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Store Planning & Construction Project Manager

Tiffany & Co.
Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico
Closing date
15 May 2024

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Full Time

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Project Manager, Store Planning and Construction - Mexico


The Project Manager will focus on leading all store opening projects for Mexico.

He will need to ensure optimal project delivery for Tiffany & Co.'s large and complex projects while achieving budget, schedule, and quality. Ensuring that the strategic vision and needs of the region, combined with Tiffany's global design and planning requirements, are being met, through close collaboration with the market leads and Regional Directors. Responsible for strategically planning workflow, prioritizing expansions, and managing remodels, for all retail and flagship construction projects for Mexico.

The Project Manager, Store Planning and Construction must be able to think strategically while also being hands-on in overseeing the day-to-day execution of the agreed upon strategy with a focus on clients, people, and brand desirability. They will be open and approachable and will work with both the central team and the local teams in a transparent, united and mutually supportive manner. They must model and champion our core belief; People Make the Difference and our values; Be Creative & Innovative, Deliver Excellence and Cultivate an Entrepreneurial Spirit."

Key Accountabilities of the Project Manager
  • Large, complex projects, focused on in-market Flagship stores.
  • Build project briefs, programs/schedules and budgets that respect the Store Development Lifecycle and key project milestones.
  • Manage and build project brief with all stakeholders.
  • Align with Store Design, Regional and Market leadership and all stakeholders on project milestones and overall schedule.
  • Review and negotiate work letters with LL and conduct initial site reviews.
  • Advise on market conditions that effect schedule and budget.
  • Drive and respect the critical milestones and deliverables of the lifecycle to achieve project approvals and funding.
  • Agility to adapt the lifecycle to achieve quicker openings which in turn benefit sales and market growth.
  • Leverage project resources of architects, supplies, and GC's to achieve project schedules.

  • Manage approved schedules to achieve all critical milestones. Adjust and update as needed during the lifecycle of a project.
  • Manage budgets during the lifecycle. Call out and manage risk at lifecycle milestones. Value engineer with Store Design if required.
  • Lead and oversee construction.
  • Support a culture that ensures the highest standard of performance and quality from construction, sourcing, vendors, and peers.
  • Manage Tiffany & Co. stakeholders' (store design, Procurement, IT, Security, Merchandising, Ops), external consultants (architects, engineers, etc.), and general contractors and suppliers to achieve committed milestones.
  • Coordinate and manage drawing sets and milestones from schematic and design development, and construction documents. Review dwgs and conduct page turns at milestones.
  • Utilize TCO systems (unifier, Coupa, Plangrid, Microsoft Projects) for drawing and budget, PO submissions and management.
  • Establish competitive bidding, contract administration and project related legal and financial controls. Build proper bid books, cost plans, forecasts, budget history and issue PO's for a proper project buyout.
  • Lead and manage monthly cost mtgs to ensure compliance with project budget, forecast, PO issuance, contingency management, change orders, cash flow and close out.
  • Close out project in 90 days after store opening for all vendors and supplies.
  • Ensure weekly OAC meetings are conducted and documented.
  • Manage and report on change orders and overall budget management.
  • Build to high quality and handover store to retail team 100% defect free.
  • Handover of store to be coordinated with all stakeholders for a seamless transition from store planning to Retail

Efficiencies / Continuous Improvements
  • Regularly visit completed projects with members of Store Design, Store Planning and Retail to perform post-opening project audits. Identify areas of needed improvement and institute changes to store design, project development & delivery, materials, and suppliers.
  • Support Store Design and Procurement with their on-going research and development programs. Identify and support the prototyping of project components.
  • Identify regional/local resources, materials, suppliers for cost and schedule efficiencies. Work in collaboration with Procurement and Store Design to propose and implement programs to exploit efficiencies. Analyze standards, cost efficiencies and suppliers.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture/Engineering or Construction Project management
  • 8+ years of experience within a store planning/design/construction environment involving an aggressive expansion of retail stores
  • Experience in on high end luxury projects
  • Experience effectively working with cross-functional teams, international vendors, and consultants in the North America market
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Project, Adobe
  • Knowledge LEED processes and certifications
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, project management and people management skills
  • Demonstrated self-starter with ability to organize competing priorities
  • Maintain excellent relationships with contractors, consultants, designers and internal customers
  • Travel as required to conduct site visits during the lifecycle of the project


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