Design Coordinator - Property

Job Reference: selfridges/TP/17/864
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 37.5
Closing Date: 03/05/2019
Job Category: Property
Region / Division: London - Wigmore Street
Location: London

Job Introduction

To facilitate, and assist in delivering, world class environments in all Selfridges’ stores through highly professional design coordination and management, creating leading edge solutions in retail and non-retail areas alike.

Know The Role

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage collation and production of strategic design guidelines, compartment design guidelines, project specific design guidelines and creation of temporary guidelines for churn projects ensuring alignment throughout
  • Co-ordinate/produce strategic project plans – walkways, sight lines, fixture zones, signage, light boxes, liaison and interfaces with other projects eg M&E project
  • Assist in production of retail briefs and presentations
  • Support brand briefings as required along side the Project Manager
  • Manage the approval of brand shop fit projects through concept and detailed design stages
  • Liaise with brands throughout concept, detail, and design phases through to project completion
  • Ensure projects adhere to Selfridges’ Masterplan and Store Guidelines
  • Ensure timely and sufficient design information is passed to Project Manager and internal teams for the delivery phase
  • Work closely with the project management and internal teams to ensure design integrity is maintained at each stage of the design and delivery process
  • Participate in post-project reviews and design analysis
  • Manage the evolution and communication of key Selfridges’ design specifications – eg cash desk and fitting room templates
  • Ensure designs meet or exceed defined quality standards and compliance with requirements of legislation and/or external authorities
  • Ensure internal design approvals and be aware budgets to support project at every stage
  • Encourage design innovation and creativity through research trips
  • Manage and develop CAD and presentation standards
  • Develop space tracking techniques and reporting in line with the needs of the business
  • Oversee and track the standards and progress in the development and maintenance of digital drawing data (Selfridges’ working drawings – updated by the cad team and external consultants) for all Selfridges’ sites
  • Manage the archive of all drawings (‘as builts’ - updated by the property team) to provide retrievable database for Selfridges’ property portfolio
  • Advise software/system upgrades required
  • Manage receiving, archiving and issue of CAD information in line with property procedures
  • Maintain communication plan for the design stage of projects
  • Liaise with and inform the internal Property Department, Retail Operations Department, B&M Department, Visual Merchandise Department, as well as external brand design teams
  • Encourage and promote an understanding of the Selfridges brand values amongst external consultants
  • Work effectively with Design Manager and Design Coordinators to maintain a coordinated team with clear focus

Know What We're Looking For

  • ‘Expert’ understanding of the retail design market place
  • Innovative and highly commercial approach – able to develop and implement new ideas in cost effective ways
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Resilience and ability to work under pressure on many diverse projects
  • In depth knowledge of CAD and other design related packages
  • Knowledge of technical aspects of construction practice and practical site experience

About The Company

We are a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other.

We have challenged the rules of retail from day one, whilst demonstrating our unwavering commitment to sustainability.  In 2016, we were the first to be awarded with recognition for the ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. We are also recognised as the Best Department Store in the World (2010, 2012, 2014 & 2018) underlining our place at the forefront of retail. In 2018 we were recognised as a LinkedIn Top Company to work for.

Our vision is to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, and our people are central to us achieving this.  As an employer we are committed to making Selfridges an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work