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Global Store Development Manager

Hours per week
40 hours

Come join our Customer Experience & Digital team at GrandVision HQ!

We are GrandVision, well-known by our retail banners such as Pearle, Vision Express, Charlie Temple, Apollo, Solaris, and many more! Our global store network are the go-to locations for all the top brands in the eyewear industry, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Esprit, Carrera, but also popular for our comprehensive selection of exclusive and indie brands.

As a Global Store Development Manager, you will significantly contribute to the customer and employee experience of the GrandVision stores as a total for 3D store design. You will closely work with the Store Experience & Retail Concept Manager to lead the implementation of concepts across stores located in more than 30 countries from the very beginning to the end. A position where you can truly think outside the box, bring new ideas to the table, and bring them to life with the ultimate goal of giving the best support to our customers around the world.

We are passionate about the customer journey and the end-to-end customer experience. Understanding the customer’s needs is our absolute starting point of any tasks we undertake.


In the role of Global Store Development Manager, you are responsible for:

  • Development of the new store concepts by employing Design Thinking mindset and deeply understanding the customer journeys and connecting the digital and physical world in our stores to solve any pain points on those journeys.
  • Constant scouting: Benchmark/keep up with latest retail trends (off/online) and best practices that can be applicable to our business model.
  • Providing continuous store concept improvements in close collaboration with the suppliers (external) and the Global Retail Concept Manager (internal).
  • Leading the cost and value engineering projects with respect to the TopStore 2.0 concept.
  • Onboarding the retail banners to the standardized Store Concept (Topstore 2.0”) to achieve consistency of customer and employee experience and leverage economies of scale. You will formulate, organize and monitor multiple projects at the same time.
  • Supporting the (re)building store projects all over the world and work with local & global cross functional teams.
  • Managing Digital Store initiatives such as In Store Analytics pilots, installation of digital & connected screens etc.
  • Giving advice to relevant local stakeholders about the preparation, planning, and activities related to (re)building, maintenance and interior design of the stores to the magnify the customer experience in store and support at the same time complies with GV Branding guidelines for our retail banners.
  • Floor plan development: Prepare and present prototypical store design layouts.
  • Collaborate/understand merchandise planning to incorporate their store specific merchandise recommendations into the store design in close collaboration with the Global Retail Concept Manager.
  • Ensuring the quality and compliance of in-store execution in terms of the furniture, lighting, flooring etc. in case of local suppliers.
  • Identifying, qualifying, negotiating, certifying and managing strategic suppliers.
  • The internal communication and the administration of the realized projects achieved commercial and customer benefits and the changes in the Store Concept.
  • Taking care of the relevant reports and management information.
  • The communication to internal and external parties about orders / forecasts.
  • Full-time position with a very international character: from your desk at Schiphol, you will maintain your international contacts and every now and then you will visit these contacts. So, being willing to travel is a must! From Chile to China, from Sweden to Poland, from India to the USA – our stores are everywhere!

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • At least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in (International) Business / Management / Marketing / Interior Design or Project Management.
  • Some years of working experience in the Retail, preferably with store concept development /customer journeys.
  • Experience with Sketchup + AutoCAD + Basic skills in technical drawings.
  • Experience with managing several projects at the same time.
  • Experience with working with external parties / agencies (e.g., furniture suppliers, flooring suppliers, lighting suppliers, store analytics companies).
  • Strong knowledge of English (written & spoken). Spanish is a plus.
  • Strong influencing skills in a multi-cultural multi-country multi-banner environment.
  • Service / customer-oriented skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong in planning, organizing and structuring.
  • Genuine passion for Design Thinking and Digital Technologies.


Workplace type: Hybrid. We offer the option to continue working 2 days at home and 3 days at the office with a working from home bundle incl. chair and screen etc. provided to support this.

Salary: We pay competitive salaries in line with the international retail sector. We are looking forward to discussing your salary expectations during the interview.

In addition to the above, we offer a scope of great benefits including (but not limited to):

  • Dutch pension plan with employer contribution of 8%
  • Employee net investment scheme
  • Employee Purchase Option for glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses
  • Subsidised lunches and free fruit at the office
  • Commuting expenses reimbursed
  • Discount on various partner insurances
  • The option to work from abroad for a specified time
  • Flexibility on annual leave planning with option to purchase additional days

Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. GrandVision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

More about GrandVision

GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,200 stores and with more than 39,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.

After decades of collaboration and two years of efforts and relentless work to make it a reality, EssilorLuxottica and GrandVision officially became part of the same organization as of 1 July, 2021.Going forward, as part of the EssilorLuxottica family, GrandVision will be able to truly unlock our full potential, and that of the optical industry as a whole, by exploring new paths around product development, digitalization, distribution and innovation.

At the very core have always been our people, who day after day are elevating the importance of vision as a basic human right and to bringing the best eyewear possible to the market. As part of the Group's deeply-rooted culture and values, we are committed to taking care of our employees around the globe and helping them thrive and grow.

Some key figures:

  • 7,260 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 434,000 daily store visits
  • 15.1 million Eyeglass & sunglass sold
  • Over 39,000 employees worldwide
  • Revenue EUR 3.5 billion FY
  • EBITA EUR 266 million

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Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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