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Store Planning Project Manager EMEA - (F/H)

Employer
Tiffany & Co.
Location
Paris, France
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Function
Marketing
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Position Overview:

The Project Manager based in the Paris office will oversee & be responsible for Store Planning project management tasks throughout the EMEA Region. This position will report into the EMEA VP Store Planning, and work in conjunction with the NY Based Real Estate, Store Planning & Store Design teams to ensure all corporate design and construction standards are executed and maintained.

This role has a strategic oversight and will be part of European projects & initiatives.

Core requirements & major responsibilities include managing pre-contract & post-contract construction works across all Store Planning projects from new stores, relocations, renovations, expansions & closures. This role will focus on schedule management, strategic project oversight, cost management, bidding & procurement & strong construction knowledge in the retail fit out sector. Other key responsibilities involve maintaining and strengthening existing vendor relationships and introducing and building new strategic local vendor support partnerships.

In addition to Store Planning & Real Estate tasks, this position is focusing on European & strategic projects. Over the coming years there will be multiple projects in which Tiffany & Co set out to achieve its business. Responsibilities will include managing a successful project implementation through the various stages of planning, execution, monitoring/control and closure to ensure we deliver on-time, within scope and within budget.

Key Accountabilities:

Planning
  • 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
  • Oversee and coordinate regional Store Planning teams & compile detailed project programmes.
  • Liaise with regional leads to strategically plan, budget, prioritize, and assess new locations and renovations. Help determine what is right for the business.
  • Work closely with the Architecture teams and be able to suggest best practices with from a technical standpoint.
  • Liaise with Store Design and coordinate with internal TCO groups/departments to establish design criteria and program.
  • Coordinate with Store Design on all details, finishes, furniture, lighting/electrical, HVAC, & coordination with TCO internal Security, & I.T. groups.
  • Liaise with Store Design and project A&E team to ensure timely completion and coordination of construction documents that will be issued to approved construction managers/general contractors and vendors for pricing/bid

Standards & Best Practices
  • Continue to drive competitive bidding, contract administration and project related legal and financial controls; monitor to ensure compliance by all regions. Evaluate and propose modifications to ensure optimal performance.
  • Continue to improve the 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.
  • Regularly visit completed projects with members of Central 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 Store Design and Procurement, identify and support the prototyping of project components.

Execution:
  • Manage & oversee construction projects by contractors and vendors to ensure compliance with construction documents, design, schedule, budget, Tiffany and Company standards, local code compliance, local safety and health compliance. This includes periodic travel to and from for project locations to monitor and report on progress and project closeouts. This required travel is based on project schedules. Establish and maintain weekly project status and coordinate conference calls. Coordinate and locally manage the scope of work provided by third party Project Management, Cost Management & Architectual consultants.
  • Regularly visit completed projects with members of Central 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.
  • Identify project efficiencies, resources and practices for sourcing across regional projects. Work in collaboration with Global Procurement to propose and implement programs to exploit efficiencies.
  • Provide techical expertise and daily property management support as requested for all locations within assign region. Qualify vendors and assist local management teams with vendor contract administration. Work to develop and implement strategies to locally procure materials and labor in support of all project requirements to reduce overall costs. Develop a strategic network of locally based maintenance vendors and contractors to support our property maintenance requirements.
  • Manage and oversee local trade construction projects and develop strong professional relationships with local business partners and agents

Reporting and Strategic Initiatives
  • Work in conjunction with the NY Real Estate Services & Central Store Planning team to receive and review price / bids from locally based construction managers/general contractors and vendors and subsequently create a master budget for all project expenses. Negotiate and/or value engineer aspects of the project to maintain approved capital budget and achieve Return on Investment Targets for all project work. Track budgets, maintaining cost & spending control.
  • Manage and develop professional vendor relationships and develop and qualify new.
  • Manage and develop mockup exercises for finishes, showcases, and new architectural elements.
  • Manage local staff and continued communication and process improvement with TCO corporate.
  • Support Store Design with their on-going research and development programs. In collaboration with Store Design and Procurement, identify and support the prototyping of project components.
  • Support Store Design & the Standards team on the development of future concepts and stores. Specifically Pop Up & Temp Stores.

Qualifications:
  • 10+ years working in the industry / sector.
  • Ideally is a Chartered MRICS Quantity Surveyor
  • Can demonstrate skills in value engineering, measuring and cost control techniques
  • Is able to manage time effectively
  • Can adopt to managing their own workload as well as working as part of a team.
  • Is a strong communicator with the ability to liaise with stakeholders at various levels.
  • Has the ability to work remotely, be flexible to travel throughout the EMEA region.

Additional Information :
  • Location : Paris 6
  • Type of Contract : Permanent Contract

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