Brand Design Manager

Location
Orlando, Florida
Salary
Open
Posted
Feb 05, 2024
Closes
Apr 01, 2024
Ref
https://darden#paradox#ai/co/DardenRestaurant
Industry
Professional
Workplace
In-Office
Brand Design Manager

1000 Darden Center Dr, Orlando FL 32837

Job Description

JOB OVERVIEW:

The Brand Design Manager is the primary contact for Concept President and Executive Team for all design strategy and implementation.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Lead other team members (Food Service Designer and Development Managers) in development of design concepts, material/finish selections and construction documents for prototype, in-line, and conversion projects.

-Lead outside Architects, Engineers, and various Consultants in development of contract documents for new restaurants and oversee maintenance of prototype documents.

-Manage design of 15-20 projects per year. Projects assigned will be a mix of prototypical freestanding as well as conversions of existing restaurants.

-Coordinate planning/permitting functions with Site Development Manager and Project Managers.

-Interface with other teams (Operations, Real Estate, Licensing, Purchasing, etc.) to adapt prototypical designs to specific sites.

-Maintain design standards for concept related specifications and finishes.

-Manage research and development process for design and facility related issues (materials, systems, etc.).

-Evaluate value engineering possibilities for all current prototypes.

-Evaluate in-line and conversion opportunities as presented by the Real Estate Department and manage production of conceptual floor plans when required.

-Assist Design Leader in establishing short-term and long-term strategic planning ideas to markedly improve the design of our buildings, reduce errors and omissions in the plans and improve service to our clients.


REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

-7-10 years' experience managing the work of design professionals on multiple projects

-Experience working with multi-unit restaurant chains desirable

-Knowledge of architectural office practices

-Knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs preferred


REQUIRED EDUCATION:

-B.S. degree in Architecture, Interior/Environmental Design, or acceptable experience


OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

-Ability to direct and motivate team members in meeting established departmental and personal goals.

-Ability to direct and motivate outside design professionals of all disciplines.

-Ability and willingness to participate in a system of management by objectives.

-Demonstrated desire and concern to stay abreast of evolving design and construction means and methods through continuing education programs and other informational sources.

-Ability to communicate and function effectively within a complex corporate environment.

-Ability to operate effectively given broadly defined objectives.

-Ability to adapt to changing business environments, solve problems and take advantage of opportunities to minimize project costs, maintain construction schedules and improve quality of completed facilities.

-Forward thinking skills to assist Design Leader in establishment of departmental goals.

-Ability to take ownership of design process by showing ability to make tough decisions and exhibiting sound judgment.

-Willing to travel up to 20-25% of the time


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

-Professional registration a plus

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