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Retail Construction Project Manager

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Job location: New York, New York Position type: Professional Req No: 18002850
Nespresso is fortunate to be on the course of great growth. We are entering new markets in the US with our retail stores, and need your to help to get us there. We are looking for a dynamic person who can help us with our retail expansion by acting as a business entrepreneur who can think outside the box, build from scratch, and who knows the construction game and exactly what build rules to follow. This role is for the person who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is a new-store-opening expert, a highly effective collaborator and a retail guru. The project manager will work amongst a small team of project managers who manage the process from lease sourcing to opening the doors to our customers. Experience in a subsidiary setting and with vendors is a plus.

Business Development 
• Creates and executes clear objectives, deliverables and timelines for new openings, refurbishments and miscellaneous projects. 
• Consults with Retail Operations to determine functional and spatial requirements for new structure or renovation, and prepares information regarding specifications. 
• Align milestones to ensure successful completion of the project within scope and budget. 
• Promptly identify any issues or potential issues and devise contingency plans to correct and keep project on track. 
• Ensure deliverables are within the design intent.
• Develop detail plan to track progress

• Exhibits strong leadership skills in managing cross-functional projects/groups to deliver the required results
• Manages day to day construction activity of the boutique up to and including handover to Retail. 
•Identifies resources needed and assigns responsibilities. 
•Coordinates and manages both internal resources and external/third party vendors during execution of the project.
•Manage relationship with all stakeholders. 
•Ensure all items required will be delivered on time and Boutique risk assessment has been completed prior to store opening.

Data System Management
• Initiate data request from CRM and broker. 
• Research and input key materials, global insight and local surroundings information. 
• Align with local finance team and HQ for key lease data. 
• Formulate reports concerning such areas as work progress, costs and scheduling

•Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree in construction management or project management preferred.
•PMP certification a plus.

•2-5 years related experience in retail projects.
•Proven working experience as a project administrator.
•Excellent analytical skills.
•Strong financial skills.
•Ability to execute under sensitive timelines and work effectively in a dynamic environment. 
•Excellent communication skills.
•Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
•Strong Problem solving skills.
•Highly self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently.
•Travel up to 50% of time.

About Nespresso:
Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned coffee. The company works with more than 70,000 farmers in 12 countries through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program to embed sustainability practices on farms and the surrounding landscapes. Launched in 2003 in collaboration with The Rainforest Alliance, the program helps to improve the yield and quality of harvests, ensuring a sustainable supply of high quality coffee and improving livelihoods of farmers and their communities.

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 69 countries and has more than 12,000 employees. In 2016, it operated a global retail network of more than 600 boutiques.

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
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