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Director, Special Projects and Temporary Stores- Americas

Tiffany & Co.
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
23 Apr 2023

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Overview: The Director, Special Project and Temporary Stores is responsible for supporting the creative team during design and execute multiple projects in the fields of special projects, temporary stores and pop up in the Americas.. S/he is responsible for supporting the design development, project reviews, project communications, quality control, scheduling, budgeting and project reporting. This individual must be creative approach and with a strong project management attitude, detailed oriented and have the ability to develop and manage the overall scheduling and budget of the projects. The Director will oversee a team of outside consultants and international contractors to ensure that the strategic vision and needs of the region, combined with Tiffany's global design and planning requirements, are being met. The Director will be expected to create and or augment existing systems to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage and oversee all external consultants and suppliers in the development of the projects.
  • Create a culture that insures the highest standard of performance and quality from design, construction, sourcing, vendors and peers.
  • Continuously evaluate performance of internal and external resources; propose and implement changes as required to ensure an optimally functioning organization and a high performance vendor and consultant resource pool.
  • Negotiate and coordinate design and technical requirements, strategic scheduling and upfront planning, budgeting and hiring.
  • Develop and foster a design and business acumen accounting for regional context, clientele, and practices.
  • Coordinate regional Store Planning teams to ensure timely completion of punch lists before store opening.
  • Review with real estate department lease requirements

Standards & Best Practices:
  • In collaboration with Divisional Finance and Legal leadership:
    • Establish competitive bidding, contract administration and project related legal and financial controls; monitor to ensure compliance by all regions. Continually evaluate and propose modifications to ensure optimal performance.
    • Establish qualification process and standards for project related: consultants, vendors, and construction service providers; monitor to ensure compliance of quality, budget and schedule. Continually evaluate and propose modifications to ensure optimal performance.

Efficiencies / Continuous Improvement Initiatives:
  • Regularly visit completed projects with members of Creative team/Store Design, Procurement, and Store Planning to perform post-opening project audits. Identify areas of needed improvement and institute changes to implement improvements in project development, project delivery, materials and assemblies.
  • Support Store Design with their on-going research and development programs. In collaboration with Creative team/ Store Design and Procurement, identify and support the prototyping of project components.
  • Identify regional efficiencies, resources and practices for sourcing across regional projects.
  • Work in collaboration with Procurement to propose and implement programs to identify efficiencies.

Required Qualifications:
  • 7+ years' experience with Architecture/interior design and/or Construction degree and background
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, project management and people management skills
  • Demonstrated self-starter with ability to organize teams around competing priorities
  • Experience effectively working with cross-functional teams and fostering collaborative thinking
  • Client focused with ability to create alignment
  • AutoCAD
  • Graphic program: Adobe Package (InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Office package
  • Strong believer in teamwork and multidisciplinary approach, able to create excellent interpersonal relations
  • Passion for building brands and challenging status quo, with a cultural awareness that advises key concepts and emerging trends
  • Creative strategy and Project development experience, including operational plans and compelling presentations.
  • Strong drive for outstanding and magnificent execution and attention to details
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Preferred: Fluent in Spanish or Portuguese

The hiring range for this position ranges from $154,445 - $218,040. The rate of pay offered will be dependent upon candidates' relevant skills and experience. Management is also eligible for bonus.

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