Head of Project Management - FARFETCH

IT Turati
27 Apr 2022
31 Jul 2022
New Guards Group is the home to 9 international luxury brands: Marcelo Burlon County of Milan, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, Palm Angels, Unravel Project, Heron Preston, Alanui, Kirin Peggy Gou, Opening Ceremony and Ambush. We work with the understanding that fashion and luxury can be different: community-based, quality-driven, collaborative, truly global and quick. Our brands and products stem from creative and managerial innovation and the philosophy of Made in Italy. We're redefining the way luxury is conceived, communicated and shared. Where others see limits, we see goals.


Our new office in Via Turati is a strategic hub, and home to all of the NGG staff functions. Turati is where the behind the scenes driving force of NGG is brought to life; this is harmonized with the archive exhibits of brand collaborations found throughout the office


New Guards Group is currently looking for the Head of the Project Management Department that will manage a team of experienced PM and lead and strategize all the ongoing and brand new Group projects and programs. You will report to the Chief Operating Officer and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in order to lead all the business projects, ensuring they are all executed successfully (from a time, cost, innovation and standards perspective) and in line with Group and Parent Company Farfetch values and goals.


    • Set project policies and standards, ensuring their continuous updating in line with market and industry trends (new project tools, methodologies, and processes)
    • Provide regular updates on a consistent basis to various internal and/or external stakeholders and prepare progress reports as per the needs and in line with any specific requirements
    • Analyze all the business requirements and coordinate the departments involved in defining the best project strategy to be adopted for each case
    • Manage a team of experienced Project Managers, each of them dedicated to a particular project stream (Retail, Digital, Ecommerce, ecc..), sharing with them all the relevant information to start the project
    • Monitor and lead each phase of the project, from the drafting of the relevant documentation (contracts, functional analysis, presentations) till the hand-over, as well as of the timing and costs related to the project itself
    • All the above will be performed personally for the more complex, high strategic projects/programme, for the others the task is about ensuring the team is delivering the above
    • Be responsible for performing project assessment and reviews (about quality, costs, and others) and resolving eventual conflicts related to the projects, in order to respect the profit and loss plan projects portfolio and reduce project risks
    • Work with all the relevant stakeholders involved, both internal and external, defining and implementing the change management strategy when required
    • Guarantee that all the projects are delivered with the highest standard of quality and compliance with local regulations and law
    • Perform audits and qualifications in accordance with Group and Parent Company standards


    • At least 10 years' experience in a similar role in a Consultancy Firm, preferably with a focus on the fashion-luxury industry, or in a luxury company;
    • Knowledge of the key principles of cross functional project management (negotiation and management of time, quality, cost)
    • Demonstrated track record in leading and developing professional staff in a project environment
    • Confident with budgeting, forecasting and resources management
    • Fluent both in English and Italian (oral, written) and able to communicate effectively in a multinational and multicultural context
    • Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications and PM tools
    • Sensitivity and attention to innovation of processes and technologies
    • Ability to build strong relationship with cross functional partners
    • Highly organized and flexible person with the ability to adapt to a fast-paced everchanging environment


    • Great compensation package (in consideration of your professional experience)
    • Lunch tickets
    • Discounts on all NGG brands and partners including FARFETCH and Browns
    • Be part of a young, dynamic and creative company with over 40 different nationalities
    • Brand new headquarters located in the centre of Milan


    • New Guards Group is committed to being an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, colour, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.

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