Store Planner - Project Manager

Paris, France
19 Oct 2022
30 Nov 2022
Full Time
Maison Margiela is a Paris-based fashion house founded in 1988 by Belgian designer Martin Margiela. Celebrating unconventional aesthetics and embracing the philosophy that fashion is an art of expression rather than a cult of personality, Maison Margiela offers haute couture, ready-to-wear for women and men, contemporary line MM6, footwear, interior design, and accessories, including leather goods, fine jewelry and fragrance.
John Galliano was named Creative Director of the house in 2014, bringing his sense of spectacle and creative mastery to the unique ethos of Maison Margiela. Whilst developing his own vision for the house, John Galliano has entirely respected the Martin Margiela state of mind, creating a fascinating organic process.
In 2002, the French house became part of OTB. Along with sister brands of the group, Maison Margiela continues pushing the boundaries of modern fashion while preserving its distinctive identity and heritage.

The Store Planner reports to the Head of Store Planning & project Manager and works closely with the Design departments all involved HQ departments : Retail, Wholesale, Operations, Visual, Finance, Legal, IT, Maintenance, etc and all regional teams to ensure coordination of all aspects of the project.

The Store Planner is also responsible to look for new consultants, architects and engineers, contractors suppliers, handle costs and budgets in coordination with financial controllers and account departments, scheduling and check quality and ensure the high level of the company's standard.

Store Planner has to keep a full supervion of the entire process from the design (developed in house by the Design Dept.) to the store opening and maintenance as well.

Job responsibilities & activities

• Deliver a store opening to the Retail respecting image, timing and budget.

• Supervise and coordinate all architectural and construction activities involved with the renovation/restyling or creation of a new store.

• Organize and prepare feasibility studies, capex estimation and time-schedule analysis for new locations.

• Actively working on store openings list and worldwide costs/sqm.

• Collaborate closely with Finance Dept. for budgets construction and follow-up and Legal Dept. to finalize contracts. Collaborate and cooperate with all involved departments: Retail, VM, Operations, IT, Facility, etc

• Collect all start-up information from HQ, Regions and local parties and provide a support to the Design Dept.

• Establish contacts with Landlord's coordinator and architectural team to collect the information concerning the location : drawings, technical details, guidelines and all other necessary information to start the project;

• Organize bidding and award of all consultants and supervise their activities;

• Support the local architects on general contractors and millwork contractors bidding, evaluate tender documents and coordinate work assignments;

• Manage direct vendors orders, in case of absence of the local architect.

• Capex and time-schedule follow-up: report and update it regularly along the project development;

• Visit construction sites and prepare reports in order to ensure the required standards and quality;

Skills & experience

• Experience required : minimum 3/5 years in fashion - luxury field

• Education: Degree in architecture or engineering (3+2)

• Computer skills: AutoCAD, Photoshop, office

• Problem solving, detailed oriented, multitasking, decision making, self-motivated

• Fluent in French and English, Italian is plus