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The Design Project Coordinator (DPC) plays a vital role in the company and Design team by ensuring that plans for restaurant fixtures, furniture, and equipment (FF&E) are accurate and reflect all items needed. The DPC will support the Design Team and collaborate with the Supply Chain team in the purchase of FF&E. The DPC will be responsible for the reporting of FF&E orders and delivery to site for each restaurant.

This role will work a hybrid onsite/remote work schedule, with onsite workdays expected to be Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Candidates should be local to the Tampa Bay area.

Primary Responsibilities

• Review FF&E plans, verify accuracy and quantities.

• Request purchase of all FF&E needs for each restaurant.

• Report purchase and delivery dates through the Project Progress Report (PPR).

• Communicate timely to Supply Chain any revisions or issues to FF&E purchase requests.

• Collaborate with Supply Chain Team to ensure most current approved suppliers are being used for each job and location.

• Participate in Design pipeline meetings and ensure to capture changes to dates and plans for jobs.

• Maintain access to history of purchases and report on past cost and delivery details for use on upcoming projects.

• Communicate with FF&E suppliers as needed to obtain information about product, availability, alternates, and prices, and communicate to Supply Chain.

Minimum Requirements

• Relevant industry experience, restaurant preferred.

• Strong industry knowledge of products and services.

• Experience in purchasing processes, technology, and systems.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office

• Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively

• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

• Keen attention to detail and adherence to deadlines

• Ability to read and understand construction documents is a plus!

Preferred Qualifications:

• B.S./B.A. and/or another 4-year college degree

• 3 to 5 years work experience in the food industry in purchasing, supply chain, marketing, construction, or design.