Assistant Project Manager, Store Planning

  • Company: Christian Dior Inc.
  • Country/Region: United States
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Facility Management
  • Experience required: Minimum 2 years
  • Reference No.: CDC02939
  • Date of publication: 2019.09.30

Position

JOB PURPOSE:

Responsible for execution of seamless renovations, relocations, and new store openings in both new and existing markets, in addition to the maintenance of existing boutiques.


Profile

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Construction

  • Management of all retrofits and upgrades at Dior boutiques
  • Communicate and Coordinate with internal departments and LVMH partners to ensure all project schedules are achieved
  • Copy and circulate project drawings as directed
  • Adhere to project timelines/schedules - exhibit above average time management capabilities
  • Maintain department schedule and status report for all projects
  • Maintain procurement process for all projects incl. producing vendor orders and processing invoices.
  • Coordination of all capital and expense projects as directed including but not limited to vendor coordination and compliance, administration of bid process, administration of change orders, and internal department coordination
  • Coordinate all new store construction utilities set-up

Administration

  • Create, maintain and track all project correspondence
  • Identify/create tools necessary to support the project management process
  • Coordinate temporary and permanent office/store relocations.  Partner appropriately with internal departments and external vendors and communicate in a timely and effective manner
  • Propose/identify ways in which the department can increase effectiveness - eliminate and or streamline the process at every opportunity
  • Monitor and report capital costs for all projects
  • Track and review project budgets from Project Manager(s)
  • Maintain historical cost database (budget, analysis, actuals)
  • Maintain all fixtures, fittings, and equipment inventory as needed

Communications

  • Maintain established communication protocol relating to: projects, budgets, costs, schedules and vendor qualification
  • Maintain confidentiality, discretion and professionalism in all correspondence.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with both internal and external partners.
  • Maintain an objective perspective in managing adversity.
  • Ensure communication protocol to other corporate departments and Store Ops on all department activities.
  • Liaise with LVMH partners on all related projects to ensure high-level execution and cost efficiency.

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Comfortable in making autonomous decisions in a timely manner
  • Ability to react quickly to change
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously with little supervision
  • Ability to command skill
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Ability to operate all equipment and programs necessary to perform the job

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-4 years prior construction and project coordination experience
  • Ability for frequent travel
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (ie; Excel, Access. Word)
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