Project Manager - Retail Interiors ( Jeddah /Riyadh KSA) - 5 Months

  • Al Murjanah Tower, Prince Sultan Road, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Contract

Company Description

The umdasch The Store Makers Group (USMG), with its headquarters based in Amstetten – Austria, is a leading European shopfitting company and has experience with retail projects in the GCC region for more than 30 years. With the regional head office and the umdasch Factory in Dubai there are more than 120 staff on the ground dedicated to provide local retailers and international brands with exceptional ideas, competence and a love of detail to create unique retail environments and support their expansion plans in a growing retail market.

With the trust of leading local retailers and retail organizations like Chalhoub Group, Breitling, Magrabi, DeBeers, JLR, Fitahi, and our travel retail partners Aer Rianta, DFS, Lagardere, Dubai Duty Free, we have successfully realized many Fashion & Lifestyle as well as Premium & Travel retail projects across the region.

Duty Free Stores realized by Umdasch - Middle East can be found in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Bahrain, Cairo, Beirut and other destinations like New Delhi, Colombo, Auckland, Hongkong, Saipan and Guam are demonstrating our global reach.

Job Description

We are seeking a Project Manager to join our team! You will be responsible for managing projects from start to finish ensuring completion on time, within budget and to the expected quality. Supports Sales during planning, quotation and variation stage.

Period:  15th Sept 2020 till 25th December 2020

  • Definition of Projects timelines, critical milestones, quality requirements and costs.

  • Serve as the point of contact for project management staff, subcontractors, shop owners and managers, building engineers, architects, and more during the realization process.

  • Responsibility for the successful implementation of projects, timelines, critical milestones, quality and costs, including the production of purchase orders.

  • Operates internal ERP system to record, specify and confirm full Bill of Quantities.

  • Manage project life cycle including subcontractor negotiations, project scheduling, material procurement, RFI's, pencil draws, change order management, and project close out.

  • Plans, defines and controls targets and time lines for production, procurement & installation.

  • Assures transparency of costs in projects and controls against planned budgets.

  • Conduct meetings with clients, architects, and other partners to provide project updates

  • Raise notice of delay's (NOD's) along with mitigation plans & recovery strategies ahead of time

  • Control and reconcile all commercial & contractual documents.

  • Ensures at all time Corporate HS&E rules are implemented, measured & reported

  • Preparation of regular project reports, file notes & minutes of meetings (MOM's)

  • Responsible for site management, logistics and coordination.

  • Ensures completion of projects including snagging and all variations.

  • Prepares project hand-over & project handover documents

  • Shares lessons learned with the project team.



  • Technical education in the furniture or interior fit-out industry

  • Minimum 2 Years relevant project management experience in the shopfitting / retail industry

  • Experienced in Gant-Chart time & resource planning (e.g. MS Projects)

  • Technical knowledge: strong understanding of technical details of furniture manufacturing details, understanding of technical details for Civil Works & MEP, (CAD experience)

  • Commercial & Contractual understanding (FIDIC red book)

  • Strong understanding of project cost analysis & cost control

  • Experience with Online Workplaces & Collaboration Platforms (e.g. MS Sharepoint)

  • Project management, team leadership and time management skills

  • Proficient in English, Arabic or Hindi language skills are an advantage

  • Team player with excellent communication & presentation skills

  • Very organised & structured work ethic


Additional Information

If you are looking for an employer that can offer stability within a dynamic project environment, European management style and like a good challenge and feel the above mentioned qualifications apply to you - than you should ask for an interview.

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