Store Designer

Petco San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We're making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.

From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you'll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.

Position Purpose:

The Store Designer is responsible for producing assigned store floor design plans of basic complexity with prototypical accuracy. Development of plans should reflect basic code compliance, adherence to budget requirements (for remodels) and adherence to PETCO's visual merchandising standards. Projects should be completed with minimal supervision, while meeting scheduled production goals.

Essential Job Functions: The incumbent must be able to perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Floor Plan Development:

  • Produce assigned floor plans that meet PETCO's prototype standards and merchandise category requirements for new, remodel and acquisition stores in accordance with schedule deadlines using AutoCAD.

  • Work with Merchandise Planning and Inventory Management (MP&I) team to incorporate their store specific merchandise recommendations into the store design.

  • Ensure store plans are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations (ADA, fire, basic construction codes, etc.).

  • Analyze layouts for potential problems in store plans and develop recommendations for resolution.

  • Verify scopes and adhere to budget constraints for remodels and small project stores.

  • Create revisions to preliminary plans as necessary to get approval from internal stakeholders and distribute to architects/engineers and internal teams.

  • Prepare and present prototypical store design layouts or concepts to department supervisor and / or manager.

  • Review Construction Documents prepared by Architects (25%, 98%) to ensure they meet design intent. Coordinate any revisions and / or addendums.

  • Work directly with Project Managers to understand site specific requirements and limitations. Be prepared to field any and all store specific questions.

  • Perform store specific quantifications for fixtures and graphics.

  • Maintain a current, accurate and up-to-date project file for both drawings and all correspondence.

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Work effectively with a cross-functional team.

  • Provide assistance and problem resolution to Operations Coordinators, Construction Project Managers and General Contractors to ensure accuracy of design and company standards.

  • Partner with all positions in Store Design to support initiatives across the department as dictated by business needs.

  • Attend and actively participate in meetings with store operations, merchandising, marketing, construction and real estate; helping to insure schedule/budgets are met.

Supervisory Responsibility: None.

Work Environment:

The majority of duties are performed while seated indoors at a computer, but some travel for field work and assisting in the creation of and managing new prototype designs and rollouts may be required. Occasional travel via airplane may be required for special projects or rollouts.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design or Architecture preferred.

  • Solid understanding of store design principles and retail operations.

  • Minimum 1-5 years of experience in design related field.

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, MS Office Suite.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, exercise patience and diplomacy in all situations is necessary.

  • Excellent trouble-shooting and problem solving skills as well as strong creative merchandising skills.

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