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Store Development Project Manager (Maternity Cover)

City:  London
Country/Region:  GB
Application Deadline:  N/A

Store Development Project Manager


Contract: Maternity Cover


Location: Hybrid working model with a Central London office


Responsible for on time delivery of store development projects to meet Global and Cluster Property and Store Development targets e.g. new stores, relocations, refits, shop in shops, external businesses, franchise transitions, instore enhancements, lease surrender and closures


About Pandora


The largest jewellery company in the world, we give a voice to millions of people’s loves every day. We sell three pieces of our hand-crafted jewellery every second and have the largest network in the industry, with almost 7,000 points of sale around the globe and a strong online business.

We pursue sustainability in everything we do and have set ambitious and measurable targets across every touchpoint of our business, from sourcing through to the materials we use and the marketing of our products. 


Our People


Our global workforce is made up of over 26,000 passionate people who, in 2021, helped Pandora record the highest earnings to date, led by a refreshed long-term growth strategy. The pace of our progress has created an energising, ambitious culture, where we are empowered to be ourselves and equipped to deliver our very best. As we continue to grow, we also continue to invest in our talent. We’re looking for people who share our values and can help us bring our ambitions to life.   


What to expect from the role


  • Manage assigned store development projects and ensure completion in accordance with the company standards and guidelines (including health & safety standards).
  • Work closely with external appointed design consultants
  • Undertake site survey and scoping visits for all assigned projects in conjunction with  external appointed design consultants to identify store specific requirements, highlighting any risks and providing all relevant details to the store development team (include picture annotated survey reports).
  • .Prepare and agree with the store development manager the scope of works for each project using departmental templates.
  • Present survey and layout pre-design at internal meetings and record recommendations from internal departments: retail operations, loss prevention, merchandising, visual merchandising and IT.
  • Liaise with retail delivery manager and store development manager to sign off final plans for presenting to global design team.
  • Collate and submit all required tender information to Global procurement for Tender of all BRIS Store Development projects
  • Appraise contractor tender and programmes and recommend appointment to the Store Development Manager.
  • Provide all necessary information to the Retail Delivery Manager ensuring all key items are in place for successful project delivery and in line with the internal tracker.
  • Instruct third party consultant regarding submission of all statutory applications to meet the store development programme and manage conditions in line with store sign off and license to trade requirements
  • Liaise with Centre management / landlord agents where required ensuring all necessary documentation and approvals are in place for commencement of works
  • Manage and deliver all projects to agreed timelines and budget
  • Maintain live programme and cost schedules from site visits or regular review with contractors and provide regular updates to Retail Delivery and Store Development managers
  • Identify and manage completion of all snagging in line with company guidelines and timescales.
  • Implement and manage the store team handover checklist and new store opening countdown process in coordination with the Retail Delivery Manager.
  • Provide final account information for sign off by the Store Development Manager
  • Manage project invoicing and ensure all finances are fully tracked alongside internal accounting department and reporting requirements.
  • Manage additional business commercial projects such as refreshes, small repairing projects, commercial product roll out and store closures.
  • Manage the refurbishment of existing fixtures for our pop-ups and refits as required.
  • Provide to the property team all data management and filing such as operations and maintenance manuals and certification for store and global upload and recording.


What we are looking for


  • Previous Retail Store Development Delivery experience preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Planning and organising experience with strong ability to look ahead
  • Prioritisation
  • Good communication skills and stakeholder management
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Problem-solving and decision-making experience
  • Cost management control
  • Flexibility to travel including regular overnight stays


Why work with us?


We offer a number of unique benefits that make Pandora a great place to work:

  • A highly competitive salary with regular salary reviews
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Private Healthcare
  • Early finish Fridays (weekends with Pandora start every Friday at 3pm!)
  • 55% employee discount
  • Free daily lunch credits
  • 33 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Buy/sell holiday options
  • Celebrate your birthday with a day off to celebrate!
  • Join our Employee Wellbeing Centre – including access to; Employee Assistance Programme, ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme, gym discounts and more . . .
  • Winniperks - Our online benefits platform with plentiful retail, hospitality and entertainment discounts
  • At Pandora we love a party! Especially at Christmas, when you will receive an extra special gift.


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