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Company: Panda Restaurant Group
Location: Rosemead, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Food, Beverage


The Development Design Manager is responsible for creating site designs for a regional market consistent with the company's brand standards, while adhering to cost, schedule, and operational requirements. This position manages 40-50 projects annually. The position manages consultants and coordinates with in-house Real Estate, Construction Managers, and Operations on the real estate development process.

Essential Functions:
The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this job's duties and responsibilities. 

•    Creates site designs that meet company standards within a regional market; manages 40 – 50 projects annually.  
•    Reviews/Analyzes due diligence information as the basis for developing preliminary site plan designs. Successfully negotiating with regulatory agencies to uphold Panda's brand standards. 
•    Coordinates with architectural and civil consultants to develop preliminary planning submittal packages for city review and approval.
•    Hires and supervises outside consultant's work in terms of cost and quality of the construction documents. 
•    Presents designs to internal leadership team (RESAC), operations, regulatory agencies, and landlords.
•    Partners with Construction and Real Estate to successfully manage regional store development pipeline. Exhibits leadership on triad calls and demonstrates drive for results.

•    Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture, or related field 
•    Minimum five years of architectural and construction experience, preferably in a retail/hospitality environment, with increasing management responsibility
•    Experience preparing and managing development projects, including: specific plans, zoning code amendments, design standards, construction documents, and all necessary entitlements
•    Successful completion of annual store training

•    Demonstrate and teach Panda's Mission, Values, and Culture
•    Strong knowledge of site design, engineering, and real estate development
•    Knowledge of permit and development procedures
•    People management and team building skills
•    Strong written, presentation, and graphic communication skills
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD
•    Strong project management skills
•    Analytical and critical thinking skills
•    Meet deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
•    Solve complex problems 
•    Conflict resolution
•    Review a complete set of construction documents
•    Collaborate with other departments and Operations (“win/win”)
•    Demonstrate proactive behavior
•    Embrace change and continuous learning
•    Understand and interpret local jurisdiction regulations
The following are Panda Leadership Competencies for Manager (No Direct Reports)

•    Motivating and Inspiring Others
•    Managing and Measuring Work
•    Standing Alone
•    Planning
•    Business Acumen
•    Peer Relationships
•    Problem Solving
•    Self Knowledge
•    Customer Focus
•    Listening
•    Integrity and Trust


•    Contribute to building and sustaining the Panda Mission and Culture 
•    Complete projects within planned schedule and budget
•    Effectively develop quality design work to meet company standards
•    Develop one new consultant team in assigned region and train/coach the team on company brand standard

The following job titles or job categories are examples of potential career opportunities and are not intended as a guarantee of promotion.  These career paths can change at any time.

•    Senior Development Design Manager

Expected travel requirements:  30%

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