Sr. PM, Retail Fixture Design Engineering

About the role

The Design Engineering team is a critical Store Development function that creates and transforms ideas and concepts into solid, buildable, scalable components for each of Gap Inc.'s 5 brands and sub-concepts. The Senior Project Manager in Design Engineering is an industry professional with working knowledge and practical experience with fixture design and manufacturing; hardware and equipment selection and specifications; and raw and finish material detailing and specification. This position works with key vendors, manufacturers, industrial designers and code consultants to develop shop drawing, prototype, and roll-out OFI and VM components; ensures key product knowledge, documentation and decisions remain within Gap Inc.; identifies and initiates opportunities to better balance aesthetics/cost/functionality; identifies, researches, and documents opportunities to consolidate components across Gap Inc.; identifies savings opportunities and trade-offs; The Senior Project Manager of Design Engineering works closely with Global Creative, Store Standards, Visual Operations, Architecture, Procurement, Sourcing, and Construction teams.

What you'll do

  • Work closely and collaboratively with Creative team in the development, documentation and roll-out of new fixture concepts and store elements
  • Develop vendor/manufacturing technical specifications and shop drawings: prototypical plans, elevations, details, finishes, materials, equipment and specifications
  • Responsible for vendor performance and adherence to approved drawings and quality standards
  • Partner with strategic Sourcing to research and document supply chain, material availability/suitability, manufacturing methods, and sustainability; develop options and trade-offs to better ensure designs and fabrication requirements are commercially effective
  • Partner with Store Standards team to appropriately document sourced items in project templates: material/fixture technical drawings, on-site assembly needs, and build requirements
  • Partners with Visual Merchandising teams to manage and document fixture capacities and flexibilities
  • Manage and oversee fixture quality program from prototype approval, first-run quality assurance, and on-going durability management
  • Identify and research jurisdictional, national, and industry codesequirements relative to manufactured items and appropriately manage and document
  • Identify and research Gap Inc. risk management, compliance, and operating standards relative to OFI/VM and inform/create policy and document as required
  • Collaborate with Store Standards and Procurement teams to manage enterprise content: specifications, shop drawings, materials, cut-sheets etc.
  • Research and propose scope of work division between outsourced material/fixture vendors and on site General Contractors
  • Work closely with Sourcing to compile and assess the results and pricing exercises
  • Work closely with Procurement/Transportation to determine cost impact of various shipping methods - wholly assembled or knock-down
  • Work closely with Construction team and General Contractors to assess and document on-site assembly techniques, installation needs, attachment details, sequencing etc. to enable efficient, high quality project construction
  • Work closely with Procurement teams to document, maintenance requirements, upgrades/useful life of equipment, and material safety and data information
  • Develops material and finish specifications to inform sourcing contracts and protect Gap Inc. inventory commitments, warranty and safety interests; Ensures quality, durability, suitability, and compliance for key materials and store elements
  • Identifies consolidation and leverage opportunities across Gap Inc. kit of parts to reduce costs; prepares presentations and participates in updates and reporting with Brand and Corporate executives; manages year over year cost savings information
  • Identifies total-cost-of-ownership for key elements, items, finishes and components and identifies trade-offs and opportunities to balance first cost with on-going investment/maintenance requirements
  • Collaborates with Architecture, Procurement and Construction via active participation in shop drawing approval and structured hind-sighting to identify trends/issues, create global program responses, and implement ongoing program improvements
  • Prepare and present complex project scope, trade-off and cost stories that cater to appropriate audiences; executives, functional leaders, managers, etc.
  • Builds rapport and manages outsourced industry experts, as required, to supplement internal knowledge.
  • Develop and implement strategy/timelines for new concepts, prototypes, and on-going design changes
  • Develop, implement and maintain OFI/VM technical specifications, shop drawings, cut sheets, catalogues, databases etc.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline, simplify, and leverage components and finishes across concepts
  • Identify Value Engineering cost reduction opportunities, present, document savings/timing
  • Identify Total-Cost-of-Ownership insight to balance first-cost against on-going maintenance costs
  • Provide technical support to store design, sourcing, architecture & construction teams
  • Track, manage shop drawing feedback, architecture, procurement and construction comments; identify/implement improvement opportunities
Who you are
  • Minimum experience: 6+ years industrial engineering, architecture, engineering, fixture manufacturing
  • Deep knowledge/experience re: retail manufacturing, sourcing, and the ability to provide constructive feedback
  • Self-starter, highly collaborative, able to translate technical information to lay audiences
  • Willingness to learn from, and to teach others
  • Solid verbal and written skills
  • High proficiency in Excel and Microsoft office applications; deep knowledge of CAD, BIM and architectural tools
  • Demonstrated initiative with ability to work independently and with teams interchangeably
  • Strong quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Bachelor's degree in industrial design, architecture, engineering, construction, and/or applicable field; professional degree preferred
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven track record to lead and manage projects to completion
  • Demonstrated ability to manage tight deadlines and prioritize workload
  • Must have great attention to detail and work well under pressure
  • Must be comfortable working in cross-functional teams

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