Project Manager, Construction

Date:  Feb 9, 2024

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office

About Our Company

Lids Sports Group is the largest licensed sports retailer in North America, selling fan and fashion-oriented headwear and apparel across the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. Operating out of Indianapolis, IN, our retail stores offer officially licensed headwear and apparel from collegiate and professional sports teams, plus top brands like Nike, New Era, Adidas, and Mitchell & Ness.

We currently operate 1,200+ locations domestically and 50+ internationally, including specialty concept stores for the NBA, NHL, Paris Saint-Germain, and numerous MLB teams. In recent years, Lids has built partnerships with iconic global brands including Marvel, Playboy, and the Harlem Globetrotters, and gained ambassadors like Justin Jefferson, Quavo, and Josephine Skriver – creating a community for both sports fans and fashion lovers.

The company is currently expanding with the goal of becoming the largest licensed brick-and-mortar sports retailer across the globe.

General Position Summary

The Project Manager oversees construction projects, store planning, and coordination of various projects for Lids with an emphasis on opening new stores both domestically and internationally. The candidate will Maintain the general schedule and executes deadlines to meet corporate growth expansion.  

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating construction projects.
  • Appoints construction projects to General Contractors, Vendors, Consultants, and Architects.
  • Determine and define planned scope of work and goals for each cap ex project including creating and reporting a budget for all new construction projects.
  • Accountable for budgeting within the construction department, including but not limited to all construction projects across the brand. Ensuring the accuracy of approved proposals from architects, engineers, consultants, and vendors.
  • Provide constant communication as it pertains to various construction projects to internal and external stake holders.
  • Ensure permits are issued timing as applicable.
  • Extensive and independent contact with our vendors and national suppliers.
  • Periodic project site visits to review project schedule, criteria, compliance, quality of work, and prepare/administer punch lists to assure closure of all items.
  • Review change orders and invoices for accuracy.
  • Works with legal leasing team in issues as they pertain to acquiring new property opportunities and construction requirements for leases.

Additional Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the architect process by assessing the scope of the project through review of surveys and deal documents.
  • Procure store fixtures, millwork, supplies, and signage as it pertains to new projects.
  • Responsible for creating and collaborating with other departments in the home office.
  • Maintains business relationships with vendors, consultants, architects, and suppliers.
  • Contribute to store design and construction goals by preparing CAD drawings.
  • Properly authorize, store, file, and account for all related construction critical documents.
  • Utilize best practices, techniques, and integrity throughout the duration of projects.
  • Lead and partner with teammates to ensure jobs are on track by utilizing job tracking systems and other available resources.
  • Partner with General Contractors and Architects to ensure store build outs are following all proper codes, fire life, and ADA Compliance.
  • Accept ownership of projects to their entirety with aid from various departments.
  • Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor and ownership

Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Proficient in current cost structures for materials and labor across the United States and International
  • Master level of managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Act as a link between operations, vendors, contractors, and architects
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to resolve conflicting situations and effective problem -solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook

Reports To

Sr. Manager of Store Planning/Facilities



EEO Statement:
Hat World, Inc., Lids Holdings, Inc., dba Lids and subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local EEO laws. Hat World, Inc., prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on the individual's race or color, religion or creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, sex, pregnancy status, age, military status, disability, or any other protected characteristic or class protected by law. Hat World, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation for disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

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Req ID: 17308 

Location: Corporate Office 

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis