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French Speaking Merchandising Project Manager

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25 Sep 2021

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French Speaking Merchandising Project Manager

A global powerhouse within the social media industry is looking for a French Speaking Merchandising Project Manager to join their team on a 12 month contract.

The successful French Speaking Merchandising Project Manager will be responsible for planning, communicating, executing, and reporting on EMEA Physical Fixture merchandising programs across all their existing and future 3rd party retailer partners. This role plays an instrumental part in contributing to their vision for their global customers to find, learn and experience products through physical retail. It is critical to have experience with merchandising within current retail partners.

The primary role of the French Speaking Merchandising Project Manager is to ensure that all field merchandising components including fixtures, demo units, graphics and display technologies are operating and functioning properly, as well as maintained to their standards. The role is execution oriented and is focused on planning, managing, and executing large programs and projects across their global partners. The French Speaking Merchandising Project Manager must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment working collaboratively across channel marketing, sales, analytics, and external vendors.

  • Prioritise large volume of projects across thousands of retail doors, most with tight deadlines and extreme complexity, with the guidance of the EMEA Field Merchandising Manager
  • Partner closely with Channel Marketing Managers, Strategic Account Managers,3rd party labour partners,Analytics and Field Sales team members on a regular basis to execute initiatives with the utmost efficiency and accuracy.
    • Act as liaison between global 3rd party labour partners, fixture display companies, channel marketing managers and field sales on any issues that come up in our retail partners globally.
  • Assess and make calculated decisions to maximise ROI and efficiency by leveraging partnerships with the internal analytics team.
  • Build highly detailed execution plans for a variety of initiatives across all product lines.
  • Create, maintain, and enforce processes for all operations globally in store and with 3rd party labour partners.
  • Review instructions and execution for multiple projects simultaneously with a keen eye for detail.
  • Understand display fixture production process and installation implementation processes to properly prepareworkback schedules anddeliverables to share cross functionally both internally and externally.
    • Critical to understand various retailer 3rd party labour operations to drive best in class execution.
  • Manage the reporting of the results of the field execution to internal stakeholders.
  • Process all invoices and work closely with the EMEA Field Merchandising Manager to ensure all 3rd party labour projects are on budget and tracked accordingly.
  • Manage 3rd party labour partner conference calls weekly to track progress ensuring all project deliverables are on track.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Fluent in French
  • Must have experience working in implementations
  • Strong external stakeholder management skills
  • 5-8+ years of professional experience on either the brand side of retail in-store merchandising or the vendor side of retail in-store merchandising.
  • Proven ability to understand the unique operating conditions within each retailer and how that impacts the planning and executing of the initiatives for all product lines.
  • Must have experience sharing program / project updates across broad teams and organisations - transparency is key within the FB culture and the ability to communicate, clear + concise cross functionally at all levels.
  • Extremely high level of accuracy and attention to detail with ability to track and articulate the intricacies of complex fixture installations.
  • Experience managing relationships with cross-functional stakeholders and external vendors.
  • Excellent at finding the root cause of issues or gathering the necessary cross-functional members to find that cause or solution to an issue.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, approachable and flexible.
  • Experience with navigating various organisational environments where culture and structure vary.
  • Excellent communicator, superb verbal, and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred consumer electronics background however open to industry
  • Familiarity with retail partners and their guidelines / processes
  • Experience within a brand executing in-store initiatives through merchandising.
  • Experience in planning large-scale executions and installations from concept stage through prototype and production stages.
  • Experience in working in a highly cross-functional setting.
  • Experience maintaining budgets and fiscal responsibility.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.
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