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Retail Designer

Apply now Job no: 493240
Work type: Full Time - Contract
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Commercial

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

Part of the Retail Design team that ensures that all new dealer facilities and refurbishments meet our design standards to ensure the brand is professionally represented. This role will develop design layouts for dealers leading up to the production of design intent drawing packs. This is, therefore, a specialist position requiring very specific design knowledge and skills.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Review initial design requirements with the region and the dealer to understand what is needed within the overall design.
  • Develop an initial design layout for the sales and the aftersales area in line with Aston Martin’s Corporate Identity Standards.
  • Work with the region and the dealer’s architect to discuss any required changes and ensure these are reflected in the design, answering any specific architectural points raised.
  • Produce a set of design intent drawings including site plans, general arrangements, floor finishes, reflected ceiling and lighting plans, interior and exterior elevations plus furniture and finishes schedules.
  • Once the dealer has translated these detailed requirements into construction drawings, work with the dealer and their architect to provide feedback on the drawings produced through to final approval.
  • Liaise with our preferred suppliers on their specific requirements (e.g. lighting).
  • The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Full working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Ability to use Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Knowledge of 3d software, e.g. Google sketch up or equivalent
  • Must be able to confidently converse with architects on design projects
  • Experience of working in design environments and facility projects with strong technical knowledge.
  • Previous experience with working with architectural plans.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to confidently represent the company in front of dealers and architects.
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to prioritise a high workload and quantity of projects.
  • Excellent organisation skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Highly articulate and able to form rational and valid cases for their opinions.
  • Organised, detail orientated, self-motivated and works well under pressure.
  • Must be confident and professional in order to represent the company.
  • Ability to handle conflict when issues arise and find solutions that are agreeable to all parties
  • Must be prepared to travel to dealers in the UK and Europe when required.

Remuneration Package:

  • Salary, circa £45,000
  • Access to Mercedes and Ford car schemes.
  • Private Medical Cover - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost.
  • Health Shield Cash Plan.
  • 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
  • Individual Performance Bonus (IPB).
  • Contributory pension scheme – 3% matched for years 1 & 2, rising to double. matched contribution from year 3 to a maximum employer contribution of 12%.
  • A wide range of discounts with associated partners.

There really has never been a better time to join Aston Martin Lagonda, with strong financial results, a significant growth plan in place, a new site nearing completion and arguably the strongest model line up in the Company’s history, so if you feel ready to take the next exciting step in your already successful career and become part of the AML family apply today for consideration.

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