Designer

Location: Holt Renfrew - Toronto - Corporate Store Support Centre (60 Bloor Street West, Suite 1100)
Department: Network
Cosmetic/Brand Line:
Work Status: Full-Time
# of openings: 1
Project #: 12252

Description

At Holt Renfrew, our purpose is to inspire a life of style. We achieve this by living our Brand Spirit; demonstrating Holts’ values:

  • Passion - Own it
  • Excellence - Elevate every moment
  • Warmth - Open to the world
  • Unity - One team. One Holts.

 

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Working with the Manager, Design & Planning to finalize building designs, identification requirements and or define the scope of renovations for tender
  • Working with the Manager, Design & Planning to develop a comprehensive and detailed budget and maintain strict adherence to the budgetary guidelines; recommend and implement value-engineering proposals
  • Support development of AFE and business case
  • Design in-house relays and upgrade for minor renovations; oversee design for large scale projects
  • Work with external suppliers/vendors and internal teams (e.g., architects, design firms, engineers, store development & strategy, sales, marketing, IT teams etc.) to develop designs and manage locations that effectively support company strategy
  • Keep evergreen all applicable store foot prints including engineer designed performance industry standards and product innovation
  • Understand municipal regional and provincial building maintenance requirements and provide guidance to stores to ensure compliance (e.g. waste, fire codes and safety)
  • Build internal and external relations that promote an effective and productive environment
  • Encourage team work, collaboration and partnership interface with internal and external teams to maximize execution success
  • Demonstrate effective communications and mechanisms for resolving conflicts with stakeholders
  • Complies with all Health & Safety policies and requirements

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Post-secondary degree in Architecture, Interior Design or related field, or equivalent experience”
  • Minimum 3 years related project experience
  • Extensive experience with an excellent track record in delivering on planning, design and execution
  • Proven effective leadership capacity motivating teams and managing budgets
  • Good client management and goodwill building ability
  • Affinity for luxury retail and quality – possesses exceptional taste
  • Some travel required
  • Advanced AutoCAD experience and Revit proficiency required

 

The measures of success: 

  • Contribution to financial objectives
  • Individual objectives linked to the achievement of department goals
  • Feedback from internal and external clients




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