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Interior Architect

Applegreen
Role: Interior Design
Type: Contract
Level: Junior
Location: Dublin
Salary: Negotiable
The Position

Applegreen is in a rapid growth phase and is seeking to recruit a temporary Interior Architect (9-12 month maternity leave cover) who can thrive in a scaling organisation and has the ability to assist and drive design across our new and existing sites. 

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to excel by crafting and delivering our site design vision and standards. The successful candidate will be a confident people person who can fit into Applegreen seamlessly and adopt a hands-on approach to their role.  

This role forms part of the Applegreen Design team and will report directly to the Design Director. 

What You'll do
  • Adopt a hands-on approach to bringing creative concepts to life for Applegreen’s Interior and exterior branding.
  • Prepare interior drawing packs for new builds and refurbishments as well as a range of interior projects for existing sites from Ops and Food.
  • Design of shop fixtures and fittings across Ireland, UK & US including floor plans and retail layouts, selecting finishes, lighting, equipment and materials, signage design, exterior space design e.g. site play areas, external seating areas etc.
  • Manage any external relationships and liaise with contractors, suppliers, brand partners and design agencies.
  • Coordinate and assist with the snagging of new builds.
  • Adhere to existing brand and best practice guidelines.
  • Collaborate and liaise with other departments on interior and graphic design projects- Developments, Acquisitions, Trading, Marketing, Ops, Food, Corporate Finance, HR, Charity and work with sites on any artwork and signage requests.
  • Provide internal creative services service to Applegreen Senior Executive team including:
    • Create suite of high-end internal templates, imagery and corporate branding for use in all documentation.
    • Creative design support on presentations and other brochures or document needs across the company.
    • Production of the Annual Report and Investor Presentations.
What Skills You'll Bring

Qualifications:

Minimum degree level qualification in interior design, interior architecture or architecture more broadly. Candidates with other design qualifications with relevant on the job experience and skills may be considered.

 

Experience & Skills            

The successful candidate will:

  • Have at least 5 years relevant commercial design experience across all aspects as outlined in the responsibilities above i.e. floor plans and retail layouts, selecting finishes, lighting, equipment and materials, signage design, exterior space design e.g. site play areas, external seating areas etc.
  • Advanced skills and experience with AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Cinema4D or Sketchup.
  • Excellent powerpoint skills and experienced creative designer on documents and materials.
  • Experience in designing branded packaging or merchandise also an advantage.
  • Ability to absorb existing brand approach and work within the direction of the key stakeholders.
  • Be a self-starter who can work on own initiative.
  • Strong execution focused individual who can succeed in a high pace dynamic environment.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities and remain calm under pressure.
  • Be a solution-orientated and positive individual who can work through constraints and obstacles to an optimal solution.
  • Possess well-honed influencing and collaboration skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with all stakeholders across the different parts of the business.

 

What We Offer You

Established in 1992, Applegreen is a convenience food and beverage retailer and operator of petrol forecourts and motorway service areas with a major presence in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the USA. The Group is focused on acquiring and developing new Service Area and Petrol Filling Station sites in each of the three markets in which it operates. As at 31 December 2018, the business operated 472 forecourt sites and employed c10,700 people.  

The Group offers a distinctive convenience retail offering with three key elements:

  • A “low fuel prices, always” price promise to drive footfall to the stores;
  • A “Better Value Always” tailored retail offer; and
  • A strong food and beverage focus aiming to offer premium products and service to the customer.

In addition to its own proprietary Bakewell brand, the Group enjoys established partnerships with a portfolio of high-quality international brands. Following the Welcome Break acquisition, new brand partners include Starbucks, Waitrose, WH Smith, KFC, Pizza Express, Harry Ramsden and the Ramada and Days Inn hotel brands. These are in addition to existing brands including Burger King, Subway, Costa Coffee, Greggs, Lavazza, Chopstix, Freshii and 7-Eleven, some of which also have an existing presence on the Welcome Break network.

Applegreen is the number one Motorway Service Area operator in the Republic of Ireland and the number two Motorway Service Area operator in the United Kingdom. Applegreen prides itself on its Charitable Fund. Which was set up in 2009. Every time a customer makes a shop and & fuel or a shop-only purchase, the company donates 1c to the Applegreen Charitable Fund.  For 2018/19 by proudly supporting Focus Ireland, Irish Youth Foundation, DEBRA Ireland and Friends of the Cancer Centre. 

Further information is available at https://www.applegreenstores.com/  

 

The Hiring Process

Please submit an up to date tailored cv (max 2-3 pages) and cover letter via email at careers@applegreen.ie by 5pm Friday 17th May. 

Any queries on the role can also be submitted to careers@applegreen.ie, please provide your contact number in any correspondence.

No late applications will be considered.

Apply Now

Closing Date: Saturday 25th May 2019 at 10:07AM


Posted on: 25/04/2019  •  Share Job:  •  Report Job

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