Burlington Manager of Architecture - Pre-Development in Burlington, New Jersey
LOCATION 1830 Route 130 North Burlington NJ US 08016
Bring your 7+ years of retail architecture/construction management experience to a growing Fortune 500 retail company and certified Great Place to Work! Burlington Stores is a nationally recognized retailer of high-quality, branded merchandise at everyday low prices, with over 784 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico. Burlington is growing rapidly and our Store Innovation team is seeking a skilled retail architecture professional to join them in supporting that growth.
As the Manager of Architecture – Pre-Development, you’ll beresponsible for oversight and management of site-specific store design scope and lease items for new store projects, including but not limited to facades, exterior branding, vertical transportation, and unique interior conditions. Managing the pre development process, you’ll ensure site-specific scope is developed, communicated, and documented for all new Burlington locations.
In this highly collaborative role, you’ll work closely with multiple cross-functional partners as well as landlords and their architectural teams. Bottom line: create and manage an efficient and robust pre-development process.
The successful candidate will have 7+ years of retail Architecture/Construction Project Management experience and at least 3 years’ Real Estate negotiations/practices experience in the retail industry. Cross-functional team leadership experience is essential, as is the ability to analyze the pipeline and identify key opportunities.
Major Responsibilities include:
Maintain overall project deadlines within the store development time line, ensuring all interim milestones are also met
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal & external clients/partners to leverage/negotiate the best results for Burlington
Independently manage project schedules and influence internal & external partners to work within required time frame to maintain pipeline
Coordinate work of internal partners ensuring transparent communication and documentation of all deal points
Negotiate cost-effective and brand-right architecture & external signage solutions for all project types
Present design solutions to internal & external clients and AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) design review boards/committees
Manage and document all site specific documentation within Burlington enterprise software with regards to lease agreement
Engage internal partners to identify, resolve, and document non prototypical solutions.
Record all deviations and site specific agreements, maintaining full transparency to all internal partners
Ensure clear and timely communication with internal and external clients/partners regarding document review, coordination issues, RFIs, ASRs, etc.
Compile guide/toolkit of best practices building ongoing project efficiencies
Travel requirement approximately 20%
Outstanding negotiation, communication, and presentation skills are required for this cross-functional leadership role. Hand sketching/drawing skills, along with AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office proficiency are a must. 4 year degree in related field or equivalent experience preferred.
Burlington is committed to being an employer of choice. We offer a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package including a generous paid time off plan, a company matched 401(k) and an associate discount. Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work through various social responsibility initiatives. As a growing company, we offer high-performing, motivated associates a variety of professional development and career growth opportunities. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.
Posting Number 2021-149541
Address 1830 Route 130 North
Zip Code 08016
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Posted Date 7/29/2021 5:41 PM
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Real Estate/Store Development