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Project Manager

Location: Portland, OR.
Company Description:

We are seeking a Project Manager to track designated Retail Brand work-streams for a Global Sports Brand, Direct Stores in North America.  The Project Manager is a key operational partner to the Direct Store’s Retail Brand team working in partnership with global Consumer Construct and CDM Project Management overseeing the health and status of key projects!

The Project Manager is highly organized, efficient, results driven and strong understanding of in-store retail marketing.  An expert in managing and tracking marketing projects and cross-functional team management, balancing the tactical needs of execution with the communication skills required to handle brief desires and realities.  They are the key conduit to Studio Management & Production partners, establishing, and upholding these relationships.

Job Description:

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing, tracking and delivering retail brand projects & work-streams assigned by the Director of Project Management for Direct Store’s & Services.  You will have an intimate knowledge of status and health of all respective projects including scope, schedule and budget!

You will play a supporting role in the consumer code process from Seasonal Kick-off to execution, working closely with all cross-functional partners, ensuring work is delivered on time, within scope and on brief.  You will be the point person, responsible for managing Global Sports Brand Direct Store’s seasonal + always-on retail brand offense in close partnership with the Store’s Consumer Direct Marketing + Creative Studio Management & Production teams to ensure projects & work-streams are met with flawless execution.

As you track and manage creative workstreams, you will elevate risks to appropriate stakeholders.  You will build relationships across the brand marketing matrix and will contribute towards project management strategy to continuously improve the way we work.

 

Who will you work with?

You report directly to the Project Management Director of Direct Store’s & Services.  You will be part of a project management team alongside other Project Managers and Coordinators, you will partner with the Project Management Director for guidance as you learn and grow in your experience.  You are the key operational partner to the Direct Store’s Retail Brand Director focused on the store’s seasonal marketing offense.  You will partner closely with your Brand Planning, Studio Management and Production counterparts so that work is organized seamlessly for successful execution.  You will work closely with brand marketing and business functions such as Finance, Legal, BA, Procurement, the Product Specialist COE.

Qualifications:

What you bring:

  • A committed personal passion for storytelling
  • A motivation and desire to make sport a daily habit for athletes around the globe
  • Expertise in the real-world demands of delivering outstanding retail brand marketing
  • 5 years in fields directly related to project management (includes projects within brand management, retail brand marketing and/or brand creative)
  • Documented success and experience delivering multi-dimensional marketing and creative projects
  • A seasoned and strong ability to problem solve through project challenges
  • The temperament of a leader: flexible, resilient, empathetic and assertive
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Project Management Institute Certification
Additional Information:

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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