Manager - Retail Interior Design

Job ID: 2017-2702

Brand: Molton Brown

Location: GB - - London

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Managing the 3D design process for all Molton Brown retail environments to include conceptualising, planning, visualising and creating full detailed drawing packages to aid internal/external sign off, the tender process and manufacturing. All designs must be fully detailed to ensure accurate tendering and guarantee a high quality of construction. Furthering the store design department by managing all relationships with internal stakeholders and external consultants.


  • Translate concept designs into drawing packages for tender/manufacture to include unitary and white box detailing with a full schedule of specifications
  • Work with project management to ensure tenders are returned within budget utilising the value engineering process while retaining brand integrity
  • Work directly with shop fitters in all markets to sign off prototype unitary and production drawings ensuring they are of the highest quality in terms of construction and finish before finalising orders
  • Attend factory visits when required
  • Working with the Senior Manager for Creative Services, the Visual Merchandising Manager, Project Management and other key members of staff, manage and develop proposed new store concepts for ultimate global roll out
  • Ensure project timelines are met in line with the agreed schedule
  • Work alongside Project Management to achieve agreed deadlines set within the project timeline
  • Organise and chair the monthly Property Meetings comprising Global Vice President, Finance Director, UK General Manager and three other senior members of staff. This meeting is a forum for discussion, review and approval of all store design projects
  • Conceptualise the design of any additional roll out unitary for new product launches
  • Refine the concept through prototyping and value engineering to meet design and commercial constraints
  • Guarantee the design of our stores meet DDA/EA current regulations. Complete a DDA/EA statement for all store projects
  • Assist the property team to ensure all planning applications are in place before projects are on site
  • Working closely with the Visual Merchandising Manager, design and plan all new and refit stores worldwide, ensuring both store design and VM cohere to create one brand experience
  • Liaise with internal departments so all teams are aware of critical information and act accordingly
  • Prepare presentations to include 3D visualisations and material sample boards for internal and external approvals
  • Support the global brand distribution working directly with external Molton Brown partners for concessions & stores based outside the UK that are not Molton Brown financed
  • Ensure that design, manufacturing and material standards are consistent through all markets
  • Work directly with external Molton Brown distributors for concessions based outside the UK that are not Molton Brown financed
  • Ensure that manufacturing and material standards are consistent through all markets
  • Act as brand guardian and manage the store design concept ensuring the Molton Brown name, logo, and interior finishes are used in an approved manner in all retail doors within the property portfolio
  • 1 Direct Report
  • Travel within UK
  • International Travel


  • Relevant architecture / interior / industrial or product design qualification
  • Experience of value engineering
  • Team management experience including time and workflow management and objective setting
  • A portfolio that demonstrates the ability to design new as well as refurbished international luxury retail spaces
  • Proven ability to translate and review concept drawings into technical plans for tender and manufacture
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders and external consultants
  • A history of managing and delivering concepts on time, on brand and on budget
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage a heavy and changeable workload
  • A history of working with manufacturers, suppliers and shopfitters internationally to create, review and approve technical drawings
  • The ability to confidently organise and manage meetings at the most senior level of the business
  • A proven ability to prepare presentations including 3D visuals as well as strong hand-sketching skills
  • Excellent VectorWorks 2D&3D, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Office knowledge on a Mac platform; IT savvy
  • Experience of acting as a brand guardian in the field of store design
  • Good understanding of the regulations and requirements regarding store design, access for all and health & safety
  • Managing a heavy and changeable workload, deadlines, brand-guardianship and consistency across bricks and mortar stores

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