Project Manager

Location China, Shanghai
Job Category Project Management
Posted 7/18/2014
Job ID CN186
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What is Shopper Martketing Agency (SMA)?

Join the LEGO® Group’s Shopper Marketing Agency (SMA) an internal full-service agency. Be part of the SMA team that has 450+ employees across 6 offices around the world. The primary focus of the agency is to provide strong communication solutions for the various markets within The LEGO Group.

Join a creative product development environment

Join the LEGO® Group’s Shopper Marketing Agency (SMA) an internal full-service agency. Be part of the SMA team that has 450+ employees across 6 offices around the world. The primary focus of the agency is to provide strong communication solutions for the various markets within The LEGO Group.

Join a creative product development environment & This role has three major focus areas:

1.Provide a high level of project and account management for design, development and production of projects to be driven from the Shanghai based SMA satellite, with focus on delivering world class in-store and communication solutions.

2.Secure strong briefs and the four basic project elements: resource, time, money and most importantly, scope. All these elements are interrelated and each must be managed effectively by a highly motivated and enthusiastic Project Manager. Accountabilities include the overall management of deliverables from internal customers as well as external partners and vendors.

3.Build strong client relationship and reinforcing the partnership with key suppliers for optimal process and communication experienced by clients.

Family ownership, global vision

The LEGO Group is a family-owned, international business and collaboration shapes everything we do. When you join, we’ll give you all the support you need to help you reach your full potential with us. It’s all about a shared vision to launch inspiring products that will shape the future of play. As you lead complex projects end-to-end, you’ll gain in-depth understanding of our project management process. You’ll be part of a uniquely creative organisation that gives you the freedom to make a real impact on our performance — and have fun while you’re doing it.

Misson & Main Responsibility

Responsibility:

-Manage number of projects & tasks simultaneously incl. complex projects
-Owner of the total project flow and delivery (potentially installation) according to client agreement by strong leadership of project team
-Responsible for developing and fulfilling the total project plan successfully throughout the entire process resulting in right quality output delivered right on time for the agreed (right) price.
-Responsibility for performing the managerial tasks and project management needed accordingly to plan.
-Securing Internal resource planning according to the project plans
-Responsible for driving internal project team meetings (Kick off, Status & AAR)
-Provide feedback to participants & stakeholders about their performance
-Secure a sufficient set of data availability accordingly to the process directions incl. data validation according to agreed system registration procedures.
-Project economy responsible with accuracy in estimating project timing and product cost.
-Have an overview of the project stages at any time and coordinate individual project phase successful closures and handovers on time
-Keep all project stakeholders informed about the project progress and instantly communicate and trouble shoot any arising changes and/or obstacles which have impact on the project execution.
-Propose improvements based on experience/knowledge and respond to customer needs and offer optional solutions
-Responsible for sharing knowledge / learning of internal and customer evaluations as part of project finalization.
-Follow Quality Management System standards, Environmental and Health & Safety rules, and guidelines / policies of the LEGO Group
-Drive and engage in continuous strengthening of collaboration process with key supplier partners

-Entry Point for customers.
-Managing communication between client and creative team (Billund, Hong Kong and Singapore)
-Development of project framework
-Securing agreements with clients and supply partners
-Responsibility for delivery of projects according to brief (scope and quality), on time and budget
-Professional sparring partner towards the customer
-Quotations for design and production
-Secure execution and implementations are flawless.
-World class communication
-Making sure we exceed customer expectations

-Take needed decision making on own project portfolio execution according to SMA guidelines
-To prioritize right project activities within own projects in case of constraints.
-Change team members in order to secure smooth project progress and sufficient competences.
-If a project is put on risk – escalate to Manager and propose solution
-To prioritize projects in developments if delivery on time is at risk
-Engaging proactively in pioneering establishment of SMA in Asia at the same time as strongly supporting clients with initiatives matching the substantial expectations to growth

Do you have what it takes?

Core Competency:
-Lead a project incl. a team from customer request through development and production to final delivery (Installation can be included) according to customer agreement.
-Create project teams matching the project needs and individual personal competences (knowledge of team members needed)
-Keep all project stakeholders informed about the project progress and instantly communicate and trouble shoot any arising changes and/or obstacles which have impact on the project execution.
-Have an overview of the project stages at any time - call for status meetings incl. AAR and report actions + decisions/results.
-Know and follow project processes and procedures incl. Timeline and focus on customer satisfaction.
-Secure a sufficient set of data availability accordingly to the process directions.
-Respond to customer needs and offer optional solutions
-Propose improvements based on experience/knowledge
-Provide feedback to participants & stakeholders about their performance
-Coordinate individual project phase successful closures and handovers on time
-Manage number of projects & tasks simultaneously incl. complex projects.

Join the global family
If you are confident that you have what it takes to succeed in this role - and you share our commitment to creativity and quality- use the APPLY NOW button above or below. Please, remember to attach your current CV.

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