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Energizer Associate Manager, Project Management in Saint Louis, Missouri

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Energizer Holdings responsibly creates products to make lives easier and more enjoyable. To do this, we lean into our culture as an organization – we win together, while serving each other, with a willingness to act boldly, all while doing right. Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared mission and purpose make us one team. Because we’re a global organization, you will always have opportunities to learn, grow and develop in your career. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

Energizer Holdings is seeking an experienced project manager for the in-house Creative Design team. The successful candidate will work directly with cross functional teams to facilitate and coordinate aspects of successfully launching key marketing initiatives such as new products and innovations through packaging and eCommerce solutions.

We are looking for someone who is organized, a strong communicator, capable of supporting cross functional teams to deliver projects on time and complete. This person should also be capable of working within a marketing-led organization as priorities will be driven by brand marketing strategy.

This person’s main role will be to support the Global category brands, eCommerce, and creative teams by leading the strategic intake of creative projects of all projects within the in-house Creative Design team. Project scope will vary widely from large, long-lead, cross-functional product launches to fast, tight-turn requests.

Responsibilities will include overview of project briefs, defining project deliverables and go-to-market timelines, resource management, and leading internal and external meetings with project stakeholders. This colleague will also support process improvement to continuously improve efficiencies as well as cost savings without sacrificing quality.

Accountabilities

  • Oversee workflows to ensure efficiencies and high-quality deliverables.

  • Manages the intake of creative requests, including eCommerce and new packaging development along with development of designs and artwork for new products in line with global designs and guidelines.

  • Manages, monitors and reports central expenditure and budget commitments on area of responsibility.

  • Manage team of Project Managers, who support the day-to-day administration, coordination, and tracking of projects and deliverables

Specific Accountabilities

  • With Manager, review and approve client requests, project briefs, and timing for all team assignments

  • Assess bandwidth of designers and provide regular oversight of creative resource allocation

  • Collaborate with Project Managers to support internal-facing communication with creative team

  • With broad input, define and document best practices for project tools, templates, and workflows

  • Field, evaluate, and quickly respond to requests by defining project resource requirements and negotiating assignments with functional managers

  • Develop detailed project plans to track progress and oversee projects of all sizes and budgets from concept to completion;

  • Ensure project feasibility and manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs;

  • Communicate with stakeholders at all levels to lead kickoff meetings, project reviews, and ongoing project updates

  • Ability to manage all aspects of creative production from project inception to completion

  • Serve as primary point of contact for business units managing all project requests and communication

  • Work with all levels of internal business partners to answer project questions and manage expectations including communicating process changes or activities that could impact deliverables

  • Navigate internal organizational structure to successfully meet business needs and project completion

  • Serve as liaison between internal business partners, internal creative agency, as well as external agencies

  • Identify risks and develop contingency plans to meet original commitment

Required Skills and Experience

  • 5-10 years’ experience ideally in team and project management, agency, print production, or product development

  • Solid track record of working in a product management and/or category role in consumer goods

  • Experience teaming cross-functionally and working effectively in a matrix organization

  • Strong understanding of packaging and print workflow processes, scheduling, and trafficking

  • Strong customer service skills with a proven ability to deal directly with a variety of clients and needs

  • Proficient in Workfront, or similar project management software

  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel and budgeting documents

  • Possess an expert knowledge of traditional creative deliverables, capabilities and processes

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with integrated creative workflows

  • Agency or in-house creative team experience

  • Effective negotiation and conflict management skills

  • Product development experience on packaging would be valuable

  • Degree or equivalent required with an emphasis on Project Management

  • People management experience

  • Account management experience

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Reports to Manager, Creative Design, reporting through Global Marketing

  • Key relationships internally will include Packaging Center of Excellence, Procurement, Operations, Research & Development, Category Leaders, Brand Managers, Creative Designers, Project Managers

  • Key relationships externally will include agencies and suppliers

Work Environment

  • Minimum Travel Requirements

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, well-being and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

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