Design Manager (Grocery Retail Store)



  • Engineering & Technical
  • Job Code: 9S509766810
  • Posted: August 13, 2018
The Job has been filled
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit for Design Manager with grocery retail experience based in Calgary, AB.

As a Design Manager you will be responsible for overseeing a team of design staff in the execution of and production of design drawings and plans. You will oversee and ensure National Standards for ‘look and feel’ are consistently applied to specific banner needs. 

The Role:

Some of the key things you will be responsible in this role will include:

  • Work with Director Real Estate, Real Estate team, Regional Construction Director and Project Management group, and Regional 
  • Retail Operations to ensure that key company objectives are incorporated into project plans
  • Manage Design staff including selection, orientation, workload schedules, training and development performance management, succession planning and compensation
  • In conjunction with National Design team develop design concepts for all projects
  • Conduct site reviews with regional stake holders as necessary to develop scope of work for major capital project
  • Review and obtain signoff on scope of work for all projects with the Regional Retail Operations teams
  • Manage external design consultants to ensure design drawings are completed accurately, on time and budget consistent with the approved store layout
  • Assist Real Estate Department with all design aspects related to R.E agreements. Including the review of Site plans evaluations, and providing technical support relative to the development of the projects
  • Conducting periodic site reviews
  • Participate in final project inspection and post-mortem to establish recommendations for future projects

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent knowledge in the development of retail site plans, preliminary layouts, fixture plans
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD/Revit and MS Office Suite
  • Good working knowledge of building code requirements and local government requirement
  • Strong organization and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage complex projects
  • Diploma in Architecture preferred
  • 5-10 years as a Senior Store Planner in the retail industry
  • 7-10 years in Architecture/Design Firm
  • Experience as a Project Manager for an architectural firm
  • 5- 10 years of retail grocery store design experience preferred

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Sushant Shah, Recruiter, Engineering & Technical. Visit our website at to view our job opportunities, career tips, and tools. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. #LI-CAL


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Sushant Shah

Engineering & Technical / Supply Chain & Operations



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