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A fantastic opportunity for a new Director of Architecture to work on worldwide luxury retail projects with a leading luxury retail Paris team

Exciting Director of Architecture role!

Work on Worldwide Luxury Retail projects with a fantastic Paris team

12 month contract with potential to extend

Salary Guide: £120,000 – £150,000


A leading high end luxury retail company is seeking a new senior Director of Architecture to join their in house Architects team in the Paris office. A fantastic opportunity to work on worldwide luxury retail projects! For a full time role, initially for 12 months fixed term contract, but with high chance to extend for the right person.

The company has delivered a range of outstanding international and national retail projects from flagship stores to pop up venues. The studios success is down to the dedication of the highly talented team who pride themselves on working closely on all stages on exceptionally designed spaces and offering the highest quality of service throughout.

 Job description:

  • Reporting to the directors
  • Accountable for leading design and opening of new retail stores, globally, across the full design process.
  • Developing and overseeing technical packages for high-end retail stores, from 300sqm to 3000sqm
  • Working alongside the Global director, providing project timelines and team allocation for fee proposals, reviewing the scope, attending initial meetings with new clients, providing pitch presentations and feasibility studies.
  • To assume ownership, responsibility, and accountability for the delivery of work assigned to the highest level of professional competency and industry standards.
  • Building and managing new and existing client relationships and meetings.
  • Ensure project work is of a consistently high standard.
  • Briefing the team on new projects and ensuring the team has a good understanding of their allocated project.

Skills Necessary:

  • At least 15+ years’ professional qualfied Architectural experience (ARB / RIBA / DPLG)
  • Technical (detail) knowledge through to the practicalities of the construction stage.
  • Must have experience in luxury retail or hospitality projects.
  • Fluent in English and French, both written and spoken.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Adobe Cs and Microsoft Office; also, a bonus with experience in Rhinoceros and Keyshot.
  • Extensive knowledge of technical aspects of design and the ability to screen drawings for accuracy and suitability.
  • Ability to interface with clients, interpreting their requirements and translating these into the technical aspects of schemes.
  • Experience in training and guiding teams of around 10 people
  • Proficient in managing and tracking projects to create a smooth flow of work.
  • Must have an exceptional eye for detail.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.

About the company:

  • Outstanding award winning bespoke projects.
  • A worldwide presence with an extremely high caliber of clientele.
  • Competitive salary and pension rates, including strong annual bonus scheme and profit share
  • Vibrant co-working central Paris based studio.
  • Extremely talented team with a highly creative environment.
  • Opportunity to join a growing standout luxury design label.

One more thing…

If you fit the criteria of all skills, characteristics as well as software knowledge, for this, Director of Architecture role; please apply below.

Attach your CV and a portfolio with detailed samples of work detailed to this high end luxury retail senior architectural director opportunity. Furthermore, if you have a friend or colleague who you know is looking for a similar role; refer them over to us and take great advantage of our referral scheme as mentioned below.

Article25 are our registered charity of choice. Refer someone for this job and we will give them and you £150.

Job # 16175

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