sr. Manager, Global Store Design Concept

New York, NY, USA
Posted 21 hours ago
Full time
Job descriptionOverview

This is a Temporary Full Time Hybrid role based in New York City. (up to 1 year or less in role)

We are seeking a forward-thinking Sr. Manager, Global Store Design - (New Concept)

The designer position is responsible for supporting the creative development, evolution, adoption adaptation and execution of Concept Design & Design Standards for a dedicated role of a globally scalable new retail concept in both delivery and rollout preparation, and will support internal coordination. The Designer will work along a team of experienced architects and diverse designers in the creation of innovative new Retail Concepts, Store Formats and Branded Experiences for our Foot Locker banner in all geographies.

The Sr. Manager will report to the Director of Global Store Design. The position functions in a Shared Services role supporting all design concepts for all divisions/brands globally. This position works cross functionally with Visual Merchandising, Operations, Optimization, Digital and Marketing.


  • Creativity and new ideas
  • Be curious, be brave with a strong Design Ethos
  • Be a 3D Storyteller and integrate Digital with Physical
  • Create presentation level visualization, renderings and drawings as needed.
  • Create award winning new omni channel retail concepts & experiences.
  • Deliver best of class design for high profile prototype stores on time and within assigned budget.
  • Collaborate globally with international partners in support of localized global retail development.
  • Protects each concept and each brand's design integrity by providing high detail design direction for clear guidelines, standards, and criteria by which the Store Design Team can effectively implement into the architectural plans process.
  • A natural desire to be among the best and to become your best self; you are ready to learn, grow, and hope to design everything in your career.
  • The humility to learn from others.
  • The ambition to create big ideas and engage creativity.
  • Familiarity with branding and the latest trends shaping our world of commerce, and branded experiences within retail and commercial environments.
  • Familiarity with design thinking and its benefits on creativity and business.
  • A love for architectural design for form, flow, volume, and tensions.
  • Appreciation of furniture, its design, construction, and materiality.
  • An understanding of lighting and its effects on our eyes, minds, and moods; interest in lighting technique, fixture construction and optics.
  • A fascination with the presentation of merchandise and the experience of service.
  • Working knowledge of materials and construction processes and details.
  • Supports the design of new concepts, primarily focused on the translation of retail strategies and customer insights into physical, engaging, and experiential environments.
  • Helps to build design strategies and utilizes strategic inputs to inform work.
  • Leads material & finish selection.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Can help to manage outside professional design/ architecture firms.
  • Comfortable receiving feedback create solutions that work for a variety of regions and formats.
  • Contributes to team goals by achieving target milestones and meeting all established deadlines.
  • Deep understanding of architectural and construction methods.
  • Can communicate design/ architectural trends, ideas and strategies through illustration, visualization using clear, effective graphic and verbal communications.
  • Familiarity with specifications and shop drawing review.
  • Provides clear, effective, and timely communication of design direction to internal and external partners.
  • Familiarity with translating design intent into construction details and multiple formats and building footprints.
  • Supports fixture design - understands materiality, constructability, function, and retail requirements for capacity needs and marketing integration.
  • Has good understanding of IT and Audio/Visual design.
  • Sets schedules with alignment from cross-functional teams. Communicates dates to project team and meets all established deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt in fast-paced environment to support special projects.
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or Interior Design
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience designing trade show, exhibitions, retail or hospitality environment
  • Interest in the next generation of visualization of designed environments and experiences: AR & VR
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge in AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch Up and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sketchup & Vray or other Hi-res rendering engine experience
  • Hand drawing and sketching skills are highly valued. (understanding space); experience with Pens, pencils and tracing paper
  • Experience in shop drawing reviews.
  • Organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Retail experience highly preferred
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • General understanding of building codes & environmental regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and build effective working relationships.
  • Ability to balance design, with operational needs and budget objectives resulting in exceptional store environments.
  • Ability to execute multiple designs under tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with HVAC, lighting, and energy management systems.
  • Time management, prioritization, and communication skills.
  • Ability to confidently lead work groups of internal stakeholders including visual merchandising, operations, marketing, merchants, it, security and leadership.
  • Strong team player.


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