Jeannine PODESTA

Jeannine PODESTA

Annandale, NJ, US

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Highly experienced, design and construction professional with proven management of various design concepts.  Highly collaborative project management skills successfully guiding multiple, external, professional consultants, and internal teams. Trusted by executive leadership to build new design programs and standards, using various design software platforms, increasing productivity and reducing department expenses. Able to provide high level performance independently, as well as, lead teams, to produce projects within schedule, budget, and aesthetic


PVH Corp, Director Of Store Design & Planning

Direct the drawings, schedules, budgets, processes, internal personnel, and external consultants, of the PVH Corp. Store Design and Planning Dept, throughout the creative process; for new store capital projects and remodels; for avg. 30-100 plus projects per year, ensuring deadlines and budgets were accomplished to support expected store proformas and sales projections.
• Design, plan and execute all phases of design for Brand specific initiatives: Schematic Design drawings, Design Development drawings, Construction Documents, lighting concepts, and FF&E for PVH Corp. owned brands, achieving each Brands’ standards for image, function, marketing, other individual strategies.
• Design a 250 sq ft, collapsible, transportable, Pop Up shop installation; with new merchandising system. Collaborated on the installation in (3) tri-state college campuses, resulting in an approx. 50% gross margin, per event.
• Adapt international design standards to meet US/Canada market-specific needs, modifying FF&E as necessary for lower costs, and designed to meet US building and energy codes.
• Curate, develop, and lead an internal design team and core group of external consultants, to continue to successfully implement Brand design concepts and construction documents.
• Specify and integrate new LED lighting packages, and new lighting control systems, meeting strictest US energy codes. Reduced lighting consumption average per store of up to 40%.
• Demonstrate an understanding of materials, cost, and time requirements; decreased a Brand FF&E package 25 % by value engineering material and finishes, while maintaining visual aesthetic of the Brand within budget guidelines.
• Decrease store fixture package costs 25 % by value engineering material and finishes, while maintaining visual aesthetic of each Brand
• Regulate standard professional services costs for rollout projects; ensuring projects stayed within budget

May 2013 - Mar 2020


Kean University, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 1988 - Dec 1993

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