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Vice President of Development

Company: The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewPosition overview:You may know us for our huge menu of delicious food---and for being recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For -"--- ten years in a row! What you may not know is our inhouse development team effectively executes the construction and remodels for all our brands within a $3.3 billion public company with over 300 full-service restaurants and more than 47,500 staff members.The VP of Development will be responsible for all aspects of restaurant development related to our new restaurants such as: remodeling, design, and restaurant maintenance and care. Success will be realized through the oversight and management of project teams made up of internal and external resources, while remaining on budget and maintaining the highest standards. You'll also build a strategic plan to ensure project deadlines are met and company targets are hit.You'll thrive in this position if you are:

  • A Natural People Leader: you are a leader and coach adept at providing others with a clear direction, helping them see though the weeds while inspiring, motivating, developing, and empowering them.
  • Relationship Builder: you are a master at building genuine relationships with people at all levels inside and outside of an organization. Whether they're a type A, B or Z personality, you easily establish a warm relationship, building an effective network around you.
  • A Project Planner: you elegantly use your project management toolbox to keep your team organized and stakeholders informed.
  • An Expert in Your Field: you seek to maintain a comprehensive and strategic knowledge base of the current landscape, particularly trends, developments, and advancements.
  • Improvement Focused: you never turn off the thought "how can I do this better/faster/ or with less." ResponsibilitiesHere's what you'll get to do:
    • Site evaluation- perform a site visit of potential locations and complete a feasibility report. Evaluate all aspects of a site such as configuration, visibility, structure, electric, mechanical, plumbing, grades, parking and any special conditions that may exist.
    • Landlord Coordination - work with the landlord on all aspects of the project such as schedule, performance of work scopes, letters of intent and construction lease matters. Also obtain landlord approvals for design and final plans, coordinate landlord work and the completion dates. Negotiate work related costs and ensure all landlord payments are received in a timely manner.
    • Budget - complete a detailed budget for the project, obtain corporate approval and adhere to that budget through project completion.
    • City Approvals - evaluate and perform all city related activities such as planning and design reviews, building permits and obtain final certificates of occupancy. Collaborate with building officials through the entire building process including fire and health officials.
    • Due Diligence - Ensure all necessary due diligence is completed in a timely manner to support project entitlements and development.
    • Contracts - issue all contracts for development for consultants, contractors and suppliers to ensure the company is properly protected on cost, schedule, insurance and quality requirements.
    • Design - establish, supervise and assign staff to complete the design work for all restaurant concepts making sure the design is aligned with the company vision.
    • Construction Drawings - engage appropriate consultants to successfully complete a set of construction drawings on time and on budget. Review all activities to ensure company standards are being met and the design is properly executed.
    • Construction - engage the proper Contractor and collaborate with them to properly bid and purchase all subcontractors to successfully build the location and complete it on time and on budget.
    • Supervise construction - perform site visits to ensure the quality of workmanship is acceptable. Resolve on-going issues with construction including all trades such as structural, framing and drywall, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and the specialty trades such as signage, architectural metals, GFRG and specialty finishes.
    • Project Turnover- supervise all activities to ensure a successful turnover to operations, react to all necessary adjustments, facility issues, punch list items and successful closeout of all aspects of the project.
    • Executive interaction- consistently interact with the CEO, President and the legal department to decision projects forward. QualificationsWhat we require:
      • 10+ years leading a development team of at least 5 staff.
      • 10+ years leadership experience within construction.
      • Strong design concept development skills including effective visual and verbal communication.
      • Exceptional communication skills and the attention to detail required to manage projects and people, both internally and externally.
      • Demonstrated previous success managing multiple large projects with complex scopes.
      • Ability to represent the company at public hearings/city council meetings.
      • Knowledge of lease agreement laws.
      • Extensive Travel (50%).
      • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Design or Construction. About the CompanyRecognized as one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For -", The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated operates more than 200 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Internationally, twenty-oneThe Cheesecake Factory - restaurants operate under licensing agreements. Continuing on our path to becoming a Global Iconic Brand, we employ more than 39,000 staff members, 320 of whom work at the corporate support center in Calabasas Hills, CA.#SoCheesecake #LifeAtCheesecakeThe Cheesecake Factory Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer and provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligations.

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