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Head of Development & Construction

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
As the Head of Development & Construction, you will have overall responsibility for the Build team, as well as our development program.  You are comfortable navigating the day-to-day and will proactively troubleshoot issues at the project level, while collaborating closely with members of the executive team on overall strategy.  You ensure the design intent of our stores (no two are alike) is achieved and ensure that each project is completed successfully to the high standards and with the attention to detail expected. You capitalize on your fine-tuned leadership qualities and interpersonal skills leading your team and partnering with external vendors and service providers.   

As a key member of the Store Development department, you will make an impact at Aritzia by: 
  • Ensuring projects move seamlessly through the phases of Store Development, enabling top quality output on time and on budget
  • Providing inspirational leadership to the Build team, ensuring our stores are constructed to the highest standard and achieving design intent
  • Developing strong relationships with cross functional partners, maintaining transparent lines of communication with the creative team behind our store design downstream to the New Store Opening team responsible for executing at go-live
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE                                                              
As a seasoned professional and top rated specialist in your craft, you are a subject matter expert and use your experience to drive business results through inspirational and effective leadership of your team. As an entrepreneur you look past what ’is’ and see what ‘could be,’ with recognition that it takes collaboration, detail and heart to be successful.
In addition, you have:
  • 15+ years’ of construction and project management experience
  • Hands-on construction experience with ability to inspect workmanship & develop onsite solutions
  • Retail/Hospitality industry experience is highly preferred
  • Experience with department management and working with cross functional stakeholders
We know that great people have great ideas and are passionate about their work.  Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:
  • Advancement          We are growing, quite simply opportunities are abundant – take your pick!
  • Education                To ensure you are the best at what you do Aritzia University (AU) offers a growing assortment of internal and external courses, programs, and resources.
  • Compensation         Pay is driven by individual performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks
  • Connection              Be surrounded by the best talent from across the globe driven by passion of a common goal

About Aritzia

Aritzia is an innovative design house and fashion boutique. We conceive, create and retail fashion brands with a depth of design and quality that no one can match at our competitive price point.

Each of our exclusive brands is treated as an independent label with its own vision, team and aesthetic point of view. As a group, they are united by an unwavering commitment to superior fabrics, meticulous construction and relevant, effortless design.

Founded by Brian Hill in 1984, Aritzia now has 80 locations in select cities across North America, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. We pride ourselves on creating immersive shopping destinations, selecting each location with care and designing each space individually. Both in our stores and on, our focus is on delivering truly world-class, memorable customer experiences.

Aritzia is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aritzia believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation due to a disability can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.

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