Digital Innovation Designer (1-year Contract) - DFS91121044 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 7/4/2021

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Key Responsibilities:
The Digital Innovation Designer will be an integral part of the DFS Store Development’s design team, responsible for the in-store digital innovative design, in-line with the strategic business goals, enhancement to the customer’s shopping experience by integrating break-and-mortar retail and digital design. The touch points of position include store planning and fixture design, audio/video design, material selection and lighting layout. Fundamental to this position is the continuous coordination and communications between DFS’s outside design agencies and our Store Development Management team for the purpose of ensuring that the design reflets the digital strategy set by DFS CEO, Marketing and Store Development Depts. As a part of the store planning effort, the Digital Innovation Designer will work closely with our internal Design and Project Managers, Merchandising, Operation & Visual Merchandising teams to communicate the projects progress and to capture and manage important two-way project information. Key Responsibilities:
• Research state of the ark Digital installation / retail integration / experience to gather market intelligence regarding interior design with digital trends and enhance the multichannel in-store experience.
• Research the consultants / agencies able to deliver Digital Design
• Report the findings of the market search and interact with Procurement Manager to pre-qualify repeat vendors.
• Participate in architectural/interior design efforts from planning stage to final completion.
• Qualify consultants and contractors able to execute design inputs
• Assist store design director from conceptual to prototyping projects, merging the physical store design with digital experience to drive traffic and business.
• Liaise directly with Marketing, Operation, VM & Merchandising team as well as with outside Consulting teams to ensure smooth delivery of digital design projects.
• Other duties and projects as directed by the Sr Designer, Design Managers, Design Directors and SVP Global Store Design and Construction

Key Requirements:

• Degree or above in Architecture, interior / digital / event / design, or related field
• 1-3 years post-qualification experience preferably gained with luxury retailer/hospitality/luxury residence/event design.
• Commercial/Retail Design Acumen
• Experience in design management with consultants, event company, millworkers and general contractors
• Deep knowledge of social media marketing
• Great presentation and interpersonal skills
• Excellent command of English (written and spoken), Chinese is a plus
• Proficient in using Sketchup, Photoshop and Design Documentation