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Name : Michael Gibbons
Industry Type : AVP of Store design and Construction
City & State : Long Beach, NY
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MICHAEL GIBBONS

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER

EXECUTIVE PROFILE
Successful at building and leading a design and construction department for the third largest cosmetics company in the world. Skilled at leveraging the companys core strengths and resources, while developing top-performing, multi-disciplined functional teams operating in both domestic and international markets. Strong operational, financial and project management skills with the ability to increase revenues while navigating through the severe market downturn.

Areas of Expertise Include:

Financial Performance
Capital Budgeting and Monitoring
Cost Containment
Acquisition Due Diligence
Concept Strategies
Networking and Sourcing
Code Compliance
Strategic Planning
Quality Management
Value Engineering
Infrastructure Development
Corporate Reorganization
Process Improvements
Strategic Partnerships
Prototype Design
Construction Feasibility
Space Planning and Design
Site Analysis



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LANCOME
Assistant Vice President of Store Design and ConstructionNew York, NY, June 2005 April 2009
Managed and designed layouts for Lancme department store counters and boutiques, consisting of a combined 80 stores/year. Department store projects varying in size from 250- 1,200 square feet and boutiques 3,500-5,000 square feet.
Worked with corporate office in Paris to develop and updated standards for new prototype set details as well as specifications for materials, fixtures, furniture, lighting and facilities. Development of a drawing design library and archives system. Resulting in increased consistency of construction details and a 15% cost reduction in millwork fabrication. Reducing the amount of internal production time with overall better quality documents.
Overseeing planning of department store installations, new boutique construction and renovations that achieved the companys standards for brand image function, marketing and merchandising strategies
Presented projects and prototype development to division upper management.
Insured all projects were prepared for approval, coordinating with internal groups to allow input on plans on a timely basis.
Maintained working relationships with retailer store planning groups. Keep aware of individual retailer processes, restrictions and schedule.
Review bid packages, negotiated pricing and sign offs on purchase orders for financial expenditures.
Conducted extensive on-site punch lists for quality control and adherence to bid documents and specifications.
Facilitated and ensured proper communications with contractors, consultants and other team members, especially as related to fee, time allocation, staffing and schedule.
Managed team of five project managers: Track projects, Balance assignments. Manage counter construction budget.
Interview and provide input on hiring staff. Annual performance evaluation and salary review of same.

LIMITED BRANDS
Senior Project ManagerNew York, NY, June 2004 June 2005
Served as a remote on-site senior project manager within the New York Henri Bendel department store.
Developed and implemented design for new internal brand layouts and major renovations including determination of allotted project budgets from capital budget of $30 million+
Developed overall project concept and strategy in partnership with store planning and construction departments based on initial requests from merchants, visual merchandising and operations.
Lead in house design team as well as manage architectural consultants and collaborate with construction department and on-site construction personnel.
Analyze and develop detailed scope of work, schedule and budget in partnership with operations and construction departments.
Review bid packages, negotiate pricing and sign off on purchase orders for financial expenditures.
Coordinate with various internal and external partners throughout drawing development, bid phases and project construction phase. Reviewed progress of construction and millwork installations on-site to assure quality and adherence to bid documents and specifications.
Evaluated, developed and updated standards for design details as well as specifications for materials, fixtures, furniture, lighting and facilities. While keeping brand identity and value engineering in mind.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (continued)

THE PHILLIPS GROUP
Project Manager/Project ArchitectNew York, NY, June 2002 2004
Managed and designed various projects for the retail division (Akris, Eileen Fisher, Cache, New York Sports Clubs, Gucci, LVMH, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Quicksilver, and Urban Angler).
Projects varying in size from 7,400 square feet to 100,000 square feet.
Assisted in the preparation of proposals, contract and on going client relationships.
Responsible for reviewing client lease information prior to construction start, including site inspections and preparing documentation of all utilities mechanical/electrical, verifying square footage take-offs, code compliancy, slab to slab heights and clearances. All discrepancies were addressed with Landlord directly at site specific locations.
Responsible for delivering the highest quality design services within the budget and schedule, space planning, design development, construction administration and code compliancy.
Coordinated and assigned the work of each team member in the production of design and construction documents.
Supervised on site construction meetings with Client, General Contractors and Landlord.
Facilitated and ensured proper communications with clients, contractors, consultants and other team members, especially as related to fee, time allocation, staffing and schedule.
Ensured successful completion of all assigned projects within the time constraints identified within agreed issued contracts.

ANN TAYLOR
Construction Project ManagerNew York, NY, Apr 1999 Jan 2002
Managed and assisted in designing layouts for Ann Taylor Store/Ann Taylor Loft rollouts consisting of a combined 90 stores/year Store size varied, 5,000- 14,000 square feet.
Responsible for recommendations to real-estate regarding landlord leasing terms prior to finalization of deals.
Responsible for communicating with Landlord and Tenant coordinator in reference to leasing dealings.
Assisted in developing new store fixture prototypes for interior and exterior store design.
Ensured projects conformed to project goals throughout design development.
Reviewed construction drawings throughout the design period and recommended economics consistent with these requirements, budget constraints and sound construction practices. Monitored city and state compliance.
Supervised on site construction meetings with Architect, Landlord and General Contractors.
Monitored construction progress through regular site visits and e-mailed digital photographs by contractors.
Generated and ensured the timely and accurate completion of Punch list items.
Ensured final close-outs of contractors, consultants and other specialties per established schedules.
Created a construction start-up package for contractors containing shipping information, schedules, checklists specifications and current design revisions, providing a performance benchmark.

GENSLER
Project Architect/Project Manager/DesignerNew York, NY, Dec 1993 Apr 1999
Managed and designed projects varying from corporate to retail rollouts (Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs, Paine Webber, Simon & Schuster, Aveda, Ann Taylor, Christies, Ducati Motorcycles, Gucci, MTV). Projects varying in size, 6,000- 900,000 sq.ft. Responsible for designing Ann Taylors Corporate Headquarters, implementing aspects of their store-design
Monitored production of construction documents for large-scale corporate and retail interiors.
Responsible for reviewing client lease information prior to construction start, including site inspections and preparing documentation of all utilities mechanical/electrical, verifying square footage take-offs, code compliancy, slab to slab heights and clearances. All discrepancies were addressed with Landlord directly at site specific locations.
Responsible for space-planning, design development, construction administration, project management and code compliancy.
Proficient in communications with clients, consultants, contractors and other team members.
Designed a multitude of trading desks, incorporating specific business unit needs while working closely with information technology groups.
Responsible for designing Ducati Motorcycles store roll-out in addition to their traveling trade show booth.

EDUCATION

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALOBuffalo, New York
Bachelors Degree in Architecture

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT DELHIDelhi, New York
Associates Degree in Construction Technology





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