The Project Specialist reports to the US Channel Sales Programs Manager.
This team leads the merchandising execution of our store within a store fixture concepts in the US retail.
Example: if you go to Target, BestBuy, Costco, AT&T etc. retail stores they are the designers of the fixtures that showcases our products, they are the team that interfaces with the sales teams who manage the relationships with the partners to bring their in-store experience to life. Looking for a replacement candidate with tenure experience that can come in and hit the ground running.
The Project Specialist will support the Fixture deployment team specifically with deployment punch-list items and document management.
The fixture deployment process relies heavily on the exchange, markup and follow-up with multiple partners of many different documents.
These documents (design brief, store planning proposal, initial design kit, site survey and final design kit) are uploaded and downloaded within our proprietary workflow management system, Store Front Operations (SFO) and with our retailer and/or carrier partner's FTP sites, our manufacturers' FTP sites and our installers' FTP sites.
In addition, each step within the process needs to be tracked to ensure corporate SLAs are met.
Additional duties including supporting New Product Introduction (NPI) activities and pulling ad-hoc in-store technology reports.
The top skills needed:
Attention to detail/Combination of organizational and detail-oriented skills (must have) - there is a fair amount of work in systems needing a high degree of accuracy in terms of the data entry, follow up and closing the loop on keeping accurate data records of the fixtures that are set in the US.
Excellent communication skills written and verbal (must have) - working closely with up to 5 Program Managers. Ability to clearly communicate status updates, follow up and both need to be done clear and timely.
Excel skills (must have) - is critical to the role. Ability to export from a variety of data bases to excel, then ability to run pivots, v-look ups and formulas to ensure the team excel reports that are actionable not have to spend a lot of time converting data.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Experience managing budgets and Auditing experience (nice to have) - managing budgets and auditing budgets for accuracy. Ability to reconcile records and PO's keeping the PO's on track.
Maintain internal database by ensuring correct information is entered into the system
Accurately enter information for various channel sales programs
Reconcile information from internal database by comparing data from email and spreadsheets
Report any data discrepancies
Obtain documents for cross-functional teams, vendors and accounts
Upload / download documents from / to internal and external systems
Track project activities and report when deadlines are missed
Follow up with vendors on punch-list items post fixture installation
Support shipment tracking for deployments and NPIs
Provide first line support for help email boxes
Special projects supporting NPI activities or the Quality team on an as needed basis
2D, 3D Demo Unit Tracking (NPI)
Vendor PO management and tracking
UAT for WW systems such as StoreBuilder (workflow for fixture and merchandising solution deployments)
StoreBuilder data migration
Manage fixture demand planning spreadsheets and process
POS Landscape verification for our products