Tory Burch

Sr. Manager, Construction Administration

US-NY-New York

About Us

Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, home and beauty. Art, music, travel, interiors and the designer’s own stylish parents are inspirations for the collection.

Our company launched in February 2004 with a single boutique on what was then a remote street in downtown Manhattan. Today, we are a global brand with a presence in more than 50 countries, but in many ways we are only just beginning. There is so much we want to do!

Brand integrity, global inspiration and beautiful products are integral to who we are as a company and what we have accomplished to date. Our incredible team is an equally important part of the equation. We believe that each of our employees play a vital role in our continuing efforts to grow and evolve.

Overview

The Senior Manager, Construction Administration is responsible for the full implementation and execution, from inception through close out, of store roll-out projects, including but not limited to Full Price and Off Price Stores, Flagships, Wholesale and Travel Retail Stores, for the Americas, European Union and Middle-East.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, contracts review, processing and filing of documents, monitoring all phases of project accounting (pre, during and post project, cash-flow, accruals), maintaining master project files, processing and tracking purchase orders and utilities accounts. Establish best practices methodologies in the effort to achieve the highest design quality, while working within approved budgets and prescribed schedules.


The role requires strong leadership qualities, interacting and collaborating with both internal and external business partners, such as Store Design/Planning, Architect, Engineers, Landlords, General Contractors and Sub-contractors, Fixture Fabricators, Lighting Supplier, Procurement, Retail Operations, Finance, Real Estate, Loss Prevention, and IT, among others.

Responsibilities

  • Work extensively with the project team (architects, engineers, general contractors, code consultants, internal departments) in the development and execution of the construction plans, for new and remodeled stores.
  • Review and incorporate Landlord requirements and lease agreements.
  • Responsible for accuracy of bidding packages, and for hiring of General Contractors, Millworkers, Suppliers, through qualification of competitive bidding process.
  • Responsible for take-offs, purchases, and tracking of all owner-supplied materials.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining construction schedules in order to achieve required sales plan for store openings.
  • Responsible for the distribution of construction documents and schedules to all internal departments involved in New Store Opening.
  • Participate in site review and preliminary site assessment.
  • Perform periodic site visits and inspect progress of projects. Ensure that work is completed on time and in conformity with Tory Burch design and Company requirements (Loss Prevention, IT, insurance.)
  • Prepare preliminary construction budgets and financial projections, based on project and lease requirements. Responsible for weekly progress reports and budget reviews.
  • Track all project capital costs against the budget. Manage Change Order process. Process and track all project invoices.
  • Participate in operational turnover and facilitate stores opening.
  • Oversee and coordinate punch list activities, ensuring that all items are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Responsible to prepare projects closeout package to submit to Landlords in order to receive Tenant Allowance.
  • Follow up with Operations team and resolve any operating issues during the General Contractors’ 1-year
  • warranty period.
  • Manage team of Manager/Associate Manager/Coordinator based on assigned projects and workload.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise team members to take positive action and accountability for their
  • assigned tasks and results.
  • Evaluate performance of internal team members as well as of General Contractors, Owner vendors, and
  • conduct lesson-learnt exercise with key project members after project completion.

 

Additional Responsibilities Not Covered In Focus Area

  • Recommend appropriate construction design modifications for potential manufacturing cost savings.
  • Participate in the collaborative design of new fixtures and store models.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working in high volume capacity.
  • Solid decision-making skills based on changing conditions.
  • Work collaboratively in a team atmosphere.
  • Exhibits honesty and integrity.
  • Travel as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Architecture or Construction Management a plus.)
  • 8-10 years of retail construction management experience in high end/luxury retail.
  • High-level understanding of construction processes and MEP systems.
  • Understanding of lease process and documentation.
  • Understanding of General Contractor’s contract requirements.
  • Market knowledge of construction trade and variables.
  • Complete understanding of financial reconciliation of construction related costs.
  • Ability to budget and manage project costs.
  • Ability to read and analyze construction drawings and shop drawings.
  • Expertise in new store project management, permitting and review board hearings and build-out.
  • Previous experience with International retail projects preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral.
  • Ability to interact well with Company’s executives, contractors, consultants, as well as landlords and
  • internal business partners.
  • Comfortable in managing projects collaborating with teams located in different world regions (through
  • photo documentations, conference calls etc.).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter.
  • Strong sense of urgency.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Passport required for international travel.
  • US driver’s license preferred for site visits.
  • Flexible schedule – possible weekends & holidays.

 

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. 

 

If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact talentacquisition@toryburch.com

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