Gensler Retail Design Manager in Toronto, Canada
Retail Design Manager
Careers Site Location:Toronto, Canada
Gensler is one of the world’s leading architecture, design and planning firms, with staff in locations around the world. No client is too small or too large. Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing a lasting competitive advantage. At Gensler, you will join a highly creative, collaborative team dedicated to innovative problem solving and design excellence.
Gensler Toronto is seeking a Retail Designer who can execute creative design solutions.
Collaborate on corporate interiors/exteriors projects, including programming client needs, conceptual design, schematic design, and design development
Develop space planning concepts and generate program documents
Participate in selection of furniture systems and specifications
Provide project team coordination for the finished plans, specifications, and material selections required for construction
Work with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives
Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples
Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination
Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs
8+ years of interior design experience working on retail projects (shop-in-shop, department stores, retail banking, specialty and non-specialty apparel, etc.)
Strong knowledge of the design process, including FF&E, furniture systems and specifications, color and materials
Outstanding graphic presentation skills
Flexibility to focus on a single client with a variety of project types or multiple projects in various stages of development
Ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly
Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship management skills
Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint, Sketch-Up
Revit skills are required
Bachelor's degree in Interior Design or Architecture or related field
Understanding of building code and AODA requirements.
Excellent communication skills
Collaborative and team-conscious
Self-starting, responsible, and highly motivated individual
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT RESUME AND WORK SAMPLES FOR CONSIDERATION.
Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.