Reference Code:  99290

Cartier Head of Store Design & Planning

Tokyo, 13, JP


The story of Cartier is founded on audacity and passion. For more than 170 years we have embraced a bold, pioneering spirit that continues to inspire our teams across all Métiers from our boutiques to our workshops and corporate offices. Our 9000+ colleagues of 105 nationalities are united by a shared independent spirit and commitment to excellence, striving to continuously enrich our Maison’s heritage by pushing the boundaries of creativity.



At Cartier Japan Store Design and Planning, we are building a team that is instrumental to accelerate our network transformation. We are seeking highly collaborative and experienced Head who has a strong leadership and shares an interest in design, construction, and innovation.






  • Japan Region
  • Current scope: Retail and Wholesale projects management (new openings & renovation), BOH and maintenance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) management
  • Additional & future scope : + Network Planning, , Real Estate and lease management
  • Possible additional scope:  Visual Merchandising


Current Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manages a team of project managers, cost control manager, coordinators.
  • Lead, nurture, recruit and retain the talents
  • Be an ambassador of the Maisons’ values and embodies the excellence of our design
  • Defines with the team the brief of the boutiques and the technical feasibility
  • Supervises the project managers whose scope is to deliver Point of Sales with flawless quality, in budget and in time (design development, tender and construction phases)
  • Ensure a perfect maintenance of the network and optimize costs’ implications
  • Create capital plan:  own construction and related budgets
  • Establish short and long term strategies, develop processes (budget, procurement, planning…), strive for constant quality improvement
  • Nurture vendors’ network and ensure full compliance
  • Apply CSR strategy and develop local approach
  • Communicate and report to partners and top management


Interaction Model

  • Local internal: Commercial department (including BTQs and Travel Retail), Marketing & Communication, Finance + Richemont support functions (HR, security, accounting, procurement, IT, etc.)
  • Local External: Architects & Designers, Engineers, Design consultants, Contractors, suppliers, etc.
  • HQ: Commercial, SDP, VM, Retail experience, Client Department, etc.




  • Experienced in luxury store design & planning
  • Technical background in construction & maintenance’s field required
  • People management experience is required
  • Fluency in English and Japanese. French is a plus
  • Able to handle legal & procurement in Japanese
  • Strong experience in project management (quality, budget & planning)
  • Experiences in communicating and negotiating with HQ or global stakeholders
  • Leadership, proactivity, communicative, multicultural, strategize, deliver, exemplarity, thoroughness
  • Architecture or engineering educational background
  • Experience at least 15 years
  • Industry: Open for inhouse and agency


Learn more about life at Cartier

Richemont owns several of the world's leading companies in the field of luxury goods, with particular strengths in

jewellery, watches and writing instruments. Cartier joined the Group in 1988.

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