Retail Designer

Vancouver Office - JDSF Retail, 6 - 941 East Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Req #264
Friday, January 6, 2023
Department: Property 
Location: Vancouver, BC
Workplace Type: Hybrid
Job Type: Full-time, permanent

JD is a sports fashion, multichannel retailer of branded sports and casual wear, combining globally recognized brands such as Nike, adidas, Puma and The North Face, with strong own brand labels such as Pink Soda and Supply & Demand to provide an elevated consumer experience. JD is an industry leading retail business which combines the best of physical and digital retail to give a compelling consumer proposition which enables its customers to shop seamlessly across all channels. 

The position of Retail Designer is a key role in the global expansion of JD within North America. Working as part of the property team based in Vancouver, with reporting responsibilities into the Global design team at GHQ in Manchester UK. This position necessitates a high principle of design standards with the creative ability to develop each store design on a project-by-project basis using the agreed store grading guidelines. Strong leadership, communication and reporting skills are essential as is proven experience in a retail environment, designing and delivering stores.
  • Lead design projects within agreed territory, taking projects from brief through to completion
  • Attendance of strategy meetings to obtain design briefs and general direction of projects
  • Assist with the on-going development of the JD Store design specific to the Canadian marketplace
  • Liaising with key project stakeholders at varying stages of projects, working closely with internal departments (Acquisitions team, Project managers, Quantity surveyors, Retail, Merchandising, Marketing, Multichannel, IT, Security, Health and Safety etc.)
  • Coordinate meetings to present store designs and obtain approval / feedback
  • Attend site meetings; talking through the design with the project delivery team, check surveys and record site information, ensuring all data is up to date in all documentation
  • Set up drawings in AutoCAD using landlords or survey information ensuring all work is accurate
  • Space plan merchandise layouts using a design brief and option targets
  • Production of detailed plans, shop fronts, sections and elevations for proposed store designs and site-specific details where required
  • Liaise with external professional agencies such as architects, MEP and structural engineers, permitting departments in order to obtain statutory approvals
  • Partner with the GHQ graphics team to deliver project specific designs

Position Requirements:
  • This role commands a varying degree of travel
  • Previous experience within a similar role is essential with a minimum 5-6 year’s industry experience 
  • Experience in a creative role with a leading retail design agency or in-house design team
  • Strong retail and commercial awareness, specifically within the sports fashion industry
  • Proven experience at all stages of the design process, from conception through to implementation
  • Design creatively to set budgets, demonstrating an understanding of construction costs
  • Detailed understanding of construction or shop fitting coupled with a strong understanding of permit regulations throughout Canada
  • Strong communication and presentation skills 
  • Self-motivated and driven, with the ability to manage own workload to deadlines
  • Must hold a valid passport
  • Full driving license 
  • Travel to UK head office may be required as part of training for the role  

  • Expert level AutoCAD with working knowledge of how to build dynamic blocks
  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Cloud suite
  • Experience of Revit is desirable
  • Expert in visual rendering and 3D modelling
  • Ability to use all Microsoft Office programs
  • An interest in the use and specification of sustainable materials and construction methods

  • Degree in Architecture, Architectural Technology, Interior Design or other relevant qualification

If you are interested in joining the team then please attach a covering letter, a copy of your resume and portfolio in PDF format. 

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  • Vancouver Office - JDSF Retail, 6 - 941 East Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada