Burlington Director Store Planning, Downsizes & Remodels in Burlington, New Jersey

LOCATION 1830 Route 130 North Burlington NJ US 08016

If you want an exciting job with one of the largest off-price retailers in the nation, join the Burlington Stores, Inc. team as a Director Store Planning – Downsizes & Remodels! Are you process oriented and innovative? Are you able to source new and exciting ways to build new stores, remodel existing stores and maintain cost efficient mechanisms to achieve ideas? Do you adhere to strict & critical financial guidelines to improve efficiencies and operating margins? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you!

The Director Store Planning – Downsizes & Remodels provides strategic team leadership for Burlington’s Downsizes & Remodel program. Lead high volume and fast paced development that completes 40+ Downsizes &Remodels per year. Leads the extensive daily operations and establishes required standards for designs, plans, and specifications to ensure consistent execution of projects. Provides functional and technical expertise for cross-department collaboration and in support of numerous company initiatives.

Responsible to develop a Vision and Long-Range Plan (LRP) in conjunction with Vice President. Maintain a strategic approach including development and implementation of innovative processes to improve consistency, effectiveness & efficiencies. Establish and manage KPIs to drive business success and achieve LRP.

Directs internal Store Planners & Architects to achieve department goals and the successful completion of retail and non-retail projects. Department goals include:

  • Driving Top Line Sales

  • Leveraging Capital & Expense

  • Delivering a “Differentiated” Store Environment

  • Delivering Best in Class “Speed To Market”

  • Development of Best in Class Store Development Team

Directs external Store Planning, Architectural & Engineering Consultants, and Global Vendor Partners to achieve department goals and the successful completion of retail and non-retail programs.

Lead teams in the development of “high quality” and “cost effective” scope and planning solutions thru all phases of the development process (programming/pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction administration). Has direct ownership of Store Planning phases, provides guidance during Innovation and Construction phases. Develops and utilizes program management tools/dashboards within Lucernex for scope of work, cost, schedule, quality, and resources.

Serve as functional expert in support of numerous company initiatives aimed at driving sales growth thru “brand right” and “cost-effective” store environment solutions.

Provide leadership, coordination, and communication with all partners involved in the store development process, including: Real Estate, Legal, Facilities, Property Administration, Merchants, Planning & Allocation, Merchandise Presentation, Marketing, Store Operations, Stores Field Organization, IT, LP, Finance, Construction, Store Innovation, Architects, Design Consultants, Landlords, General Contractors, etc.

Responsible to supervise a total of 5 people, Manager Store Planning, Senior Store Planners and Store Planners

Candidates must have Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in related field is preferred. Qualified candidate must have 5+ years in leadership role within the retail industry, 10+ years of experience in Store Planning role with major retail brand or design firm and significant architectural experience and proficiency with architectural construction documents

Frequent travel in US and Puerto Rico and potential international travel is required

Skills and Abilities:

Outstanding process, planning and collaboration skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong leadership profile and excellent negotiation skills

Strong role model that embraces and demonstrates support for company vision & values

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with business partners

Ability to develop, drive and implement the strategy

Sound understanding of the retail / store planning & design / construction industry

Effectively and strategically work in a dynamic, fast paced environment to deliver department and corporate objectives

If you…

…are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;

…take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;

…are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;

…believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;

…want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you;

Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!

You will enjoy a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package including a generous paid time off plan, a company matched 401(k) and an associate discount. We are a rapidly growing brand, and provide a variety of professional development opportunities so our associates can grow with us. We work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Posting Number 2018-84246
Location US-NJ-Burlington
Address 1830 Route 130 North
Zip Code 08016
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Real Estate/Store Development
Evergreen Yes