Project & Construction Management Lead, North America Shop-in-Shops, RL A+D Studio

Ralph Lauren
New York, New York, United States
01 Nov 2022
28 Dec 2022
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.

Position Overview
Lead the team managing North America shop-in-shop projects from schematic design through completion, ensuring successful and timely completion of all projects. Project types range from new construction to full renovations, refreshes and multi-site fixture roll-outs, within various department stores in North America.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Lead team responsible for managing all North America shop-in-shop projects from design to completion, overseeing all phases of the projects.
* Implement project management best practices and continually evaluate current processes to ensure projects are managed effectively.
* Develop and manage schedules, maintaining constant communication with all internal stakeholders, suppliers and service provides, to ensure projects are delivered on time.
* Monitor project status throughout the entire life of the project.
* Order surveys and coordinate execution as needed.
* Implement and manage weekly calls with key suppliers and service providers to assess production/construction progress and ensure projects remain on schedule. Issue meeting minutes to document weekly outcomes of calls.
* Develop and manage project budgets, tracking all costs and change orders through the life of the project.
* Oversee project closeout with Finance partners.
* Bid projects with pre-approved suppliers, level bids and award projects. Issue POs and reconcile invoices.
* Issue POs to suppliers and service provides, and reconcile invoices.
* Evaluate and onboard new service providers, as needed.
* Partner with Architecture & Design Lead on project execution details, to ensure all projects are executed per design intent.
* Schedule and lead pre-installation calls with accounts, suppliers and internal architects. Once project is installed, coordinate timely completion of all snagging items.
* Add new projects to global tracker and keep project data up to date to enable reporting

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Advanced of experience in project management and construction management for commercial projects.
* Experience with multi-site rollouts and North America department stores preferred, but not required.
* Ability to manage a large number of projects simultaneously, in various stages of design development and construction.
* Extensive experience developing and implementing project management processes and best-practices.
* Extensive experience managing large CAPEX.
* Highly organized and process oriented.
* Great attention to detail.
* Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
* Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Project. Smartsheet knowledge preferred, but not required.
* Knowledge of millwork standards, details and construction.

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