Retail Design Lead

What to Expect

We are recruiting for a Retail Design Lead to join our fantastic Network Development Department in Woking. As the Retail Design Lead you will be 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.

What You'll Do

  • Ownership of the McLaren Corporate Identity for all areas of a retailer environment including showroom, workshop & building exteriors
  • Ensuring the McLaren Brand Corporate Identity has consistent application across McLaren Network facility locations.
  • Supporting the Network Development Manager with the development from concept through to design, delivery, and integration into the McLaren Corporate Identity of new concepts/initiatives.
  • Ownership of showroom guideline documents which support our network in delivering a best-in-class customer journey in the retail environment.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relations with key stakeholders both internally and externally including suppliers, retailers, and global McLaren departments.
  • Acting as brand guardian for the McLaren Corporate Identity
  • Development of customer journey principles in the McLaren retail environment
  • Architect briefings on design intent, design delivery, technical drawings & specifications
  • Reviewing local architect/design teams construction drawings and provide feedback
  • Point of contact for detailing and support on each project
  • Producing showroom close out and snagging reports with images.
  • Responsibility for facility design sign off for each project.

What You'll Bring

  • 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)

What We'll Do for YouWho Are We?

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McLaren Automotive commits to equal opportunity for all. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion is at the heart of our impact, it drives our innovation and enables us to truly create something special. Join us on our journey.

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