Store Concept Designer

Job Type Creative & Design
Location Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 7
Closing Date 30/05/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £43,700.00 - £65,500.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work Various full-time hours required

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a Glance

  • Contract Type: Permanent 

  • Location: Bracknell based with hybrid working with the expectation to come into the office 1-2 days per week

  • Salary Range:  £43,700.00 - £65,500.00 per annum  

  • Partnership Level: 7

As this is a design role we would expect to see a portfolio of recent work. This should be submitted along with your CV.

About the role 

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Content & Design team as a Store Concept Designer.

The successful candidate will create and manage design solutions (including interiors, equipment and graphical solutions) for new in-store developments across Waitrose & Pan Partnership formats (Core, Convenience, Food Service, Business to Business).

The role requires the ability to gather, analyse and interpret a wide range of design and operational requirements for each project. You will work collaboratively with the rest of the Concept Design team and key colleagues across the Commercial, Marketing, Customer Experience, and Property teams to deliver great store environments through the ongoing optimisation of design, planning, space utilisation and cost efficiency. Setting clear design direction for 3rd party design teams, creating an environment for creativity as well as championing sustainability, commercially & operationally viable, safe and cost effective design.


Key Responsibilities Including but not limited to 

Create design solutions and manage the development and delivery of concept work, interpreting concept briefs and proposition requirements into designs, equipment and signage.

Direct internal and external design resources including wider Content and Design team: Designers, copy writers, design agencies, equipment/signage suppliers, Architects, POS and graphics teams, Construction Project Managers and Core Design Managers/Store Planners/CAD to deliver creative and innovative retail design concepts and signage solutions that are cost effective, scalable and meet format/customer objectives.

Manage third parties costs associated in the development and delivery of concept design solutions, giving regular feedback on performance, and continuously improving working practices.

Manage the effective and timely handover of successful concepts into design standards to facilitate consistent application.


Essential skills you’ll need 

● Design related degree

● Design related experience in retail or marketing

● Experience in retail/store design based roles encompassing 3D and 2D design

● Working experience of AutoCAD, In-design, Sketch Up, Photoshop or similar

● Able to demonstrate commercial experience, an excellent understanding of customer requirements

● Experience in sharing design insight, with an understanding of trends in the marketplace and the ability to share this


Desirable skills 

● Strong creative background

● In-depth knowledge and practical application of interior design

● Strong understanding of the Waitrose brand


Benefits of the Partnership and the role: 

  • 🏖️ - Full - time working holiday entitlement 25 days holiday, plus public and bank holidays

  • ⚖ - Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

  • 🐷 - Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay) and, after three years’ service, you’ll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not

  • 🤑 - You’ll get Partnership discount in store and online once you complete Probation. That’s 25% off in John Lewis & Partners (12% off electrical products) and 20% in Waitrose & Partners. You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount

  • 🚴 -  Simple cycle to work support scheme

  • 🏰 - We’re really proud of our exclusive hotels based in some of Britain’s most beautiful areas and once you’ve been with us for three months, you’re welcome to explore them

  • 🌱 -  Learn more about our extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us, visit - 


Next Steps 

  • The application form consists of a Portfolio upload and CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").

  • Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a 1st stage interview.

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining JLP. 

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early 

You can view a copy of the full job outline here (internal only)

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At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here -

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