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Restaurant Design Manager - Architecture

Newport Beach, California 9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998) - 610 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach 92660
Restaurant Design Manager - Architecture (19025438)



The Design Manager - Architecture will support the Director of Architecture and the wider design and construction team to ensure designs support top-level business objectives. They will have the opportunity to work across select business verticals to ensure designs align with branding, account for technology innovations, and can be replicated across the globe. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding organization in one of the highest visibility verticals within the business.


This position will leverage your strategic thinking and creative abilities while you help deliver and execute the vision for the development and implementation of design strategies that facilitate company-wide goals.


  • Ensure new restaurant concepts and designs are rolled-out on budget and on time.
  • Ensure restaurant refreshes and remodels are rolled-out on budget and on time.
  • Collaborate with other field-based design managers, construction managers and real estate managers on all design deployment efforts.
  • Support roll-out of special initiative projects impacting the restaurant environment and collaborate with necessary interdisciplinary partners to complete.
  • Select outside architectural design services that ensure accomplishment of company objectives.
  • Support the overall Design and Construction function, including relationships with architecture, design and operations consultants.
  • Partner with Director of Architecture and other Development teams to ensure new concepts are appropriately translated into roll-out packages.
  • Assist the team in deploying all aspects of in-restaurant guest experience and delivering the creative direction of the restaurant environment.


To perform this job successfully, you’ll need to be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 5+ years of progressive experience and knowledge in the field Restaurant and/or Retail Design
  • Demonstrate an understanding and experience in restaurant operations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Architecture, or Civil Engineering or related field required
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with all departments in order to deliver positive outcomes
  • Effective communication and advanced project management skills
  • Be able to work independently on all aspects of restaurant design & deployment
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have solid planning, collaboration and decision-making skills
  • Be able to evaluate components of project costs relative to architecture & design
  • Proficiency in applicable design tools (Revit/AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe CC Suite, Hand Sketching)
  • Proficiency in applicable project management programs (including Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Moderate travel required

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Primary Location: California - Newport Beach - 9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)

Work Location:
9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach 92660

Job: Design, Development

Job Posting: Sep. 05, 2019

Job Number: 19025438

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