Director, Global VM and Retail Design (Hybrid)

El Segundo, CA | Job #1056976

Location: El Segundo, California
Job Type: Contract
Compensation Range: $40.00 - 42.55 per hour

Our client, a leader in the beauty industry, is seeking a Director, Global VM and Retail Design to uphold and enhance their brand standards across global markets, ensuring a consistent and captivating customer experience.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in retail design and visual merchandising, with a proven track record of creating compelling in-store experiences that drive customer engagement and sales.

  • Serve as the gatekeeper to ensure all brand standards are consistently expressed in all retail formats in global markets, including self-assisted concepts and FSS locations.
  • Partner closely with internal and external teams to oversee the design and development of all aspects of VM and retail design, including store/shop layouts, fixture design, merchandising displays, lighting, furniture, materials, and planograms.
  • Evolve concepts through design development as required for management approvals.
  • Utilize CAD for creating and modifying layouts and drawings on a daily basis. Employ 3D software, particularly SketchUp with VRAY, for design work.
  • Expertly review VM, architectural, construction, and fixture/millwork shop drawings.
  • Coordinate day-to-day vendor management, gather costs for approvals, and ensure alignment with design goals.
  • Have a deep understanding of material costs, construction trades, and processes that impact design.
  • Collaborate with the Creative and Marketing teams to implement new selling strategies effectively.
  • Stay informed about the competitive retail environment, especially within the beauty marketplace and among competitive brands.
  • Apply knowledge of sustainable design methodologies and materials.
  • Be aware of and knowledgeable about integrating digital technologies into the retail space.


  • Experience level: Director
  • Bachelor's degree required, with a focus on graphic design, VM, interior design, or architecture.
  • Minimum of 7 years of design experience, ideally in retail or hospitality.
  • Stellar design aptitude and conceptual thinking are essential.
  • Strong project management skills to handle multiple projects in partnership with global affiliates and Zone teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with multiple business partners and cross-functional teams.
  • Strong working knowledge of basic fixture and cabinet construction detailing and methods.
  • Good awareness of design/industry trends, new concepts, materials, and innovations, and the ability to translate these ideas.
  • Demonstrates creative abilities in sketching, conceptual rendering, and space planning.
  • Good understanding of general building codes, ADA codes, and interior standards.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of AutoCAD and SketchUp with VRAY. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Teams, Word, Outlook, Excel).
  • Expert communication and presentation skills.

JOBID: 1056976

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At Cella, a randstad digital company, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact [email protected].

Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Cella by randstad digital offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility).

Applications accepted on ongoing basis until filled.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

We are passionate about connecting you with the right role at the right organization—and providing you great benefits for the great work you do. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our staffing solutions include freelance, contract, temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Cella has earned the 2022 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent 10-Year Diamond Awards—an honor earned by only 1% of staffing firms in the U.S. Cella is an equal opportunity employer.