When you join Little, you become part of a national team eager to uncover design solutions that elevate client performance, one that is dedicated to sustainability, and is relentless in thinking of others first. Little are one of the Top Retail Design Firms in the nation and we are seeking a Studio Principal for our Food Retail Studio (located in Charlotte, NC). In this role, you will lead a dedicated team who are specialized in a variety of food & beverage-related project types, closely partnering with national retail clients on projects from ideation, implementation through to rollout. We work side-by-side with clients in a variety of market sectors – including Grocery, Supermarkets, Food Markets, Restaurants & Convenience Stores.
Our Ideal Candidatefor this opportunity is an ambitious, creative leader who is passionate about finding ways to elevate the performance of our clients through creative collaboration, and who is excited about leading the strategic direction, growth, and evolution of our nationally known Supermarkets Retail Studio. We are also looking for someone with the following:
A creative retail background – you understand retail, are familiar with the concept of speed-to-market, prototype design/management, and the drivers that are important to corporate retail clients. You also have a strong commercial retail background as well as retail store design experience.
A deep understanding of the retail development process and terminology and are a recognized thought leader – or have the ability and desire to become one – in the world of retail architecture and design.
Established relationships and contacts in the corporate retail and retail developer markets with proven business relationships and/or development skills.
Outstanding leadership – you are an empathetic and active listener, genuinely interested in people, and able to build followership among teammates and clients alike, providing motivation and encouragement
Great communication skills – whether verbally or in written form, people understand your ideas, and the way you share them; you are a creative problem solver; and
A passion for growing and retaining talent – the people who work with you feel you have their best interests at heart, you are invested in their careers and you are resourceful.
Professional Registration or Certification is required in the person’s discipline (eg. AIA or NCIDQ).
10 years of experience in the architecture and design industry; at least 5 of those years should be in the role of leading other team members.
A strong work ethic with significant experience in grocery & supermarket rollout/program retail is required; preferably with other food-related project experience.
Experience as an account or client manager, responsible for the financial management of an account or body of work.
In addition to being one of the top retail design firms, Little is a place where you’ll surround yourself with colleagues who have different areas of expertise, are from different cultures and generations, and embody different talents, experiences and passions. In fact, if you ask our employees what keeps them
excited about coming to work each day, you’ll hear that it’s the people. It’s also our culture and the chance to be part of creating a better future through our work. We embrace a culture of teaching and learning through cross-mentoring that spans generations, disciplines, talents, and interests and we strive to give each person exposure to the widest possible array of experiences. We care intensely about our clients and each other, and we do our best to spark a spirit of creativity and excitement in everyone around us. And, if wellness matters to you, you’ll be thrilled to know that you’ll be working in one of Charlotte’s first LEED and WELL Certified workspaces.
Little is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, Little prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Little is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact email@example.com or a member of our HR Team.
About Little Diversified Architectural Consulting Inc.
Little, nationally and locally recognized as a “Best Firm to Work For”, is dedicated to enhancing client performance by orchestrating the right mix of expertise, creativity and innovation to deliver results beyond architecture.
Over 400 employees internationally specialize in a variety of market types, including Community (Civic, College & University, Schools, Justice), Healthcare, Retail (Brand Experience, Supermarket/Hypermarkets, Service Retail (including banks), and Corporate Rollout) and Workplace (Interiors, Mission Critical and Office), and deliver results beyond architecture through a complete array of diversified architectural Consulting Services such as:
•Land Development Services
•FM Strategies (Facilities Planning and Space Management Consulting)
•Building Technology Applications
•Skyscraper Services (Computer Animation and Internet Application Services)
Originally started in Charlotte, NC, Little has locations in Newport Beach, CA; Orlando, FL; Durham, NC; Washington, DC; and Beijing, China.
Our culture is energetic, collaborative and open. We value people who are fun to work... with and who have a positive impact on those around them. We are proud to offer outstanding benefits, compensation, and growth opportunities.
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