Ref: GP285-3937

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Decor Design Lead - LEVEL Shoes

Who we are:

We are a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands and over 65 years of experience in the region, we have become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors, by offering service excellence to our partners and delighting all our customers. We are moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East, to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.

To fuel the next stage of our growth we are looking to build a world class team. From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations. We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey of exploring new horizons together.

What you'll be doing:

At Chalhoub, creativity comes alive! Our Decor Design Lead is responsible for designing high quality commercial visual merchandising concepts across the store by designing, executing, and maintaining interior/window displays/ events, seasonal promotions/ pop-ups.

- Design the seasonal in-store/window sets, displays, PLV, pop ups, events and graphics to be in line with the Head of Content direction.
- Oversee the production of the designs, checking the quality and making sure the project is completed on schedule and within budget.
- Excellent knowledge of materials and finishes.
- Ability to work overnight to project manage window installations.
- Support in the creation of mood boards and presentations, clearly reflecting the brands DNA.
- Assess the material needs required to put up the displays and d├ęcor.
- Communicate the installation schedules to the Visual Merchandising team so that they can plan and prepare for the installations.
- Create a relationship with Marketing to gain an in-depth understanding of the brand's image to help create concise and relevant designs.
- Gather business and technical requirements to get an understanding of what is needed, help develop design ideas as well as help source lighting, props, accessories.
- Lead event preparation upon request; set up and coordinate logistics with relevant stakeholders.
- Create strong relationships with other cross functional departments.
- Assist in the budgeting process.
- Deliver presentations to Level Shoes Management for final approvals.
- Generate a full report on the event (pictures and comments) to be provided once the event is achieved.
- Create branded design packs to send to other departments so that they can familiarize themselves with up-coming installations and then present them to the store staff so they have knowledge of the upcoming productions as well as inspiration.
- Stay updated with market studies and trends and be the owner of a futuristic vision.

Requirements

What you'll need to succeed:

- 8+ years of experience.
- Extensive experience in Retail.
- University Degree in Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Architecture or Interior Design.
- Demonstrable visual design skills with a strong portfolio.
- Extensive experience in window design, pop up design, set design, interior design or retail design.
- Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch Up, AutoCAD and MS Office Suite.
- Knowledge of current visual merchandising trends and best practices.
- Creative and innovative thinker.
- Excellent communication skills.

What we can offer you:

With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts. To view all our perks and benefits, click here.

Department Visual Merchandasing

About the Company

The Chalhoub Group is the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution and marketing services based in Dubai, the group has become a major player in the fashion, beauty and gift sectors regionally.

By blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region, by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers through its passionate teams.

With a growing workforce of more than 9,000 people, implemented in 14 countries, as well as the operating of over 470 retail outlets, the group's success is attributed to its most valued asset of highly skilled and dedicated teams. Professionalism and passion are what fuel the Chalhoub Group's competitive edge in today's market.

By being committed to implementing sustainable practices into their business, the Chalhoub Group has been awarded in 2013 the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

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