VP of Store Planning & Construction

POSTED ON 9/17/2022 CLOSED ON 10/27/2022
Faherty Brand Hired Organization Address New York, NY Full Time

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The VP, Store Planning and Construction will lead all company build out projects, creation and maintenance, while measuring results and providing functional expertise to the company. Key to this role is developing Faherty’s retail design and construction strategy and managing processes around retail planning and development that will support Faherty’s rapid growth. This role works cross collaboratively with VP of Retail and VP of Interior Design to drive brand appropriate retail design concepts to ensure project objectives are successfully met, while achieving commercial and financial targets.

What you’ll do:

Collaborative and Effective Leadership

  • Oversee all architectural and construction projects and activities related to the development of new stores and/or renovation, from layout to construction completion and turnover
  • Partner closely with Design and product teams to ensure the realization of design concept and development for each individual store including fixtures and other details
  • Partner with Finance and Executive team to build and control budgets for construction, enhancements, and facility maintenance. Maintain awareness of any overages and recommend solutions, as necessary
  • Lead site visits and initial site due diligence/feasibility study and ensure complete and accurate reports are maintained, from initial layout to punch list completion and turnover, to drive quality in building/store construction and millwork installation. Identify outstanding issues and ensure timely and appropriate resolution
  • Oversee all project management activities, that timing, needs, and priorities are aligned across all store development projects to drive the synergistic and efficient use of resources and services
  • Oversee facilities operations activities, including code compliance and ongoing maintenance matters, and ensure timely and cost-effective adherence and resolution.

Vendor/ Partner Relations

  • Source and secure third-party agencies, vendors, contractors, and service partners (e.g., architects, general contractors, construction project management, quantity surveyors) and manage the bidding, qualifying, negotiating, and awarding process for bids and proposals.
  • Build and maintain relationships and processes with key vendors and service providers to maximize opportunities for the region’s store development projects.

Participate in Real Estate Strategy and Execution

  • Help establish and maintain Faherty Brand’s real estate strategy
  • Provide feedback on retail real estate proposals related to new stores, relocations, expansions, closures and renewals.
  • Negotiate basic lease terms across a variety of retail channels.
  • Build and maintain positive, productive working relationships with property owner teams to facilitate smooth processes and the alignment of interests.
  • Ensure that projects are closed out in complete and timely manner

What you’ll have:

  • Bachelor of Architecture or minimum of 12 years of experience in construction
  • Experience scaling stores in a high-growth retail brand
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Working knowledge of computer programs (or similar) - Excel, Autocad, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to work closely with a variety of people in various disciplines
  • Superior organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and lead a team
  • Ability to travel as needed for site visits and hands on NSO punch list oversight
  • Ability to work in a very fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills

A bit about us:

Founded in 2013 by Mike and Alex Faherty and Kerry Docherty, Faherty is a family-run lifestyle and apparel brand fueled by purpose and optimism. Our goal: to build a new American legacy by creating high-quality, sustainably minded, feel-good favorites that will bring you joy to wear.

We feel a deep responsibility to do things differently: to promise comfort without compromising quality. To hold ourselves to a higher standard with a lower environmental impact. To leave the world a better place than we found it.

We recognize the impact the fashion industry has on the world, and we’re dedicated to learning how to be better stewards of the planet. We believe the power of conversation and connection can make real change, and we’re committed to supporting people and organizations doing work that we believe in.

Our passionate leadership team comes from different backgrounds but share a singular goal: to deliver on our promise of comfort and craftsmanship. To work side-by-side in a collaborative, energetic, and creative environment every day, like the family we are.

We welcome everyone — and we mean everyone. We believe a diversity of viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds only serve to make our team stronger, which is why we strongly encourage those from historically and systemically marginalized communities to apply: BIPOC, women, and people in the LGBTQIA community, to name a few. We strive to lead consciously, bravely, and inclusively — and to reflect those values in our work. We live by six key pillars:

Be The Best

Stay Authentic

Better Together

Spread Good Vibes

Deliver On Promises

Lead Consciously, Bravely and Inclusively

Remain compassionate. Stay focused. Seek joy. Let’s make the world a better place.

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