The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Store Design, BBLMJML - Retail Design Development Centre, APAC in Singapore

Manager, Store Design, BBLMJML - Retail Design Development Centre, APAC

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies



  • Oversee the development, adoption and execution of store design within APAC, ensuring consistency and high standards.


  • To lead and develop team members in designing counters and freestanding stores and provide project management and execution support for the brands in APAC and to stand in as a leader.

  • Ensures Brand’s image is maintained at a consistent level of excellence within guidelines set forth by New York in order to achieve cohesive effect in terms of architecture, detailing and merchandising layouts.

  • Develop designs, technical drawings and specifications to market and chosen shop fitter for every new installation.

  • Provide design and project management services to all markets with emphasis in bidding, supervising and coordinating with various external vendors.

  • Partners with local Brand Managers to ensure best locations within stores; analyzes traffic flow to guarantee customer interaction; analyzes architectural features; inspects sites to ensure cohesive design and speeds approval process.

  • Educates affiliates and distributors to choose locations that best suit the brands’ needs; helps affiliates understand technical aspects of store design, (i.e. reading drawings, explaining architectural terminology), educates and checks for completeness of project request forms and the overall process.

  • Educates and updates new & existing shop fitters on new techniques, details and directions for Bobbi Brown/ La Mer/ Jo Malone store design.

  • Collaborates with Indirect Procurement on cost optimization and price templates.

  • Investigates, evaluates and qualifies new shop fitters for future markets and projects as needed.

  • Liaise with regional design groups on store appearance; informs all parties involved of any updates and / or revisions to standard details.

  • Develops “Punch List” (List of deficiencies) for each installation to ensure the compliance with design set.

  • Provides guidance to junior designers or newly joined within the region by induction/orientation, and manage circulation list for updating the wider Store Design & Visual Merchandise network and vendors.

  • Work closely with Visual Merchandising team and other functions as needed to ensure complete, synergized and articulated store presentation.



  • Degree in Design or Art School education preferred; creative and has formal training in architecture or interior design.

  • Minimum 5-6 years of experience in Interior or Architectural detailing and design. Candidates with relevant experience in the beauty and luxury industry will be an added advantage.

  • Able to design scaled working construction drawing.

  • Experience on CAD programs, and preferably skilled in VectorWorks and Photoshop.

  • Understands retail store design aspects, i.e. lighting, furniture design, detailing fixtures, etc. as well as the importance of maintaining consistency.

  • Presents in a professional manner; has an understanding of corporate image and conduct.

  • Manages time and team productivity, by challenging current processes and proposing better methods, communication and collaboration processes.

  • Good communications skill

  • Boosts and supports initiatives and changes, and able to lead and act on the set direction.

  • Willing to travel often even when given a short notice.

Job: Creative / Design

Primary Location: Asia Pacific-Singapore

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 1815675