Development Coordinator
CAVA


Job Info


Company Profile:
At CAVA we make it deliciously simple to eat well and feel good every day. We are guided by a Mediterranean heritage that's been perfecting how to eat and live for four thousand years. We prioritize authenticity, curiosity and the pursuit of excellence in everything we do. We are working towards something big, together.

We foster a culture built on five core values:

Generosity First, Always: We lead with kindness. Our best work happens when we act in service of others.

Constant Curiosity: We are eager to learn, grow, and explore beyond the obvious.

Act with Agility: We welcome change; it's the only constant. We embrace, adjust, adapt.

Passion for Positivity: We greet each day with warmth and possibility.

Collective Ambition: We have high aspirations that are achieved when we work together with a shared purpose.

Development Coordinator:

Are you a highly organized multi-tasker who loves to 'learn by doing'? Do you excel at collaborating with cross-functional partners and third-party vendors? If this is you, we want you to join our team. CAVA is a rapidly expanding fast-casual restaurant and CPG brand focusing on fresh, Mediterranean-inspired, better-for-you cuisine. Born from our full-service restaurants, our chef-driven fast-casual format is currently in four states with further expansion ahead. We are looking for a Development Coordinator to join the Development Group at CAVA, helping us reach new communities with each new location.

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for coordinating with multiple cross-functional partners during pre-lease, design, construction, and close-out for CAVA restaurant projects to meet established deadlines.
  • Responsible for assisting design and construction partners with coordinating daily project management activities during construction and close-out phases for the national expansion of CAVA restaurants.
  • Track progressive budgets during project execution.
  • Perform OSI purchasing for projects - review design documents, perform material take-offs, issue PO's, validate quotes, review and approve invoices
  • Partner with design and procurement teams to execute national vendor strategies, and participate in Vendor interviews, facilities visits as part of RFP process
  • Assist Construction Managers in coordinating the GC Bid process - from issuing Request for Quotes, Validating/Negotiating Bids, through final Contract Award.
  • Request and coordinate required COI issuance for CAVA prior to construction
  • Partner with Design, Architects of Record, and Expediters to ensure building and other permits required for CAVA's build out are obtained.
  • Coordinate the transfer of existing utility accounts, and/or support Construction team with administrative tasks relative to the installation of new utility services.
  • As necessary, attend regular construction progress calls for the purpose of coordinating third-party vendor scope of work.
  • Coordinate Coming Soon Signage with Marketing, Operations and Construction; obtain necessary Landlord approvals.
  • Partner with Operations & Legal team to apply and submit for health permits.
  • Partner with Operations to apply and submit for business licenses, conduct necessary research of all jurisdictional requirements for sales tax to be provided to accounting.
  • Compile packages and request TI Allowance credits from landlords; track and coordinate invoice and final amounts with accounting, CM, and REM
  • Work with Construction Managers to ensure openings are successfully executed with minimal outstanding items.
  • Coordinate with Operations team in scheduling delivery of loose equipment and/or goods required to commence staff training and open for operations.
  • Support Operations/Facilities teams in executing construction warranty work, ensure all items are addressed and closed out in a timely manner.
  • Update & maintain development tracker generate weekly vendor reports & utilities logs.
  • Maintain detailed files for all projects in accordance with CAVA filing standards.
  • Support Construction Managers in project close-out administration, including but not limited to - ensuring Entitlements for individual projects are obtained and all permits are fully closed-out, obtain a complete and accurate set of as-built drawings, with appropriate documentation in CAVA files and/or on site as applicable
  • Abide by policies and procedures that support the service mindset
  • Manage timeline expectations within and across teams, deliver on our responsibilities accordingly
  • Earn the trust of Team Members and Managers by consistently embracing CAVA's values
  • Show discipline in bringing consistent performance, communication, and attitude to the job every day
  • Actively contribute to your department in order to complete tasks and meet company goals
  • Recognize the emotional stake each Team Member has in personal and organizational success of this business
This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all the duties and responsibilities of the position and such duties and responsibilities may change without notice.

The Qualifications:

  • Professional college degree, (Business Administration or Project Management a plus)
  • 2+ years of post-collegiate experience in a coordinator or administrative role (in Development or Procurement/Purchasing field a plus).
  • Ability to read/interpret technical drawings, specifications, and other documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with general contractors, specialty vendors, and other professionals providing services for development projects.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Project and Excel
  • Capable of supporting multiple projects concurrently.
  • Experience using cloud-based Project Management Platforms (such as Procore, Tririga, Lucernex), a plus
  • Ability to use AutoCAD, Bluebeam a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
Physical Requirements:

• Ability to maintain stationary position to be able to operate a computer and other office equipment

• Must be able to identify, analyze and assess details

• For certain positions, must be able to occasionally move or transport items up to 50 pounds

• Ability to communicate with others and exchange information accurately and effectively

• Constantly positions self and move about to support ordinary restaurant or food production support or office operations, as applicable

• Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner

What we offer:

• Competitive salary, plus bonus and long-term incentives*

• Early Wage Access!

• Unlimited PTO, paid parental leave, plus paid opportunities to give back to the community

• Health, Dental, Vision, Telemedicine, Pet Insurance plus more!

• 401k enrollment with CAVA contribution

• Company-paid STD, LTD, Life and AD&D coverage for salaried positions*

• Free CAVA food

• Casual work environment

• The opportunity to be on the ground floor of a rapidly growing brand

*Indicates qualifying eligible positions only

CAVA - Joining "A culture, not a concept"

As an equal opportunity employer, CAVA considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or any other characteristic or protected classes as defined by federal, state, or local law.


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