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Senior Retail Development Manager

Ingolstadt, DE, 85055

Full Time



Job Title:                      Senior Retail Development Manager (m/f/d)

Reports To:                  Head of Asset Management/Group Retail Development Director

Based At:                    Ingolstadt Village





The Senior Retail Development Manager (m/f/d) leads the Retail Development team, which is responsible for all retail architecture & design matters at Ingolstadt Village.


Advanced experience and knowledge in the field of retail architecture & design, communication skills and relationship building are key elements for the success of this role.



  • Brand Orientation for Store-fit Projects: Coordinate visits / briefings / supply of all information to brand partners relating to shop-fit projects (i.e. Works Manuals, specifications, local services, etc);
  • Carry forward the fit-out process for new openings, re-merchandising and re-fit programs;
  • Ensure that proper and complete information is issued by Brands to Value Retail for approval of design schemes, samples etc.; check Brands’ design schemes and distribute internally for comments – obtain approvals from relevant team members;
  • Schedule all visits from Brands in co-ordination with other departments: reporting & follow-up; schedule and take part in all site meetings with Brands – provide minutes;
  • Enhance shop-fit quality to achieve standards of excellence, focussing on all details; 
  • Ensure that internal works are executed by Brands or Value Retail in accordance with German building regulations as well as with Value Retail internal regulations;
  • Ensure that Brands comply with statutory requests from Value Retail and local authorities: warranties, insurances, permits, Health & Safety, local fire regulations, etc.;
  • Ensure that Brands comply with Value Retail Sustainability requirements;
  • Action post-opening snag lists as appropriate and follow-up;
  • Facilitate effective communication systems with all contractors, project managers and maintenance suppliers, and monitor progress of works on-site ensuring that the works schedule is adhered to;
  • Manage local Special Projects; 
  • Manage flow of information between Group Retail Development Director and external consultants including appointments, plan submittals, timing, billing, etc.;
  • Manage the relationship with local authorities 
  • Keep Brands informed and up-to-date on all local codes and building regulations;
  • Facilitate the acquisition of services from local utility companies.
  • Co-ordinate and communicate to all relevant departments on all shop-fit related issues i.e. timings, changes etc.;
  • Keep track of costs and invoices relating to shop-fit works;
  • Devise new systems and procedures to facilitate the shop-fit process and improve where possible the existing;
  • Liaise and check with the Commercialisation and Legal departments on all issues relating to shop-fits;
  • Train, manage and mentor the Retail Development team; 
  • Support the local team on requests for drawings relating to units, feasibilities or special projects;
  • Define RD budget (OPEX and CAPEX) and ensure internal cost control systems are managed efficiently, check and approve Purchase Orders;
  • Working closely across central and local teams including IT, Retail, Legal, Operations, Real Estate, Risk and RDT.




  • Five year’s experience in Business.
  • Proven management capability.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of business.
  • Ability to use initiative, pre-empt requests, and think ahead.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Disciplined, stress-resilient, organised, deadline driven, precise, responsible, discreet, proactive and team player.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
  • Excellent Photoshop skills
  • Excellent Autocad skills
  • Eye for detail.
  • Fluent in English and German – other European languages advantageous
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the store opening process
  • Negotiation skills

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