Retail Design Manager | Westfield - #London, United Kingdom

Job Details:
You will need to work collaboratively alongside the Asset Team, including Centre Management, Leasing, Project Management and Design & Construction teams to deliver the vision of Westfield’s aspiration via the design approval and retail delivery process.
In this role, you will be…
• Initiate contact and meet with Retailers and their design teams to discuss Westfield’s design criteria and clarify the retail delivery processes (new shop openings & existing shop upgrades).
• Share and discuss proposed designs with key stakeholders within WSL and obtain required approvals.
• Collaborate with Retailer’s design team to achieve compliance with Westfield’s design standards.
• Review concept design & detail design drawings and ensure compliance to Westfield design criteria are met (in a timely manner).
• Track design delivery and provide status reports to key stakeholders.
• Audit process and procedures and results from time to time.
• Occasionally review and update design criteria (guidelines) to reflect current trends within retail design.
• Generate new design criteria as required.
• Keep abreast of current retail & technology trends
We’re looking for someone with…
• Extensive experience in retail & restaurant design
• Strong design & sketching skills as well as competency with CS6 and 3D design packages – we will expect this to be demonstrable during the selection process.
• To be a team player – maintaining close working relationships with all other employees of the business to assist in the facilitation of projects will be key
• A fast and responsive attitude with the ability to hit strict deadlines
Attributes required…
The core Westfield values cover four key areas; Achieves, Collaborates, Innovates and Creates/Builds Community. We call these values The Westfield Edge and they are personified in every employee through the following behaviours;
• Focused on achieving high standards by working on your own initiative and taking accountability for results.
• Driving forward actions with pace and encouragement of creative solutions - you have a hunger for delivering results.
• Be proactive and resilient whilst maintaining an adaptive approach.
• Have an open and transparent communication style with the ability to listen, influence and challenge appropriately.
• Cultivate close working relationships within team and colleagues to drive win-win execution.
• Take a fresh & unrestrictive view on current ways of doing things to stimulate innovation and new approaches.
• Embrace change by fostering state-of-the-art knowledge and technology trends to sustain Westfield’s competitive edge.
• Desire and ability to question and challenge the status quo and build compelling cases for change while still working effectively within a team.
• Be committed, motivated and passionate about our people and our company.
Working at Westfield is not all about hard work and no play. The rewards reflect this, and include a competitive salary, a host of benefits including generous discounts at our centres and a stimulating work environment.
If you want to join a truly inspirational organisation which is constantly driving innovation, please review and apply accordingly.
CLOSING DATE: 22nd April 2016..
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