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Vice President, Construction & Store Development

Company: Bed Bath & Beyond
Location: Union
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

The VP, Construction and Store Development is responsible for the design and execution of new and remodeled stores as well as all store maintenance and facilities, to meet the companys growth goals. This position serves as a key resource to the companys Senior Leadership Team and is critical to the execution of the corporate real estate business strategy and achievement of company objectives. This position acts in a hands-on capacity responsible to drive day-to-day project activities and operations. The VP, Design, Construction & Store Development should be able to build trust and lead a team of multi-tiered staff of Directors, Managers, Supervisors, professionals, and support staff covering diverse functions.

Essential Functions

  • This position has accountability for effectively leading Store Planning, Architecture, Construction, Maintenance and Repairs (M&R), and Facilities across all company Stores, Offices, Distribution/Fulfillment Centers, Data Centers and Call Centers.
  • The Vice President provides direction and technical assistance to architects, engineers, and contractors on all new construction, relocations and renovations and operating maintenance of the existing 1400+ store fleet across North America.
  • Responsible for the oversight of policies and procedures related to the design of new stores and remodeling of existing stores within the company to meet the companys design goals.
  • Leads future Design strategies and processes and the long-range planning effort, generating insights as to the basis for enhancing the business.
  • Provides input to Senior Leaders on the next generation of store design concepts.
  • Oversees the Construction, Maintenance and Facilities annual CapEx and OPX budgets
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to champion process improvement throughout the Store Development organization, setting the vision, strategy, and execution of all Design, Construction, and Facilities initiatives for the company.
  • Strengthen relationships across the business (Legal, Lease Admin, Real Estate, Operations, Finance, etc.) by engaging business leaders to establish credibility, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives. Leverage business relationship management skills and the ability to understand and anticipate the needs of the respective business stakeholders.
  • Ability to articulate the impact of Design, Construction and Facilities Maintenance on meeting the companys business goals, including the ability to drive negotiations and executive decisions in a timely manner to deliver the project as to agreed scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Set the direction for the project team. Communicates and creates an atmosphere of collaboration and iterative improvements, inspiring people and teamwork, and welcoming change by team engagement of planning and problem-solving. Be conscious of team behavior and contribute constructive feedback to up line manager for annual Performance Evaluation.
  • Oversees the Maintenance department to ensure that assigned tasks/job orders are completed in a satisfactory manner.
  • Selects, hires, develops and evaluates the team to achieve collaboration and a cohesive strategy.
  • Ensures compliance throughout the company with brand guidelines for all stores. Oversees the delivery of new store approval and opening plans to meet the companys growth plans. Collaborates on store design innovation with Marketing, IT, Merchandising, and Operations.
  • Stays abreast of retail industry trends related to store design, construction, and maintenance. Communicates the effectiveness of the companys store development strategies to Senior Leadership and makes recommendations on modifying the strategies or creating new approaches. Ensures the companys capability to keep pace with its growth and meet its business objectives by implementing best-in-class processes and systems.
  • Leads vendor bid process, approve bid documentation, bid analysis, budget recommendations, and schedules. Ensure compliance with all TB guidelines, company policies and procedures are met.
  • Leads facilities management initiatives that will support companys strategic goals and objectives.


    • Bachelors degree required; Bachelors in Architecture or Engineering a plus
    • Masters degree in Engineering or Business (MBA) preferred
    • Minimum of 15+ years of experience in store development, store operations, real estate, and construction functions, preferably including at least two years with a large construction management firm
    • Willingness to travel and work with a nationwide team of professional - Percent of Travel approx 20%
    • Working knowledge of real estate industry and market
    • Strong financial management and analysis skills
    • Must have excellent analytical and planning skills
    • Exceptional management/team building/organizational and communication skills
    • Excellent program and project management skills
    • Ability to read architectural and engineering plans
    • Excellent vendor management and relationship skills
    • Maintains current view on proposed/potential changes in design and construction regulations
    • Excellent Industry Relationships & Reputation
    • High ethical standards
    • Excellent Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project, Internet)

Keywords: Bed Bath & Beyond, New York , Vice President, Construction & Store Development, Professions , Union, New York

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