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.

Core Responsibilities:

  • 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


Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.