Design
• Design Leadership
• Brand Marketing
• Construction Administration
• Communication Skills
• Drive for Results
• Effective Team Interaction
• Good Negotiation Skills
• Interpersonal Savvy
• Managing Vision and Purpose
• Process Management
• Strategic solver
• Well organized