Project Manager, Retail Construction

New Jersey, USA
Posted 14 days ago
Full time

Job description

Who we are:

Since 1975, TUMI has been creating world-class business, travel and performance luxury essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate, and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Blending flawless functionality with a spirit of ingenuity, we're committed to empowering journeys as a lifelong partner to movers and makers in pursuit of their passions. The brand is sold globally in over 75 countries with approximately 2,000 points of sale.

Your role at Tumi:Project Manager, Retail Construction

This person will be responsible for numerous construction management related tasks including pre-construction coordination, project execution and close out, financial management, delivering projects on time and within budget to achieve financial control and profit goals for each project.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the full cycle of retail new store and remodel construction projects including pre-construction, construction, store turnover, closeout, and post-construction services
  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal partners and external vendors to ensure projects are completed cost effectively within budget and timeline expectations
  • Manage the physical construction of multiple projects, monitor progress, process contracts and payments, facilitate communication between team members, resolve conflicts, negotiate disputes
  • Coordinate pre-construction due diligence, liaise with architects and landlords for drawing approval and permits
  • Review and approve construction drawings
  • Coordinate with purchasing - bid review, procurement and purchase requisitions
  • Monitor project progress, schedules and budgets, provide updates to internal and external stakeholders
  • Travel to construction sites to qualify general contractor progress, completion and quality, coordinate store turnover
  • Manage project budget costs and update reports
  • Review and approve invoices and payments
  • Review and approve change orders, negotiate disputes
  • Develop and distribute punch lists, ensure punch list completion
  • Collect close out documents required for payment of landlord tenant allowances
  • Manage and maintain all project folders and related drawings
  • Facilitate communication between cross functional team members
  • Develop and maintain critical relationships as a primary contact for vendors and subcontractors
We're excited if you have:

  • 5+ years prior retail store construction project management experience (new store and renovations)
  • We welcome Construction Project Managers from large construction organizations
  • Degree in Construction preferred
  • Experience managing multiple projects and construction sites simultaneously, as well as fast track projects
  • Experience managing luxury and specialty retail projects
  • Experience maintaining project schedules and budgets
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Projects, AutoCAD
  • Strong communication, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Accounting experience a plus
  • Current valid driver's license
  • Travel required up to a maximum of 50%
Why you'll love working here:

At TUMI, you'll find a dynamic working environment, joining a community where each team member is empowered with an entrepreneurial spirit. Associates are respected as a vital part of the organization and recognized for their contributions. Employees are offered a flexible schedule, working four days per week in the office and one day remotely, as business permits. We believe in a workplace that gives every individual the opportunity to make an impact, and our ongoing commitment is to provide all the tools you need to succeed- guidance towards individual career growth, professional training and development initiatives, and a motivating, exciting environment- along with competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits programs.

What we value:

  • INNOVATIVE BY NATURE. SUSTAINABLE BY CHOICE. TUMI protects the things that matter most, the things you own and the planet you travel to see. Our planet is an astonishing place and we believe it's our responsibility to preserve it for travelers of the future. By putting excellence and quality first, we ensure that every TUMI product has lifelong purpose, supported by our rigorous testing standards, exploration of recycled materials, and global repair network.
  • PARTNERS WE BELIEVE IN. Staying true to our values by helping take care of the most vulnerable among us aligns with our mission and is a core element of what we do. We focus on three main areas: promoting wellbeing; empowering vulnerable communities; and protecting the earth's beautiful places. Each year we extend our philanthropic efforts to partners that help better the world. From supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital fight to cure childhood cancer to Waves for Water who provides clean water to communities in need, we proudly stand by the profound changes they enact.
  • DIVERSITY & INCLUSION. As an organization, we are committed to a diverse and vibrant culture, welcoming people from all walks of life. Our long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion empowers each of us to bring our authentic selves and unique differences to work every day.

Tumi is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and maintaining a work environment in which all applicants, associates, customers, and other individuals are treated with dignity and respect free from unlawful harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.

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