Gravity IT Resources
As the Analyst, Development Support, you will provide an independent perspective and act as a conduit between field business teams (Real Estate, Design and Construction) and RSC teams (Dev procurement, Indirect procurement, Finance, Licensing) regarding real estate project planning and
execution. Facilitates discussions and knowledge sharing to improve new restaurant opening processes. Understands broad, inter-related processes for both new restaurant development and strategic initiatives to ensure efficient execution, effective change management and risk mitigation. Drives change through collaboration and linkage of complex processes and related
data to highlight timeline and cost saving opportunities. Requires strong partnership skills and communication to cultivate influence.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
? Assess all projects to proactively identify risks and opportunities to streamline timelines and minimize costs. Summarize findings and collaborate with stakeholders to influence change that helps reduce costs and shortens timelines.
? Identify opportunities within a project and/or process and partner to drive solutions. This could require hands on involvement including creating new processes, facilitation of a project, influence or coaching depending on the need.
? Develop GC relationships to manage communications on GC and client procured material schedules and to support as an additional escalation path. Maintain weekly updates, assess for risk, and escalate appropriately to drive resolution and mitigate risks to project. Provide connectivity between GC partners, internal procurement team and vendors through communications
? Prepare Initial Cost Projections for each project and review results to identify opportunities for value engineering savings.
? Utility Process – partner with triad teams to determine scope and hold vendors accountable to quality and timely execution. Maintain regular communication, facilitate standing meeting, and offer escalation and resolution support as needed.
? Facilitate General Contractor bid and contract process, including the GC forecasting efforts. Partner with Construction Managers to maintain plan (does not include bid review)
? Landlord Progress – maintain communications with landlords to monitor project progress, identify risk and escalate as appropriate.
? Prepare for and facilitate department team meetings; provide activity summaries and follow up on action items.
? Support system functionality through testing, change management and troubleshooting. Behave as liaison between Business Teams and Real Estate System Support Team.
? Prepare Real Estate Approval Team packages as needed in partnership with Real Estate Managers.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE TABLE
? High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
? BA/BS from 4-year college or university preferred
? 3-5 years’ experience as an Analyst, project management, or procurement experience within Restaurant/Retail/Construction Industry
? Proficient with MS Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, & Outlook
? Expert with MS Office. Experience in Business Information Tools (BI) and life cycle system (Tririga) preferred