Mountain Warehouse

  • Head of Store Development

    Job Locations UK-London
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    To provide construction knowledge and expertise, leadership, direction, supervision and administration in the planning, design and execution of the development of new stores throughout the Mountain Warehouse Group which includes Neon Sheep, closure or relocation of existing stores and managing major projects & refurbishments in existing stores

    What you'll be doing

    • Responsible for all retail projects across the UK, North America, Europe, but also other emerging markets.
    • Ensuring timely delivery of projects, on budget and in accordance to the original specification.
    • As the Senior Project Manager, manage the expectations of, and communicate with all project stakeholders ensuring all everyone delivers on their respective projects safely.
    • Plan, tender, lead and direct the external and internal PM teams delivering new store projects.
    • Reviewing and agreeing handover specifications and technical schedules in draft lease documentation.
    • Prepare and issue feasibility assessments and tender documentation.
    • Reporting to the Retail Director & working with the Leasing team; set project programmes, agree capital expenditure budgets, and ensure delivery.
    • Direct, co-ordinate and supervise ordering and procurement.
    • Accountable for ensuring that the engineering of the projects is compliant with the applicable regulations and with the licenses and permits with your retail project team.
    • Accountable for ensuring that the final design of the projects is in full compliance with the technical, visual and design standards and costs.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation based on geographical locations of stores.
    • Manage new store specifications – incorporating new design aspects and updates as required.
    • Support and manage the maintenance dept and processes for the company.
    • Ensuring upload and/or update of all relevant documentation such as as-built design, drawings, certificates, permits and licenses, final authorizations, warranty certificates, equipment manuals, etc. to the assets register upon completion
    • Ensuring the assets register is up to date, reflecting the actual equipment installed, and its value, upon project handover
    • Contact & liaison with Retail, VM, Finance and many other internal departments.
    • Work closely with External stakeholders, such as architects, developers, utility companies, contractors and advisors.

    We would love to meet someone with

    • Relishes tough negotiating and conflict resolution in project management
    • Experience in Project Management related to construction activities, including HSSE accountability and management of engineering services
    • A willingness to travel internationally and a proven track record of working in international locations
    • Must be able to work at pace in a fast-growing business
    • Desirable but not essential to have Project Management Professional (PMP), Prince or equivalent certificate, or equivalent education and experience is desirable.
    • Excellent project management skills
    • People management skills
    • Strong communications skills
    • Attention to Detail essential

    What's in it for you?

    • Competitive salary and benefits package
    • Holiday allowance
    • 50% staff discount & 25% for family and friends
    • Pension scheme


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