12 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Project Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Aesop has carefully cultivated a work environment in which our employees are constantly challenged to do their best. Our company is determinedly creative, intelligent and progressive, and nurtures these qualities by employing people who share our passionate interest in design, innovation, and incisive enquiry across all fields.
Our organisational culture is entirely unique, distinguished by an uncommon blend of courtesy, cordiality and intellectual energy. We seek those who can bring a wealth of life experience and inspired ideas to our table.
In return, we provide comprehensive induction and training programmes, and encourage an inclusive culture that nurtures enduring professional relationships. We also appreciate the benefits that flow from our employees’ external pursuits.
We raise our bar high at Aesop and never lower it; this is one of the keys to our success and one of the many reasons why people wish to work here. If you would like to join Aesop, we invite you to peruse our current career opportunities.
Purpose of the role
We are looking for a creative and resourceful individual to efficiently and effectively support our Store Design Manager, Europe with the project management of new stores and department store counters in European region.
In this role you will be responsible to lead our project management activities such as survey prospective locations, draft and review design / construction plans and monitor the construction budget and all relevant financial aspects (quotes, invoices etc.). You will be required to attend construction site meetings and take ownership of the delivery timing and budget management of each new site.
Key responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to –
  • Monitor budgets and construction schedules carefully using appropriate tools to achieve our objectives
  • Project manage creative solutions for street and shopping mall retail stores and also department stores
  • 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 In-House or external Architect
  • Survey prospective locations, providing architectural and construction feedback to Aesop HO and also external Architects when needed
  • Participate in site handover along with Retail Property Manager and conduct an historical research on the building
  • Monitor budgets and construction schedules carefully using appropriate tools to achieve the objectives
  • Drafting, review and approving of design & construction contracts
  • Survey prospective locations, providing architectural and construction feedback
  • Ownership of the precise schedule to ensure deliverables and key steps of the projects are carefully respected
  • Design and document thoughtful and practical small-scope solutions in response to retail and maintenance needs
  • Conduct factory and local site visits to monitor ongoing quality and report progress back the Head Office
  • Monitor total CAPEX spend for projects with weekly reporting back
Who we are looking for –
  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential
  • Exceptionally organized, autonomous and proactive
  • Demonstrated experience in quantity surveying, project management and value engineering
  • Impeccable attention to detail and an insistence on quality
  • Calm approach at prioritising work and managing multiple projects at a time
  • Articulate communicator with ability to problem solve and influence
  • Meticulous attention to detail & ability to drive flawless execution to tight deadlines
  • Practical & pro-active approach to problem solving and process improvement
Aesop is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a creative and inclusive workplace where talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting inclusion for all with the belief that diversity, inclusion and belonging plays an important role in the success of our organisation. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.

Skills Required

  • Project Management
  • Communication Skills

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