Tiffany & Co.

  • Director - Store Planning, EMEA

    Location UK-London
    Req #
    35080
    Category
    Global Store Development
  • Overview

    Tiffany & Co. is currently seeking a Director of Store Planning for the EMEA region.

     

    The Director will lead the Regional Store Planning organization to ensure optimal project delivery for Tiffany & Co.’s retail and trade projects ensuring absolute luxury quality on budget and on schedule. Working in close collaboration with the market leads and Regional Group Vice President, the Director is responsible for strategically planning work flow, prioritizing expansions, and managing remodels, and cosmetic upgrades for all retail and trade construction projects within the region. They will oversee a team of internal and outside consultants to ensure that the strategic vision and needs of the region, combined with Tiffany’s global design and planning requirements, are being met. The Director will be expected to create and or augment existing systems to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

    Responsibilities

    Planning

    • Provide strategic and tactical leadership to ensure optimal project and brand delivery.
    • Create a culture that insures the highest standard of performance and quality from construction, sourcing, vendors and peers.
    • Continuously evaluate performance of internal and external resources; propose and implement changes as required to ensure an optimally functioning organization and a high performance vendor and consultant resource pool.
    • Negotiate and coordinate design and technical requirements, strategic scheduling and upfront planning, budgeting and hiring
    • Develop and foster a design and business acumen accounting for regional context, clientele, and practices
    • Oversee and coordinate regional Store Planning teams to ensure timely completion of punch lists before store opening. Set systems in place to close out projects within 1 month of opening.
    • Liaise with regional leads to strategically plan, budget, prioritize, and assess new locations and renovations. Help determine what is right for the business.

     

     

    Standards & Best Practices

    • In collaboration with Divisional Finance and Legal leadership:
    • Establish competitive bidding, contract administration and project related legal and financial controls; monitor to ensure compliance by all regions. Continually evaluate and propose modifications to ensure optimal performance.
    • Establish qualification process and standards for project related: consultants, vendors, and construction service providers; monitor to ensure compliance of quality, budget and schedule. Continually evaluate and propose modifications to ensure optimal performance.

     

     

    Efficiencies / Continuous Improvement Initiatives

    • Regularly visit completed projects with members of Central Store Design, Procurement, and Store Planning to perform post-opening project audits. Identify areas of needed improvement and institute changes to implement improvements in project development, project delivery, materials and assemblies.
    • Support Store Design with their on-going research and development programs. In collaboration with Store Design and Procurement, identify and support the prototyping of project components.
    • Evaluate and report on performance of regional teams; propose changes as required.
    • Identify regional efficiencies, resources and practices for sourcing across regional projects. Work in collaboration with Global Procurement to propose and implement programs to exploit efficiencies.

    Qualifications

    • Architecture and or Construction degree and background
    • Extensive experience in store planning in the region, preferably for a global luxury goods or fashion company
    • Working knowledge of building systems, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and structural engineering.
    • Strong project management skills
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and people management skills
    • Design and detail oriented
    • Client focused
    • Multi-lingual and strong verbal and written English communication skills
    • International travel, off hours, and weekends required

     

     

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