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Retail Design Lead, AMER

New York City
Closing date
22 May 2024

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The DTC On retail fleet is expanding and has big ambitions. We're looking for a confident Retail Design Lead to help us take Retail to the next level.

The Retail Design Lead for the Americas will be building and leading a team of retail designers and architects to deliver On stores. The role reports to and works in collaboration with the Head of Retail Design, working directly with and in partnership with the Retail Operations, Real Estate, Visual Experience, and Construction teams.

You will combine your design expertise with project management and leadership skills to play a critical role in new store openings in the Americas, open the door to On's next growth phase, address future trends in design, technology and human behavior. You will be tasked with creating the next generation in On's retail environments.

Your Mission

- Lead a team of creative thinkers and doers to build iconic retail experiences in line with On's values and mission of igniting the human spirit through movement.
- Lead and direct the design and execution of store design projects in the Americas. Manage project forecasts, design schedules and team capacity with project managers to ensure timely delivery of projects
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in Operations, DTC, Construction, Procurement, Visual Merchandising, Campaigns and other business units throughout the organization to implement and execute strategies, initiatives and policies that support the wider business goals
- Manage regional architecture consultants and key vendors to deliver project on time and on budget
- Engage and align team and stakeholders to understand process, timelines, dependencies, roles and responsibilities and measures of success
- Improve overall ways of working by creating and maintaining workflows, processes, RACIs, and other operational resources, to improve efficiency and standards of operation within the Retail Design Americas team

Your Story

- Degree and 10+ years in architectural or design field, with at least 5 in retail industry
- Inspiring leader with minimum 5 years managing & fostering a creative culture
- Experience working with multidisciplinary brand, marketing, construction teams, and diverse business stakeholders
- Organizational wizard with a successful track record within an entrepreneurial & high-growth environment managing tight deadlines and multiple projects. Ability to juggle changing priorities while maintaining a positive attitude.
- Track record of successfully delivering multiple projects from start to finish on time and within budget
- Experience working with Microsoft 365, Google Suite, Slack, Smartsheet and other project management tools
- Efficient, confident and highly effective communicator, both written and verbal

Meet The Team

At On, we stimulate creativity and innovation and foster On spirit within everything we do. You will be part of our small but dynamic Retail Design team responsible for multiple cross-functional projects ranging from market analysis, retail strategy and concepts to supporting the teams that develop and execute fit-outs ranging from Shop-in-Shops to large flagships.

What We Offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically - to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination. We are requesting that you provide sensitive demographic information such as gender identity and race/ethnicity to help us ensure that we are creating equitable and fair experiences for all potential future team members. You are not required to provide this demographic information and this information will in no way impact your eligibility for hire.

Typical cash compensation range for this position inclusive of base + bonus: $116,880 - $146,100. Individual compensation packages are based on various factors unique to each candidate including experience, industry knowledge, qualifications, skill set, and location. Certain roles may be eligible for equity compensation in addition to cash compensation.

At On we understand cash compensation is just one piece of your total rewards package. In addition to cash compensation, On offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision benefits, along with a industry leading PTO package, and competitive 401k program. Additional perks and benefits include: 11 paid US holidays, corporate office closure between Christmas and New Year, and a plethora of product perks!


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