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Senior Manager Strategic Projects

Country : USA USA

State : Oregon

County : Multnomah County

Town : Portland

Category : Marketing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Senior Manager, Strategic Project Management
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
Develop, support and manage key strategic initiatives/projects/programs, from planning to execution, across the North America market (NAM). Particular focus will be on managing NAM's two biggest priorities in the coming years, Profitability and Transformation.
- Translating high-level, long-term corporate strategy into concrete activities, milestones and goals
- Driving and guiding initiative owners in planning, execution and tracking the modules and initiatives - while providing deep-dive support on select initiatives with value-added analysis
- Initiating regular communication and working sessions with the management team on initiative progress, issues, decisions and recommended future actions. Also developing and executing multi-channel communications plans across the Market and Globally.
- Developing and sharing best practices across the organization
Key Responsibilities:
Planning
- Develop and execute a systematic approach to support senior management in identifying the right strategic priorities to focus on
- Coordinate and manage initiative development, planning and prioritization across functions
- Drive and guide initiative business owners in setting objectives, developing detailed plans and KPIs
Management
- Alignment with senior director to ensure projects and resources are focused on the right strategic initiatives and priorities
- Engage with business owners and management to determine role and contribution for each initiative
- Coordinate and drive regular progress updates while ensuring consistent planning and execution from function to function
Financial
- Drive budget management, business case modeling, cost/return estimations, analytics (as required)
Systems and Processes
- Closely track project life cycle and organize regular updates with management on initiative progress
- During planning and execution, provide value-added analytical support to enable fact-based decisions
- Coordinate with Human Resources on initiative KPI's and performance evaluation
People Management
- Develop and lead the project/program team to fulfill its mission and targets
- Provide objective perspective on progress, priorities and directions while managing expectations
- Provide feedback to initiative business owners/team to ensure high quality, timely execution
- Actively manage a network across the organization to ensure the project remains highly relevant to the business and its priorities
Training
- Drive and guide initiative business owners to further develop project leadership skills and discipline
Key Relationships:
Internal
- Global project leaders & stakeholders
- Function heads, senior management, key stakeholders of projects and initiatives
External
- Service providers / vendors
- Accounts

Profile

:
- Project Management (including planning, organizing, and communications)
- Manage relationships and diversity
- Analysis and problem solving
- Willingness and ability to learn and grow, building business acumen and technical skills
- Initiative & entrepreneurial - to take initiative and proactively seek opportunity for improvement
- Leadership & Influence - lead diverse teams and influence strategically towards common goals
- Managing through change - ability to manage through changes and uncertainties
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
- Minimum of 5 years of general business experience
- Experience with leading consumer brand
- Extensive experience in and strong skills of process and project management
- Experience in working closely with senior managers and leaders across functions
- Experience in leading management consulting firm is a plus
- MBA or other business related qualification is a plus
- Deep skills in Word, Excel, Power Point etc.
- Basic financial and modeling knowledge
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