Sr. Project Lead

Recruiter
Neiman Marcus
Location
Dallas, Texas, United States
Posted
19 Oct 2022
Closes
03 Jan 2023
Ref
23639
NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has been the premier destination for luxury fashion and goods, superior service, and an elevated retail experience for more than a century. Today, 9,000 associates contribute to the success of NMG's brands: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. There are 38 full-line Neiman Marcus stores in cosmopolitan markets across the United States and a sophisticated digital platform that attracts shoppers worldwide. Bergdorf Goodman operates two stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City and BergdorfGoodman.com, catering to loyal luxury customers globally. NMG also owns five Last Call stores and Horchow.com, an e-commerce site that offers premium furniture and home decor.

As an organization, NMG is on a transformational journey to become the preeminent luxury customer platform. NMG continues to deliver the best integrated customer experience and has evolved the business to succeed in the ever-changing retail landscape. NMG is a relationship business. What differentiates the organization from other luxury retailers are its unique assets: a strong store footprint, the most knowledgeable associates, an engaging online experience, solid brand partnerships, innovative digital and in-store experiences, the most loyal luxury customer base, and a strong balance sheet.

Our customers will always be at the center of everything NMG does. The company continues to reinvest in new technologies that enhance the customer experience. NMG meets customers where they are. NMG's goal is to offer customers a seamless experience across its stores, online, and remote digital selling.

NMG's priority is to develop a highly engaged and high-performing team where everyone belongs. The business attracts and retains best-in-class talent through unique offerings provided to associates in addition to standard employer benefits. These include an innovative way of working, associate discounts on merchandise, tuition reimbursement, associate hardship fund, and paid time off to volunteer, to name a few.

As part of NMG's Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) work, the organization is focused on driving its core value of being "All Heart." NMG is also assessing its current environmental and social impact while developing a three-year plan to lead the luxury industry in its commitment and transparency to environmental and social sustainability. NMG strives to become an employer of choice, driven by a culture of Belonging. A dedicated team focuses on this journey, directly impacting how NMG conducts business throughout the workforce, workplace, and marketplace dimensions.

NMG has incredibly passionate and committed corporate and store associates. NMG offers associates an environment where everyone feels welcomed, nurtured, and empowered. Our associates are the heart of NMG. As an organization, NMG leads with love - love for customers, love for associates, and love for brand partners.

DESCRIPTION

The Senior Project Lead will manage the planning, design, and implementation of all assigned projects. Project types may include interior maintenance projects, brand partner shops, major/minor remodels, as well as new stores. This position will coordinate with internal teams such as Merchant Leadership, and Store Management, Visual Merchandising, Loss Prevention, Spend Management (Procurement) as well as external partners such as Design Consultants, Architects, MEP, Contractors, and various Suppliers.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Interior Maintenance & Brand Partner Shops
    • Create design interpretation packages for hand-off to internal Production team.
    • Develop project schedule for project planning and implementation.
    • Coordinate plan check process for incorporating team comments as needed.
    • Ensure internal documents are assembled by external Architect of Record (AOR) into an Out to Bid (OTB) set.
    • Facilitate Bid Process to General Contractors (GC).
    • Make final GC determination and prepare final Estimated Shop Cost (ESC) summary to be submitted for executive financial approval.
    • Upon approval, create construction project schedule, release GC to begin project coordination, and coordinate purchasing of any Neiman Marcus supplied materials.
    • Manage the construction process including coordination with store team and GC as well as making periodic site visits as required.
    • Participate in project close-out process.


  • Major/Minor Remodels & New Stores
    • Develop square footage program noting existing, proposed, and comparison data.
    • Create preliminary pricing packages as required to develop preliminary price estimates including coordinating with participating contractors and other internal and external resources.
    • Create block plan, preliminary, and final merchandise plans.
    • Develop Critical Path project schedule identifying all project tasks and milestones from project inception to completion.
    • Interact with Merchant Leadership and Store Management to gain necessary approvals.
    • Coordinate with internal Production team or outside Design Consultant for preparation of comprehensive Construction Document set.
    • Participate or lead fixture design and development as required.
    • Coordinate plan check process for incorporating team comments as needed.
    • Ensure internal documents are assembled by external Architect of Record (AOR) into an Out to Bid (OTB) set.
    • Facilitate Bid Process to General Contractors (GC).
    • Make final GC determination and prepare final Estimated Shop Cost (ESC) summary to be submitted for executive financial approval.
    • Upon approval, create construction project phasing schedule, release GC to begin project coordination, and coordinate purchasing of any Neiman Marcus supplied materials.
    • Manage the construction process including coordination with store team and GC as well as making periodic site visits as required.
    • Site visits, review of RFIs, creation of punch lists as required.
    • Participate in project close-out process.


  • General:
    • Ensures communication with internal management, merchant teams, consultants and external consultants.
    • Monitors and facilitates completion of projects on a timely basis and within budget.
    • Creates and maintains any/all project work-back schedule timelines to ensure projects are completed on schedule.
    • Attends project development meetings, site meetings, and provides written reports.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Interior Design, or related Design or Project Management field
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of retail store planning and/or construction project management experience with a major department, specialty store, luxury retailer, or design firm
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Excellent space planning/merchandising skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal including strong group presentation skills
  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Bluebeam Revu, AutoCAD (or similar CAD program), Plan Grid, and Salesforce
  • Ability to execute assigned tasks with minimal supervision
  • Capable of communicating design solutions by sketching or hand drafting
  • Ability to be part of a team or lead a team effort as required
  • Experience with project cost estimating a plus
  • Experience with Oracle, Salesforce (or similar project database), and SketchUp a plus
  • K nowledge of merchandise fixture design and/or construction detailing a plus
  • Position is based in Dallas TX
  • Periodic travel required