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Senior Director, Store Design & Vendor Management

Marc Allen Associates

Region: West | State: CALIFORNIA


In this newly created role, you will report to the GVP, Store Design, and manage Construction and Store Design vendors and consultants for a large portfolio of projects for ~100 new stores annually. This is a high-profile, hands-on leadership role, requiring the ability to communicate at all levels and the drive to be part of the departmental growth plan.


  • Routinely collaborate with Real Estate, Construction, Store Design, Ops, LP, Store Planning, and others for construction and design-related projects and initiatives.
  • Support the design, preparation, and management of site-specific store plans and elevations that meet the prototypical standards; address site-specific variations.
  • Partner with vendors to ensure sufficient inventory, streamlining the process to meet schedules and opening dates.
  • Own the new vendor strategy, identifying and qualifying new vendors, when needed, to ensure the supply chain is not disrupted.
  • As the SME for store prototypes and site-specific store requirements, issue Prototype Addendum Updates as needed.
  • Lead the quarterly vendor meetings; prepare reports and follow up on all action items.


· Building Effective Teams

· Ensures Accountability & Execution

· Developing Talent

· Manages Conflict

· Collaboration

· Business Acumen

· Leading by Example

· Plans, Aligns & Prioritizes


  • A college degree in Store Design, Architecture, Construction, or a related discipline.
  • 7-10 years of related work experience, including a minimum of 3 years in big-box retail store design and experience with vendor and supplier management.
  • Previous management experience; able to plan, organize and direct the work of other professionals.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Prototype store designs.
  • Good familiarity with the laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations applicable to retail occupancies and construction, including the accessibility code (ADA).
  • Able to develop practical solutions to supply chain challenges that impact new store development.
  • Fundamental understanding of critical-path-method (CPM) project management and the ability to apply it to projects to accomplish desirable and timely results.
  • Good written, verbal, and graphic communication skills and the ability to explain design requirements, effectively leading individuals to consensus decisions that support company design objectives.
  • Proficiency in current AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Photoshop computer design programs.


  • Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
  • Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, working with paper/files, etc.
  • Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
  • Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
  • This role requires regular in-office presence, including engaging in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.

  • Max. file size: 300 MB.