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Centres Project Design Manager - Ingka Centres

Gurgaon, State of Haryāna - Beliggenhed Ekspansion Fuldtid



Who you are:

You are someone who understands how the design of a retail-led built environment creates value in our lives. You are able to collect and understand a lot of different information and input, identify the main factors, and form a design direction to communicate, execute, review and adjust.
You bond well with people and understand different cultures and environments, able to adjust yourself according to the situation.

You are creative by nature, and always looking to use your creativity to improve a product, experience, or process. You can sell your ideas with enthusiasm and build an energy around you. You are honest, fact-based, focused on the priorities, decisive and dedicated.
For this role we are looking for a leader, an influencer, someone to create and protect good design solutions.

To succeed in this role, you need to have experience in retail and/or shopping centre developments.
What you’ll need to have:

•University degree in Architecture or in a building design related field.
•Minimum 15 years full cycle experience with Shopping centre developments and/or management with an international real estate investor/developer.
• Minimum 10 years of Experience in developing large retail led mixed use projects, with a thorough understanding of design process and design management.
•Minimum 5 years in management position of having led design teams, with proven leadership skills and track record.
•Work experience with International Architects and consultants (Developer and design firms a plus).
•Experience and knowledge of all building design stages, including construction and handover.
•Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketch up, Photoshop, Microsoft office packages.
•You are fluent in the English language (both spoken and written).
•Profiles will not be acceptable if the experience is lesser then the job description.

Candidate should have knowledge:

• Design Management – How to set up, organize and manage teams – both internally within Ingka Centres as well as within consultant teams.
• Design Process management – How to structure all design related phases.
• Urban Planning & Development - How to work with public administrations, to optimize land usage in terms of technical and authority aspects of infrastructure, protection and use of environment, planning and permissions.
• Engineering Principles - Knowledge of the basic mathematical methods to practical purposes of design, analysis and/or operation of structures machines and systems.
• Construction Management - Knowledge of how to initiate, plan, organize, execute, and manage the construction of INGKA properties according to the latest INGKA standards.


Ingka Centers is in the middle of an exciting journey, where we create and develop Meeting Places, into something way beyond an ordinary shopping Centre. As a Centres Projects Design Manager, you have an important function in this journey by securing the right and most relevant retail partners in our Meeting Places in Gurgaon. We give you the opportunity to be a part of a journey where we are taking an important step forward in development to create innovative solutions for the meeting place of tomorrow.

Job specific key tasks and responsibilities:

•Provide advice on the recruitment requirements at for the design team, both internally and externally, to secure that the design function is correctly represented at each of the design stages by identifying the necessary professional competences and expertise required within them.
• Collaborate with the Customer & Digital Domain to understand community, market proposition and customer needs in the local area to ensure the appropriate design approach is applied accordingly.
• Ensure the Meeting place concept is appropriately translated into all Architectural, ID and Landscape packages in a way that the narrative of the project reads as one story.
• Ensure standardized documentation relating to Design process and Design management is implemented by the project team clusters to achieve maximum efficiency during all design stages.
• Review the design at key milestones points with the support of the ‘Design knowledge bank’ in order to provide the necessary direction to the Design Manager within the project cluster.
• Be responsible for keeping track of key findings for best practice on design related topics by way of ‘Lessons learned’ in order to share with Design managers and Project Design Managers within Expansion and Development, other domains within Ingka Centres and Ingka group.
• Ensure all integration aspects between IKEA and Ingka Centres are considered and maximized while delivering a design solution for the assigned project or projects.
• Manage and maintain positive relationships with regional and local city authorities, planners, and establish relations and network with key industry partners.
• Work closely with vendors to ensure the design meets the Meeting Place vision
• Overview the initial commercial viability of new development projects in the feasibility or market research stages.


To generate revenue and growth of new and current Meeting Places while also collaborating with IKEA Retail, the Ingka Group and external contractors with the goal of delivering the needs of customers and local communities within the locations they operate.

Centres Project Design Manager is responsible for:

•Driving Innovation - Stimulates creative ideas and perspectives that add value, Customer focus - Provides innovative design solutions to encourage customer loyalty.
•Customer focus - Provides innovative design solutions to encourage customer loyalty.
•Managing resources - Coordinates people and financial capital, material and (digital) information to maximize efficiency and performance
•Communications skills, verbal and written
•Analytical thinking - ability to analyze large amounts of information with a view to arriving at well considered solutions and conclusions quickly if required


If you have any questions about this position and the recruitment process, you are welcome to reach out to recruiter suraj.chowrasia@ingka.com

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, though no later than 30th of September. We’re reviewing applications continuously and might close the ad before the closing date if we find the right candidate.

Please submit your application online, by clicking on the “apply” button. We are not able to handle any applications made by e-mail. Warmly welcome with your application!