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Company: Inspire Brands
Location: Atlanta, GA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: restaurants

Description

Create engaging, inviting, and innovative restaurant spaces across a multi-brand organization with an eye to detail, market trends, technical, and business needs. A hands-on designer with the ability to guide external creative agencies and internal concept designers to create the design narrative and tell an effective design story to cross functional partners. Coordinate activities of lower-level designers, consultants, Brand Design Directors, Prototype Development team, Construction, and Brand leadership such as Marketing and Operations within a matrix organization.


 

Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage engaging conceptual restaurant designs communicated through renderings, Sketchup, Adobe Suite, Autocad, Revit, or any other relevant platforms that delivers on the creative brief and aligns with brand positioning, segmentation, and brand identity. Provide innate creativity, in-depth knowledge of design standards, materials, and constructability to advance the customer experience
  • Evolve projects from initial concept design through design development.  Oversee the development of design manuals and standards for use in industrialization or roll-out
  • Ability to create – and oversee the creation of - effective final sell-in presentations that conveys the design idea using 3D model/visualization, material selection, color selection, furniture selection
  • Self-manages work based on pre-defined ask and deliverable expectations. Ability to manage 3rd party design consultants – including scheduling, review of deliverables, feedback, and budgets. Able to track and report on project status.  Good communication skills and ability
  • Communicate with store planning team, Brand Design Director, Concept Director, and brand stakeholders for all relevant matters regarding the design project

Education & Experience:

  • 4 Year Degree within architecture, interior design, or another related field.  Master's degree a plus
  • 5+ years of applied working experience in a related field
  • 3+ years producing concept design drawings in a relevant CAD software system
  • Experience in restaurant or retail architecture, construction, or store design
  • 2+ years of experience managing junior staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Energetic and enthusiastic designer with the ability to manage multiple projects and project sizes across a multi-brand matrix organization. 
  • Strong technical Sketchup, Adobe Suite, ACAD proficiency to develop impactful visualization to help convey concept ideas.
  • Knowledge of materials/finishes and application in a commercial restaurant environment.
  • Understanding of restaurant operational layouts.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of architecture and interior design principles to achieve successful outcomes in store designs that ensure compliance with established brand design and standards
  • Capable of setting priorities, meeting deadlines, and managing multiple projects in a changing environment.
  • Highly motivated and the ability to work as team player and excellent communicator
  • Ability to absorb and reflect on architectural drawings in ever-evolving operating systems and store design standards.
  • Ability to interface and maintain excellent professional relationships with a variety of audiences to include franchise partners, internal construction and real-estate function, outsourced consultants, and various other departments within the Brands
  • Proficient in reading and understanding architectural, structural, mechanical, and technical engineering documents
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.
  • PowerPoint/Word/Excel proficient


 

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin', Jimmy John's, Rusty Taco and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

We're made up of some of the world's most iconic restaurant brands, but we're much more than just a restaurant company. We're a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple—it's an experience. At Inspire, that's our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences.


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