ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Store Planning Project Manager
Alexander McQueen - Regular
London - United Kingdom
Alexander McQueen is in search of a Creative, Methodical & Agile Store Planning Project Manager to join their close-knit team within the London Head Office.
You will play an invaluable role in delivering our store projects, managing the end-to-end process for new strategic store openings and refits across the estate (primarily across APAC and EMEA).
With excellent project and people management skills, your role will be instrumental in ensuring that our store projects respect the brand vision across our regions- delivered to the highest standard and according to budget.
How you will contribute?
Projects typologies: stores, offices, showrooms
Inception reports, collecting all the information preliminary to the design (survey, photos, local constraints, technical & commercial briefs) through local visits and/or local partners coordination
Preliminary Design proposals and coordination with commercial, budget and timing constraints and briefs
Design presentation through Creative Director / Board in order to get the approvals prior to production
Final design production / coordination according to the feasibility check and budget constraints
Design sharing with all the Departments and communicating implementation updates accordingly
Lighting design coordination
Design submission and follow-up through local stakeholders
Responsible for the coordination, production & approval of prototypes
Responsible for design value engineering
Oversee and sign off as appropriate on executive design and construction drawings
Manage and support with quality assurance throughout the store projects until opening
Final Punchlist production/coordination and follow-up closure
Support in building the maintenance guidelines, submitted to operations
Cost Control –
Cost forecast during feasibility phase (before project kickoff) in order to propose a feasible capital expenditure budget to the Board and to the Group
Budget analysis and update along all the design phases
Budget and financial reports: production and updates, twice per month; coordination with Finance Dept. (HQ and regional) and Board
Tender document production coordination and bid reconciliation / analysis through local partners
Procurement candidates scouting
Prompt Leading of any Value engineering solutions needed
Budget analysis / comparison among several worldwide project
Assistance in the production of the Maintenance / operational budgets.
Planning Control –
The checking of all applications prior to the submission to Local Authorities (Landlord, Co-ownership, city Hall, Heritage, etc)
Collecting the construction information and upgrades (site pictures, weekly report), debrief, analysis and report to Executives
Control of the Project Milestones status
Construction site visits, reports and consequent actions; coordination of the local PM activities
Snagging list and following-up / closure overview
Assist in providing and reconciling data of previous projects and support in ongoing strategy.
Reporting: prepare weekly updates and detailed reports (quality, timing, costs) on running projects for Managers / Executives; weekly meeting with line manager to update on current projects.
Continuously update the monthly store opening list
Research of new local materials suppliers, consultants and contribute in their certification
Capex optimisation solutions
Construction Manual implementation.
Local vendors scouting / certification through local partner
Travel budget forecast and respect the yearly budget
Opex technical budget assistance with local team
Maintenance contract coordination
Maintenance issue resolution, through constant tracking and follow-up
Minor works and touch-ups on existing stores
Who you are?
Degree in Architecture/ Surveying or Interior Design required
Extremely high-end taste and design oriented
Extensive experience of managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Proven experience of working with third party contractors, suppliers and landlords, with a good global network of affiliates
IT Skills: Office, Autocad, Sketchup (or other 3D software), InDesign, Photoshop
Languages : English (paramount), Mandarin (preferred)
Experience working for a luxury fashion retailer for minimum 10 years with an excellent aesthetic (required)
Analytical and excellent attention to detail
Strong negotiation and influencing skills are a necessity, aside to integrity and inclusion
Excellent communication, leadership and people management skills (direct or indirect)
Must be willing to travel
Why work with us?
This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic team with a visionary brand that offers possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.
Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs & sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.
- Full time
- United Kingdom