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Brand: Corporate

Role: Sr. Store Design Planner

Location: Pittsburgh

City, State: Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Job Area: Full time

Job ID: 202407355

Job Category: Merchandising

Sr. Store Design Planner
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

At DICK’S Sporting Goods, we believe in how positively sports can change lives. On our team, everyone plays a critical role in creating confidence and excitement by personally equipping all athletes to achieve their dreams. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce, reflecting the communities we serve.

If you are ready to make a difference as part of the world’s greatest sports team, apply to join our team today!


Job Duties & Responsibilities

Architectural Floor Planning

  • Assesses, designs, and documents site conditions that will affect the store environment, project cost, and athlete experience for each potential new, relocation, or remodel brick-and-mortar store.

  • Designs plan options that meet or improve upon the site budget and return on investment thresholds, and prepares the corresponding presentations for review, alignment, and approval.

  • Effectively utilizes store design guidelines and standards for exterior and interior development and influences their evolution.

  • Assists in maintaining an up-to-date Remodel scope prioritization matrix and corresponding cost estimates.

  • Creates architecture and fixture floor plans prior to formally presenting them for review and approval.

  • Collaborates with Real Estate, Space Planning, and Visual Merchandising teams to designing feasibility plans that maximize the site footprints and aligns the interior space with the market-specific athlete makeup.

  • Partners with architects in preparing construction documents. Participates in and supports discussions with internal and external architects.

  • Provides guidance to Associate Store Planners and reviews their plans for design quality and accuracy.

  • Identifies and leads special projects, initiatives, and program rollouts. Assists in coordinating draw schedules and assigning projects to team members.

  • Leverages an in depth understanding of ADA codes and regulations in designing store plans.

  • Ensures the accuracy of the plans they and their teams have designed prior to releasing them to the architect of record.

  • Maintains visibility to project budgets, forecasts, and actuals in designing solutions that are within budget while raising awareness to risks.

  • Is a key point of contact through all phases of a project for the resolution of site condition related issues and the coordination of solutions with all internal and external partners.


  • Acts as the central point of communication for the plan development process and is responsible for providing plans and plan updates to key stakeholders such as Architects, Construction Project Managers, and Visual Merchandising.

  • Implements and coordinates requests for changes that apply to their projects.

Floor Plan Analysis & Execution

  • Quickly identifies the merchandising and design merits and drawbacks of plans and effectively recommends and influences the design direction and selection of the optimal plans.

  • Prepares and utilizes return on square footage analysis and sales performance metrics when designing and recommending store plan layouts and configurations.

  • Partners with the Space Management team on the in-depth analysis and use of return on square foot analysis.

  • Mentors Store Planners in preparing for Plan Review meetings, including the preparation and compilation of information for the meetings, formally presenting recommended plans and options at the meetings, and recapping outcomes and action items.

  • Develops plans for new stores and remodel stores that incorporate the assortment needs of all business areas by creating space allocations that maximize store sales and profits.

  • Coordinates with the Visual teams on the incorporation of seasonal set changes and merchandising strategies into fixture orders and layouts.

  • Collaborates with Merchants, Store Operations, and Visual Merchandising teams to finalize merchandise floorplans.

  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders on the creation of additional architectural, construction, graphics, and merchandising sheets that support the effective coordination and execution of the store design.


  • Provides the Procurement Team with accurate plans and data for ordering fixtures, mannequins & graphics.

  • Coordinates with outside fixture vendors on the addition of new fixtures into store takeoff processes and provides fixture takeoff information using Revit software.

  • Effectively manages schedules, deadlines, and multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.

  • Quickly shifts focus to the highest priorities and works independently.

  • Challenges the status quo, champions change, and influences others.


  • Bachelor's Degree Architecture, Interior Design or similar

  • 5-7 years experience Architecture, Interior Design, Retail Space Planning

  • Proficient in Revit BIM software

  • Proficient in AutoCad

  • 3D CAD experience preferred but not required

  • Adobe InDesign

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