Design Project Manager

Eataly Corporate 43w East 23rd Street, New York, NY
10010, United States
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Company Description

Eataly is the world’s largest artisanal Italian food and beverage marketplace! Eataly is not a chain; each Eataly is different, with its own character and own theme – but all with the same aim… for our guests to:

  • EAT authentic Italian food at our restaurants, cafés and to-go counters
  • SHOP a selection of high-quality Italian, local and homemade products
  • LEARN through our classes and our team’s product knowledge

Job Description

The Project Manager, Design is a key member of the Construction & Design team at Eataly, taking a lead role in driving and delivering on the Company’s North American growth plans. The Project Manager, Design is responsible for project oversight, internal and external client interactions, on-site management and regular visits to key project locations, timeline and schedule management, specification and procurement of FF&E, coordinating and supervising trades/vendors, materials deliveries, and overall quality control. The PM, Design works closely with the PM, Constructions and the Senior Managers, Design.

Reports to the Director of Design

•    Contributes to building the project schedule, is responsible for keeping the project on schedule during execution and reporting on such schedule
•    Contributes to developing the preliminary project budget and following iterations, and is responsible for maintaining and reporting on such budget during execution 
•    Manages all stages starting from design, budgeting and pre-construction to construction and project closeout
•    Prepares scope documents for directing design, budgeting and internal/external coordination efforts
•    Where applicable, participates in the selection process of architects/contractors/subcontractors or other third parties, and is responsible for onboarding them 
•    Develops schematic designs and, in collaboration with the Design Team, leads the design development process with or without the support of external architects and consultants
•    Oversees procurement and tracking of materials and equipment. Ensures a timely release of purchase orders and delivery on-site of such purchases, in collaboration with the Logistics Team
•    Ensures ongoing communication with the Finance Team in relation to vendors’ payment schedule
•    Monitors and directs the performance of general contractor and/or subcontractors during construction phase
•    Ensures each project adheres to legislation, standards and codes of best practice
•    Conducts kickoff, department review and executive review meetings on renovation projects on a regular basis
•    Acts as a trade union between different teams in corporate and in the stores for a successful delivery of each project
•    Performs other duties as required or assigned


•    Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in Architecture or Construction Management

•    2+ years of general Design & Construction experience; 1+ years of Retail/Restaurant/Hospitality-specific Construction experience a plus

•    Experience managing a Design & Construction project from start (concept design) to finish (project closeout)

•    Excellent technical and software skills, including Revit, Cad and/or Sketch Up; ProjectMates software a plus

•    Exceptional project management and time-management skills

•    Outstanding communication, motivation and problem-solving skills

•    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; eager to learn


•    Availability to travel approximately 40% of the time or more, depending on project status

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401K with match or RRSP
  • Bonus program
  • Free family meal daily
  • Discounts at Eataly
  • Classes on products and Italian cuisine
  • Referral bonus program
  • and more!

The base pay range for this position is $85-95,000/year. 

Eataly is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy to not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic made unlawful to consider by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Eataly also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Eataly’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding consideration of unemployment status, salary history, credit/bankruptcy history and criminal background/conviction history in making hiring decisions.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

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