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Manager, Store Planning & Capital Projects

Location   NEW YORK , New York, United States
Category   Store Planning, Design, Construction
Job Opened   04/05/2017
Education   Associate's Degree/College Diploma
Job Number   170003TQ
Job Type   Full Time

Job Description

Location: New York

 

 

Reporting Relationships: The Manager, Store Planning & Capital Projects to the DVP, Store Planning Capital Projects.

 

 

Company Description

Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world.  In North America, HBC’s leading banners include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH, Find @ Lord & Taylor, and Home Outfitters. In Europe, HBC’s banners include GALERIA Kaufhof (the largest department store group in Germany), Galeria INNO (Belgium’s only department store group), and Sportarena. At HBC we are a company of adventurers who explore uncharted territory, challenge convention, and work with imagination and fun.  

 

Major Responsibilities

The role of the Manager, Store Planning & Capital Project is to forecast and summarize the budgets, schedules, and milestones for all Store Planning, Store Design, and Construction capital projects (new stores, major/minor renovations and all Merchant capital initiatives). The Manager, Store Planning & Capital Project will always work toward continually developing and improving the processes and communications of the Store Planning department.

 

Role responsibilities include:

  • Assist the DVP, Store Planning Capital Projects with maintaining accountabilities for all project schedules/milestones.
  • Maintain consistent and regular follow up and communication of current and upcoming deliverables across all groups (Store Planning / Construction / Store Design / Procurement).
  • Facilitate the communication of weekly tracker meeting minutes and assist the DVP, Store Planning Capital Projects with the weekly management / updates to the Project Tracker.
  • Record and track the details of any/all project specific meetings and communicate notes / follow-ups / responsibilities.
  • Lead regularly scheduled meetings/updates with all teams in the absence of the DVP, Store Planning Capital Projects.
  • Assist DVP, Store Planning Capital Projects with Letter of Agreements through coordination, communication, and follow up related to vendor investments/partnerships. This process includes direct communication with the Vendor(s), Merchants, Finance, Legal, Store Planning, and Construction.
  • Data gather and follow up with the Vendor and Construction teams for final pricing of the project.  Using this to create and amend Purchase Orders to tie the projects financially to the LOA’s.
  • Establish and maintain great collaborative relationships with the Merchants, Vendors, Finance, Store Planning, Construction, Store Design, and Procurement teams.
  • Assist DVP, Store Planning Capital Projects with the annual capital requests by assisting in the coordination, communication, and follow up related to vendor shop and merchant initiative requests. These processes include assisting in the development of presentation decks, recaps, and communications.

 

Personal Characteristics

The successful candidate should be a respected and proven with a quantifiable track record of success in delivering results within a large complex organization.  He/she must have the ability to quickly assess a new environment and develop solutions that support the business strategy, critical objectives, and cultural norms. He/she must be creative with a strategic mindset along with the ability to turn concepts into action.  He/she must have strong relationship building and influence skills.  The successful candidate will be a change agent who is flexible, resilient, and able to thrive in a dynamic, rapid paced environment. He/she will embody a culture of taking smart risks and innovating to win.

Qualifications

Professional Qualifications

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a business or process role

·         Knowledge of the retail or construction industry a plus

·         Excellent financial acumen

·         Demonstrated experience in building strong relationships with internal and external stake holders

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Exceptional problem solving and process improvement skills

·         Experience working with Microsoft Office applications

 

Educational Credentials

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

 

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