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Project Manager - Restaurant fit out - Germany

International Project Manager - Client-Side Retail


Cobalt Recruitment is excited to be exclusively retained by an international, high-end restaurant brand that spans 5 countries as they enter hyper-growth phase with expansion plans into existing locations and progression into new continents over the next 3 years. Our client has engaged us to source a Project Manager to deliver new restaurants and 'dark kitchens' in Germany and neighbouring regions ensuring successful delivery of projects to cost, time and quality and in line with the organisation's business plan.

Since their inception, this innovative restaurant business has grown to 18 locations across 5 countries and have predicted a growth plan of 22 new restaurants and 50 dark kitchens in the next 3 years. With initial plans to expand in Berlin, progressing to other regions of Germany and then into Spain, UK, France, Holland and Portugal, this business requires additional resource in their development and construction team by hiring a dynamic, knowledgeable, and ambitious Project Manager.

The role

As Project Manager, you'll be part of a small and dynamic construction team responsible for refurbishments, new construction projects, management of external partners and project delivery for food and beverage projects from early-stage acquisition, through design, planning, construction, delivery and handover.


  • Strong experience in a Project Management and fit-out capacity

  • Proven experience delivering retail and specifically restaurant

  • Spatial planning, efficiencies, and layout experience ideal.

  • You have used tools such as REVIT, BIM, AutoCAD design packages, Adobe, Word, Excel etc

  • You are able to write technical requirements, define support requirements and processes, and have worked with various stakeholders throughout the design stages of schemes, challenging concepts and have an eye for exceptional delivery.

  • Project budgeting

  • Management of the feasibility of operations and / or potential projects that will be entrusted to you

  • Management of design studies with internal and external partners

  • Guarantee the legal aspects (permits, fire safety, accessibility of ERP)

  • Manage projects in the design phase as well as in the work phase in strict compliance with budgets

  • Assist the internal designers (based in London) throughout the projects and particularly at the end of the project

  • Participate in the group's transversal improvement missions: BCORP certification

  • Development and implementation of standard specifications and procurement processes.

  • Weekly reporting of operations: quality, cost and deadlines

  • Fluency in English and German essential


  • Salary £70,000-£80,000 DOE

  • Bonus + Equity options

  • Benefits package

  • Travel around Europe

If you are excited by the prospect of working in Berlin with worldwide travel for an exceptional F&B business, then please submit your CV in Word format.