Property Project Manager - Food & Restaurants

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Property Project Manager - Food & Restaurants

Job Introduction

This is a critical role in developing and delivering the food and restaurantofferingacrossthe Selfridges stores.

Role Responsibility

  • Assist in the production of clear briefs for all projects
  • Liaise with all internal and external stakeholders throughout project lifecycle
  • Attend brand / concession briefings and act as contact for all internal / external parties
  • Assist in producing scopes for external consultants and compiling formal appointments
  • Support procurement process and compilation of contractual arrangements for contractors
  • Effectively manage costs through the application of formal financial controls
  • Monitor and review time targets
  • Ensure projects meet or exceed defined quality standards
  • Assist in the application of effective change controls throughout projects
  • Ensure project compliance with requirements of legislation and/or external authorities
  • Ensure internal design approvals and financial sanctions are obtained at appropriate stages
  • Assist in the effective management of team resources
  • Ensure effective management of project documentation for future retrieval
  • Report project progress and any issues back to the Director of Property

Managing Teams

  • Assist in the management of a virtual team of internal and /or external consultants
  • Monitor delivery of the teams roles and responsibilities
  • Monitor and challenge the performance of the project team
  • Manage change and potential conflict
  • Report project team progress and any issues back to the Director of Property


  • In conjunction with the Director of Property procure the design of projects using the most effective means
  • Monitor design progress with key milestones – managing both technical issues and the look and feel of the project.
  • Assist with formal design sign-off at key points in all projects
  • Encourage design innovation and creativity


  • Execute the communication plan for all projects
  • Communicate effectively both internally and externally
  • Seek feedback and respond constructively to criticism
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and external parties

Office Administration

  • Effectively manage written and oral communication
  • Maintain records
  • Keep up to date with and manage information technology systems
  • Develop and follow internal audit procedures for the management of projects

Maintain the security, health and safety of the working environment

  • Minimise risks to health and safety of colleagues in the office
  • Ensure self and team are fully conversant with fire and emergency procedures
  • Implement CDM Milestone process on all projects

Business Goals and Brand Values

  • Encourage and promote an understanding of the Selfridges brand values amongst external consultants and contractors
  • Promote Selfridges business goals in relation to project activities

The Ideal Candidate

  • Project management skills
  • Experience in small / medium sized projects
  • Experience in designing Food Services concepts
  • Experience of managing design projects in a retail environment
  • Good influencing and negotiation skills
  • Understanding of retail operations
  • Good empathy with brand development
  • Ability to manage and motivate virtual teams
  • Ability to influence and communicate at all levels and areas of the business and with external parties
  • Understanding of the Mechanical and Electrical aspects for Food Services projects
  • Good understanding of the supply base and innovation in the market place.

About the Company

We are a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other.

We have challenged the rules of retail from day one, whilst demonstrating our unwavering commitment to sustainability.  In 2016, we were the first to be awarded with recognition for the ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. We are also recognised as the Best Department Store in the World (2010, 2012, 2014 & 2018) underlining our place at the forefront of retail. In 2018 we were recognised as a LinkedIn Top Company to work for.

Our vision is to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, and our people are central to us achieving this.  As an employer we are committed to making Selfridges an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work


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