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Energizer Project Manager, Creative Service in St. Louis, Missouri

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Position Summary

Energizer Holdings is seeking an experienced project manager for the in-house Creative Services 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.

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 brand and creative teams by leading the day-to-day administration, coordination, tracking and support of all strategic projects within the in-house Creative Services team. Project scope will vary widely from large, long-lead, cross-functional product launches to fast, tight-turn requests.

Responsibilities will include defining go-to-market timelines, maintaining project management tools, resource management, organizing project meetings to ensure prompt delivery and managing between-meeting follow ups so project deliverables are met. This colleague will also be responsible for 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 administration of 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.

Specific Accountabilities

  • With Sr. 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

  • 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

  • Drive timely completion of projects by trafficking through the workflow process

  • Identify risks and develop contingency plans to meet original commitment

Required Skills and Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience ideally in team and project management, agency, print production, or product development

  • Bachelor’s (4-Year Undergraduate) degree or equivalent experience

  • 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

  • Creative or technical agency experience desired

  • Effective negotiation and conflict management skills

  • Product development experience on packaging would be valuable

  • Degree or equivalent required with an emphasis on Project Management

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Reports to Senior Manager, Creative Services, reporting through Global Marketing

  • Key relationships internally will include Chief Marketing Officer, Procurement, Operations, Research & Development, Category Leaders, Global Brand Managers, Creative Services Designers

  • Key relationships externally will include agencies and suppliers

Work Environment

  • Travel Requirements - up to 15%

  • Position based in St. Louis, MO

An Offer to Grow On

Energizer offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical and retirement savings coverage, paid holidays. Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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