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Merchandise Project Manager

New Orleans, LA 70130

Posted: 11/27/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Project Manager Job Number: JR5401711011

Job Description

Our client is seeking smart, creative, and experienced individual to join their talented
team as a Merchandise Project Manager, supporting the Vice President of Product.
Key attributes and qualities we are looking for in candidates include: Entrepreneurial
spirit, innovative and solution-oriented, adaptable and resilient, best-practices methodology,
team-oriented with a lean-in attitude, highest standards for execution, and a high level of accountability. Consumer goods experience, specifically within eyewear or accessories is a plus! 
Key Responsibilities:
● Re-engineer our end-to-end go to market calendar, validating timelines and cross functional deliverables
from design, sourcing, planning, and marketing to ensure that our calendar is fully optimized. Validate
current timelines and identify areas for improvement.
● Lead weekly project management meetings, tracking and communication with cross-functional
stakeholders to keep fashion drops on time, with in-full delivery.
● Support product design priorities with weekly product development priorities
● Report on weekly/monthly/annual performance and scorecarding for leadership
● Drive milestone deliveries proactively by escalating at-risk deliverables with key stakeholders
● Assess missed milestones for critical path impact and escalate as necessary to ensure overall projects
remain on track
● Spearhead communications amongst the Design Team, overseas development and
production and 3rd Party Manufacturers to obtain regular updates and status per the project milestones.
● Coordinate and track product sample orders with the 3rd Party Design Team Leader, advise delays and
impact to the T&A dates by department.
● Report and analyze performance against internal and external vendor KPIs. Deliver insights to VP
of Product, Development and Production Leads with recommended processes to yield speed, efficiency,
and reliability.
● Review and analyze the weekly factory WIP Reports with a focus on the status of development production
(sample and production). Identify shipment delays and update the PD Team accordingly.
● Handle special requests related to Product Design and Development as requested by the Creative Director
or VP of Product.

● Experience managing concept to market in specialty retail
● Ability to interface with a wide range of functional areas including creative, design, manufacturing, and
familiarity with manufacturing and production concepts
● Familiarity with excel and project management tools
● Ability to assimilate large amounts of information and identify patterns and risks/trends
● A minimum of 3 years relevant project experience, preferably in specialty retail
● Based in New Orleans
● High proficiency in excel, project management tools
● Highly analytical and creative thinking

Benefits and Perks:
● Competitive wage
● Group health plans: health, vision and dental insurance
● Welfare benefits: life, ad&d, supplemental voluntary coverage
● FSA Plan & HSA Program
● 401(K) Investment Options
● Adoption Assistance, EAP, Commuter Benefits
● Paid Parental Leave
● Quarterly Cultural Spend
● Ongoing Training & Development, an Educational Allowance
● 10 paid holidays & Paid Time Off accrual
Diversity & Inclusion:
Our client believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have the opportunity to
succeed. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and
applicants without discrimination or retaliation because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, pregnancy or
any other protected characteristic as established by applicable local, state, or federal law.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jaime Roahen

With 15+ years of experience with national brands & retailers, including TJX Corp, New Balance & Under Armour, Jaime knows how important it is to find the right fit for the right role. Jaime’s expertise spans from analytics, planning, account mgmt & merchandising and has partnered with most major US retailers.

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