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Travel Retail- Senior Executive, Store Design Project Management (Greater China)

Date:  17 Jul 2024
Location:  Singapore
Company:  Shiseido

MAIN PURPOSE

Shiseido Travel Retail is a fast-growing organization, focusing on distribution within Duty Free Zones (Airports, Downtown Stores). Shiseido Groups hold more than 10 brands from Luxury to premium range across the Perfume and Cosmetics category (Shiseido, Cle de Peau, Nars, The Ginza Beaute, Anessa, Ipsa, Elixir, Laura Mercier, Drunk Elephant, Serge Lutens and Designer Fragrances Brands).

 

As Store Design Project Management Senior Executive, you will play a key role to develop the Business from an In-Store and Organization standpoint in a very exciting, fast pace and dynamic environment.

The Senior Executive will be responsible for leading new stores opening, adapting guidelines from Global Design and Install new stores as well as temporary stores in her/his region. He/she will be fully accountable on all In-store look across to be in line with each brand equity and guidelines and under the supervision of his/her Store Design Project manager.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Project Management:

  • Adapt design and project manage all brands’ new counters opening/renovations in the respective region with collaboration of our Retail Design Team, Visual Merchandiser per brand with Best-in-Class quality of execution, consistently, and within timeline and budget.
  • Be the key contact to retailers and stakeholders to coordinate planning, production, installations and follow up.
  • Managing projects’ schedule and POS Master database for the region, ensuring accuracy and robust update.

 

Supplier / Processes Coordination & Implementation:

  • With the support of his/her Store Design Project Manager, be responsible of assessing the suppliers (Vendors) capability / professionalism and propose the best possible vendors to cover our brands within region with a quality / cost effective ratio, to be able to turn our problems into solutions for our key brands production.
  • Develop our suppliers’ capabilities, developing them with clear Brand Guidelines deployment, empowering our key external stakeholder to best support Shiseido Group regionally.
  • Build processes to improve efficiency of planning, quality of our In-Store execution and follow up required for maintenance.

 

Design:

  • Work closely with retail design team and follow-up with external creative agencies, where required, for concept and detailed-drawing realizations for B/C doors (depending on brands).
  • Provide detailed drawings before nomination of shopfitters, check, and approve construction drawings and material specifications.

 

Collaborate with a multi-functional team:

  • Lead fluid communication between various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Conduct field visits to relevant key markets to review Brand’s counters and work with dedicated suppliers to better manage the hardware quality of Brand’s counters. Additional focus should be given to high profile stores in the market.
  • Keep up to date on competitor analysis as well as current and upcoming trends across the market.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum Diploma in Built Environment/Interior Design/Architecture/Industrial Design.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in Permanent Merchandising, specializing in Design and/or Delivery, preferably within FMCG and Beauty sectors and with a strong understanding of luxury counter aesthetics.
  • Candidates with more than 5 years of experience may be considered for Assistant Manager.
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written); Mandarin proficiency is an added advantage.
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Resourceful, solution oriented with a creative eye with attention to detail.
  • Strong project management, prioritization and organization skills.
  • Experience in vendor-facing roles and store design is preferred, with regional experience considered a plus.
  • Strong computer skills are essential, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, as well as design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Sketchup, and AutoCAD/Vectorworks.
  • Travelling required (1-2 times/year).


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