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Project Manager

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    Reading, Berkshire

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    9 months ago

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Job Description

Project Manager
Thames Valley Park, Reading
Contract is until June 2019 initially

Brook Street is currently working on behalf of our Global IT Client to recruit a EMEA Regional Project Manager. This is a contract role based in Reading until 30th June 2019, with a review to possibly extend for the full 18 months.

As a Brook Street contractor you will be entitled to 25 days holiday per annum, 8 days paid Bank Holidays pro rota, discounted gym membership, use of the onsite health facility, access to online learning and training, free parking and an excellent subsidised restaurant.

Salary: £74,800 per annum, based on experience, plus benefits

Job Description
This role will be responsible for coordinating & working closely with Sub Regional Project Managers working with the Channel & Device Marketing Team in EMEA and Corporate HQ to clearly understand & regularly communicate status updates to regional and worldwide stakeholders. With milestones and deadlines out outcomes for this project, the role requires a driven individual with 100% focus on the details to ensure excellence, who is confident to manage complexity.

A typical day as Regional Project Manager will involve you coordinating across 5 Sub Regions, including but not limited to the following:
" Manage the communication of regional status v's key project milestones, expectations, and updates to all relevant stakeholders, including Regional and Corporate Channel & Device marketing teams, Trade teams, external agencies and suppliers, and key OEM and retail partners.
" Key point of contact for production and shipping agencies across EMEA
" Production forecast and delivery management including communication of final orders and any customisation required
" Oversee production of localised installation and execution guides for each market
" Understand retailer and consumer demographics and trends in each market
" Support site layout and field landing execution of fixture deployment.
" Support all field team escalations on a weekly basis with a response service level agreement of 3 work days until resolution.

Schedule: align to rhythm which meets with different EMEA time zones and working with the US. Will regularly be required to work evenings to align with Corporate time zones.

Key Competencies:
Analysis and Insights (25%)
Project Management Skills (50%)
Business Operational Excellence (25%)
20% Travel required across the region (may involve occasional weekend/night work).

Candidate Requirements
The ideal candidate will be:
" Project Management (detail orientated & excellent at managing milestones) and Communication skills (simplifying the complex for a wider audience).
" Solution orientated, focused on delivering the end results with strong influencing skills
" Knows / understands retail detail (logistics, fixtures, warehousing, operational hours and 'shut down' timings)

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
" Marketing/Business Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
" Self-starter, dynamic, personable and comfortable with ambiguity; works well under pressure and deadlines
" Creative problem solver with strong customer/partner facing experience
" Min 8-10 years + relevant experience in Retail/Channel Marketing/Marketing/Retail Sales/Retail operations/ Customer facing PM or Account Manager
" Proven track record in supporting customer's during a global product or service launch - ideally with Consumer Technology products
" Executive & Intercultural communication skills
" Experience in retail operations / merchandising / logistics / installations, resolution management and support
" Cross group collaboration
" Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, OneNote, SharePoint (other relevant project management software)
" Superb communication skills and English language fluency

Deadline for CV submission: Tuesday 6th November @ 8.00am


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