In your role as the Designer, at The North West Company (NWC), you will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and external consultant teams towards ideation and development of store design.
Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.
NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions : Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean.
Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs.
Check out northwest.ca for more information.
Your Role :
Plan, develop and design retail facilities and staff housing to ensure maximum program efficiencies and that designs meet The North West Company’s corporate standards;
Develop and design interior and exterior plans and architectural elevations including décor, color treatments, and materials of stores and staff housing of all banners;
Work collaboratively with Project Management group to assess life-cycle requirements while maintaining continuous evaluation of gaps and deficiencies in retail and housing assets;
Work collaboratively with Project Management group to develop standards and specifications for internal and external layouts for all stores and staff housing;
Generate professional facility requirement drawings, final design sets and design specifications for consultants, tradesmen and installers;
Participates in preparation of project scope, budgets and schedules in conjunction with project management team;
Monitors project design concept and costs for fixtures, equipment and signage programs while adhering to / and advising on strict budget requirements; and
Obtains competitive bids and prices on finishes, fixtures and image requirements.
Skills and Qualifications :
2 years previous retail (or chain store) planning and design is required;
Post-Secondary Degree (preferably in Interior Design;
Graphic design experience is considered as an asset;
Must be proficient in AutoCAD (or other comparable design-drafting applications) and possess experience with other design-
related and graphic applications such as Auto CAD Revit, Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop);
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is a requirement;
Knowledge of general retail principles, consumer trends, customer segmentation and customer flow patterns an asset;
Ability to work as a team member and work collaboratively on a common vision;
Must be highly motivated and organized, ability to plan and prioritize;
Ability to maintain high degree of accuracy with details, timelines and budgets;
Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills with an aptitude for negotiation, building and maintaining business relationships, and;
Must be able to work independently and be able to coordinate and advise a diverse global team.
Location : Gibraltar House, 77 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB
Reports to : Manager, Store Planning & Design
You may include your resume and cover letter together as a single document. A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.