Development Designer
— New York

About the role

We are looking for a Retail Development Designer to be part of our dynamic creative team.

Whilst you will be involved in the process early on when the Creative team are exploring how we can push boundaries your responsibility will really start when we begin to translate the concept from an approved visual to reality.

The Development Designer interprets the creative team’s design whilst investigating all possible options for manufacturing, advising on material selection and ensuring that all designs are fit for purpose and intent.

The Development Designer creates and implements design intent packages inclusive of fixture plans, finish plans, reflected ceiling plans, interior and storefront elevations and basic section details. These design intent packages are used for costing and manufacturing purposes.

Development Designers are expected to project manage as well so you will be representing Sheridan&Co whilst meeting with clients, responding to client’s needs and ensuring client requirements are communicated to all teams.

As acting Project Manager you must exhibit extraordinary organizational skills, create timelines with milestones and develop, manage and monitor project budgets. You may also be called upon to visit sites and suppliers as needed to ensure quality control.

The Project Manager must demonstrate excellent communication and establish good positive working relationships with all of their colleagues and supplier base, i.e., construction managers, architects, landlords, lighting consultants, millworkers, and general contractors.

Project Managers work closely with Account Managers to ensure everything is documented and communicated to the correct people and that projects run smoothly, on time and on budget.

The role of Project Manager is vital within the Sheridan & Co business. You are the overarching manager of the client’s projects and you play a pivotal part of the wider process. You must represent the company to the highest standard at all times.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interpret and deliver design intent documents for prototype and production of retail store design concepts, pop ups, and fixture packages using Autocad
  • Exhibit extraordinary organizational skills.
  • Fully manage the specific projects allocated to you and to support the Account Manager in ensuring the clients brief is communicated and adhered to by all departments
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all of the internal departments and individuals as well as all external suppliers to ensure the success of all projects
  • Project Costing

About You

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in or knowledge of architecture or interior design preferred
  • Proven POP development design experience with hands on and commercial experience in a fast paced environment and experience of working within a retail/client facing role
  • 3-5 years proven project management experience
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and a working knowledge of Adobe CS, Solidworks and Microsoft Office
  • Minimum of 2 years experience within Retail/POP industry with Knowledge in retail design process
  • Prior experience working with Furniture Manufacturer, Millwork Manufacturer, Interior Design, Architectural Firms, Retail Design Firms, Theatrical Design or Museum Exhibit Design
  • General understanding of construction, electric, data design materials
  • Excellent written communication, ability to spell and write grammatically well constructed written communication
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a friendly and professional manner to the client on important timings and costs