(Temporary) Merchandise Planning Project Manager

Huntington Beach California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 6 days ago

COMPANY OVERVIEW:                                                                      
Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company-owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e- commerce channels.

The Merchandise Planning BPO/PMO is responsible for driving integration and change in the Merchandise Planning department by working cross-functionally to ensure key transition milestones are achieved. The Project Manager reports directly to the Global Head of Planning and responsibilities included tracking progress, developing materials (including training and process documents), plan global workshops, and maintain weekly integration meeting documentation with project tracking and implementation status. Position requires significant collaboration with Global and Regional Merchandise Planning teams and key departmental resources (primarily Merchandising, IT, Sales, Supply Planning, and Regional Fulfillment). The ideal candidate is goal-driven, able to manage multiple complex initiatives through on-time completion and is an advocate for Merchandise Planning goals. Prioritize tasks effectively between functional groups with a strong understanding and drive towards business operational goals.
Key Activities:
Develop and track progress against project plans for multiple integration-related initiatives and transition planning of deliverables
Manage, coordinate and adjust project timelines as business priorities change and product calendar milestones approach
Keep cross-functional partners informed of upcoming deadlines including Global, Brand and Regional leaders
Create and Maintain the weekly status document to be utilized by executive teams and partner organizations
Create, manage and maintain training materials and facilitate training activities
Create, manage and maintain documentation of key processes
Create, manage and maintain business requirements for key technology enablers
Plan, coordinate and facilitate global Merchandise Planning workshops
Create, manage and maintain a Merchandise Planning Knowledge Base
Drive integration progress by managing day-to-day tasks and issues, escalating as necessary
Collect and manage incoming requests while keeping key stakeholders informed of project status
Maintain documentation of key requests from meetings to review and confirm alignment to overall strategies
Travel up to one week per month to execute project plans
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities are able to perform the essential functions.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
3+ years of experience of project management in a retail organization
Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Visio
Ability to work with ambiguity, changing priorities and tight timelines
Strong written, visual and oral communication skills
Ability to consult, communicate and influence people in various functions and at all levels of the organization
Ability to work independently to achieve results
Ability to work in a fast passed highly dynamic environment
Ability to seek for best practices that exist, communicate new opportunities, and illustrate the impact between departments
Degree in Business or related field
3+ years of experience in a Merchandising, Merchandise Planning, Supply Chain, or Operations role
Experience with enterprise software including PLM, SAP, Tableau, Business Objects, Essbase, AS400, Qlikview
Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including:  Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans