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RESTAURANT DESIGN MANAGER

Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market Los Angeles, CA
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Meal Plan / Free Food
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RESTAURANT DESIGN MANAGER

Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market

Studio City, CA

SUMMARY

The Restaurant Design Manager provides leadership and direction to deliver the brands identity through a set of design principles to achieve all restaurant design related goals and objectives for Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market. This position plays a key role in coordinating all design program elements, operations directives, and marketing initiatives into an upscale fast-casual restaurant environment, providing an excellent guest and team environment.  As part of a growth focused model this position will be responsible for design of new restaurant development as well as remodel/refresh programs. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help implement a set of design principles and develop a “look book” to guide building Mendocino Farms brand identity in all restaurants
  • Ensure new/remodel store designs deliver the upscale “Eat Happy” brand identity, create efficient and comfortable gathering places for guests and allow for convenient and efficient store operations
  • Execute interior and exterior design of multiple new restaurants & remodels in a timely manner
  • Manage restaurant design projects from inception through permit approvals
  • Present design materials to multiple cross-functional teams including Operations, Senior Leadership, and Marketing to gain approval of proposed interior & exterior design
  • Review and redline construction documents, including architectural, MEP, and Kitchen Design to ensure that all latest brand standards are properly coordinated
  • Manage and/or create schematic designs for preliminary project planning
  • Research and recommend alternate options for materials and furnishings
  • Coordinate with internal and external parties, including external designers, vendors, architects, engineers, and project management team to assure timely and thorough design completion
  • Support and contribute ideas to company's design strategy, focusing on impacting guests' visual and physical experience
  • Develop and present presentation materials including material boards and renderings as required
  • Organize, maintain and manage project files, including all working drafts, specs, materials and documentation
  • Maintain Mendocino Farms operational understanding and knowledge in order to offer expert advice and recommendations

REQUIREMENTS

  • Solid understanding of core architectural design concepts, practices and codes
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and problem resolution to all areas of project development
  • Computer proficiency in CADD, Photoshop, Sketchup, REVIT, etc. is a required
  • Willingness and ability to adapt and adhere to Mendocino Farms design direction
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated, while collaborating in a team environment
  • Proven ability to communicate professionally and build solid internal and external relationships
  • Organized, detail-oriented, ability to exercise independent judgement, and prioritize tasks and schedules
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility and desire to work in a fast–paced and evolving organization

EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or Related Field
  • 5-7 years of experience and proven success in a restaurant design role and in the site development process

There is no “I” in Mendo

Mendocino Farms is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Mendocino Farms will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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