Full time -

Design Director H/F

At MALHERBE PARIS, our independent creative agency at the crossroads of art and commerce, international leader (Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York) in retail design and digital creation, we work with major global brands on design and retail strategy (Hennessy, Dior, Sephora, L’occitane, Krug, Cartier, etc.). For 28 years, we have been asserting the difference of a French culture and imagining new shopping experiences by combining a creative approach based on elegance, innovation and freedom of expression, applied to a multitude of retail professions: cosmetics, jewellery, department stores, shopping centres, mass distribution, food & beverage, travel retail, etc.

To find out more: https://www.instagram.com/malherbeparis/

We are looking for a Design Director to create, manage and present our projects. He/she is the guarantor of the agency’s image and will be responsible for ensuring that the requirements are met. The Design Director leads several projects simultaneously, from their conception phase to their realisation phase. He or she is the driving force that keeps the teams moving forward.

  • Role requirements



    – Take the brief and analyse it

    – Study the planning of resources and time and have it validated by the Creative Director (project schedules)

    – Make the teams aware of the profitability of the project

    – Giving creative impetus to the teams

    – Plan and conduct creative meetings with the team and the Creative Director

    – Ensuring that the project is progressing well between each creative direction point

    – Participate in the production of rendering elements

    – Participate in the definition of the presentation document in collaboration with the Client Director and the Creative Director

    – Present to clients

    – Debrief the presentation teams




    – Responsible for a creative team (Project Designer, Designer, Architect, and depending on experience as a Junior Design Manager)
    – Recruiting creative profiles with less than 3 years experience
    – Train, evaluate and develop teams in production tools
    – Manage the planning of your team




    – Participate in development meetings
    – Take the brief / Present the project to clients
    – Be active in terms of resale

  • Qualities & characteristics

    – Drawing
    – Perfect mastery of production tools
    – Creativity
    – Management skills
    – English