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Luxottica Director, Store Construction in Los Angeles, California

Position :Full-Time

Total Rewards: Benefits/Incentive Information (https://jobs.luxottica.com/content/Benefits-and-Perks/?locale=en_US)

Luxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Our wholesale network covers more than 150 countries and our retail presence consists of over 9,100 retail stores across the globe.

In North America, our wholesale business is the home to global brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley, and many of the top fashion house brands. Our leading retail brands include; LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, and Target Optical. We are also home to EyeMed, the fastest growing vision care company in the United States.

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Director of Store Construction has oversight for new, remodel, refresh, and relocation construction projects of all store environments in support of the Luxottica Brand strategies and expansion plans. Leads a team in executing the strategic plan, by establishing priorities and determining resource allocation for effective delivery of all store construction projects. The Director of Store Construction is vigilant in the watch for new opportunities, create value for our brand partners, and takes the initiative to explore new possibilities. This management position within the Store Construction department requires positive team culture contributions including mentoring, supporting, and motivating.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages PM Group consisting of a team of internal Project Management professionals as well as external contracted services.

  • Responsible for leading the PM team in the construction of retail stores across multiple brands to include new stores, remodels, relocations, and refresh projects – from pre-approval through store opening.

  • Ensures projects are delivered to Brand quality standards, within approved budgets and on-time for planned store opening.

  • Manages the critical path and key milestones and events for projects, working cross-functionally to analyze costs, determine root causes of variances and understand trends and project forecasts.

  • Creates and maintains transparent reporting for PM group and creates action plans for achieving annual KPIs.

  • Analyzes and addresses needed adjustments in the PM workload based project counts and slotting, resource availability and geographic distribution.

  • Reviews change orders as submitted by the PM’s for approval.

  • Participates in strategic and tactical planning sessions to align on business processes/protocols.

  • Works cross-functionally to implement and align strategies for the Store Delivery Process.

  • Verifies and approves bidders lists on all store construction projects

  • Ensures the timely review and approval of lease delivery requirements, landlord work letters and construction related lease terms, to ensure delivery requirements.

  • Assumes additional responsibilities and assists the VP of Construction with special projects/duties

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Interior Design or Engineering

  • 10+ years’ experience in Retail Construction Project Management

  • 5+ years of Management experience in the Retail Construction Industry

  • Deep knowledge of retail construction and operational procedures, interfaces and plan development requirements.

  • Extensive knowledge of construction means, methods and materials

  • Fundamental knowledge of building design

  • Ability to read & interpret construction drawings

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate construction requirements and plans across disciplines

  • Outstanding leadership, people & project management skills

  • Strategic thinker with strong business acumen

  • Excellent communication & relationship building skills

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite and other scheduling programs and project management systems.

  • Position Remote

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Retail construction project experience across multiple retail brands in a variety of locations

Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Luxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Luxottica Ethics Compliance Hotline at 1-888-887-3348 (be sure to provide your name and contact information so that we may follow up in a timely manner).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, social origin, social condition, being perceived as a victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or stalking, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law. Native Americans receive preference in accordance with Tribal Law.

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