• Sr. Technical Project Manager - Retail Applications

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
    Requisition ID 2018-3261
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Brand that Gets You to What’s Next

    Express is the vibrant, confident lifestyle brand for ambitious people, providing the latest fashion for style-obsessed men and women since 1980. Our mission is to provide inspiration and confidence through fashion to help people get to what's next in their day, and their lives. With more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Latin America, and a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at www.express.com, Express brings city-inspired style to customers across the globe.


    A Workplace To Match

    We think you'll like it here. 

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, and casual work environment. Working at Express is much more than the 9 to 5. It is an opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest individuals in the fashion business doing work they are passionate aboutThis is the Express Life and we’re always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!


    The Senior Technical Project Manager of Retail Applications 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/Retail Application 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





    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 AgenciesPlease 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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