• Project Manager - Supply Chain Applications

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
    Requisition ID 2018-2145
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    A Brand That's What's Now

    Express is the sexy, sophisticated lifestyle fashion brand for every occasion: work, weekends, or nights on the town.  Our brand is what's new and what's now for young fashion-forward men and women.  We have more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchise stores in Latin America.  We also have a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at www.express.com that allows our customers to shop whenever and wherever they like.  

     

    A Workplace To Match

    We think you'll like it here. 

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, casual work environment, and the opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest, most passionate individuals in the fashion business.  We're always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!

    Responsibilities

    Job Summary  

     

    The Project Manager for the Supply Chain teams manages the development and delivery of both small and large, complex projects in the Merchandise, Planning and Allocation domains.  This position applies project management knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to meet project requirements. Manages deliverables and activities to accomplish project objectives.

    Delivery of Supply Chain related solutions to established and/or modified business area/management expectations; in terms of functionality/scope, quality, timeframe and financial constraints. Responsible for effectively managing assigned projects in the Merchandise, Planning and Allocation domain.  Project management duties include: recommending project team structure, developing and maintaining the project plan, managing day-to-day work, tracking progress of all tasks, maintaining project accounting and financial results, resolving issues and delivering regular status reports. When outside vendors are part of the project, acts as manager and liaison with the vendor in issues of scope of work, team composition and vendor execution.

    Observes management expectations and matches expectations (as they form, mature and change) to established project objectives. Assesses any gap between current and established expectations and actively works to close differences through either molding the business expectations or modifying the project objectives. When there is a substantial change in expectations which leads to a change in project objectives, pursues all consequences and documents the changes (scope, timing, funding). Immediately raises professional concerns in this area to project team and project sponsor and seeks assistance in expectation alignment process.

    Works in conjunction with IT, Governance, and Procurement leadership to define, document and ensure execution of PMO standards.

    Essential Requirements
    -Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required. Minimum 5 years of department or project management experience.
    -Must have solid understanding of project financials along with exposure to and experience with business processes, business analysis, and general retail business acumen.
    -Experience in strategic planning, risk management and change management.
    -Ability to management multiple projects simultaneously.
    -Proficient in project management software tools.

    Preferred Requirements
    -Strong ability to develop and maintain working relationships with key collaborators both internal and external to the organization
    -Functional knowledge in Merchandise Planning, Assortment Planning and Allocation domains
    -Understanding of specialty retail concepts and processes preferred but not required

    Closing

    As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
     
     
    Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.

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