Project Manager, New Store Openings

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NY-New York (Flatiron)




As the Project Manager, you will follow an established methodology to ensure that project goals and objectives relating to new store openings are met, completed on time and within budget. You are responsible for holding all appropriate internal and external stakeholders accountable for deliverables.

Essential Functions

• Lead, plan, manage and direct multiple complex new store opening projects. Responsible for coordinating, scheduling team building, maintaining working relationships with functional areas, etc.
• Partner with top management to achieve corporate objectives by directing and leading one or more project teams.
• Meet work standards by following productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; identifying work process improvements.
• Review and evaluate project plans and objectives.
• Track project progress with respect to time, budget and demonstrated results.
• Apply effective project management methodologies and control techniques.
• Maintain and manage project documents
• Maintains and delivers milestone report to cross functional partners.
• Record and manage project issues and escalating where necessary.
• Resolve cross-functional issues at project level.
• Manage project scope and change management control and escalates issues where necessary.
• Provide status reports to the Director, Retail Store Openings.
• Liaises with, and updates progress to, stakeholders/senior management.
• Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the project meets business needs.
• Execute special projects on time and to budget.
• Coordinate projects for relocations and renovations; creates and manages timelines and deliverables
• Perform postmortem reports upon completion of each project; evaluate the success of each project and determine best practices
• Develop, maintain and use process tools including play books, manuals, project calendars, progress tracking, to deliver each project on time.
• Complete special projects or other duties as assigned.


• Experience managing work-groups with strong team management, leadership and coaching skills.
• Knowledge of outsourcing methodologies and operating models, and working with professional services firms.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines and be an independent worker
• Ability to learn proprietary software programs
• Ability to accomplish department objectives by meeting work standards
• Ability to work and lead cross functional teams
• Travel, including overnight, will be required
• Must have excellent problem solving skills
• Must have excellent team building skills
• Proficiency in Word, Excel and Access
• Knowledge of AutoCAD desirable but not required; must be able to learn AutoCAD
• Bachelor degree
• Minimum 3 years of combined business, project management, team leadership and retail operations experience required.
• Experience with projects in multiple technologies, functions, and industries
• PMO Certification preferred


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