Project Manager Strategy & Programs (Sustainability)

Full time Permanent in Sales, CS & Business Development

Job Detail

  • Job ID 16978
  • Offered Salary 0
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience 3 - 4 Years or +
  • Industry Retail & Wholesale
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree

Job Description

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

This is an in-house strategy key position for an organized, passionate and goal-oriented talent who understands what projects have in common, and their strategic role in how organizations succeed, learn and change.

  • Drive major change initiatives across functions
  • Manage stakeholder’s relationship and secure buy-ins to project deliverables
  • Support enhancement activities on project management capabilities and knowledge management of the team
  • Uphold and enhance the brand of Strategy & Programs within own network

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive agendas on topics such as sustainable products and material innovation, business model innovation and corporate footprint management
  • Senior stakeholder management, driving decision making effectively up to VP level
  • Lead program, project activities and manage effective and timely communication on project progress and results to (senior) management
  • Execute overall project management and work streams deliverables (e.g. project planning, milestones execution and monitoring)
  • Design and drive analytics framework to support project execution
  • Lead interpretation of project results and translate into insights to steer the project successfully
  • Effectively deploy project management toolkit to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
  • Provide guidance and manage activities of assistant project managers and business analysts

Key Relationships:

  • Initiate project activities and connect with other stakeholders to share activities at work stream level (e.g. GOPS, IT)
  • Initiate and drive discussions with stakeholders to collect and consolidate feedback and gather input on solutions
  • Establish working relationship and maintain regular contact with stakeholders
  • Stakeholders can relate to the following core functions:
  • Product (Creation functions, Footwear, Apparel and A&G product ops, etc.)
  • Markets (SCM and Sales functions)
  • Marketing (horizontal and vertical BU divisions)
  • GOPS (Global IT, SCM, etc.)
  • Corporate functions (e.g. legal, finance & performance management)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Soft skills:

  • Conceptual problem solving to tackle ambiguity
  • Capability to simplify complex matters and provide options
  • Ability to build storyline to convey messages in a simple way
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and high level of influence skills, can-do attitude
  • Ability to work independently
  • Team player
  • Staying calm under pressure/ being able to work on tight deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously

Hard skills:

  • Strong Excel analytics
  • Extensive PowerPoint knowledge and skills
  • Project management
  • Experience with project planning and process mapping tools (e.g. MS Project, Visio)

Requisite Education and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant work experience in MNC environment (e.g. management consulting, or regional exposure) with exposure to Sustainability topics
  • Within which ~2 years of project management
  • A passion for Sustainability
  • University degree required, ideally related to Sustainability