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Showroom Construction\/Buildout Manager

Company: Yardbird
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Yardbird Showroom Buildout Manager

About the role:

The Showroom Buildout Manager is the key individual at Yardbird overseeing all aspects of showroom buildouts, projects, and remodels. It is their core responsibility to manage all stakeholders involved including, but not limited to architects, engineers, general contractors, internal/external design professionals, vendors, and construction managers. The goal of this position is to buildout beautiful showrooms in the most expedient, streamlined, and cost-effective manner possible.

As a Buildout Manager, you've got to:

  • Oversee and serve as liaison between all stakeholders in buildout/design process
  • Ensure projects stay on track and all parties are aware of critical timelines and responsibilities
  • Have the agility to multitask and often manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Gain a well-rounded understanding of architecture, construction, design, and building systems
  • Be open to feedback and constantly strive to learn/improve
  • Clearly and confidently communicate expectations with vendors/contractors and hold them to their commitments
  • Review as-builts and photos of prospective new showroom locations to aid in real estate selection
  • Research market rates for different trades/projects and be able to confidently negotiate
  • Have an eye for and an eagerness to learn about floor planning and design
  • Create showroom layouts and supplemental design drawings/renderings to assist architects in creation of CDs
  • Create/manage budgets and track expenses
  • Investigate and propose novel design concepts and improvements
  • Work closely with operations and merchandising to compile FFE package (floor models/supplies)
  • Make periodic inspections throughout construction process and lead final inspection punch walk
  • Hold GC accountable for punch list completion and other close-out items including delivery of unconditional lien waivers and certificate of occupancy
  • Ensure site surveys are completed in a timely manner and no details are overlooked
  • Serve as construction manager throughout buildouts and in times of high construction volume contract with and manage a 3rd party construction manager
  • Lead recurring meetings with all stakeholders
  • Present design and budget proposals to YB leadership for feedback and approval
  • Research general contractors, hold introductory meetings, and compile localized bid lists
  • Invite GC's to bid projects, analyze bids, clarify numbers, and award contracts
  • Thoroughly review and approve contracts, utilizing legal expertise as required
  • Review/approve applications for payment, and work with accounting to ensure timely payment of invoices
  • Compile and send all necessary documents to trigger reimbursement of tenant improvement allowances from landlords
  • Keep YB leadership apprised of schedules and provide immediate updates when dates change
  • Lead new showroom setups and continually strive to standardize/document organization of showroom
  • Be driven to manage your workload in an environment where the pace is ever changing.
  • Make smart decisions by actively listening, understanding the data, and thinking outside of the box
  • Be comfortable not knowing all the answers but knowing where to find them and making the effort to fully understand and master the unfamiliar
  • Lend expertise to retail ops to assist with facilities management and maintenance
  • Feel comfortable leaning on leaders and peers for support, guidance, and partnership

    Candidates considered to join our flock bring experience and success in most of these areas:
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in high-pressure situations with a problem-solving mindset
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • 2+ years of construction management experience
    • Flexibility: This role will occasionally require attention on evenings and weekends and will require travel of up to 50% Associated topics: consultant, custom, director, gcc, project, public, public works, site, superintendent, supervisor

Keywords: Yardbird, St. Paul , Showroom Construction\/Buildout Manager, Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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