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GUCCI Store Planning Project Manager

Gucci - Regular
NEW YORK - United States of America

Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is reinventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. Under the new vision of creative director Alessandro Michele, the House has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most desirable fashion houses. Eclectic, contemporary, romantic—Gucci products represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are unsurpassed for their quality and attention to detail. Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury and sport and lifestyle brands.

Role Mission

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the development of freestanding stores in the United States and Canada, working closely with the regional and worldwide store planning team, Gucci and Kering departments, consultants and contractors in the renovation of existing or development of new stores from project initiation to opening. Responsibilities also include coordinating store layout improvements rollouts consisting of store configurations and/or upgrades of existing stores. For each project, the PM will oversee project budgets, schedules and project design. They will liaise with departmental directors (Operations, Visual, etc.) and consulting teams to ensure the program requirements are incorporated into the project and critical timelines and project information are communicated. He/she will oversee the construction and completion of each location to ensure standards of quality are met in a timely and cost effective manner.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work closely with the Vice President, Store Planning & Facilities and possible design architect in the design development of new store locations;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with tenant coordinators and mall managers in all applicable forms and locations;
  • Coordinate transition of design documents into documents for bid/landlord review/permit with architect of record;
  • Review all architectural documents and drawings with Vice President, Store Planning & Facilities;
  • Coordinate requirements for security, telephone, and data with departments;
  • Obtain approvals from landlord for preliminary and working drawing reviews.
  • Create requests for bids as applicable for GC scope;
  • Develop requests for owner vendor items, such as millwork, specialty lighting, etc.;
  • Review bid proposals and coordinate cost and schedules with vendors and contractors, as well as maintain schedules;
  • Develop and maintain cost summary of each project through project completion, including review and approval of invoices, coordinating the information with the cost controller;
  • Make periodic site visits before and/or during construction of store to ensure standards and design are met;
  • Attend weekly site meetings (on site or phone) throughout project to ensure schedule and design standard are met;
  • Coordinate with GC and local department of buildings for all required certificates and inspections;
  • Coordinate Vice President, Store Planning & Facilities and operations for store openings and help on site during this transition;
  • Develop punch list and verify all items are corrected in timely manner;
  • Request and obtain letters of lien waivers and comply with landlord’s close out procedure;
  • Develop and issue Maintenance Manual for store’s manager;
  • Assist Vice President, Store Planning  & Facilities and cost controller in multi project budgeting for departmental capex forecasting;
  • Assist Vice President, Store Planning & Facilities and cost controller in multi project scheduling for departmental master schedule forecasting.

Key Requirements

  • 7 – 10 years’ experience;
  • Luxury retail experience required;
  • University degree, BA, MA in Architecture or Interior Design preferred;
  • Must have good budgeting and general math skills;
  • Attention to detail and able to meet tight deadlines;
  • Must have a good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint and AutoCAD;
  • Good understanding of design drawings and project documentation;
  • Knowledge of standard quality means and materials in construction and millwork;
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational and focusing abilities a must;
  • Frequent travel required.

Key Behaviors

Explore

Considerate Thinker

  • Sees the big picture and understands how own actions and decisions impact others and the organization as a whole

Solutions Developer

  • Actively scans the environment for new approaches, blending different ideas to come with creative yet effective solutions

Deliver

Accountable Achiever

  • Actively gets things done, raising the bar for performance and taking accountability for own actions

Agile Advocate

  • Driven by the sense of urgency, promotes change and takes smart risks in pursuit of goals

Connect

Connection Builder

  • Builds trust-based relationships across boundaries and encourages collaboration
  • Adapts own style to communicate impactfully

People Enabler

  • Empowers others by providing autonomy and encouraging self-expression, valuing and amplifying each person’s uniqueness

Build

Continuous Learner

  • Is self-aware, curious to learn and seeks feedback from others to continuously grow, always putting improvement over comfort

Talent Builder

  • Provides constructive and on-going feedback, coaches and helps others to achieve their full potential

Work authorization

  • Qualified candidates must have the proper work authorization to work in the United States

EOE M/D/F/V

  • Full time
  • North America
  • United States of America
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