Created: 14-01-2020

Deadline: 29-02-2020

Category: Business development

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

The Strategy Project Manager reports directly to the Senior Director, Retail Operations for PANDORA Americas (which includes both North and South America). 

The Strategy Project Manager is responsible for 

  • Driving the strategic planning process and ensuring execution of key strategic initiatives through active project management to deliver consistent, profitable growth. 
  • Working directly with members of cross functional teams, including Marketing, Merchandising, Finance, and Retail Operations to deliver business objectives related to strategy projects. 
  • Researching and highlighting industry, competitive, and consumer trends impacting PANDORA’s business performance and implications on future business plans.
  • Supporting the executive leadership team through quantitative analysis, insights, and communication. Examples include: developing the region’s strategic priorities and tracking progress through the year, creating content for executive meetings, including for the Global CEO and Board of Directors. 

Essential Functions:

Strategic Planning Process: 

  • Coordinate with key functions within PANDORA to set yearly strategic initiatives
  • Prepare materials for and support executive strategic planning sessions

Strategy Execution:

  • Support the planning, launch, and on-going success of key initiatives identified in the strategy planning process through active project management
  • Ensure that yearly strategic initiatives are aligned with functional objectives / plans
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Finance to ensure the strategic plan is integrated with the annual financial plan and the annual budget process
  • Track progress against yearly strategic initiatives as they are managed by cross-functional partners and communicate risks and opportunities to the executive team

Market Intelligence:

  • Research and analyze jewelry industry dynamics, including size, market share, growth, profitability, category segments, etc.
  • Research and analyze competitor trends, determining competitive differentiation opportunities resulting in a business strategy that drives growth and profitability
  • Research and analyze consumer trends and purchase patterns (in conjunction with Marketing and Consumer Insights)
  • Share insights and increase marketing intelligence capabilities within the broader organization

Analytical Support:

  • Scope, plan, and complete analyses that yield critical answers to key questions for driving growth
  • Leverage Excel and other quantitative tools for analysis
  • Communicate the implications of the analysis to management clearly, often through PowerPoint
  • Prepare Executive team communications for internal and external audiences

Educational Background: MA/MS/MBA

Experience: 3-5 years

Personal Competencies:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills – the ability to run quantitative analysis and a strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Business acumen – the ability to quickly grasp new and different types of business propositions and understand how they operate
  • Project Management, with a focus on action and outcomes – results-orientated and focused on achieving measurable sales and financial objectives; demonstrated ability to plan and carry out a project plan effectively
  • Effective communicator – writes and presents effectively, adjusting the message and content to fit the audience
  • Proactive and adaptable – willing to respond positively to changing circumstances; the ability to spot opportunities and risks, and take action to get to the best outcome
  • Collaborative – demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively with the broader functional teams
  • Maturity – demonstrated exposure to and ability to work well with senior executive teams

Computer Skills: Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills required

Travel Required: up to 10% of the time

If you are interested in this role, please send your resume to PandoraUSCareers@pandora.net

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