• Fixtures & Equipment Project Manager

    PetSmart, Inc. Phoenix, AZ 85067

    Job #2237825823

  • About the Team

    Our Real Estate team takes on the task of finding and managing over 1,600 stores, DCs, and offices. Their scope is pretty big, as we are a multi-national retailer with over 1,600 leased stores, offices, and distribution centers in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Hong Kong. The team also supports new store growth through market analysis and research with the industry's best data resources and analytical tools. In addition to supporting the stores, we work directly with the Real Estate Legal, Facilities, New Store Construction, and Finance teams.

    About the Job

    SUMMARY

    The Fixtures and Equipment Project Manager is responsible for managing the development and implementation of fixtures and equipment to all existing store locations. This person will manage all fixture category changes directed from the Store Design Team as well as projects driven by innovation through Leadership.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Manages key milestones, and ensures financial budgets are met and projects are delivered effectively to achieve the overall goals of the merch initiative

    • Manages projects and programs cross-functionally across the business, interfaces with Merch stakeholders and across the enterprise to achieve successful integration geared at reducing costs and creating positive business impact for our stores

    • Manages all phases of vendor relationships through accountability and communication through all project phases: scope, concept, prototype, production, logistics, implementation, and project close outs of all custom and non-custom fixtures and equipment

    • Takes sole ownership of projects and category release from a Fixtures and Equipment (F&E) perspective.

    • Partners with Manager of Category Resets to ensure fixture orders are on-time and accurate for all large-scale resets.

    • Documents and communicates project requirements: scope, time, cost, and risk

    • Sources and selects vendors; places orders; verifies product quality and ensures on-time deliveries

    • Partners with transportation department for scheduling and updating merchandise project dates accordingly

    • Manages and reports on budget for replenishment of fixtures, category releases, 3rd party labor and other projects

    • Must anticipate changes in deadlines and adjust accordingly to ensure new timelines are met. Communicate all changes to vendors and all appropriate partners

    • Must be able to manage multiple, 10 or more, projects at one time while maintaining high efficiencies and productivity on each and meeting all timelines on each project

    BUDGET RESPONSIBILITES

    • PM's budget responsibility is up to $10 million on all merchandising projects and cost saving/innovation driven projects

    MAJOR CHALLENGES

    • This position is challenged to provide the organization with the appropriate knowledge and expertise to execute all of PetSmart's merchandising driven and/or innovation/cost savings driven initiatives. All projects must be executed within predetermined project timelines while maintaining all budget requirements and cutting costs where possible. Due to the nature of the work, this position will experience periods of high demand. This person must be able to work during these periods of high demand with efficiency, and consistency. You will also be required to build/or assemble any prototype fixtures at our MDC for review.

    EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

    • Bachelor's degree from four year college or university and Project management experience preferred but not required.

    • Retail store manager experience of 4-8 years.

    • Key performance measures may include, but are not limited to: knowledge of SAP, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Sharepoint.

    • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to work independently in a fast changing work environment.

    • Ability to devise creative solutions; produce measurable results; produce high quality work and attention to detail.

    About the Culture

    Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:

    • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!

    • A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals

    • "Top Dog" gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers

    • "Sit & Stay" Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options

    • Starbucks cart-productivity at its finest!

    • "Lil' Paws" learning center and onsite daycare facility

    • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities

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    This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work associates/leaders assigned to this job perform. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. You will be provided a copy of a job description for the actual position you are hired in to. PetSmart is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disabilty, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, provincal or local law. Applicants must be over the age of 18. The employer will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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