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Aesop is seeking a Store Design Project Manager to join their team in Singapore. The position will support Aesop store development in the South East Asia region, through the project management of new store openings as well as refurbishment & maintenance. Merging retail and design, Aesop requires the Store Design Project Manager to create practical small-scope solutions in response to their store, product and maintenance needs.

Main Responsibilities:

Design

  • Preparation of architectural briefs, specific to projects
  • Take a collaborative approach to design, through engaging in conversations around stakeholder comment
  • Embed self within the global design world, by remaining informed on captivating contemporary and historical design precedents and imparting this knowledge to the wider team

Project Management

  • Project manage creative solutions for street and shopping mall retail stores and also department stores in the SEA region
  • Project manage creative solutions for specialised projects including office spaces, temporary stores and projects in collaboration with other departments.
  • Demonstrate exceptional multi-tasking skills, in order to bring multiple creative solutions to fruition and within expected timeframes.
  • Manage the expectations of key stakeholders for each project – including design and commercial expectations.
  • Lead project management of stores and special projects that are assigned to an external or Internal Architect.
  • Survey prospective locations, providing architectural and construction feedback to Aesop HO and Region Asia and also external Architects when needed.
  • Provide Aesop feedback to external Architects through written and visual communication
  • Monitor budgets and construction schedules reporting back to Regional Asia
  • Drafting, review and approving of design & construction contracts
  • Organise permitting, engineering and all other external services required for building and occupancy permits.
  • Conduct internal post-mortem on projects outlining successes and areas of development with regards to all aspects of the project – sharing this with the wider team.
  • Liaise with all external consultants and contractors involved on a project – e.g.  Lighting consultants, engineers, building surveyors, etc.
  • Procure Aesop supplied fixtures and fittings relative to each project

Construction Management

  • Attend site handover meetings, to ensure that conditions are as per signed Aesop lease agreement
  • Tender out assigned projects to builders and negotiate through the pricing process.
  • Review shop drawings and ensure these are as per documentation approved by Aesop
  • Responding to RFIs from contractors
  • Conduct factory and local site visits to monitor ongoing quality and report progress back to Regional Asia
  • Accept completed store from external construction team and complete detailed build defects list.
  • Lead rectification process of all build defects, ensuring these are completed in a timely manner.
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