Location: Sephora Field Support Center (FSC) – San Francisco
Sephora Store Design
We are looking for a passionate and fearless Senior Store Design Manager who will play a key role in delivering on the promise of Sephora’s innovative retail experience. Collaborating with the store design team and cross-functional partners, this position contributes to Sephora’s success by elevating the overall quality of store design to uphold the Sephora experience while meeting cost, schedule, and operational requirements. The ideal candidate is equally comfortable working through the complexities of problem solving for a unique site condition as they are with maintaining a relentless eye for the overall best design solution for any given project scope. Project types include both new and existing stores.
Your role at Sephora:
As a Senior Store Design Manager, you will…
Provide planning, interior elevations and storefront design studies based on our current Sephora design standards and specific site conditions. Design for unique conditions as required. Advocate for the design, ensuring we always put our best foot forward. Assist on special projects as required.
Facilitate efforts to develop project scope of work including review of codes, tenant criteria, merchandise requirements and any other design elements that may need to be incorporated into a project.
Coordinate closely with Real Estate, Retail Operations, Merchandising and Property Development throughout all stages of the design of our stores. Ensure that the field, merchant, and maintenance needs are addressed.
Manage outside consultant architects and engineers to ensure project schedules are maintained and documents are accurate for landlord review, permitting, bid and any other required submittals.
After start of construction, monitor communication between consultants and construction managers to quickly respond to field conditions and/or changes made to projects.
Check all drawings to be sure they meet Sephora design standards and criteria. Coordinate with consultant architects and engineers to incorporate any changes or corrections into the final contract documents. Ensure that drawings are accurate throughout the project lifecycle to ensure that bid information is correct and construction can begin on schedule.
Explore the best options to expedite permit and landlord approvals. Act as primary contact between Sephora and tenant coordinators. Meet face-to-face as required. Partner with AOR to track permit approvals to ensure construction starts on schedule.
Contribute industry insights and fresh perspective to continually improve upon the delivery of on brand, beautiful, functional and cost effective stores.
Expertly and independently be able to navigate and manage high profile and complex projects.
Has strategic agility and organizational savvy when maneuvering complex and ambiguous situations.
Diplomatic when acting on ever-changing priorities.
Lead initiatives with cross-functional teams and external partners. Plan and align within Store Design Team and represents Store Design point of view.
We’re excited about you if you have:
5+ years of related experience in Retail Architecture, Retail Design or similar field.
Bachelor’s Degree in architecture or interior design.
Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Make sense of complex, high-quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Consider various inputs, criteria and tradeoffs to arrive at the best decision/recommendation.
Plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
High level of initiative and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Possesses a high level of curiosity. Actively seeks new ways to improve their craft. Embraces feedback and loves a challenge.
Highly proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite [In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator].
Experienced with one or more computer visualization tools [SketchUp, Rhino, 3DS MAX].
You’ll love working here because:
The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, and kind leaders and teams – people you can be proud to work with.
The product. Employees enjoy a product discount and receive free product (“gratis”) various times throughout the year. (Think your friends and family love you now? Just wait until you work at Sephora!)
The business. It feels good to win – and Sephora is a leader in the retail industry, defining experiential retail with a digital focus and creating the most loved beauty community in the world…with the awards and accolades to back it up.
The perks. Sephora offers comprehensive medical benefits, generous vacation/holiday time off, commuter benefits, and “Summer Fridays” (half-days every Friday between Memorial and Labor Day)…and so much more.
The LVMH family. Sephora’s parent company, LVMH, is one of the largest luxury groups in the world, providing support to over 70 brands such as Louis Vuitton, Celine, Marc Jacobs, and Dior.
Working at Sephora’s Field Support Center (FSC)
Our North American operations are based in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, but you won’t hear us call it a headquarters – it’s the Field Support Center (FSC). At the FSC, we support our stores in providing the best possible experience for every client. Dedicated teams cater to our client’s every need by creating covetable assortments, curated content, compelling storytelling, smart strategy, skillful analysis, expert training, and more. It takes a lot of curious and confident individuals, disrupting the status quo and taking chances. The pace is fast, the fun is furious, and the passion is real. We never rest on our laurels. Our motto? If it’s not broken, fix it.
Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.
Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.
Internal Number: 165383
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