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Store Designer / Architect FTC

Employer
The Bicester Collection
Location
Bicester, GB, OX26 6WD
Closing date
11 May 2024

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Function
Human Resources
Level
Manager

Job Details

Store Designer / Architect FTC ¦ Bicester Village ¦ Contract Full time

This is a fixed-term contract for 12 months. Due to the nature of the role you will be required on site at Bicester Village a minimum of 3 days a week.

Something Extraordinary Every Day™

As our Store Designer / Architect you are responsible for all matters related to shop-fit and store opening in the Village. You will be working closely with Brands and across the business on a wide range of activities including shop-fit orientation, communications with Brands on compliance, information collection and plans, communications with internal teams, manage external parties and manage concurrent projects.

What you will be doing

The key responsibilities of this role will include some or all the following:

  • Coordinate fit-out process for new openings and re-merchandising/re-fit programmes for existing stores
  • Coordinate Brand inductions and briefings related to shop-fits.
  • Liaise with the Commercialisation and/or Leasing Teams, Retail, Operations and Legal Departments on all shop-fit related issues
  • Develop sketch schemes for brands to be approved, procured and project managed on site from inception to completion
  • Ensure that proper and complete information is issued by Brands to Value Retail for approval of plans, samples etc.


What makes you special

We are looking for an individual who can display the following experience and skills:

  • Degree education or relevant qualification is preferrable
  • Proven experience as a surveyor or construction project management, a Qualified Architect would be beneficial
  • Computer literate and high proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Photoshop and 3D visualisation software (SketchUp or alternative)
  • Proven track record on leading store openings process
  • Strong project management capability and ability to manage several projects concurrently


There's no one quite like us

The Bicester Collection are the worlds' leading luxury shopping destinations, and we are committed to creating magical and memorable experiences for our guests. Taking the name of the founding Village, The Bicester Collection distinguishes the 11 Villages in Europe and China as one collection of destinations for our guests, our brand partners, our travel and tourism partners, our corporate and financial media, and our internal teams.

Our Vision is to be the best shopping destination in the world.

Our Mission is to make the lives of others better including our brands, our guests, our people and our communities.

Our Brand Promise is to offer something extraordinary every day.

Our Five Values are the glue that bind us together and allows us to lead ahead:

  • Authenticity - Always do the right thing
  • Innovation - Think outside of the box
  • Passion - Do what you love and love what you do!
  • Critical Thinking - Challenge the obvious
  • Vision - Be mission driven always


Why we're exceptional

The key to our success is the quality and commitment of our people. In return for your hard work and commitment to our values, you'll receive a generous salary and we'll also reward you through our Feel Good Programme which offers the following benefits:

  • Lifestyle - Our Lifestyle benefits include life assurance, income protection, pension, leisure travel insurance, an electric car scheme, a discounted shopping portal, discounts across our Villages, a referral bonus and season ticket loans.
  • Physical - Our Physical health benefits include private medical cover, virtual doctor support, dental insurance, health screening, a cycle-to-work scheme, eye care and flu vaccinations.
  • Mental - Our Mental health benefits include access to professionals as well as support from trained mental health 'first aiders' from across the business, an employee assistance programme and free access to Headspace and Thrive, two of the most well respected mental well-being apps.
  • Social - Our social programme is designed to help us connect and, most importantly, have fun! Benefits include yoga classes, summer parties, outdoor team activities, time away from the office to enjoy special occasions such as birthdays, getting married, moving house and, of course, taking a well-deserved break.


Come and live your story with us

At The Bicester Collection, we are focused on attracting and retaining the best talent. We believe in fostering an open culture, which supports our people to thrive and creates a sense of belonging. Working at the Bicester Collection means entering an inclusive space where all perspectives are valued, ideas are shared freely, and creativity is encouraged.

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