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Senior Project Manager, Logistics Transformation

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
Closing date
15 May 2024

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Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
The Senior Project Manager will provide direction, leadership, guidance, and judgement for projects within the Logistics Transformation Team. The position requires an understanding of the Company's logistics (and adjacent) functions and work processes to support business partner requirements in a distribution/warehouse environment. The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for taking the ideas of business partners and converting them into formal, planned, staffed and funded projects. They will manage project work and act on variances from the plan as well as bring projects to closure, document project execution, and suggest process improvements. They must be able to determine specific skill/experience/knowledge requirements of personnel necessary to successfully complete a project and must be able to research and evaluate information used in the development, enhancement or maintenance of a system/support process to satisfy business needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
· Create work plans, schedule a project and identify the relationships between work tasks using standard project management tools. Identify resources necessary to accomplish project tasks and the appropriate work effort required from those resources. Direct all personnel resources necessary for a project. Monitor the progress of tasks in the work plan and identify situations requiring change control. · Track and report project actual expenditures as compared to the budget and effectively manage the project to successful completion within tolerances. Monitor the project direction, ensure the project scope is maintained and insure appropriate change control procedures are followed. · Ability to re-plan a project or recommend project termination (if necessary) to reflect changes to priorities, cost, scope, schedule, budget and resource availability. · Manage multiple and complex projects, using an approved development methodology to guide completion and ensure outcome. Leads a team of associates by assigning work, coordinating resources, and reviewing work results to complete special projects. · Prepare effective written correspondence and effectively present information in a group setting. Communicate frequently with management and business partners to clarify and resolve issues/concerns. Occasionally present to executive staff a proposal, a recommendation, or provide status reports. · Demonstrate broad knowledge of a business partner's processes and the ability to assist and/or lead the business partner in process change in a proactive manner. · Provide support for corporate initiatives including Customer Collaboration, Sustainability, New Business development and other to help determine feasibility, quality, and implementation strategy. · Provide input and makes recommendations to management for resources, budget, projects and priorities by communicating results, needs, schedules, and other tasks.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
IDEAL PROFILE. The following personal and management qualities should be evident and consistently practiced: · Achieves Results/Has Bias for Action. Achieves stretch results. Strong bias for action with sense of urgency and high energy. Practices collaborative working environment to achieve more. · Customer Focus. Has ability to look from customer's view. Viewed as business partner by customers. Anticipates customer needs to ensure no barriers to doing business. · Uses Effective Communication Skills. Candid, clear and concise in communication. Effectively matches style, tone and method to audience. Connects with intended audience. Manages communication and feedback within the organization. · Displays Leadership/Team Orientation. Works collaboratively to achieve organization's success. Effectively uses position and interpersonal skills, mobilizes and inspires others to take action (situational leadership). Willing and able to lead beyond area of expertise. · Develops People. Provides positive coaching. Actively engages staff in challenging assignments. Holds self and others to high standards. Identifies and hires high potential. Takes action on non-performers. · Technical Skills. Hold self and others to high standards. Strives to stay ahead of technical expertise, is proactive and inspires others to stay current in areas of technical expertise. IDEAL EXPERIENCE. The following constitutes the experience level of the ideal candidate. · Extensive experience with formal project management in logistics/supply chain operational field. PMP certification a plus · Experience designing Distribution/Logistics operations and systems, inclusive of Material Handling Equipment (i.e. racking/storage structures, sortation systems, automation, etc.) a strong plus · Excellent knowledge of logistics/distribution processes & systems · Strong working knowledge wholesale & retail apparel business practices and associated back-end logistics operational requirements · Expert knowledge of project management tools and techniques · Able to conduct, write, and implement feasibility studies. · Strong interpersonal communication skills and problem-solving skills. · Excellent presentation and meeting leading skills. · Strong negotiation, organizational, and facilitation skills. · Self-starter/self-motivated, capable of staying on track and pursuing solutions without supervision. · Ability to prepare and present information in business terms. · Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously. · Overtime may be required to meet deadlines.

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