Global Retail Design Assistant Manager

Culver City, California | Freelance | Job ID #56040 |

Onward Search has a new exciting opportunity for a Global Retail Design Assistant Manager with a big beauty client in New York City, NY. This opportunity has an immediate start onsite at our client’s office in New York City, NY. Part of your role would consist of supporting the responsibilities of the Director, Global Retail Design in the design, development, execution, and project management of all retail projects to the highest possible standards across all distribution channels. If you have previous strong experience in completing such tasks, apply today!


  • Support the Manager of Global Retail Design and Experience.
  • Consistently deliver new and remodel retail projects that are aligned with the brand strategy, on schedule, and within budget, while maintaining the highest level of quality and customer service expectations.
  • Review and redline construction documents as well as technical drawings for millwork, merchandising elements, and open sell systems.
  • Collaborate with Visual Merchandising team.
  • Provide drawings in the development of merchandising feasibility studies and technical planograms of open sell systems.
  • Develop, prototype, and execute new fixtures and merchandising elements.
  • Manage and supervise existing vendors/consultants list.
  • Evaluate and onboard new vendors.
  • 3D renderings for visualization or presentation needs.
  • Design development drawings and detail drawings.
  • Shop drawing and prototype review.
  • Monitor quality during process.
  • Research and development of materials, technologies, and competitive landscape.
  • Liaise closely with global affiliates, travel retail and their design teams to support their store planning rollouts, review drawings for approval.
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing list of all active retail projects.
  • Create and maintain library of global fixture systems.
  • Assist in the development and distribution of master construction documents, standard specifications and global retail design guidelines to further raise the quality standards across regions.
  • Streamline the implementation of retail design processes within regional context to ensure all markets are working with the same information.
  • Review and monitor all retail projects submitted by regional teams. Partner with regional / affiliate teams to keep projects moving forward, on budget and on time.
  • Ensure clear communication, transfer of information and alignment of regional teams to maintain and build collaborative and efficient process.


  • Must have 3 to 5 years of experience in a retail consulting firm or corporate retail design organization.
  • Space planning ability.
  • Ability to interpret merchandising strategies, detail fixtures, and display elements in realistic and executable fashion.
  • Knowledge of materials and methods of fabrication and installation of fixtures and construction.
  • Proficiency in computer programs including (Sketchup, Autocad, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D Modeling Software, MS office).
  • Experience with open sell multi-specialty retailer channels (Sephora/Ulta, etc).
  • Experience designing variety of small to large retail format spaces.
  • Experience with visual merchandising and product presentation.
  • Experience in international retail design/process a plus.
  • Understanding of the importance of Construction Schedules, and Resource Management.

​Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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