Temp Project Assistant Manager, Store Development

New York, New York Project Manager Posted March 16, 2023
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Job Title: Temp Project Assistant Manager, Store Development
Start: ASAP
Duration: May or June 2023 (covering maternity leave)
Hourly Rate: $30-35/hour 
Location: NYC (onsite)
Job Description: 
This candidate will be responsible to assist with the management of store planning projects for freestanding retail stores, shop-in-shops, and occasional pop-ups. 
• Responsible for day to day project management of assigned construction projects, including coordination between key consultants, contractors, and Global Architecture team, to ensure that projects are on time, on budget, and adhere to brand standards
• Coordinate all architectural and construction activities for assigned projects
• Provide oversight for display fabrication and assure that displays meet established brand standards
• Ensure the proper ordering of brand supplied items through approved vendors and partner with logistics teams to coordinate timely delivery to site
• Communicate design and schedule updates for assigned projects to all necessary departments
• Review all construction cost estimates with Project Director, negotiate with vendors, and work closely with accounting department to ensure all construction and renovation budgets are up to date and accurate
• Partner with Retail Operations Team to coordinate opening schedule for new projects
• Manage the consolidation and completion of punch lists between the brand, boutique personnel, and architects
• Coordinate with contractors for maintenance items in first year following boutique openings
• Maintain up to date project records and archives
• Frequent travel to project sites and fabricator workshops
• Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or related field
• 3+ years of experience in store design project coordination/management, or similar role
• Strong knowledge of store planning and construction methods
• Fluent in AutoCAD and Adobe CS, rendering ability is a plus
• Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks
• Exceptional customer service skills along with transparent and effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Ideal candidate has work experience in medium sized multinational company or luxury business.

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