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Retail Design Manager

Atkins Middle East


Ref: HP331-1276

Job description / Role

The function of the Retail Design Manager is to ensure that the presentation and functional quality of all stores in the Client portfolio is of the highest possible standard and in line with the company’s directed design criteria and precinct design criteria.

The Retail Design Manager must ensure business driven retail design solutions, on-site store delivery, and minimisation of down-time in the income stream as a result of programmed openings.

The Retail Design Manager process is achieved through both customer focus and the ongoing relationship with retailers, their designers and their contractors, builders and or shopfitters. To this, the Retail Design Manager must be multi-disciplined in Retail Design, Retail Knowledge and Construction Management.


Internal Relationships

Director - RDM
- Participate in meetings to discuss issues and status
- Review and determine daily priorities
- Seek authorization when required
- Seek performance feedback
- Escalate issues through chain of command

Leasing Executive/s
- Establish priorities
- Seek and provide information
- Seek clarification regarding agreed terms and conditions with merchant
- Define scope of works in preparation of tenancy

Centre Manager/s
- Track activities to ensure tenancy is handed over to lessee by deadline.
- Operations Manager/s
- Discuss issues
- Manager- Retail Design
- Liaise with Centre Management to coordinate works and costs

Manager- Tenancy Delivery
- Discuss and coordinate issues
- Report status in Retail Design Management meetings on each asset.
- Track activities to ensure tenancy is handed over to lessee by deadline.

Lease Plan Designer/s
- Detail lessor and merchant requirements and lease terms and conditions
- Client Project Management
- Assist billing tenants for works
- Coordinate and obtain final lease plan for Retail Design and Delivery
- External Relationships

- Confirm lease terms and conditions
- Discuss merchant issues
- Handover tenancy to merchant/s and or Tenant Authorized Representative (TAR)

Retail Designers
- Assist billing tenants for TVR works

MEP/Fire Engineers
- Confirm tenant manual, design criteria, conditions of premise, and logistic package
- Chase and guide designer forward a Final Design approval
- Chase and guide on MEP design toward a final design approval
- Tenants/Contractors / Shop Fitters
- Coordinate Lessor works where applicable
- Snag fit-out works


- Ideally experience in retail design and retail construction of similar project.
- Management skills and the ability to relate to the complexities of managing retail property.
- University degree or equivalent in a technical discipline
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Negotiations skills
- Presentation skills
- Research
- Market Knowledge

Salary & Benefits:
- A competitive tax free salary for the right candidate
- Accommodation allowance
- Transportation allowance
- Medical and life insurance cover
- Company gratuity scheme
- Discretionary bonus scheme
- Annual flight allowance to point of origin

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.

About the Company

Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the worlds major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.

We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers' needs, our vision is to:

  • focus on quality
  • seek world class design and excellence
  • strive to add value
  • be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society

Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).

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