Senior Director, Design

Macy's, Inc. New York , NY 10007

Posted 1 week ago

Job Overview:

The Senior Director, Store Design will lead, through a team of designers, the creative concept and design development process for new initiatives, remodel projects, companywide roll-outs, merchant and vendor shop concepts. Perform other duties as assigned.

Position will be based out of Cincinnati, OH or New York City office, with a commitment to spend up to 50% of time in the Cincinnati, OH office or as required to manage Macy's Design Team. Other travel to offsite locations as necessary.

Essential Functions:

  • Talent development and succession planning for the Design team. Responsible to foster a culture of coaching, learning, and continuous development with all people leaders and colleagues.

  • Lead the conceptual and design development process within the Macy's Store Design department to create the Macy's in-store brand experience.

  • Set Architectural Faade and Branding Concepts for all new stores and remodels, expansions and entrance upgrades.

  • Management of lighting design and scope development of all lighting standards for stores and fixtures.

  • Partnering with the Merchant teams and drive brand experiences, required rollouts & FOB reinvents for market leading areas.

  • Work collaboratively within the Store Environment Team and with Strategic Sourcing focused on process improvement, efficiency and cost-effective execution of all projects.

  • Dictate and control vendor shop packages to maintain Macy's design standards and parameters.

  • Lead, Direct, and monitor Macy's internal design team located in our Cincinnati office.

  • Responsibilities for that team include:

  • Coordinate closely with the Store Environment team, Visual, Real Estate, Marketing, Lease, Merchants and Regional teams on all applicable projects.

  • Review of all vendor design proposals for adherence to corporate design standards.

  • Project design for New Initiatives, Remodel Projects, Company Wide Roll-outs, Merchant and Vendor design concepts.

  • Design scope development for all remodel projects, expansions and consolidations.

  • Maintain and continually develop Macy's commitment to Sustainability.

  • In-depth participation in project cost estimating and strict adherence to project budgets.

  • Develop, design and maintain office standards for Corporate offices.

  • Dictate and control vendor shop packages to maintain Macy's design standards and parameters.

  • Stay involved in technology upgrades for stores and working partnerships with MTech.

  • Evaluate and direct external consultants who provide building architectural exterior design and interior design services to Macy's.

  • Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree earned from an accredited university in a field of study relevant to Retail Design such as Architecture and Interior Design.

  • Preferred minimum of 7 years working experience in a design leadership role with project experience in retail design and managing teams.

Communication Skills:

  • Exhibit superior verbal, written communication and presentation skills. Demonstrate the ability to influence key stakeholders and Senior Management.

  • Ability to read, write, and interpret instructional documents such as reports and procedure manuals.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Physical Demands:

  • This position involves regular walking, standing, sitting for extended periods of time, hearing, and talking.

  • May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching.

  • May involve close vision, color vision, depth perception, focus adjustment, and viewing computer monitor for extended periods of time.

  • Involves manual dexterity for using keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment.

  • May involve moving or lifting items under 10 pounds.

Other Skills:

  • Technical proficiency in Auto Cad, InDesign and by-hand 3D visualization skills including sketching, renderings, and other media.

  • Senior Level experience in the profession of large scope projects.

  • Management skills necessary to direct consulting teams outside of the Store Environment team, as well as Store Environment internal design team and construction teams.

  • Strong leadership profile and excellent negotiation skills.

Work Hours:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs.

This job description is not all inclusive. Macy's Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.


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Senior Director, Design

Macy's, Inc.