Retail Design Lead


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Purpose of Role

The Retail Design Lead is responsible for the development and implementation of the Corporate Identity across the global McLaren retail environments. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our Corporate Identity is not only conceptualised but also executed flawlessly across various touchpoints. You will work closely with the McLaren marketing brand team, retailers, and suppliers. This is a detail focused design and brand management role.

Principal Accountabilities

Key Activities:

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in interior architecture, 3D Design, or similar discipline.
  • Adequate knowledge of branded environments, brand standards, identity, messaging hierarchies, typography and guidelines creation as they relate to physical space.
  • Proven experience within the retail design sector, ideally luxury retail
  • Have an excellent grasp on how brand strategy can impact physical, human spaces.
  • Be up to date with Retail industry trends and latest technologies with focus on network best practice.
  • Commercial acumen and detail oriented with excellent project management, time management and organisational skill set (required)
  • Strong ability to work closely with creative agency partners.
  • Experience with material specification and procurement
  • Experience with design software including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop (not essential)
  • 3D modelling including Cinema4D, Sketchup, Vectorworks3D (not essential)
  • Experience in automotive Industry (not essential)

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to move between short and long-term activities with agility and absorb ideas and tasks quickly.
  • Excellent communication skills with both Internal and external stakeholders
  • Flexible and self-disciplined
  • Extremely high attention to detail
  • Highly detailed approach
  • Able to take concepts and ideas through to delivery.
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