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Creative Project Manager, Campaigns/Shopper Marketing

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: New York, NY

Company: Chobani

Summary

A project manager is an equal partner in the brand development team hierarchy.  You are media agnostic and departmentally neutral, managing all types of projects at a macro level of insight. You move the business and drive integration with your knowledge of end to end process. You work in tight partnership with cross-functional disciplines leads who are responsible for defining what work should be accomplished and why. You have responsibility and authority and use this to hold people accountable. Your responsibility is designing the how, when, and with whom project goals are achieved. You manage your team and ensure stakeholder involvement by encouraging interaction and defining and delegating responsibilities. You are a multi-dimensional planner (front end, back end, interim dates), a proactive problem solver and protect the quality of our work. You establish and lead process and streamline where possible to avoid duplication of effort and are a champion for getting things done efficiently. You anticipate obstacles to mitigate risk.

In addition to designing and driving workflow and work streams, this role is also expected to critically analyze the process then ensure recommended changes or improvements are suggested and executed well.

This position reports to the Vice President of Creative Operations.

Responsibilities

Project Planning:
•    Experience working with Customer Marketing/Shopper team and strong understanding of retailer programs and campaigns
•    Collaborate with cross-functional disciplines and other business leads as needed to define scopes of work: budget, timing, objectives, key metrics, stakeholder definition, etc.
•    Work with brand development team leads (e.g, head of brand design, head of strategy, head of production) to ensure clarity of information as it relates to incoming briefs
•    Create and own schedules/timeline for projects to ensure key milestones are met
Resource Planning:
•    Manage initial planning, selection and allocation of key resources related to each project while consulting with brand development team leads
•    Anticipate any upcoming issues as they relate to resource needs, extra support, OOO, etc.
Facilitate Day-to-Day Workflow:
•    Facilitate meetings: Kickoffs, daily/weekly stand-ups, iterations planning, creative reviews, team demos, and retrospectives
•    Ensures ongoing communication (written and verbal) with all relevant parties as it relates to: daily hot sheets, meeting debriefs, status report updates, document sharing, timelines/deliverable/resource updates
•    Advocate for process and structure, but know when to allow for controlled chaos
•    Help team manage interpersonal conflicts, and challenges supported by more senior members of the project management team
•    Understand high-level budgets for each project to ensure effective use of funds
•    Manage cross-discipline brand development resources and ensures stakeholder involvement by encouraging interaction and defining and delegating tasks
•    Facilitate discussions/collaboration with all disciplines
 Protect the Quality of the Work:
•    Protect team from uncontrolled injection of scopes of work
•    Anticipate obstacles to mitigate risk with projects and resources
•    Protect the integrity of the process and the quality of the work
•    Balance speed with craftsmanship
•    Prioritize workloads for team members
•    Eliminate impediments that hinder progress in the work; Many blocking issues will be beyond the team’s authority or will require support from other teams. Project managers must actively address these issues so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the project
•    Escalate problems to management when necessary, but only when team level have failed to remove the impediment
•    Ensuring team is adequately storing/archiving assets to the DAM or server as applicable
Drive Relentless Improvement:
•    Help team maintain quality, predictability, flow, velocity, and morale
•    Help team stay focused on daily and project goals
•    Hold team members accountable for meeting timing and quality expectations of deliverables
•    Help teams improve and take responsibility for their actions
•    Facilitate team retrospectives/post mortems at the conclusion of each project
•    Foster a culture of discipline, craftsmanship, and communication
•    Own the education and implementation of new practices that promise to improve our processes

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-4 years experience in project management at a creative agency or in-house marketing team, or a combination of education and 5+ years of experience in project management at a creative agency or in-house marketing team
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional organization and time management
  • Outstanding morale and team-building skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in or working with a CPG company
  • Exceptional relationship building and people management skills as well as the ability to prioritize
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required
  • Workfront experience is a plus

Characteristics:

•    Bachelor’s Degree and 3-4 years experience in project management at a creative agency or in-house marketing team, or a combination of education and 5+ years of experience in project management at a creative agency or in-house marketing team
•    Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Workfront (or workflow management software) experience is a plus.
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Exceptional organization and time management
•    Outstanding morale and team-building skills
•    Interpersonal and communication skills
•    Experience in or working with a CPG company
•    Exceptional relationship building and people management skills as well as the ability to prioritize
•    Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required
•    Workfront experience is a plus
Characteristics:
•    Communicative and social – Has good social-emotional intelligence, and know-how to build strong, trust-based professional relationships with stakeholders and external partners
•    Enthusiastic – Should be high-energy
•    Organized - Should be adept at establishing and following process
•    Resilient - Should exhibit steadiness and strength under pressure, holds a calm demeanor even in the face of stress and manages stressful situations
•    Leads from the front – Garners respect from his/her team and be willing to get his/her hands dirty to get the job done
•    Assertive– Ensures process and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, must be a commanding voice in the room galvanizing teams, must be able to make the tough calls
•    Critical thinker – Can help team members problem solve process or resource challenges; Knows how to manage up
•    Autodidactic– Must continually be growing one’s craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
•    Conflict Resolution – Must be able to defuse conflict, facilitate discussion and provide alternatives or different approaches
•    Attitude of Empowerment – Must be able to lead a team to self-organization

About Us

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all.  In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005.  We produce yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers, ready-to-drink coffee and plant-based probiotic drinks. Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it’s made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.
 
 
Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.

 

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