We have an exciting contract to hire VM PM opportunity at a luxury beauty company in NYC! The ideal candidate will have project management experience in beauty/luxury visual merchandising/store design and looking for stability in a leading organization in nyc. The Project Manager is responsible for executing design-related projects, including content for digital, social, and print and visual merchandising and store design for FSS, Department Stores, and Open Sell environments. In collaboration with our stakeholders, Regional Program Director, and Global Design PMO, this position drives projects to successful on-time conclusions within budget and scope.
° Work closely with Program Director to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives; responsible for creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation.
° Identify key dependencies needed from cross-functional teams and external vendors.
° Work with Program Director and stakeholders to identify risks and opportunities across multiple projects within the department.
2. Monitoring, Evaluating, and Reporting:
° Drive aspects of the governance process including monitoring and reporting out project progress, major issues/risks requiring escalation, and enforcing project constraints (schedule/scope/resources).
° Issue project agendas before meetings to ensure goals and objectives are met at every meeting.
° Conduct weekly project status reviews with Regional and Global teams to align all stakeholders on priorities and schedule.
° Monitor and manage scope by ensuring any changes are documented, prioritized, approved and reported to all business teams and stakeholders; must be able to help stakeholders quantify scope changes in terms of budget, time, and resource implications.
° Distribute meeting notes, decisions, and action items in a timely manner.
° Manage resource allocation (creative/copy teams) to ensure deliverable specifications are met and delivered on time.
° Develop and manage budget for projects and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives.
° Evaluate the root cause of deviations from the plan; report and resolve escalated business issues and remove productivity barriers.
° Conduct post-project reviews with all stakeholders to analyze project successes and opportunities for improvements.
Financial and Administrative
° Manage cross-project dependencies, prioritizing and coordinating shared resources with other project managers.
° Monitor all internal and external costs for assigned projects to ensure they are within the overall budget plan.
° Review WIPs and final billing reports.
° Provide monthly project spend to Program Director for finance budget meetings.
° Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Marketing, Advertising, or Equivalent.
° Minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management for an in-house creative team or agency.
° Experience in integrated marketing and/or retail design/visual merchandising preferred.
° Well versed in executing a portfolio of campaigns across multiple platforms.
° Great project management abilities with self-starter attitude.
° Experience working with internal and external teams to develop and negotiate project scopes and budgets.
° Ability to self-manage while managing assigned teams and projects under tight deadlines.