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Prada - Project Manager (Store Architecture & Real Estate) - London

Posting Date:  Jan 20, 2023
Country:  GB
City:  London
ID:  15507
Career Path:  Stores Architecture & Real Estate

 

Founded in 1913 in Italy, the Prada Group was built on a tradition of excellence and with a vision of innovation. The Group, a world leader in the luxury sector, operates in more than 45 countries with the PRADA, Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoe brands, and has employees of over 100 nationalities.

The acquisition of Pasticceria Marchesi 1824 has marked the Group’s entry into the food sector, applying the same high quality criteria. Very proactive also in the art field, the Prada Group strengthens its presence through contemporary art projects in constant evolution.

Joining our Company means working in a creative and international environment, with teams of people motivated by curiosity and the quest for excellence. The engine of our success is the importance and value that we place on the talent and passion of our people leading to their own professional growth

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

Co-ordinating and supervising the implementation of projects (new openings of direct sales outlets, 'shop-in-shops' and corners and renovation of existing ones) and ensuring that work is carried out on time and within budget.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Carry out the cost analysis for the drafting of the investment budget, on the basis of what was predefined during the design phase, checking and selecting with the support of the purchasing department the best offers for materials and labour contracts from possible suppliers
  • Coordinate projects for shops, shop windows, promotional displays for the area of competence, also collect the information necessary for the start-up of the project
  • Schedule and supervise the "construction site" activities of designers and external suppliers, constantly monitoring both the construction site accounts and the correct implementation of safety regulations, liaising with the Property Management Manager to obtain the necessary authorisations (building, environmental)
  • Prepare and implement changes and updates to the project if requested by the Management or deemed necessary
  • Verify the technical feasibility of the design solutions
  • Coordinate the execution of maintenance operations, verifying compliance with quality and timing requirements
  • Identify new providers and re-evaluate the current ones (for the buying of services, goods or materials), according to purchasing company procedures and in order guarantee the best quality and the most efficient cost management
  • Draft service contracts and agreement for fit-out services in cooperation with the HQs Legal Department in order to assure that they meet business requirements and quality standards, they are financially approved and in place prior their implementation
  • Supervise technical works by outsourced suppliers or specialists guaranteeing compliance with corporate quality standards and checking that agreed work has been completed satisfactorily within the deadline and following up on any deficiencies
  • Ensure that any construction works meet all legal requirements with regards, but not limited to health and safety and fire escape and to guarantee that all technical drawings, permit and documents, etc. are complete, updated and properly filed
  • Maintain an updated technical drawing and documents, photo gallery of premises, lay-out maps of stores, offices or other facilities.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

Bachelor’s degree

5+ years of  work experience as Retail PM with architecture/surveyor background

Highly developed interpersonal communication and presentation skills

Experience planning and managing both small and large-scale projects

Strong experience in budgeting and cost control

Experience in a client facing role at a retail setting, Luxury retail experience is preferred

Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Office Suite, AutoCAD; SAP a plus

Very good knowledge of English language; other language is a plus

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