Store Planning Project Manager
For more than 150 years, men and women at Louis Vuitton have shared the same spirit of excellence and passion, reaffirming their expertise every day, the world over. With us, every career is a journey, filled with excitement and challenge, desire and daring. There is no better way to reveal your potential. Explore, develop, innovate, create... Every journey is unique. Today, Louis Vuitton invites you to discover your own.
•Manage the Design and Construction of Louis Vuitton store projects in the Americas
•The Project Manager works closely with corporate and regional teams to ensure coordination of all aspects of the project which include also the direct control and responsibility of Procurement, Administrative, and Logistic.
•The Project Manager, together with the VP, is also responsible for hiring and managing external consultants, contractors and direct vendors
•The Project Manager will also handle costs, scheduling and quality of projects throughout the entire process of planning and construction
•Deliver a store opening to the Regional Retail on time and on budget.
•Supervise and coordinate all design and construction activities involved with the renovation or creation of a new store
•Prepare feasibility studies, to evaluate locations and estimate budgets and timings
•Collaborate with Finance Dept. to finalize budgets
•Collaborate with Legal Dept. to finalize contracts
•Collect start-up information from corporate and local parties (Retail Managers, Partners, etc.) necessary to develop the design in accordance with company commercial requirements
•Establish contact with Landlord’s tenant coordinator and/or architectural team, to get location drawings, guidelines and all other necessary technical start-up information
•Coordinate with Paris designers to prepare location lay-out to match planned retail sales and organize internal review with all corporate and local teams involved
•Prepare Capex and Cost Report and update it regularly along the project development
•Organize bidding and award of all consultants and supervise their activities and outcomes
•Organize general contractors and millwork contractors bidding, evaluate tender documents and offers and coordinate works assignment
•Manage all Direct Vendors orders
•Review consultants and contractors drawings to ensure consistence with projects and concept, from preliminary submission up to construction and shop-drawings
•Visit construction sites and prepare reports, from setting-out to punch list completion and opening, to ensure quality of fit-out, identifying outstanding issues and ensuring appropriate follow-up
•Collect as-built drawings and keep record of store opening information, finalize financial accounts closures
•Deliver project presentations and updates to senior executives
•Collaborate and coordinate with all Corporate and Retail Departments such as: IT, Asset Protection, Legal, Visual Merchandising, Supply Chain, Merchandising, Stores.
• Versatile in AutoCADD, Photoshop, Excel, Word
• Great Communicator and presenter
• Travel Required: 20-30%
• Experience working in teams
• Experience working cross functionally
• Design experience preferred
• Experience working on retail projects
• Energetic and proactive attitude
• Problem solving
Benefits for permanent employees
By joining Louis Vuitton, you will receive a generous benefits package*, including but not limited to medical coverage, retirement plan, employee referral bonus program, gym membership and employee discounts. In addition to working with the most talented and inspirational leaders within the luxury market you will also have an opportunity to attend industry renowned training and have access to unparalleled career opportunities both within Louis Vuitton and the LVMH Group.
As a Louis Vuitton employee you will have an opportunity to engage in our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts on both a local & global level with various communities and organizations and to also partake in initiatives to raise funds for our charity partner UNICEF.
*please note that restrictions may apply to part-timer employees