Retail Designer

Rate: £24.00 - £26.00 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27145-gs

Expiration date: 06 June 2017

Job Purpose: Part of the Retail Design team that ensures that all new dealer facilities and refurbishments meet our design standards to ensure the brand is professionally represented. Position works alongside the Senior Retail Designer handling all UK and EU dealer design projects, resulting in a reduction in headcount required at our Design agency Imagination. This role will develop design layouts for dealers leading up to the production of design intent drawing packs. This is therefore a specialist position requiring very specific design knowledge and skills.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Review initial design requirements with the region and the dealer to understand what is needed within the overall design.
  • Develop an initial design layout for the sales and aftersales area in line with Aston Martin’s Corporate Identity Standards.
  • Work with the region and the dealer’s architect to discuss any required changes and ensure these are reflected in the design, answering any specific architectural points raised.
  • Produce a set of design intent drawings including site plans, general arrangements, floor finishes, reflected ceiling and lighting plans, interior and exterior elevations plus furniture and finishes schedules.
  • Once the dealer has translated these detailed requirements into construction drawings, work with the dealer and their architect to provide feedback on the drawings produced through to final approval.
  • Liaise with our preferred suppliers on their specific requirements (eg lighting).

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Full working knowledge on AutoCAD
  • Ability to use Adobe photoshop and InDesign
  • Knowledge of 3D software, eg Google sketchup or equivalent
  • Must be able to confidently converse with architects on design projects
  • Experience of working in design environments and facility projects with strong technical knowledge.
  • Previous experience with working with architectural plans.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to confidently represent the company in front of dealers and architects.
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to prioritise a high workload and quantity of projects.
  • Excellent organisation skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Highly articulate and able to form rational and valid cases for their opinions.
  • Organised, detail orientated, self-motivated and works well under pressure.
  • Must be confident and professional in order to represent the company.
  • Ability to handle conflict when issues arise and find solutions that are agreeable to all parties.
  • Must be prepared to travel to dealers in the UK and Europe when required.