Project Manager, New Product Development - Victoria's Secret Beauty

Mast Global - New York, NY3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $130,000 a year
EducationSkills
Description

Mast Global, a wholly owned division of Lbrands, is a high-performance organization that brings together the production and sourcing, logistics, information technology and digital functions for the enterprise. Together, Mast is the engine that powers Lbrands by providing the solutions and capabilities that help to \"make, move and enable\" our world-renown products and brands: Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, LaSenza, and Henri Bendel. With more than 40 years of experience, Mast Global is known worldwide as a premier supply chain organization with a reputation for innovation, speed, efficiency and quality. Our teams strategically source and develop intimates, apparel, accessories and gifts, home fragrances and personal care products that create an emotional connection and brand loyalty with our customers.

JOB TITLE:
Project Manager, New Product Development (Commercialization) - Victoria's Secret Beauty

OVERVIEW:
Lead position responsible for managing the day-to-day activities for new product development projects with the objective to successfully commercialize and launch new products for the Victoria's Secret Beauty gifting & accessories category. Plan project timelines and identify milestones that support the predetermined in-store date. Will lead the cross-functional commercialization project teams to achieve successful product launches. Acts as main point-of-contact between the cross-functional project team and the merchant/client. Develops end-to-end project plans that detail critical milestones, timing, resources, aggregate cost management, and roles and responsibilities. Leads cross-functional project teams, defines commercialization path, RACI, demonstrates in-depth end-to-end commercialization process knowledge and creates/maintains partnership with Brand Development leadership.

Typically reports to Director/Manager Commercialization Services.

RESPONSIBLITIES:
Project Management
  • Translate creative vision into Commercialization project plans
  • Determine timing, RACI, budgets, risks, target costs
  • Manage all commercialization project for category / portfolio of brands: category specialist
  • Day-to-day project management execution
  • Ensure executive approvals are obtained
  • Maintain and communicate Project Status and hind-sights
Communication Process
  • Manage end-to-end commercialization process
  • Work with internal partners to understand commercialization needs and translate them into projects
  • Adjust process situationally to accommodate minor deviations from process
  • Multistage launches
  • Multichannel launches
Problem Solving
  • Identify and analyze complex cross-functional issues
  • Identifies options, evaluates and makes recommendations to the team and leadership
  • Solve problems autonomously or with little guidance
  • Drives decision-making with cross-functional team and oversees successful execution of decision
  • Manages project risk to minimize risks
  • Prioritize and elevate category critical issues to Manages and bA Leadership in ERM Meetings as required
Technical Skills
  • Understands and uses C-Projects on a daily basis
  • Model what-if scenarios and cost impact in Excel
  • Proficient in PowerPoint (I.e. - Project Assessments for ERM Meetings)
Project Team Scope
  • Manages all commercialization projects for one category (category specialist): multiple seasons, multiple sub-brands, including launches, re-stages, and line extensions
  • Partner with Merchant team
  • Lead cross-functional commercialization team
  • Manage project commercialization budgets/ROI for a category
Team Leadership
  • Lead and influence project teams (~20 members)
  • Creative, Development
  • Execution: Operations Planning, Quality & Package Engineering, Sourcing
  • Retail, Stores, Customer Marketing
  • Gain alignment and execution through influencer model
  • Share feedback and hind-sights across teams
  • Act as a merchant \"thought partner\"
Reporting
  • Prepare and document project team meetings: issue, action step, owner, due date
  • Prepare presentations for commercialization approvals
  • Prepare project kickoffs, status reports, situational reports, Project Assessments
Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of Project Management experience handling multiple projects of different scope and complexity
  • Experience in personal care, beauty or consumer packaged goods preferred
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience
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