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Design Manager

Chalhoub Group


Ref: GP285-1058

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are Chalhoub Group, a leading family business in the world of beauty, fashion and gifts. We have blended our Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury to offer service excellence to all our partners and a unique experience to all our customers for over 60 years

As we continue to grow, it's our vision to become a hybrid retailer, bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.

Our passionate teams drive our vision forward, without them, we couldn't create luxury experiences for our customers. Through opportunities, development and support, we empower each and every employee to achieve their career goals - and beyond. It's an exciting journey we're on, and one you could be part of.

We are seeking talented accounting experts who are aspiring a career in a highly-accelerated accounting team who have the strive to bring values to the group accounting team,

Our Design Manager is responsible for translating concept designs into technical requirements and preparing tender packs. Our Design Manager is also responsible for ensuring contractors' adherence to project design specifications.

Key Responsibilities:

Design and Tendering:

- Receive initial designs/RFPs from brands
- Review concept designs developed by team (where applicable)
- Ensure receipt of necessary mall approvals and MEP technical drawings
- Review construction drawings and finalize them
- Lead the development of the tender pack and submit to contracts

Project Monitoring:

- Overlook and guide the full project from a design point of view (selection of materials, technical solutions, etc.)
- Conduct frequent site visits and ensure construction team adherence to project design specifications
- Generate weekly reports on project progress both internally (3D) and externally (to clients)
- Represent the Brand as a local architect; implement and protect Brand identity

Project Delivery:

- Report on the SNAGS to contractors and ensure they addressed on time

Business Development and Relationship Management:

- Maintain a good working relationship with malls' managements
- Manage client relationships and assist them on any design queries
- Scout for new suppliers and contractors and update vendor database
- Meet potential new clients and follow-up on leads

Team Management:

- Develop a team of designers; ensure knowledge transfer, guide their career growth and professional development within 3D


- University Degree in Architecture/ AutoCAD/ MS Projects
- A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience

What we can offer you

We will help shape your journey with us through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility.

Our Group offers the opportunity to support careers that may span different teams, different job roles, different categories and even different countries. We offer diverse career paths for those who show drive and passion as well as the desire to learn and grow.

Amazing benefits

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, life insurance, child education contribution & exclusive employee discounts.

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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Design Manager salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 17,500

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