Director, Global Event Design

Sol de Janeiro

Sol de Janeiro

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Administration, Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Launched in 2015, SOL DE JANEIRO is an award-winning, fast-growing premium global lifestyle beauty brand inspired by the beauty rituals and attitude of the beaches of Rio. Our brand purpose is to spark endless self-celebration and joy through the power and warmth of the Brazilian spirit. This philosophy extends from our products to our corporate culture. We are leaders, permanently inquisitive, category obsessed, incredibly diverse, self-demanding, true team players, and we are all Brazilian in Spirit.

Headquartered in New York and launched as a digitally native brand, we now have teams in Rio, Paris, London and Italy supporting the expansion across the globe.

The position will report to the Executive Director, Global Store Design and Visual Merchandising.

Role Overview:

The Director, Global Event Design, will lead the design and strategic deployment of our Sol de Janeiro events globally. This role will be responsible for generating innovative, immersive, and authentic retail concepts and to drive consistent brand image across event formats and channels.

To be considered for the role, a candidate must be uniquely qualified to lead the Events function from concept to execution across channels of retail distribution. This role will play a critical role in how our brand is expressed through physical events and will ensure that we always deliver excellence in execution. The ability to navigate complexity and support consistent transformation and change will be imperative to their success.

Role Responsibilities:


  • Lead the concept design, development, and execution of all event installations globally.
  • Proactively develop new and innovative concept designs in partnership with Visual Merchandising counterparts to anticipate and future-proof eventing solutions.
  • In partnership with the Global Consumer Engagement team, develop comprehensive event frameworks and guidelines, ensuring adaptability and scalability for regional execution by local teams.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director VMSD and Global Creative Director to develop retailer specific strategies and design solutions where relevant.
  • Collaborate with Visual Merchandising counterparts and Global ACDs on concept and execution for immersive, campaign-specific and Evergreen pop-ups or promotional sites.
  • Ensure all Regional partners and vendors are upholding brand standards throughout executions and troubleshoot with the regions when needed. Plan and execute event visits with the Global and Regional teams.
  • Publish post-mortem recaps to outline key learnings for future implementation.
  • In-take Regional requests from Commercial partners and strategize, develop and execute designs to support business needs against brand guidelines.
  • Pro-actively improve teams' understandings of Brand Objectives and lead with authority and dignity.
  • In partnership with Visual Merchandising, deep dive into marketing objectives, product insights and target audiences to translate product positioning, consumer trends, and offline/online consumer behavior into effective ideas and concepts for event executions.
  • Proactively seek and drive cost efficiencies within fixture development. Manage material alternates as needed to meet budget targets.
  • Maintain a database of best practices across all industries, inclusive of Retail Technology, and conceptualize integration and application within SDJ event environments.


  • Vet, Manage and Train Vendors and Agency Partners on Brand Guidelines and Brand Standards.
  • Foster a highly collaborative environment where design work and output is in lock step with Global Brand while adequately meeting needs of Commercial Business Objectives.
  • Liase with Global stakeholders to ensure that regional business needs are successfully captured within Global directives.
  • Mentor and inspire team to perform at the top of their abilities and foster growth in the overall collective ability of the team to think differently and more broadly about their work.
  • Champion creative problem solving and develop a reputation for being a collaborative and solutions-oriented team.
  • Meet all timelines and ensure delivery of executions for stakeholder review. Manage expectations cross-functionally when timelines are not favorable to proper processes and executional standards.
  • Ensure Global stakeholders have enough time to review and approve all work created outside of Global Directives.
  • Manage various fast-paced workstreams with confidence.


  • 7+ Years experience in an architecture-related or events-related field. Beauty experience required.
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Design / Architecture required.
  • Global Brand Experience is required. Agency experience preferred.
  • Software Requirements: AutoCAD (or Vectorworks), Rhino (or Sketchup), Keyshot, Adobe In Design, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.
  • Willingness and readiness to travel as needed for events.
  • Career track record that demonstrates strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines using excellent organizational skills, quality execution and attention to detail.
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation, and listening skills.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback that is necessary to improve work.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities with grace.

Salary Range

$150,000—$160,000 USD

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for participation in a highly competitive bonus program with the possibility for overachievement based on performance and company results.

The information contained herein is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, as these may change or new ones may be assigned at any time.

Sol de Janeiro is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.


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