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Assistant-Director-of-Store-Design--Pacific-Northwest

Company name
Whole Foods Market IP, L.P.

Location
Bellevue, WA

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Assistant Director of Store Design - Pacific Northwest

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Bellevue

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Job DescriptionMature, entrepreneurial individual with strong communication skills, knowledge of grocery operations, and experience in the remodel/construction process. Assist in the fixture planning process for all Pacific Northwest (PN) stores, including new builds and remodel/capex projects. Works directly with Regional Leadership Teams, Store team Leaders, Coordinators, and all stakeholders throughout the design process, to ensure our stores are innovative, exceptional, within budget, effective and efficient. Coordination and management of overall design schedule and communication, including management of design consultant relationships, accuracy of documents and effective information flow.This position will be based out of our Pacific Northwest Regional Offices in Bellevue, WA and the ability to travel unrestricted throughout Canada and the U.S. is required.Responsibilities

Provide leadership and direction throughout the design process to ensure successful new store development and remodels. Assist in developing detailed fixture plans and managing design schedule.

Work closely with construction coordinator and equipment team to ensure PN projects adhere to budget with check-ins throughout the design process.

Partner with Executive Coordinator (EC) of Store Design to provide a high level of service and communication with all members of the store development team, operations team, coordinators, shell team and 3rd party consultants.

Work closely with EC of Design, Coordinator of Design and Regional Leadership Team and coordinator team to model and design innovative concepts

Work closely with Design & Décor Managers, DD architect throughout the DD process to ensure accuracy of document coordination and communication flow.

Site visits to stores in development to ensure construction in progress upholds Whole Foods Market (WFM) design and brand standards and expectations, including partnership with the PM, architects and GC to address concerns.

Support and assist in special projects, including innovation projects, as well as offering drawing support for other regions on an as needed basis.

Maintain impeccable records of all PN stores, including: site plans, construction documents, photos and accurate linear calculations at department level.

Create and manage detailed records of WFM specs, preferences and requirements for distribution to developers, shell architects, SD/DD architect and CD architect.

Awareness of industry standards, including cutting edge retail as well as energy efficiency and innovations in building systems, retail equipment and overall design.

Other duties as assigned.

Intellectual Requirements

Knowledge experience and passion for food and retail design is essential

2-5 years design experience required

2-5 years project management experience required

Grocery operations experience required

Ability to work independently yet have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders

Ability to establish and maintain strong partnerships with external partners, maintain clear expectations and hold consultants accountable to deadlines and execution standards

Ability to prioritize, to make good decisions and multi-task, including: ability to work calmly and effectively under tight deadlines

Working knowledge of and Microsoft Office Applications required. Understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-up, Photoshop, and Auto Cad

Ability to teach, mentor and overcome challenges

Excellent leadership and team leadership skills

Excellent understanding of budgets and record keeping

Flexibility to work different hours – including early morning and late night work

Must be available to travel and on short notice

At Whole Foods Market we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.

Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.

Whole Foods Market attracts people who are passionate - about great food, about the communities they live in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humans - and who want to bring their passion into the workplace and make a difference.

Learn more about careers at Whole Foods Market here!

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Whole Foods Market IP, L.P.
Website : http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

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Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.

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