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Converse Project Manager

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As a Project Manager within the North America Marketing team at Converse, your energy and dynamic working style will drive process and workflow to ensure high functioning creative teams. You will work in close partnership with Brand Communications, Brand Marketing, and the Visual Merchandising teams as well as the Converse retail agency. Utilizing the creative resources in your area of focus, you will oversee the calendar, budget, resourcing, and project prioritization for your team.

Operational Excellence. Always.
Deliver operational excellence through production and process knowledge, brand understanding, and functional expertise. Demonstrate constant creative problem solving and a relentless quest for perfection.
• Manage key dates and calendars
• Maintain and communicate project status
• Schedule key meetings and reviews, document discussions and progress
• Facilitate meetings: set meeting objectives, keep discussion on track, wrap-up key points
• Prioritize work, elevate conflicting projects when necessary
• Manage project finances: budgets, estimates, purchase reqs, POs, invoices and tracking sheets

Leadership Vision
Develop a leadership vision for your realm of influence. Question the status quo, think beyond the briefs. Take the time and invest in laying out your vision. Strong leadership coupled with an intimate understanding of the project needs.
• Look for project connections, share information from related or recent projects
• Maintain connections to vendors/partners who are adding value to our work – recommend when appropriate
• Be a good brand steward – don’t be shy about holding us to our brand conviction
• Encourage, recognize and reward team members. Be a positive driving force.

Solid partnerships.
Must be comfortable working in a matrixed organization. Partnership with cross-functional teams is the only path to success. The ability of inviting perspective and diverse points of view into the workflow is key to achieving results.

Share knowledge, experience and skill with other project management staff. Work with project management and marketing ops counterparts to ensure continuity across segment lines/areas of focus.

Growth Mindset.
Be open to and constantly in search of, growth opportunities for yourself and your team. Commit to training and development as a regular part of your job. Enable, engage, empower and celebrate a world-class team and culture.


The best candidates will possess:
• Strong oral and written communications skills, including meeting facilitation and presentations.
• Ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives.
• Ability to work cooperatively with staff, share ideas and develop effective responses.
• A proven ability to work in a rapidly changing, high-growth environment.
• Ability to manage multiple and competing work priorities, demands, and changes.
• Ability to develop strong, collaborative working relationships with cross-functional teams and external resources.
• Ability to motivate others, deal with ambiguity, and effectively collaborate in decision-making.
• Curiosity, an engaging style and an urge to seek out creative solutions
• Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years project management experience required.
• Experience in an agency or fast-paced creative department a plus.

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