Job Description

We are hiring a Junior Design Manager, with experience working in hospitality or retail design, to join our Development team and work alongside Real Estate, Construction, and Marketing teams. As an integral part of the design studio, this individual will work on thoughtful and highly creative solutions that elevate our restaurant design while accommodating business considerations, functional goals, and aggressive timelines.

The Junior Design Manager will assist in maintaining high-performance and quality standards for all design ventures. They will contribute to the overall vision, goals, and objectives of our Brands using design thinking methodologies as the basis for growing and enhancing the business. This position is an integral part of the Development Team and supports the design, planning, execution, and delivery of new restaurant openings (NROs) and capex projects for both our growing brands: Chopt and Dos Toros.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Develop Schematic Design packages that provide thoughtful consideration to each brand's operational needs
-Responsible for functional test fits and schematic layouts for potential real estate reviews
Coordinate with Real Estate team to provide signage, exterior design, and general lease exhibits
-Coordinate with Marketing team to provide site specific installation guides of in-store collateral
-Support concept development through maintenance of prototypical packages across equipment information, site information, and branding concepts
-Develop and maintain prototypical fixtures & millwork information for seamless transition from -Design Documentation handoff
-Manage millwork shop drawing reviews to ensure custom and prototypical elements are understood by all parties and executed as designed
-Provide general material take offs for Construction Team
-Maintain an FF&E log of all design elements at each location
-Develop and maintain prototypical finish and specification packages
-Maintain and strengthen relationships with external suppliers & vendors: millwork, signage, tile, lighting, and specialty vendors
-Attend relevant trade shows & conferences to identify new & leading materials to support the design evolution of our brands at Founders Table

QUALIFICATIONS:
-A passion for restaurants and hospitality
-A strong customer service attitude and willingness to work as part of a team
-A desire to learn, grow, and develop professionally
-At least 1-3 years of experience in a similar role supporting design and/or construction -activities; restaurant development experience preferred
-Very strong organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to multitask
-Strong working knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Excel; experience with G Suite (Google Drive, Docs, etc.) is a plus
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; conversational or fluent communication skills in Spanish is a plus
-A bachelor’s degree in architecture, interior design, or similar field

Founders Table Restaurant Group

Founders Table Restaurant Group launched in January 2020 to create, acquire, and cultivate innovative and profitable founder-led restaurant companies. Founders Table, which currently includes Chopt and Dos Toros, leans on digital and operational innovation to drive the growth of industry-leading culinary concepts.