1. Store Development Planning & Management
Develops forecasts of store openings in partnership with retail operations given agreed AOP numbers.
Establishes a calendar of store development activities for the affiliate after receiving divisional directions.
Leverages divisional store concepts and innovations, adapting them for the affiliate.
Ensures that there is consistency with divisional directions by liaising with the regional Store Development Manager.
Manages communication within the affiliate about store development principles which are aligned to the divisional retail format & brand positioning
Manages store construction and VM budgets.
Manages value engineering efforts to improve consistent quality and cost efficiency within the affiliate. Source for best suppliers / price and create strong partnerships to ensure economies of scale and cost reduction.
Ensure that all store design and fixtures standards are aligned to the divisional retail format.
Manages and facilitates the store development planning processes / procedures / templates within the affiliate to enhance store performance
Receives the retail floor store design concept which accurately reflects the intended look and feel of the season’s release thereby generating sell-
through of products; liaises with the Retail Marketing Services Manager in executing the retail floor store design.
Adapts and adopts appropriate layout plans / planograms for affiliate store openings and store upgrades prior to briefing the outsourced store construction and visual merchandising teams.
Drives consistent retail presentation and store navigation enhancements across all distribution channels in the affiliate.
Ensures store completeness prior to account turnover (products, VTA, Raymark, etc.)
2. Performance Evaluation & Audit
Develop a monitoring system for successful implementation within the affiliate
Manage the Quality Check (QC) inspection during site visits and store audit. Ensures that outsourced construction and VM teams execution adequately reflects regional direction and brand values.
Constantly evaluate the performance of suppliers and the quality of fixtures
Develop & maintain project reports for all key stakeholders
3. Team Management
Manage the store construction and VM teams and other outsourced vendors based on established division and affiliate standards and according to LS & Co. Way.
Diploma holder in Interior Architecture and Design or equivalent
Design background with at least 3 years in the Retail industry experience
Proficient in AutoCAD / Illustrator / Photoshop and PowerPoint presentation
Able to collaborate and build relationships with the outsourced construction and VM teams and retail staff
Good retail operations knowledge, gained from retail operation, store design, layout, space management and store profitability
Excellent people and project management with strong communication skills
Possess strong interest and enthusiasm in youth culture .
Good project management and planning skills.
Excellent budget management skills and able to meet deadline
Able to work other ad hoc project
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