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Principal Design Lead, Reinvestment

Principal Design Lead, Reinvestment

Principal Design Lead, Reinvestment

Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta, GA 30349

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The Principal Design Lead (Reinvestment) will direct and oversee the design, architecture, and engineering project
management for Strategic Reinvestment (Remodels and Scrape & Rebuilds) and Custom Projects Solutions in multiple
Regions. This role partners with Strategic Reinvestment, Custom Project Solutions, Asset Management, Operations and our
local Operators (Franchisees) to design each Restaurant that is fully optimized ensuring operational effectiveness, brand
expression, and ensuring the right investment in our existing Restaurants
  • Lead, orchestrate, and oversee regional design partners in developing schematic designs, back of house operational
    layouts, seating & décor plans, and design development documents for existing Chick-fil-A Restaurants.
  • Partner in the selection of regional design partners and professionals responsible for execution our regional design
    strategies, outcomes, and results for our Strategic Reinvestment program.
  • Influence and execute strategies & operational plans for our Custom Project Solutions program.
  • Direct and train Chick-fil-A regional architects, engineers, kitchen design partners, Market Level Design Consultants,
    and internal stakeholders on Chick-fil-A Brand standards, processes, and requirements.
  • Track and ensure all design projects for reinvestment & custom projects for existing Restaurants are in alignment with
    Chick-fil-A's pipeline schedule.
  • Responsible for relationship management & performance reviews of regional design partners.
  • Direct, oversee, and ensure change management and integration of new initiatives into design projects for Strategic
    Reinvestment & Custom Project Solutions program.
  • Provide thought leadership, oversight, and implementation of new design processes, systems, and strategies.
  • May participate and represent Design Team on our Operations Area Support Team.
  • Serve on cross-functional initiative teams as necessary.
  • Accountable for processing, tracking, and approval of design budget & invoicing ensuring timely payment to our partners.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 8+ Years in Design in multi-site, multi-location Restaurant, Retail, or Commercial Real
  • Proven experience leading, selecting, and managing architectural, engineering & design partners.
  • Experience in leading, applying, developing, and driving design strategy for many location specific Restaurants.
  • Ability to see, understand, orchestrate, and apply excellent exterior, interior, and operational design acumen across many projects.
  • Proven experience in designing FF&E and Back of House (Kitchens) for location specific Restaurants.
  • Proven ability to navigate & work across multiple departments, teams, and initiatives supporting a positive work environment through effective interpersonal skills.
  • Understands capital investment and investment analysis principles for Restaurant design & construction.
  • Strong ability to work independently with wide latitude for unreviewed action & autonomous decision making.
  • Strong communication skills (written, oral, & presentations).
Preferred Qualifications:
Professional License (AIA, NCIDQ, PE-Professional Engineering, PMP)
Minimum Years of Experience: 8 Travel Requirements: 20% Required Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree Preferred Level of Education: Masters Degree Major/Concentration: Undergraduate Degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Environment Design, or Project Management

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