Retail Development Manager / Retail Architect (m/f/d)

The Retail Development Manager (m/f/d) is responsible for all retail development matters at the local Village.
Advanced experience and knowledge in the field of retail design, communication skills and relationship building are key elements for the success of this role.


  • Project management and coordination of all fitout projects in Ingolstadt Village
  • Coordinate Brand inductions and briefings related to shop-fits
  • Coordinate fit-out process for new openings and re-merchandising/re-fit programmes for existing stores
  • Ensure that proper and complete information is issued by Brands to Value Retail for approval of plans, samples etc.
  • Follow-up snagging with Brands at completion of each project and ensure they submit all relevant post-completion documents on time
  • Coordinate temporary fit-outs for existing Brands or Tenants on temporary leases
  • Schedule all Brand visits in coordination with other departments
  • Monitor shop-fit quality to achieve standards of excellence
  • Ensure that internal works are executed by Brands in accordance with Value Retail internal regulations and local government regulations
  • Ensure that Brands comply with statutory requests from Value Retail and local authorities on warranties, insurance, permits, and local fire regulations
  • Facilitate effective communication systems with all contractors, project managers, and maintenance suppliers and monitor progress of works on-site to ensure work schedule is adhered to
  • Manage local Blueprint projects and local special projects
  • Prepare time and cost estimates
  • Devise new systems and procedures for the shop-fit process and improve those already existing
  • Liaise with the Commercialisation and/or Leasing Teams, Retail, Operations and Legal Departments on all shop-fit related issues
  • Develop sketch schemes for brands to be approved, procured and project managed on site from inception to completion
  • Address all administrative issues related to Retail Development and compile related documentation
  • Construction site supervision
  • Prepare photomontages and architectural plan sketches for internal case studies


  • Degree in architecture/interior design or relevant professional training and experience in project managemenSeveral years of professional experience as an architect or interior designer
  • 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, AutoCAD and Photoshop skills
  • Eye for detail
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the store opening process
  • Negotiation skills

Value Retail Management Germany GmbH
Milutin Jelenic
T: 09342 – 91 99 113; m: 0172 – 697 47 92