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Global Retail Architectural Manager


Planning and Retail Operations
Singapore - St James Power Station Headquarters

Over the last 7 years, Dyson has established our own retail proposition, opening 443 Dyson Demo stores around the world (across 23 different markets). That’s just the start and our ambitions are to continue to grow our own retail presence and evolve in line with the plans for Dyson’s long-term vision.

The Global Retail Development team is responsible for the delivery of the pipeline of Dyson Demo Stores, taking the process from site identification to handover into market and operations teams. With the increased focus on physical retail and significant growth in the number of stores imminent, the role of this team is evolving.  We are looking for a seasoned architectural (technical) manager to improve our processes, embed these new ways of working and support the team and its stakeholders to deliver the global retail store pipeline.

This role reports into the Senior Global Retail Implementation Manager and supports all regions.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead in-house architecture technical development for all Dyson stores (boutique formats of around 200 sqm)
  • Provides a variety of levels of technical support to individual projects, in addition to services to support the design continuity of Demo Stores, upholding design standards, material specifications and approval, supporting Local Designers in reviewing/approving their drawings.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Ability to own, draft &/layout and produce test-fit designs for potential locations as part of Location Feasibility process
  • Highly proficient in AutoCad, able to produce/ develop /interpret a set of drawings and drawing details from concept design through to Design Development stage
  • Monitor, coordinate and supervise submission status of materials and shop drawing approvals
  • Expert capability in understanding all Construction Drawing requirements & relevant processes to develop concepts from design to life; ability to approve/redline LA or GC drawings where necessary
  • Act as the gatekeeper to Dyson’s Demo Store standards and quality of design to maintain consistency in architectural detail (Such as corner details, material junctions, etc.)
  • Own and update the Dyson Global Fitout Manual and to ensure the store specification is current and reflective of approved material and build specifications, processes, and new Dyson products
  • Maintain and update schedule of approved material samples & research of new materials and alternatives
  • Working knowledge of MEP and HVAC systems in both shopping mall and standalone retail environments
  • Work closely with design, construction, health & safety functions to ensure all requirements are captured
  • Work with external vendors including General Contractors, Project Managers, lighting/IT/AV/Security vendors to ensure that all necessary documentation is reflected on drawings and all on site updates are correctly documented and resolved
  • Provide a schedule of drawing services and responsibility matrix between Dyson team and appointed vendors. Convene and conduct coordination meetings to manage associated deliverables with relevant stakeholders and maintain global schedule for review/approval status of individual projects
  • Provide pre-project familiarization to new Markets and new vendors including review of samples to confirm understanding
  • Proven record of providing on-site expertise or support to review quality of execution and progress or snagging as needed.
  • Review and comment on all Operation & Maintenance manual and “As-built” documentation as needed
  • Support to produce a “Bill of Quantities” as needed for individual projects


  • Proven expertise in working for global retail brands, architectural technologist services or in a similar capacity
  • Min 8-10 years of relevant working experience
  • Meticulous attention to detail, reliable and responsible
  • Self-starter, good with time management & ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Expert 3D CAD / Adobe / Microsoft suite software user
  • Team player, collaborative, with the ability to manage or improve ways of working between various stakeholders
  • Passion for retail & design
  • Singaporeans and PRs preferred

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.