Architecture & Design Manager, RLA+D Studio

Recruiter
Ralph Lauren
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
17 May 2022
Closes
29 Jul 2022
Ref
29019
Level
Manager
Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration. Any offer of employment is contingent upon proof of full COVID 19 vaccinations upon hire. Accommodations due to medical or religious reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.

Position Overview
The Architecture & Design Manager, PFS is responsible for the design and development of Polo Factory Stores, applying the latest design standards to all projects and ensuring all stores are designed to elevate the brand and deliver superior customer experience. Under the supervision of the Architecture & Design Lead, s/he coordinates all aspects of the project with internal partners, including Planning, Product Presentation and Operations, while collaborating with construction teams in each region to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Design Polo Factory Stores (ranging from 5,000 to 25,000sf) that reflect the latest vision for the brand, ensuring design excellence and an elevated customer experience.
* Produce schematic design drawing packages for Polo Factory Outlet Stores, including new stores, renovations, and refreshes.
* Manage external consultants and suppliers to ensure projects are executed to RL standards.
* Review and approve construction drawings and millwork shop drawings.
* Coordinate project requirements with internal partners, including Retail Development, Decorative and Merchandising.
* Partner with construction teams in each region to coordinate execution of details.
* Champion best practices within the team and the division.
* Partner with Product Presentation in each region to maintain up-to-date information on visual merchandising guidelines and fixture selection.
* Collaborate effectively with Fixture Team on new and custom fixture designs, and to understand intended fixture usage.
* Create and issue accurate bid documents and templates
* Adhere to established AutoCAD, drafting, project management and directory standards

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Elevated education in Architecture or similar field
* High level experience in retail design, similar commercial projects or high-end/custom residential in a project manager's position.
* Good understanding of all phases of an architectural project
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple competing priorities effectively.
* High proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office (Excel), Microsoft Project and SketchUp.
* Strong knowledge of millwork standards, details and construction.
* Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat X Pro, BIM360 and Smartsheet a plus.
* Strong analytical skills, highly organized and detail-oriented.
* Good communication skills, both written and verbal. #LI-DB1

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