Manager - Store Planning, North Asia

Tiffany & Co. (Hong Kong, Hong Kong) 12 days ago

Overview

The Store Planning Manager is responsible for the overall project/construction management for retail and corporate projects within their region. They develop and manage project schedules and tasks, budget and cost control, GC and vendor bidding, and site and GC coordination to ensure that projects are completed within budget, on schedule, and to corporate quality standards.

Responsibilities

  • As per business planning of North Asia management, prepare working programme and cost estimation for store projects in the network.
  • Liaise with all market leaders, internal Design Architect, external Design architect to coordinate and establish design criteria and program. Coordinate with design architect on all construction details, building finishes, millwork, furniture, lighting/electrical, HVAC, & coordination with internal Security, & I.T. groups.
  • Liaise with design architects to resolve all design issues of projects and manage the delivery of the design package within schedule for local drawing production. Manage local project consultant and MEP consultant to complete construction document drawings as per committed program.
  • Manage quantity surveyor to issue tender packages as well as receive and review price bids from construction managers, general contractors and vendors, and subsequently create a master budget for all project expenses including soft and direct costs.
  • Manage construction including new store, relocation, renovation, expansion, temp or pop up store, minor works, corporate office, TSC facilities, reinstatement works etc.
  • Liaise with landlord to achieve target handover condition as per brand requirement and manage landlord design approval within reasonable time frame.
  • Manage statutory submission with local design institute and architectural consultant to achieve design consent of relevant government bureau including fire and building bureau etc.
  • Negotiate and/or value engineer aspects of the project to maintain approved capital budget. Track budgets, utilizing Global Real Estate cost control documents and internal systems to maintain cost and spending control. To oversee construction and ensure contractors and vendors comply with construction documents, designs, schedules, budgets, Tiffany & Co. standards, code compliance and local/building/LL regulations.
  • Reporting and strategic initiatives include collecting and organizing all required project closeout documents, requirements for LL reimbursements if applicable, Certificate of Occupancy, and Internal Audit documentation. To manage and develop professional vendor relationships and establish new relationships as necessary; to manage and develop mockup exercises for finishes, showcases, and new architectural elements. Oversee local staff and ensure consistent communication and process improvement with Tiffany & Co. corporate.
  • Participate global design workshop and planning meeting in different time zone in weekly basis.
  • Business travel is required for any site feasibility study, landlord meeting, project team site meeting and construction supervision etc.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture or interior design.
  • 8-10 years experience in store planning of North Asia and in preferably for a global luxury goods or fashion company
  • Working knowledge of building systems, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, structural engineering.
  • Working experience in managing brand external façade construction and statutory submission in HK, Macau and China
  • Experience in building brand café and kitchen is advantage
  • Strong interpersonal , communication, project management and people management skills
  • Multi-lingual and strong verbal and written English and Chinese communication skills
  • Design and detail oriented with client focused experience
  • International travel, off hours and weekends required
  • Business fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD & Microsoft Project software

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Manager - Store Planning, North Asia

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