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Project Manager


Warby Parker is on the lookout for a Project Manager, Store Construction to join our Store Design and Construction team to support and lead every facet of opening a new store or renovating and refreshing existing locations, from design development, bidding, permitting, construction management, to turnover of the space. If you love airline miles and weaving your way through some of the nation’s coolest neighborhoods, malls and lifestyle centers, then this active, fast-paced job may be just for you. Our ideal person is experienced and sophisticated in all things site and vendor management (think: timeline management, budget, and quality control) and will be a key collaborator across the company for our new store development projects. Sound like your cup of tea (or yerba mate or coffee)? Then read on!

What you’ll do:

  • Manage project build-outs in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external vendors to ensure that each store is designed within budget and optimized for seamless operations
  • Review architectural plans, lease exhibits, shop drawings, various vendor proposals, and other documentation related to design development and construction processes
  • Review feasibility reports and LOIs as well as advise the Warby Parker Store Design and Construction leadership team on base building conditions, layouts, dimensions, and engineering requirements
  • Prepare bid packages for GCs, manage RFIs and shop drawings approvals, review and approve materials quotes, and level and negotiate GC bids
  • Facilitate weekly project meetings with GCs, designers, architects, OFI vendors, and landlords as needed
  • Perform thorough walk-throughs for each project and create detailed punchlist reports
  • Execute and manage the project closeout process involving all documentation and coordination for GCs, OFI vendors, and Warby Parker Operations, Facilities and Finance teams

Who you are:

  • Equipped with 3-5 years of experience in retail construction project management
  • Unflappable in managing multiple projects and budgets at once
  • Experienced in the luxury or specialty retail store development industry
  • Armed with strong analytical, scheduling, and computer skill sets
  • An expertly organized person with uncharted attention to detail (almost—almost!—to a fault)
  • An excellent communicator with negotiation skills that could resolve geopolitical conflicts
  • A natural leader experienced in vendor management and the facilitation of large and diverse teams of internal and external partners
  • An expert in reviewing and interpreting architectural drawings and construction site management
  • A frequent flyer prepared to travel ~50% of the time for store openings and build-outs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Google Workspace
  • Option for role to be NYC based or Remote
  • Not on the Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) 

Extra credit:

  • A bachelor’s degree related to project management
  • Design or engineering project management experience
  • Background in budget development for executive-level approval
  • Working knowledge of project management software such as PlanGrid and MS Project

Some benefits of working at Warby Parker for full-time employees:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Short-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Bereavement Support
  • Optical Education Reimbursement
  • Free eyewear
  • And more (just ask!)

Warby Parker requires all newly hired in-person or hybrid employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. Warby Parker is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation, as necessary with federal, state, or local law, to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated.

Warby Parker, in good faith, believes that the posted salary range is accurate for this role in New York City at the time of posting. Warby Parker may pay more or less than the posted range based on factors such as relevant experience and skills, qualifications and location, among others. This range may be modified in the future. In addition to base salary, this role is also eligible to receive a cash bonus and an equity bonus as part of the total compensation package. Details and eligibility will be discussed during the application process.

New York City Pay Range

$103,250—$118,000 USD

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