Sr. Director, Showroom Expansion


Port Chester, NY

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


8 - 10 years

Posted 6 days ago

  by    Jackie Homberg

Position: Sr. Director, Showroom Expansion

Location: Port Chester, NY

Position Reports to: SVP, Retail Construction


With over 70 years as a family owned business, we pride ourselves on delivering a world class customer experience and product. We have revolutionized the custom window treatment industry by simplifying and stylizing a traditionally complicated and expensive purchase. We are growing quickly and expanding aggressively: 65+ showrooms and growing across the country, a state of the art e-commerce website and a beautiful yearly design inspiration book. But with all this exciting growth, our core values and principles have not changed. We still handcraft every product right here in the USA and we still treat each and every customer with the greatest appreciation and professionalism. These are our guiding principles and the backbone of our company – they will always remain true.


We set out to create a company culture that is enjoyable, rewarding, and where there is continuous upward mobility and growth opportunity. If you work hard, give the company your all, use good judgment, and have a positive attitude – then the sky is the limit. In return, there are numerous perks and benefits including:

  • Full time highly competitive salary
  • Medical Benefits
  • 401k Available and we match up to 4% of your contributions
  • $100k Life Insurance & Short Term Disability Coverage provided at no charge
  • Partake in many charities and local events
  • And many more…..

THE POSITION: Sr. Director, Showroom Expansion

The Sr. Director, Showroom Expansion will oversee the construction and renovation of all new and existing showroom locations, ensuring The Shade Store reaches its aggressive expansion goals. Working closely with the SVP of Retail Construction, this person will report on any variations in the construction process that may affect successfully meeting targeted opening dates as well as budget.


  • Manage internal Project Management team
  • Read construction documents to produce:
  • Material take-offs for owner supplied materials
  • Maintain design standards
  • Coordinator requiredwork with Architects, Contractors and Vendors
  • Maintain established constructionschedules in order to meet required store opening plan
  • Maintain project files
  • Accurately report any variations within project spending:
  • Approve/dispute change orders
  • Negotiate prices
  • Close out projects per The Shade Stores operating procedures
  • Build and maintain relationships with outside contractors and vendors
  • Partner with Store Design to maintain design standards
  • Ensure all operating and showroom locations meet safety standards


  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or Architecture
  • Minimum 7 years' retailconstructionexperience
  • Proven track record of completing construction projects on time and within budget
  • Understanding of design drawings and project documentation
  • Knowledge of standard quality, means and methods, and materials in construction/mill work required for a luxury environment
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Project)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to travel as needed

If you are looking to be part of a growing family of enthusiastic and hard-working individuals, we would love to hear from you!