Manager of Strategic Initiatives

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 21 hours ago
Job Description

Works closely with Supply leader to identify Brand Supply annual strategies and goals
Monitor key process metrics and KPIs and coordinate and drive improvement in Operational Excellence foundational activities and decisions
Accountable for project results along with Initiative Owner; Support initiative owners in scoping, planning, and managing initiative projects including:Complete and maintain document outlining scope, goals, deliverables, required resources, budget, and timing
Facilitate steering committees and working team meetings as necessary to help drive to plan;
Communicate project status to sponsor and stakeholders.

Coordinate best practice information w/ Strategic Initiatives Office to ensure team is following what is already documented & building future documents
Identify, recommend, and implement process enhancements based on industry, corporate, or brands best practices
Serve as thought partner to Supply Leader and trusted resource to both Supply and cross-functional team.
Plan & facilitate brand offsites along with Supply Leader
Serve as key contact to coordinate communicate with business partners such as CR, logistics, IT initiatives related to the business
Drive continuous improvement and increased efficiency and effectiveness as business needs shifts

Other Essential Job Functions:
Manage IT system requests, elevate to leader, pass to SIO/IT as defined
Translate costing analytics pertinent to the Brand including trending, planning, reporting
Lead, coach, and motivate team members on a proactive basis.
Communicate process and deliverables updates to cross functional leadership to ensure common understanding and requirements for success
Prepare strategy, budget, and other relevant presentations and communications to relevant business partners regarding pertinent information throughout the process as well as agreed upon follow-up

Experience:
5+ years experience in either product development, production or related consulting experience
Apparel experience preferred but not required
Demonstrated leadership managing or influencing people.
Proven ability to create, implement and measure new processes
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Education:
University degree or college diploma in business or a related field.
PMI Certification is an asset but not required.

Skills:
Familiarity with project management tools and/or software packages.
Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities.
Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving, and analytical skills.
Ability to elicit cooperation from senior management and other departments.
Project Management (basic)
Meeting Facilitation
Excel and Power Point experience
Excellent communication skills verbal & written / framing/details/closure
Presence and voice
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