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Store Development Project Manager (Construction)

Leap

Leap

Operations
New York, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Store Development Project Manager

About Leap
Leap is building the world's largest network of branded retail stores – powered by data, systems and scale. The Leap Platform enables brands to deploy stores that work in concert with ecommerce more rapidly and at significantly reduced cost and risk. Leap brings modern brands to life with compelling, immersive customer experience and data driven operations. Our team is excited by the opportunity to power the next generation of leading consumer brands with a vibrant presence in local communities throughout the country. We're one of the fastest growing companies in the retail/ecommerce space - since launch we've powered stores for dozens of brands, and we're adding more brands and stores each week.

Come take this leap with us. Your ideas, thinking, and voice are wanted.

About this role
The Project Manager is the internal construction project manager for stores on the Leap platform, working to build immersive stores for our brands. In this role you'll project manage our agile build process to ensure each store is built on time, on budget, and per quality standards. Brand stores powered by Leap give our brands' the opportunity to open brick and mortar locations on a faster timeline and at a lower risk; thus, in this role you'll leverage Leap’s store construction and build approach and systems (i.e. vendor management and budget tracking) in order to efficiently bring our store designs to life.

As the Store Development Project Manager, you will serve as the expert in construction including budget and timeline management, and master coordinator of a team of professionals to achieve the best possible result for each and every store development project - from new store launches to existing store design optimizations and re-brandings. Outstanding organization and communication skills are key.

Role Location
This role is based in New York City.

Core Responsibilities
  • Support Real Estate team during store location evaluation and lease negotiations by reviewing sites and relevant deal terms.
  • Work closely with internal store designers to gain approval from brand customers and internal stakeholders e.g. Retail Ops, Technology and Finance team members.
  • Prepare and manage budgets and schedules for store builds.
  • Prepare and manage bids and procurement processes for store builds, closely with the Procurement manager.
  • Prepare and manage packages for contractors and other vendors.
  • Proactively coordinate communications amongst internal stakeholders and brand customers during design and build processes.
  • Manage build sites (contractors and other vendors, FF&E, lighting and other store elements key to customer journey and employee experience) and resolve issues in the field to ensure delivery on time and on budget while maintaining quality.
  • Coordinate store turnover and punch list completion with Retail Operations, Visual Merchandising and Brand Management team members.
  • Manage close out packages including budget vs actuals reporting, as-built modeling and inspections.
  • Manage and develop Leap's vendor lists.

Outcomes & measures of success
  • Successful execution of store builds (on-time, on-budget, and maintaining quality)
  • Successful collaboration with peers/stakeholders throughout the organization.
  • Contribution to the development of a team-oriented, high performance culture within the company.

Candidate Requirements
  • Track record of success managing the design and buildout of stores focused on speed, cost effectiveness, and quality.
  • 5+ years of experience in retail store builds as a construction or visual project manager.
  • Ability to travel by car or plane to conduct site visits and manage sites. Travel can be up to 60% at times.

Salary Range Transparency
A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $100,000-$117,000. All corporate roles are eligible for annual cash bonuses and equity awards based upon performance and other factors. Actual compensation offered may vary depending on skill level and experience. Leap offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, sick leave, unlimited paid time off, and more.


Leap EEO statement
However you identify, whatever your path to get here; Leap celebrates diversity and is committed to maintaining a safe, rewarding and inclusive environment where Leapers thrive individually and as a team. In order to achieve our mission, building the world's largest network of branded retail stores – powered by data, systems and scale; we need to work hard to foster a diverse community to support the brands and customers we serve. These aren't just words, this is who we are. We know that our differences are what make our organization special and are paramount to our culture. Your age, skin color, beliefs, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, parental status, vet status, gender identity are valued.


Thank you for your interest in this opportunity! Unfortunately, due to the high volume of inquiries received, we may not be able to respond to all applicants.