We have a unique opportunity for a Store Development Projects Manager to join us and become an integral part of our in-house Property team.
The role will involve extensive travel to sites and we can be flexible on where you are based.
What you’ll be doing
Working with the Head of Store Development you will establish project scopes and briefs to deliver our refreshment, refurbishment and fit out Capital Expenditure store transformation programme.
You’ll manage project delivery through all project stages from concept, design development, tender, construction to post completion in line with construction and retail interior industry standards. You’ll manage multiple projects directly and via external project managers, leading teams of building surveyors, architects, M&E specialists, structural engineers, contract administrators, CDM Principle designers and specialist suppliers in order to deliver accurate, on-time, cost efficient, high quality projects.
You’ll produce itemised cost estimates and tender documents and programmes. Managing the tender process, contractor’s appointments, construction, and post construction phases. Analysing tender returns and negotiating costs and preparing documents for Capex request processing and approvals. Managing specialist direct suppliers; bespoke FF&E, signage, music systems, warehouse racking, solid worktops, VM propping etc Establishing procurement and cost efficiencies and seeking competitive suppliers
Briefing and managing deliverables with in-house interior and kitchen designers ensuring fit to brand and business objectives, excellent design, planning and retail practice. Coordinating kitchen display product supply in line with project programmes via close liaison with supply chain and product design managers
How you will qualify for the role
You’ll have knowledge, skills and ideally experience of client-based construction and interior fit-out project management; preferably in a retail environment with a high level of design awareness.
You’ll be familiar with the appointment of external Architects & other consultants, managing several suppliers & contractors across multiple projects ideally combined with experience of inspecting display kitchen installation. You should also have knowledge of CDM and Building Regulations, Planning legislation plus Health & Safety legislation appropriate to the role.
Ideally, you’ll already be MCIOB, MCIAT or MRICS qualified or working towards it (preferably with a Project Management bias) but other suitable qualifications will be considered. You’ll also need to be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
You must be comfortable with managing multiple projects at any one time and carrying out your own administration and it’s crucial that you can demonstrate excellent communication skills at all levels. Due to the nature of the role a valid UK driving licence and flexible approach to working hours and travel are essential.
What you’ll get in return
You’ll discover a challenging and rewarding team environment, excellent career and development opportunities and a competitive salary, company car and bonus scheme. Benefits also include pension, life assurance, 23 days holidays rising to 25 with 5 years’ service, discounts with various retailers and a generous colleague discount on our kitchen products.
Who are we?
Better doesn’t happen by chance. It happens because every aspect of our business is properly considered and done with purpose and care. And that’s down to our People.
With over 200 stores we are the UK’s largest kitchen retailer and as part of Nobia, Europe’s leading kitchen specialist, we’re lucky enough to have access to the very best design expertise in the industry, ensuring our kitchens are always on-trend and built for whatever life throws at them.
If you think you have the right mix of talent and experience to help us be better and do better, join us and you could design a better career.