Project Planner, New Product Development - Mast Global - NYC

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New York, NY, United States
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Job ID: 45212

Mast Global, part of the L Brands family, is a supply chain team recognized world-wide for its innovation, speed, efficiency and quality. Mast Global supports the $10 billion L Brands enterprise as its production, sourcing and logistics arm, providing our world-renowned brands with the best in end-to-end make and move solutions. Mast Global includes development, production and sourcing of intimates, apparel, accessories and gifts, home fragrances, and personal care; technical services focused on production efficiency, regulatory compliance and quality assurance; and a full-service logistics operation that delivers global supply chain solutions beyond basic transportation, warehousing and distribution.

OVERVIEW:
Individual contributor position responsible for managing the end to end activities for Global Commercialization projects with the objective to successfully launch new products within the Victoria's Secret Beauty brand. Plan project timelines and identify milestones that support the predetermined in-store date. Lead the cross-functional Commercialization project teams to achieve successful product launches. Main point-of-contact between the cross-functional project team and the merchant. Develops end-to-end project plans that detail critical milestones, timing, resources, aggregate cost management, and roles and responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Project Leadership
-Develop Commercialization Project plans
-Lead and influence weekly project team meetings
-Lead ad-hoc cross functional meetings for issue resolution
-Determine timing, RACI, budgets, risks, Target Costs
-End to End project management execution for all Global launches
-Ensure executive approvals are obtained
-Maintain and communicate Project Status and complete project hindsights
-Able to facilitate difficult conversations with cross functional partners

Commercialization Process
-Manage the end-to-end Commercialization process - All products, all channels
-Proactive management of potential issues and drive to resolution with cross functional teams
-End to End project management including Pre-development

Thought Partner / Problem Solver
-Identifies options, project risks and makes recommendations to the team and leadership
-Solve problems with little guidance
-Drives decision-making with cross-functional team and oversees successful execution of decision
-Prioritize and elevate category critical issues to cross functional leaders
-Thought partner to cross functional teams and brand partners
-Portfolio management for cross functional teams and brand partners
-Holistic business focus for respective categories supported
-Build strong relationships with cross functional teams and leverage relationships to drive execution

Development Metrics
-95% On Time for Critical path milestones to support On Time Launches

Change Management
-Manage changes with cross functional teams
-Execute for results in complex, dynamic and rapidly changing environment
-Curiosity about learning and making process more efficient and effective
-Push the thinking of the teams - cross functional and brand partners

Presentation / Communication
-Prepare and document project team meetings: issue, action step, owner, due date
-Prepare presentations for Commercialization approvals
-Prepare project kickoffs, status reports, situational reports, Project Assessments

Speed & Agility
-Lead the team to deliver products to market in shortest time in industry
-Constantly challenge all team members to shorten lead times
-Experts in managing overall complexity efficiently while achieving speed

Talent Management
-Creation and ownership of development plans and objectives for self
-Support Associate Opinion Survey initiatives
-Attend training classes as needed
-Continue to develop personal presentation/communication skills
-Actively support the development/coaching of fellow peers within organization

QUALIFICATIONS:
-1-3 years of Project Management experience handling multiple projects of different scope/ complexity.
-Strong communication skills
-Ability to present to leaders both formally and informally
-MS Office - proficiency in Excel and Powerpoint
-SAP

EDUCATION:
-Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience
-PMI certification a plus
Mast Global, part of the L Brands family, is a supply chain team recognized world-wide for its innovation, speed, efficiency and quality. Mast Global supports the $10 billion L Brands enterprise as its production, sourcing and logistics arm, providing our world-renowned brands with the best in end-to-end make and move solutions. Mast Global includes development, production and sourcing of intimates, apparel, accessories and gifts, home fragrances, and personal care; technical services focused on production efficiency, regulatory compliance and quality assurance; and a full-service logistics operation that delivers global supply chain solutions beyond basic transportation, warehousing and distribution.

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