Store Designer

Chico's Fas, Inc. Fort Myers , FL 33912

Posted 2 weeks ago

Store Designer Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services

Category: Store Design

11215 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL

Employment Type: Full Time Regular

Doing what you love in a place you love with people you trust? Yes. At Chico's FAS, you can have it all. A career in fashion retail where you will feel inspired and encouraged to be your best and be yourself every day. A place where values and guiding principles are more than just a sign on the wall. An environment that cultivates and champions career growth. Through our focus on servant leadership, mentoring programs, customer service and philanthropic involvement, we find ways to make a difference every day. We care about each other, our customers and our community. Headquartered in Southwest Florida, Chico's FAS is a family of Three Amazing Brands, surrounded by beautiful sunny beaches. Ready to join us? Read on.


This position is responsible for scoping and developing detailed technical drawings and managing various types of brand specific store design projects for each location from inception to completion. Accountable for meeting all design related Project Schedule milestone dates and budget thresholds. Partners with brand clients and cross functional SD&C colleagues, to originate and develop appropriate site-specific D & D packages and solutions for all brands.


  • Accountable for the complete Design Project Life Cycle from REC approval through store opening.

  • Is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned brand; Accountable for the communication and development of any changes, revisions, expectations as evolutions occur. Captures, communicates, and updates brand specific Architectural master sets on an as needed basis.

  • Responsible for the delivery of store layouts and schemes based on project requirements, mall criteria, lease lines, egress, signage, energy requirements, and code issues relative to the design concept

  • Educates/communicates to cross functional team members on brand specific standards & guidelines.

  • Becomes well versed in all three brands and International projects, ability to design for any project/brand as assigned.

  • Responsible for insuring consistency in quality and accuracy of all technical drawings.

  • Accountability for adhering to stringent reinvestment strategies for New, Refresh, Rebrand or Remodel projects.

  • Manages and provides guidance and expertise to outside architectural firms, contractors, engineers and in-house entities regarding space planning, detailing, color, finish, and fixture expectation.

  • Holds self and outside consultants/Architecture firms accountable for key deliverable dates associated with project life cycle project schedule to include but not limited to: Prelim Design, Approved Design, Check Set, Approved Check Set, CD Set.

  • Responsible for reviewing and qualifying MEP documents as part of the project life cycle.

  • Responsible for and insures that City/Bldg. Department comments and LL comments are received in a timely manner in accordance to SD&C turn around policies. Comments are captured and addressed in drawing sets within 3-5 business days. Updates status to cross functional teams in Friday All Hands Meetings.

  • Issues revisions and/or design directives to outside consultants in a timely manner on an as needed basis to maintain project schedule deliverable dates

  • Develops and delivers internally created space layouts and elevations, ensuring maximum use of space and close adherence to store concepts including lighting layouts, backroom configuration, and manipulation of store fronts.

  • Responsible for and insuring that colors & finishes on projects are within brand standards & expectations.

  • Responsible for Approving and modifying architect's suggested space layouts ensuring that construction documents are consistent with the company and brands design strategies as well as meet architectural, budgetary quality standards.

  • Partners with and coordinates Operations Team and Visual Merchants to modify fixture plans as defined

  • Negotiates directly with landlords on brand issues and signage

  • Presents designs to internal Design team and internal clients/leadership as needed to ensure consistency of the design concept.

  • Develops and presents storefront renderings, presentation drawings, material and finish boards to send to developers/LL's as necessary.

  • Partners with Design Leadership on new projects such as concepting, fixture development, new materials and finishes, value engineering and any other special design projects on an as needed basis

  • Researches new materials and partners with purchasing on new resources.

  • Recommends and coordinates depletion of inventoried materials into project scopes and designs.

  • Accountable for and that project scope is aligned with approved REC budget guidelines and is the champion for stringent budget adherence and cost savings.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design or Architectural design required.

  • 4+ years' experience in Store Design required

  • Previous experience required in developing interior design concepts, preparing working drawings, interior plans and construction documents, and researching fixture, furniture and equipment options.

  • High Proficiency with AutoCAD and Adobe suite applications. Experience with Revit software preferred/desirable

  • Ability to hand sketch

  • Strong knowledge/understanding/execution with regards to technical skills detailing, engineering, MEP

  • Ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment.

  • Ability to complete tasks with accuracy and with strong attention to details.

  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines, completing tasks as previously defined.

  • Ability to work with integrity, trust, commitment and accountability setting a high standard for self and others.

  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally; both verbally and in writing in the English language

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