Reference Code:  18141

Store Design Planner

Shanghai, 31, CN


Since 1874, Piaget has been committed to bringing the spirit of Luxury to life thanks to a constant quest for creativity, an unlimited innovation and a respect for excellence. All this being possible thanks to a fully integrated Manufacture mastering watchmaking and high jewelry know-how.
Piaget excels in everything that is rare, precious and exceptional.
Always do better than necessary: the Piaget founder’s motto still remains the guiding principle for all our colleagues across the world who, every day, make Piaget grow with passion.


Provide overall management direction for the stores project realization, renovation and reinstatement, in line with the brand image, the time schedule and budget, under the supervision of Piaget China Store Design and Planning Manager.

Organize, manage and control the planned and “reactive” maintenance of the points of sales in China, to ensure the most suitable environment for the employees and customers.

The position includes travelling to visit and monitor prospected locations, ongoing construction projects and existing stores.

Existing Stores Network: 44 point of sales, including both internal and external boutiques.
Ambitious growth plan with several opening of boutiques is planned for the next 3 years. 


  •  Store Planning

Assist Piaget China Store Design and Planning Manager and National Commercial Director on meetings, negotiations, to asses technical and budget information related to the projects.

Manage the relationship with the brand partners on the project: Department stores / Malls / Landlords / Co-board / etc.

Prepare a preliminary schedule for the projects; perform costs estimating and value engineering; supervise all aspects of day-to-day management of construction projects along with the local architect.


  •  Design and Construction

Work, coordinate and gather the necessary information for the projects in cooperation with all PIAGET departments involved in a store opening and store day-to-day life: Retail / Wholesale / Finance / Legal / Operations / Real Estate / etc.

Work in coordination with Piaget SDP HQ and the external consultants on the design of the stores.

Select, hire, instruct and negotiate costs with consultants (Local Architect, Permitting, etc.) and contractors (General Contractor, Millworker, etc.) in transparency with the Financial and Procurement Department.

Oversee and ensure the respect of the timetable for all phases of the project, including: programming, design, development, construction, purchase orders (deliverables including brand supplied items), opening and maintenance.

Develop and administer project budgets and fiscal controls, contract and quality control; check the correct process of payment and resolution of litigations.

Monitor and coordinate work performed by field staff and construction firms; ensuring that project operations are in compliance with design specifications and with regional policies and regulations, established performance and delivery criteria, and ensuring that brand requirements are being met.

Support the Piaget Store Design and Planning Teams Worldwide in all its missions.

  •  Maintenance

Organize the interventions of planned and reactive maintenance including regular control, ensuring that the quality of the store is within the standards of the Brand guideline.

Oversee the maintenance and repair of equipment (structural, electrical, plumbing, equipment repair or replacement).

Coordinate with the local RICHEMONT Security Departments to ensure the comfort, well-being and safety of company personnel and clients, (Health and safety requirements according to local regulations).

Follow up and monitor the realization of scheduled maintenance contracts (air-conditioning, fire extinguishers annual check contract, etc.) 

Respond appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues (water leaking for instance) as they arise and deal with solution and repairs.

Visit the stores every month and make the reporting of his/her activities to the line manager and the Retail team.


  •  Experience

5-year experience in Architecture and Retail
Experience required in Luxury Business and/or International major fashion companies

  •  Education

Master in Architecture Degree

  • Technical competencies

Analytical and project management skills; written, verbal, presentation, interpersonal and teamwork.
Confirmed CAD skills: Autocad, Sketchup, 3D visualization, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
General Office software skills: Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, etc.
Professional proficiency in English, every additional language it’s a plus.

  •  Personal qualities

Proactive personality