Assistant Manager Store Design, Own Retail


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

This role is to

  • Implement the roll-out expansion plan for all retail concept Own Retail stores from store design perspective, specially focus on Factory Outlet Store.
  • Ensure all global and regional design & fit-out guidelines are followed, and maintain a high-quality store environment.


Key Responsibilities:   



  • Responsible for all store formats for OR store design. Formats include adidas Mini Brand Center, Sportswear Collective, Originals, Sneaker Collect, Running, Women, Terrex, NEO, Kids and Factory Outlet.
  • Work with Regional RD to confirm retail site and flag any locations that do not meet space planning requirements.
  • Work with store planning agencies to develop store plans that confirm to adidas retail format and branding guidelines and are also commercially relevant for the store size, shape, traffic flow, and surrounding retail environment. Review carefully each store’s layout plan and construction drawings.
  • Manage the store opening process to achieve target opening date, including timely confirming store layout plan, placing fixture order, and satisfying all relevant store quality demands.
  • Regular on-site checking for stores in T1-T3 cities.
  • Coordinate with store construction team to ensure design and construction standards are met during the construction phase.
  • Produce regular reports, eg. Vendor KPI evaluation report, Store audit report, etc..
  • Cooperate closely with cross-functional departments.
  • Proactively provide solutions to any problems or issues raised internally or externally.


  • Support to control store opening costs according to defined unit costs. Supervise whole procurement operation to ensure processes are strictly and timely followed.


Systems and Processes

  • Update the company regular system as part of the store opening, upgrade, and closing processes.


  • Organize regular training for design agencies, to keep them up-to-date on latest space planning & façade guidelines, new fixtures, and updated report templates.


Key Relationships:

  • Internal: Retail Expansion team/ Purchasing team/ Retail Marketing/ Own Retail Operation/ Visual Merchandising/ Assortment Planning/ IT team.
  • External: Landlord, Design Agency, Construction Team/ Fixture Vendor/ Logo/Lighting vendors, External PM, Government Authorities


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate confidently with suppliers and design agencies
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Strong retail construction knowledge
  • Strong interior design knowledge
  • Visual Merchandising skill is a plus
  • Takes initiative, organized and results oriented


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years’ experience in retail design, retail construction, or related industry
  • College degree or above
  • Strong PC skills, proficient in Microsoft office, Photoshop,  AutoCAD, 3D Max, SketchUp,
  • Good written & spoken English

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Assistant Manager Store Design, Own Retail

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Retail (Back Office)
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  378871
Date:  Nov 10, 2021