Sr. Store Design Planner

The Shade Store The Shade Store Employer:
Port Chester, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Sep 9 '19Posted on:

Position: Senior Store Design Planner

Location: Port Chester, NY

Position Reports to: Director, Retail Design


At The Shade Store, we have handcrafted the finest Shades, Blinds and Drapery for more than 70 years. We believe designing beautiful custom window treatments should be an effortless experience, so we offer outstanding services to help our customers every step of the way, from inspiration to installation. We are always looking for friendly, passionate people to help us deliver the finest custom window treatment experience to our customers. Our team is growing and expanding, and there has never been a more exciting time to be part of it. 


We set out to create a company culture that is enjoyable, rewarding, and where there is continuous upward mobility and growth opportunity.  If you work hard, give the company your all, use good judgment, and have a positive attitude – then the sky is the limit.  In return, there are numerous perks and benefits including:

  • Full time highly competitive salary
  • Medical Benefits
  • 401k Available and we match up to 4% of your contributions
  • $100k Life Insurance & Short Term Disability Coverage provided at no charge
  • Partake in many charities and local events
  • And many more…..

THE POSITION: Senior Store Design Planner

Each of our showrooms has its own unique look, feel and personality.  We create more than just a functioning showroom, we create a world class experience for our customers.  As our Senior Store Design Planner, you will play an integral role in building our brand and national presence.  You will work closely with our in house design team to plan and design our upcoming showrooms and refresh our existing showrooms.


  • You’re passionate about design and creating environments that draw people in
  • You’re a self-starter and motivated to go above and beyond for your brand
  • You learn quickly and thrive in fast moving, ever changing environments
  • You strive to contribute to the overarching success of the business and ensure alignment of company goals and aesthetics
  • You enjoy being a team player and have a strong set of core values, undeniable integrity and strong communication skills
  • You’re inspired by our mission to provide quality products and a world class, white-glove customer experience


  • Take ownership of projects and manage schedules to ensure company goals and annual operating plan is met
  • Ensure that all new showrooms align with the Company brand and aesthetic
  • Develop store layouts from sketch form to schematic design for internal review and further development into CAD documents
  • Manage the development and issuance of Design Development and Construction Document sets, including Coordinating the work of consulting architects
  • Review shop drawings and finishing sample submittals
  • Coordinate with internal Business teams and executive leaders
  • Follow up with potential punch lists items from internal partners after project completion
  • Attend and produce notes for meetings with business partners


  • Professional degree in Architecture
  • 6+ years of experience in retail design, architecture and construction
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed
  • Proven experience working in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat and Illustrator
  • Design presence, create and present on your designs/ideas
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills as well as flexibility/adaptability
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with condensed timelines
  • Organization, ability to set priorities with strong initiative while focusing on the importance of teamwork

If you are looking to be part of a growing family of enthusiastic and hard-working individuals, we would love to hear from you!

ABOUT US: Visit our website at to learn more about The Shade Store and our career opportunities.

The Shade Store provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 


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