Full Job Description
The purpose of the Project Manager Merchandising position is to provide effective management over key Merchandising projects. This role will work closely with cross-functional teams to provide leadership and deliver strategic process and system changes. This role will focus on end-to-end Merchandising processes to ensure new processes are effective and efficient.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
40% PROJECT CONTROL - Develops an effective plan for controlling project scope, schedule and cost, and monitors project execution to ensure that the plan is being followed.
30% PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS - Develops an effective plan for communicating project information to the project team and to the project stakeholders.
10% PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT - Leads the definition of project risks and the required mitigation approaches.
10% PROJECT LESSONS LEARNED - At the completion of a project or project phase, captures key lessons learned and communicates to peer Project Managers.
10% PROJECT ENVIRONMENT - Shares responsibility with the project leadership for providing a good working environment.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
This position typically reports to Manager Project Integration.
Typically faces situations that are unstructured and require original approaches.
Typically considers new approaches within general policies and short-term goals when solving problems.
Typically, once given general assignments, determines priorities and defines what should be done and how to do it.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Located in a comfortable indoor area.
Under constant pressure to continuously meet tight deadlines, demanding quotas and/or must regularly deal with difficult situations.
Must be eighteen years of age
Must pass the Drug Test
Must pass the Background Check
Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable
EDUCATION REQUIRED: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: 3
PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Strong working knowledge of Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
Prior experience in corporate merchandising and/or retail
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
Ability to perform detailed analyses as well as create executive summaries of the analyses.
Ability to present and defend own work and work of others to senior leadership.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to influence the decisions of individuals that you do not supervise.