Store Planner/ Designer

US Vision US Vision Employer:
Blackwood, NJ, USLocation:
Thu, Sep 21 '17Posted on:

U.S. Vision is the seventh largest retail optical chain in the United States. We have been engaged in the retail optical business since 1967. We are the second largest independent operator of optical stores in host retailers in terms of store count and the first in terms of the number of brands. We are located in 47 states and across Canada. We operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing laboratory in Glendora, NJ.

We offer competitive pay and unique benefits including:

  • On-site subsidized daycare
  • Anniversary and Birthday off with pay
  • Free pair of eyeglasses annually
  • Discounted eye exams and much more! 

The Store Planner / Designer position at U.S. Vision is responsible for developing the AutoCAD floor plan drawings throughout the planning process for new, relocating, remodel and prototype store projects. This position works with other team members, field associates, construction teams, architects, and other in-house clients to achieve a final /merchandise floor plan.

Reporting to our Store Planning and Design Manager, the Store Planner / Designer will be responsible for:

  • Works with architects, contractors and field representatives to accurately develop floor plans in CAD for new stores, relocations, remodels and prototype projects.
  • Understands and translates business design strategy to a merchandise plan considering space allocations, merchandise adjacencies and fixture requirements; including business direction.
  • Use skills to ensure that all projects start on time and are turned over to the store operations team for a clean and timely opening in accordance with the Active Project Schedule.
  • Ability to develop and maintain company strategies with Retail Brand Management * Employs a thorough understanding of AutoCAD software; including excel, word, adobe, Sketch-Up and power point.
  • Develops and maintains typical plans based on input from Planning, Operating, Merchandising and Visual departments.
  • Exercises time management skills to complete projects based on the project timeline. Maintains a weekly schedule of workload/projects; including anticipating timelines to complete projects presented.
  • Communicates with supervisor, field management and other internal/external customers regarding the development of the plans.
  • Reads and interprets scope documents, architectural blueprints and category business plans at all stages of development.
  • Generates finished designs from sketches, diagrams.
  • Maintains both electronic and hard copy files of drawings and related documents.
  • Assist in developing new prototype projects; including criteria.
  • Ability to construct finish boards for presentations and internal use.
  • Assist in Fixture design and development.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment and communicate thoroughly with all stakeholders for each project.
  • Updates/continues to keep up with industry standards and applying to department as needed
  • Continue to build a great network of qualified and competitive vendors, contractors and consultants


  • Have experience in store planning, design, construction working for a retail business or consultant
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in  either Architecture, Design or other related disciplines
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in retail store planning or related space planner preferred
  • Are experienced in reading and understanding construction documents, contracts and lease exhibits
  • Have knowledge of architectural assemblies
  • Understand store planning and layout concepts and can be a strong internal cross functional partner
  • Are comfortable managing and leading multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Thrive in a budget/schedule-driven and TEAM oriented environment
  • Are disciplined, organized and proactive with a high attention to detail and a high attention to detail
  • Excellent AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, Sketch-Up and 3D Presentation Software skills

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