Reference Code:  33113

Retail Project Manager - Store Construction/Fit-Outs


Maidstone, KEN, GB

Fixed Term

Since Watchfinder & Co. was first founded in 2002, it has grown to become the premier resource from which to buy and sell premium pre-owned watches. With thousands of watches available from more than 50 brands, including Rolex, Omega, IWC and more, plus boutiques across the UK and a manufacturer certified service centre, Watchfinder has established itself as the top pre-owned watch specialist.

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Since early 2019, Watchfinder has embarked on an exciting expansion strategy around the world. In addition, it is providing exciting new solutions to the new watch retail world, offering showrooms and boutiques which offer a combination of interactive and technology experiences for our clients to acquire or exchange luxury timepieces. We have successfully launched in five new global territories including, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Munich, and Switzerland in just over two years. The business is showing no sign of slowing down, which is why we are now searching for a Retail Construction Project Manager to join our team to help us build and executed new locations across the world and the UK.

This role will see you overseeing projects from inception, through to go-live and install so you will develop and track project plans and schedules to ensure all projects are delivered on time, to budget and to the highest quality.

You will be the main port of contact with all senior internal and external stakeholders of the business. Some of these include Design, Security, Retail Operations, Facilities Management, and IT.


How will you make an impact?


  • Be the key interface and single point of contact internally and externally for all new store opening and re-fit plans for the business
  • Coordinating with key stakeholders at Watchfinder (HQ/Markets) on the delivery of projects. Some Key areas would be:
    • Design
    • External store design and construction partners
    • Security Team
    • Facilities Management
    • Retail Operations
    • Information Technology
  • Ensure project stream leaders have all relevant and current information available to them to deliver the successful projects
  • Identify and manage project risk to ensure first-time-right projects every time
  • Provide up to date project information on progress, ensuring clear project reporting is always available to all stream leaders.
  • Creation and presentation of weekly status reports, including risk and issues, actuals vs forecast against plan to all level stakeholders


How will you experience success with us?


  • Previous experience in Project Management of construction projects, whether store fit-outs or building fit-outs.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, with the ability to interact at all levels of seniority
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, and provide clarity to project teams
  • Experience in managing 3rd party contractors, whether following the tender process for new contractors or managing existing relationships
  • Ability to plan and prioritise multiple activities and juggle prioritise effectively
  • Knowledge of Project Management tools or documentation to coordinate and manage projects effectively and efficiently.
  • A ‘can do' attitude with the ability to identify and manage any challenges faced
  • Highly creating in problem-solving & communication, with rigorous implementation
  • Exceptional time management skills


Your Journey With us...


Due to the current restrictions around Covid-19, it's likely that all interviewing shall be done via Video Call software. Our Talent team shall help & guide you through these processes and how to get connected. For the successful applicant, we are adopting a WFH approach initially, with the possibility of returning to the office one or two days per week. 


We aim to provide a valuable recruitment process, allowing you to gain exposure to some key decision-makers and influencing individuals:


1st Stage – After your application has been selected, our recruitment team will reach out to you within two weeks to conduct an introductory call


2nd Stage- Video/Virtual Interview with the CFO and another member of management.


3rd Stage – Video/Virtual Interview with the Head of Sales & Operations & Director of Business Development.