Sr. Director, Store Planning

  • Company: Christian Dior Inc.
  • Country/Region: United States
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Design & Creation
  • Experience required: Minimum 10 years
  • Reference No.: CDC02937
  • Date of publication: 2019.09.29

Position

JOB PURPOSE:

Responsible for execution of seamless renovations, relocations, and new store openings in both new and existing markets on a project-by-project basis. Ensures that new retail construction meets corporate specifications and is ready for opening on a timely basis.  Directs all planning, purchasing, logistics and construction activities including site evaluations, budgeting, and coordination with consultants and vendors.


Profile

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Construction

  • Creates and manages the budget and timeline of all store development and construction projects.
  • Management of all retrofits and upgrades at existing boutiques
  • Communicate and coordinate with local and HQ internal departments to ensure all project schedules are achieved - Partner with Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Operations, Facilities, Loss Prevention etc to include all local business related needs.
  • Adhere to project timelines/schedules - exhibit exceptional 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
  • Manage all contractors and Dior vendors.

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
  • 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 best practices, 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 negotiate
  • Ability to operate all equipment and programs necessary to perform the job

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or related Engineering Field
  • 10 years minimum of applicable luxury retail experience with P&L responsibility
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Analytical and project management skills
  • Written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Judgment and mature business skills; the ability to develop trust of Senior Management
  • Computer skills (MS Office preferred)
  • Ability for frequent travel
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