Jessica Kurtz

Jessica Kurtz

New York, NY, US



Project Management professional experienced in luxury goods and architectural knowledge managing new store developments, remodels, shop in shops, showrooms, and fixture development which include overseeing capital budgets, bid negotiations, project timelines, completion, and brand identity.

•Oversee and manage installs of new stores, renovations, and shop in shops
•Manage and coordinate communication, documents, and material review with consultants and vendors including but not limited to architects, millworkers, engineers, contractors, and designers
•Review and approve construction documents through red lines to ensure brand design and monitor for company objectives and quality/costs
•Obtain project and design approvals
•Request annual capital for projects; track budgets and negotiations for company
•Oversee and track project timelines, manage scope, and ensure timely completion of installs
•Travel to provide on-site construction administration; communicate project updates to upper and lower level management and provide contingency plans when scope alters

•Managed fact checking on project scopes in short time frames for presentations and proposals
•Maintained all record keeping of existing store portfolios and library of drawings, samples, photos, and documents
•Researched and sourced alternative materials to yield cost saving opportunities
•Coordinated communication and repair of on-going maintenance for shops and fixtures
•Developed ROI projections and standards for capital requesting process for quicker budget approval turnaround


Calvin Klein Underwear, New York, NY, US, Project Manager, Store Planning & Design

Oct 2008 - current

Calvin Klein Underwear, New York, NY, US, Project Coordinator, Store Planning & Design

Oct 2008 - Nov 2010

COACH, New York, NY, US, Intern, Visual Merchandising

Jun 2008 - Aug 2010


Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Marketing Communications

Sep 2004 - May 2008

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