DESIGN MANAGER

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in Plano, TX

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Overview At Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers®, our concept is simple and unique. We have only ONE LOVE® - quality chicken finger meals! Every talented Crewmember in our Restaurant Support Office (RSO) is integral to our success and a value to our rapidly growing company. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® is seeking a Design Manager to be based in our Plano RSO reporting to Director-Restaurant Design. This role is responsible for leading a team of internal and external design professionals who manage the complete restaurant design process through all phases from site feasibility through construction documents and construction while meeting all deliverables and deadlines. Responsibilities Summary: Responsible for managing the execution of the design strategy by adapting and deploying the Design Standards for up to 25 restaurants a year. Responsible for developing multiple areas of expert knowledge in architecture, engineering, and interior design guidelines and protocols according to state and local jurisdictional mandates, company standards and best practices. Collaborate with the Property Development team and the outsourced architects and consultants responsible for producing construction documents for restaurant development for new, existing and franchised locations Ensure that the construction documents are consistent with company’s design objectives and architectural and quality standards while communicating and executing the Company's brand image Provide creative direction to the architects in case of custom or unique site conditions concerning either overall site planning or interior layouts for conversions of existing buildings and other non-traditional projects Demonstrate ability to develop unique design solutions to problems in space planning, construction details, material selection and branded storefronts Subject Matter Expert in the stated discipline supporting current technical needs and requirements to the overall development program assuring best in class design Communicate design solutions in company specified presentation formats utilizing industry standard design tools such as Autocad, Sketch Up, Photoshop and InDesign Reports on progress and uses analytics, lessons learned, and best practices from prior projects to re-inject learnings into Design Standards Planning and Execution: Developing plans for the design execution of assigned projects, managing execution, and measuring results: Oversees the design process to ensure that designs meet company, jurisdictional and landlord design criteria, and that construction documents comply with internal quality standards, building codes and health and safety regulations Communicates efficiently with the broader project team on progress, issues and resolutions Tracks architectural design changes and modifications for impact on the store development budget Effectively communicate with Franchise Partners and manage all stage-gate approvals during the development of new restaurants Qualifications Basic Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience in Architectural Design, Interior Design or Design Project Management At least 3 years of experience managing and working with construction plans and specifications for multi-unit ground up projects At least 3 years of experience directly managing a team of external consultants At least 5 years of experience managing and working with architectural/site plan design, quality control, material/equipment installation Experience diagnosing, isolating, and resolving issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems Proficiency in AutoCAD, InDesign, SketchUp and Photoshop a plus Willing to travel up to 20% of the time for business purposes Preferred Qualifications: Experience in branded design, restaurant or multi-unit retail industry Experience on both corporate owner and on the consultant’s side Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization and industry professionals

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