Manager Store Design, Key Projects

This role is to

  • Independently manage the end-to-end design process of China Key Projects and the local design adaptation with GCA CE HUB team.
  • Ensure all global and regional design & fit-out requirements are met, and deliver the highest-quality store image in the market.

Key Responsibilities:   


  • Responsible for all Key projects in China. Formats include Flagship, brand center, Originals Flagship and new concept pilot store.
  • Work with Regional RD to confirm retail site and flag any locations that do not meet space planning requirements.
  • Work with store planning agencies and lighting consultant 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.
  • 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 teams in a team framework.
  • 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 to the whole design team, to share the experience and 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, Lighting consultant, Construction Team/ Fixture Vendor/ Logo/Lighting vendors, External PM, Government Authorities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong capabilites to confidently communicate with cross functional teams, design agencies, vendors and etc.
  • Strong responsibility and ownership in the teamwork.
  • Strong knowledge in retail design and construction work.
  • Strong design presentation skills both in English and Manderin.
  • Takes initiative, organized and results oriented.
  • Basic Visual Merchandising skill is a plus


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6-8 years’ working experience in retail design, retail construction, or related industry.
  • College degree or above.
  • Strong PC skills, proficient in Microsoft office, Photoshop,  AutoCAD, 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:  Manager Store Design, Key Projects

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Retail (Back Office)
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  395690
Date:  Nov 22, 2021