We invite you to be part of our team of trailblazers dedicated to helping people discover and enjoy the outside. Come join us. Because on the inside we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in.
L.L. Bean is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our Merchandising and Product Creation Management team, which manages complex initiatives affecting or initiated by the Merchandising Department.
Purpose: As a Merchandising Senior Project Manager, you’ll collaborate with our in-house partners and external partners and vendors to develop best-in-class product. Our work spans across all channels both domestic and international markets and will include Wholesale, International, B2B, special projects and other important strategic initiatives as assigned including cultivating new and lucrative on-brand partnerships and advancing the department through cutting-edge technology and processes.
Recent initiatives that demanded comprehensive project management within the broader Merchandising Organization are:
Bean Boot 110 / Vision 2025
Digital Product Creation (DPC)
Our Project team juggles multiple projects at different stages, leads the development of product initiatives, develops continuous process improvement, acts as a gatekeeper for new project requests, ensures flawless execution, and much more - All while driving forward our brand purpose and staying true to our company core values and stakeholder philosophy. At L.L.Bean, our purpose is to inspire and enable people to experience the restorative power of being outside, and this critical role helps us do just that! Remote work is a possibility.
The Merchandising Senior Project Manager works under minimal supervision to plan, direct and coordinate activities cross-departmental and intra-departmental project(s) to ensure goals or objectives of the project(s) are accomplished within prescribed timeframe and budgetary parameters.
Applies established procedures and basic project management methodologies
Work with sponsoring management to define project scope, outcomes, and priorities
Develop project definition, timelines, milestones, and role clarification for all people involved in the project. Assign tasks and necessary resources. Review with management
Determine work teams, consultants, or individuals critical to involve in the project and bring together as necessary
Ensure continuous communication around the project occurs as required
Keep management informed of progress to goal; negotiate adjustments to the schedule and resources to ensure overall quality of completed project
Act as liaison with internal and external consultants, ensuring adequate information is readily available and coordinating activities in line with the project plan
Make recommendations to project sponsor(s) and ensure an action plan is established that will lead to the successful implementation of project recommendations
Plan for and report measurements to document and evaluate the success of the projects
Coordinate the planning and implementation of the project recommendations and outcomes
May work with external vendors to assist in negotiating contracts
May assume people management responsibilities for the duration of the project
Assume additional related responsibilities as requested
Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures, reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership, and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors, evaluate risk, and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.
Skills and Qualifications:
5+ years of experience required
A deep interest in a wide range of product and understanding of the competitive landscape is essential
Experience in implementing cutting-edge technologies and successfully introducing new processes and procedures
Resourceful self-starter and solution-seeker who demonstrates a high level of initiative
Collaborative leader with excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate across wide range of partners and audiences
Comfortable with change, and has a strong ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Experience working cross-functionally with stakeholders of varying seniority and backgrounds
Ability to anticipate long-term, upstream and downstream impacts of decisions
Exceptional organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
Experience in project managing a creative team in an agency or in-house environment a plus
Solid understanding of a typical creative workflow, and experience producing various types of media a plus
If you care about the outdoors, joining L.L.Bean is a great way to feel good about what you do. Our benefits package makes a good thing even better, with programs and perks designed to support your health and financial goals. Plus, maintaining a healthy work-life balance and re-charging outside are all part of the plan. Because, when it comes to the outside—we’re all in. Visit llbeancareers.com to learn more.
Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better.
Welcome to the outside.
The official LinkedIn for L.L.Bean. #BeanOutsider L.L.Bean, Inc. is a leading multi-channel merchant of quality outdoor gear and apparel. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the company began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe.
While its business has grown substantially, the company remains committed to the same honest principles upon which it was built – a focus on the customer, continuous product improvement and innovation, respect for people, and preservation of the natural environment. The 220,000 sq. ft. Flagship campus of stores in Freeport, Maine is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and welcomes more than three million visitors each year.
L.L.Bean can be found worldwide on http://www.llbean.com/ and in over 160 countries via the catalog and website. http://www.llbeancareers.com http://www.llbeanbusiness.com
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