VP of Design

Location Tokyo
Discipline Industrial
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiatable
Reference 37249


Global entertainment company with IR operations around the world


  • Provide leadership in guiding the Project design with General Contractor and design consulting teams for both architecture and interiors.

  • Work with our Japan team and other project stakeholders to develop design development strategies that allow for creative design and great customer experiences within the bounds of our project budget.

  • Work with our stakeholders and consultants to create unity of design with lighting, signage, FFE, and artwork.

  • Attend design related project meetings and represent our interests and positions related to design.

  • Review designs and provide clear and concise design direction to design teams.

  • Review drawings and plans submitted by Architects and Design Consultants for conformance to the documented space and provide direction to Architects, Designers, and other consultants.

  • Provide direction for and/or review technical design, FFE design and specifications provided by Architects,

  • Designers and General Contractors.

  • Lead and manage our Japan team of design managers.

  • Work closely with our development partner to build consensus around design decisions.

  • Communicate, present, and discuss design directions and decisions with US based our project stakeholders.

  • Be prepared to conduct frequent site visits and on-site coordination meetings as the project moves to the construction phase of work.

  • Support the development of and review & comment on various governmental permit and approval documents.

  • Participate in and represent us at government meetings related to the IR project.



  • Appropriate degree in related field or equivalent experience.

  • 15 years previous experience in Design of large scale projects, with a minimum of 3 years of leadership experience.

  • Bilingual (Native Japanese with some level of English fluency).

  • Cultural intelligence, empathy, and competence necessary for effective collaboration with international partners.

  • Flexible talent management skill-set to successfully develop teams following the norms of Japanese and American business.

  • Ability to concisely and effectively communicate design criteria to design teams to create cohesive design language.

  • Strong presentation skills, specifically in an executive leadership setting.

  • Excellent organization skills to function effectively with attention to detail while meeting established deadlines.


  • Previous experience in successful large scale developments and hospitality projects.

  • Proficient understanding and experience in designing each of the holistic elements of an IR.

  • Previous experience in construction administration, specifically overseeing compliance from general contractors/architects of record.


•    Contact NAME: Ulf Stomberg



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