Associate Project Manager, Victoria's Secret North America - Store Design & Construction

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Columbus, OH, United States

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Job ID: 45275

The Associate Project Manager role has full accountability for our retail development projects and rollout programs from the inception of an approved deal through the opening and warranty periods

Associate Project Managers are directly responsible for the management of the architects and contractors, project schedules and financial forecasting. The role will promote strong business/personal relationships with Brand counterparts, purchasing, design, finance, real estate and maintenance partners. Associate project managers are responsible for issue identification, escalation, and resolution.

This Associate PM role is a development position within our department, requiring positive team culture contributions, a highly engaged personality, strong self-motivation, and a desire to learn. The role requires travel associated with jobsite visits in some cases up to 4 days a week in peak workload, approximately 20-40 days of travel per year with approximately 10-30 overnight stays.

Specific activities for the role may include:
-Lease review
-Review and coordination of site information
-Architectural management
-Project permitting and LL approval
-Bidding, negotiating, and qualifying contracts
-Coordination of owner supplied materials
-Quality control
-Jobsite management
-Punch list completion
-Brand/client representation
-Visual & Marketing support
-Contract, change order management
-Financial/legal closeout
-Program Development & Support

Additional responsibilities/participation:
-Value engineering/cost reduction exercises
-Process development
-Vendor development
-Prototype/conceptual development
-Flexibility in peak work hour shift

The position requires a technical expertise that supports developing and managing rollout programs, managing a variety of project types simultaneously, including tenant improvement construction scopes. In this role, high energy levels are key to self motivation, the ability to motivate team partners and to overcome barriers to success. Highly effective communication is essential to the coordination of the project team including internal and external partners. The ability to create reliable, collaborative business partnerships focused on achieving positive results is imperative.

Technologically savvy with proficiency in Typical PC software and web based systems (i.e. MS project, Excel, Word, etc.)

Degree from 4-year university in related field

1-5 years of relevant experience, or equivalent education
L Brands, through its high-emotion brands Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works, Pink, La Senza and Henri Bendel, is an international specialty retailer delivering lingerie, personal care and beauty products, apparel and accessories to customers worldwide. Our brands are available in more than 2,600 retail stores in the United States, more than 680 international locations, and through our award-winning internet and catalogue channels. L Brands, which recorded sales of $10.5 billion in 2012 and employs more than 90,000 associates, was Fortune's 2011 World's Most Admired specialty retailer.