The Project Management Analyst will be a member of the Project Management team responsible for commercialization of brand initiatives across Storck North America.   This role supports commercialization of displays and customization projects for Storck North America and will report to the Senior Manager, Project Management.   This position will provide cross-functional project management support for North America – and will work on projects including both German produced items and local promotional initiatives.  The analyst will work with cross-functional teams to develop project ideas, work with external suppliers on design, work closely with Finance to determine financial impact, engage with the warehouses regarding co-packing initiatives, and communicate with the broader Supply Chain team to ensure successful execution.  The analyst will also work closely with the project management team in Germany to be the North American contact for German produced projects and is responsible for effective communication back to the brand teams locally.  The project management analyst will be responsible for on-time execution and coordination of all cross-functional parties of assigned North American projects. 

Managerial Responsibilities:

Not applicable. This position has no direct reports.

Project Management Analyst

Area of Employment

Chicago, USA

Area of employment

Production

From

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Your main responsibilities
  • Lead cross-functional teams in commercializing all projects

  • Manage commercialization projects including: project scope, timelines, status tracking, costing and resources to ensure successful execution

  • Timely and effective communication of all project related information such as timelines, deadlines, expectations and changes to cross functional teams

  • Negotiate costs with suppliers on new products and materials

  • Effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with German counterparts, internal colleagues and external colleagues including packaging suppliers and warehouse contacts

  • Make recommendations to cross-functional teams to drive more profitable initiatives and new ways of thinking

  • Clearly identifies, understands, and communicates risks to team

  • Drives decisions to ensure project timelines

  • Participate on brand teams and/or customer teams representing the Project Management function, expectation to provide functional and broad business perspective and communicate decisions and actions back to their functional team

  • Enforce project management process compliance across the organization

  • Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill Storck Company Values (Passion, Belonging, Growth)

  • Other duties as assigned

Your qualifications
  • Business acumen and the ability to understand the perspectives across different business functions

  • Organized, detail oriented, and able to juggle and prioritize multiple projects at one time

  • Process oriented and highlights areas for process improvement and continuous improvement

  • Ability to translate information, tasks and deadlines for multiple audiences in order to drive organizational engagement

  • Willing to speak up, share opinions and perspective, and asks questions

  • Team player who works well in a collaborative environment and shares information freely

  • Problem solver, brings solutions where there are obstacles, versus just identifying obstacles

  • Ability to triangulate data from different sources to identify opportunities and conclusions

  • Self-starter, motivated and drives for results

  • Embraces change and able to drive change through the organization

  • The confidence to challenge and voice opinions and the ability to influence others

  • Good presentation skills; clear verbal and written communication; ability to communicate to variety of levels of the organization

  • Experience with SAP software strongly preferred

  • Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or supply chain curriculum

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of supply chain and/or project management experience preferably with a CPG company

What we offer

Normal working conditions for an office environment located downtown Chicago, IL

Travel: < 5%, including International travel

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