VF Corporation is looking for an exceptional Senior Project Manager to join our Global Digital & Technology team based in Stabio, Switzerland.
Let’s Talk about the Role
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading teams to deliver project(s) that cover one or more business units. You will manage resources, schedules, financials, SDLC control and adhere to the project management quality and guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle.
This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.
As the Senior Project Manager you will have the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis and to verify that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constrain ts of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case. Assignments are typically multiple projects or programs to large-scale, high-impact projects with high risk and complexity.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Provide overall project leadership and guidance, and manage all aspects of a given program or project, potentially including requirements gathering, business case creation, and implementation as necessary depending on the scope and delivery methodology of the project
Provide steady leadership in the face of uncertainty and change
Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives
Develop resourcing strategies to ensure optimum support for projects and day-to-day delivery activities, address resourcing issues as needed
Proactively set performance expectations and help subordinate task managers and team leaders manage expectations of delivery and requirements, yielding consist ent results
Review project budget variance and scope change requests, and participate in the budget-resolution process
Participate in defining the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services
Ensure that the scope of the project aligns with business priorities
Understand and collaboratively manage risks and interdependencies with other projects
Promote collaboration and coordination across broad categories of stakeholders
Support, mentor, and coach team members and other project managers as appropriate
Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation based on VF standards
Support enhancing of global delivery standards & methodology (best practices, templates, pol icies, tools)
Support evolution to Hybrid and Agile methodology at VF and use good judgement on choice of project delivery methodology
Continue professional development in order to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices
Skills for Success:
Strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills, including the ability to mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, and execute with limited information and ambiguity.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels.
Proven ability to build and lead integrated teams from various internal and external organizations across multiple sites.
Ability to promote innovative ideas and accept the risks that are required to lead change.
Able to foster and build a collaborative working relationsh ip with various stakeholders.
Strong interactive skills, including the ability to make effective presentations, and proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders.
Willing and able to challenge stakeholders to better understand their needs. Competent in project management, governance formulation, and team management
Good working knowledge in financial management and organizational change management.
Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies and methodologies
Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
A Bachelor’s degree in technology or program management, plus relevant experience as a project manager, program manager, or scrum master in the retail or consulting field
10+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects
PMP or Prince II certification required
Proven experience on delivering complex program(s) / project(s) is required
Subject matter expertise: PPM, PMO, Risk Management, Supplier/Vendor Management
Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective
Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross – functional environment
Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions and identifying priorities
Special Requirements: Global travel by air and overnight, as required by project need; could be up to 40%
Über VF Corporation
Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. Our highly diversified portfolio of brands spans multiple geographies, product categories, consumer demographics and sales channels. VF relies on its Powerful Brands, Powerful Platforms, One VF approach to business to support its brands, maintain its competitive edge and drives a winning company culture.