Project Manager Retail Fit Out

Company:  The Recruitment Bar
Location: Northampton
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
Client Facing Project Manager – Store fitting / Retail Fitout My client is a UK based company operating in the UK & Internationally with a large and prestigious portfolio. An exciting and forward thinking organisation which specialise in store design, product development, project management and installations within wide range of retail environments. They have a new role for a Client facing Project Manager whose responsibility will be to ensure the delivery of the Client’s store investment programme. This will include the project management of the store programme to include delivery of the Whitebox (Stage 1 / CAT-A) and supply of shop fit components and key brand elements (Stage 2 / CAT-B) to stores within the UK. You will be working in a fast-paced, high pressure environment with approximately 6-8 multi-million pound projects to manage at one time within the luxury and premium retail fashion brand sector. They have picturesque offices based in beautiful rural Northamptonshire which you will be expected to visit on occasion, with the majority of work from home and on the road. Additionally they have offices for meetings on Oxford Street and Chesterfield. This is a client facing Project Manager role so there is a need for heightened communication skills and strong commercial awareness. The company oozes passion and professionalism and require someone to emulate this, for the right candidate there will be routes for career advancement. Job Responsibilities: * Receive project briefs and agree project objectives with the company’s Operations & Project Director. * Oversee programme to ensure full delivery of multi-fascia store from acquisition, design, Stage 1 and Stage 2 and handover * Attend both Client programme and site meetings with appointed architects & contractors to understand actions required and be the onsite representative for the company during Stage 1 & Stage 2 phases of the projects. * In conjunction with the architect PM oversee and deliver Whitebox specification and sign off Stage 1 works. * Oversee and deliver Stage 2 fit out in conjunction with the various suppliers and ensure installation of supplied flooring, lighting, audio visual, store fixtures / graphics / signage * Trouble-shoot site shortages / issues and resolve with minimum impact to other live projects * Provide site reports to the project team with regular updates on delivery receipt of equipment, installation progress, carryout snagging report, and final handover. Stage 1 snagging report to be issued by Architect PM and Stage 2 by company PM) * Ensure site sign-off is obtained with the construction team at Stage 1 and Stage 2 within agreed timescales * Carryout handover to store retail operations team and retail concept manager * Ensure all brand specific assembly and fixture packs are available and utilized on site by all contractors installing company equipment * Work closely with Site Project Manager and Client Retail Concept Managers to ensure priority brand partner projects are achieved on time, to minimize any potential delays * Ensure clear lines of communication between the construction team, project team and retail operations team to ensure they are fully aware of the Project deliverables * Ensure quality standards are maintained on delivery of shop fit components into stores * Feedback quality issues to the project teams to ensure problems are identified and corrective actions put in place * Identify areas for improvement - promote best work practice on-site * Organise the various contractors / suppliers working on a project if required * Monitor suppliers and sub-contractors to ensure guidelines and standards are maintained Candidate requirements: * +2/3 Years’ Experience in retail project / construction / management / retail fit out * Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and trouble shoot during a project * Must be able to work well under tight deadlines and prioritise work * Able to 'think on your feet' and be a solutions provider * Good commercial understanding of financial aspects of project management with experience of budgetary and cost control * Good communicator and with excellent organisational skills * A good team person who can develop good working relationships with colleagues, customers and suppliers alike * Punctual, reliable, hard-working person sought * Able to work productively, efficiently, and effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality * Essential IT skills in basic MS Office applications - outlook, excel & word in particular and a working knowledge of business ERP systems * Able to travel across UK & Europe if required dependent on project location
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