Amazon Recruitment – Head of Store Design

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Job Description:

Innovative Head of Store Design responsible for the development, implementation and customization of brand design standards as they translate into physical stores. This position collaborates with internal and external cross-functional teams to manage the execution of multiple end-to-end projects at any given time.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Will manage a team of Store Designers.
  • Owns development and execution of Design standards, processes, tools and systems.
  • Completes test fits and feasibility studies for potential locations.
  • Identifies new technologies, suppliers, and external partners to address critical business needs.
  • Works with key internal and external stakeholders (including architecture firms) in the production of comprehensive design development packages [X-functional teams Include but not limited to Pre-Construction, Construction, Engineering, Concept Design, Launch, Operations, Category, Security, Safety and Tech. X-functional work includes aligning on category layout, ops inventory allocation, equipment layout coordination and implementing technical requirements]
  • Owns setting direction and coordination across construction and facilities on programmatic changes (.e.g. customer experience, cost savings initiatives).
  • Owns and manages design solutions for new program initiatives.
  • Leads the translation of design standards to individual location solutions in an innovative yet fiscally responsible way. [Designing the physical solution to support the tech functionality and Brand CX]
  • Will manage design resources across the function ensuring that development timelines, store budgets and store count targets are achieved.
  • Writes program documents that drive new innovations, outline testing/analysis to inform design decisions, or define standards and processes.
  • Manages consultants including negotiating fees, managing their work flow and capacity along with quality assurance.
  • Sets design direction and vision for Amazon Fresh Stores
  • Leads the development of the store design playbook.

Job Requirements:

  • Significant commercial interior design or architecture experience at a senior level
  • Proactive and flexible attitude; willingness to take an “all hands on deck” approach
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate design vision in visual, written, and verbal formats
  • Proven track record of owning project from start to finish – self-starter and self-directed
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an extremely fast paced, ambiguous environment [Requirements are still in development and continue to update/change. Applying cost savings initiatives to continually reduce costs]
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, time management, and problem solving skills
  • Experience in: Architecture/ Retail Design; Design Development, Construction / Permit Documentation; Custom Furniture/Fixture Design; Revit, AutoCAD, and SketchUp software
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry trends, building/health codes, 3D visualization, and color/design principles
  • Experience in managing direct reports (manager roles)

Job Details:

Company: Amazon

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: London, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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