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Retail Development Project Lead

Crawley, West Sussex (with weekly travel across UK & Ireland)
£40k to £50k depending on experience + potential bonus
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Business area: Nespresso Job Title: Retail Development Project Lead

Location: Crawley (with weekly travel across UK & Ireland)

Salary: £40k to £50k depending on experience + potential bonus + other fantastic benefits including Nespresso Coffee Machine and monthly allowance of capsules.

Although this is a full-time permanent opportunity, please speak to us about what flexibility means to you as we are always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs, don’t let this stop you from applying.

Position Summary

The Nespresso team have a fantastic new role in our Retail Operations Team as a Retail Development Project Lead. The role reports into our Property & Retail Development Manager and will support the planning, execution, and management of our retail development projects for the Nespresso Brand across the UK & Ireland through our boutique network and trade partners. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that our retail stores are designed and built to the highest standards, reflecting our brand image and providing an exceptional customer experience.

A little bit about us

We are the Nestlé Nespresso SA Company and are proud to be one of the fastest growing operating units of Nestlé. Our passionate, entrepreneurial-minded team has transformed Nespresso into one of the world’s most trusted brands. Our growth comes from our commitment to research and development in order to pioneer and be the reference in the portioned coffee sector; providing the very highest quality coffees that can be enjoyed in the comfort of consumers' own homes and out-of-home locations, such as restaurants, hotels, offices and luxury retail businesses. We guarantee quality by taking a careful, thoughtful and sustainable approach to how we produce and market our premium coffee capsules and machines.

With corporate headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso is present in over 81 countries and counts over 13,000 employees worldwide. Nespresso UK&ROI – a certified B Corp™ – operates 30 boutiques, as well as an e-Commerce platform, delivering barista-level coffee experiences of the highest quality to both at-home and professional customers across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.  To learn more visit

A day in the life of a Retail Development Project Lead…

The Retail Development Project Lead will work very closely with both internal and external stakeholders including Nespresso HQ, architects, and contract partners to manage all property projects both large and small. You will also:

Support channel-related trade and boutique projects from initiation to execution by developing the project planning and employing appropriate project management approaches, processes, and tools. Coordinate trade and boutique communication campaigns related to projects. Evaluate and update procedures related to trade and boutique project management processes. Conduct site visits to all live UK and Ireland boutique and trade partner projects. Follow up and monitor timely implementation of the defect list after a project. Manage small furniture adaptations/replenishments/improvements according to boutique needs.

What will make you successful?

The successful candidate will have strong project management experience in retail and trade locations. Both internal and external stakeholder management experience is crucial with the ability to manage expectations and meet deadlines. You will also have:

The ability to co-ordinate multiple and complex projects in a timely manner. Strong knowledge of retail store design, construction, and fixture installation processes. Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment. Excellent presentation, analytical and communication skills. Strong sense of curiosity, innovative mind-set & courage to make an impact. Ability to travel as needed across the UK & Ireland for site visits and project coordination.

What you need to know

What can we offer in return? Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.

Job advert posting date 22/02/2024 Job advert closing date 07/03/2024

We will be considering candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect. When we embrace diversity and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. People of all gender identities, ethnically diverse individuals, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

If there is anything we can do to accommodate you to participate fully in the application process, please let us know. We take pride in championing inclusion and diversity, our people make up a number of Colleague Networks who represent different experiences and communities who hold us accountable in creating a sense of belonging for all, and our values create the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution you bring. Find out more about our Colleague Networks here: Diversity, equity and inclusion | Nestlé (

We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process. Be yourself, everyone else is taken!

Crawley, GB, RH10 9AD




Nespresso is a name synonymous with quality and innovation. Our story began with a simple but revolutionary idea: to enable anyone to create the perfect cup of espresso coffee – just like a skilled barista. Since 2001 in the UK, we’ve responded to consumers’ increasing appreciation for quality coffees and our year-on-year growth is testament to the quality of our offering. Our quest, to be seen as the most indulgent coffee, has resulted in the very highest quality coffees, enjoyed as solutions for ‘In Home’ and ‘Out Of Home’ consumers.

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