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Manager, Business Transformation

Tapestry

New York, NY, US

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

 

Primary Purpose:

  • Create and execute a well-defined project plan for Acceleration or Special Projects and schedule with tasks and resource assignments, ensuring alignment on project goals and deliverables
  • Maintain & issue the project management work flow document to key stakeholders
  • Ensure timely completion and appropriate implementation of projects by scheduling weekly project team meetings throughout the process, supporting risk management within the project team
  • Where needed, create or maintain project dashboard to communicate pilots / interventions / sprints currently underway and those on the backlog, with their priority according to the overall business objectives
  • Support development of communication materials and establish cadence/forum to inform the cross-functional teams about project progress, roadmaps and key deliverables
  • Support with the development of presentation materials for workshops, project sponsor check-ins and leadership updates
  • Support discussions with key stakeholders to align on, document and communicate process steps, decision rights, roles and responsibilities and meeting charters for key cross-functional touchpoints/handoffs
  • Identify and document impact to process and roles & responsibilities, working with project teams to regularly evaluate and address where there is risk in successfully embedding new ways of working
  • Support the buildout/enhancement of toolkit for teams that include: process maps / flow charts, meeting charters, role charters, use cases for new tools / methodologies, training materials for any systems

 

Key Deliverables:

  • Process/workflow maps that account for the critical interdependent activities that fall under the relevant Acceleration / Special Project at hand
  • Future state role charters (accountabilities, skillset) and meeting charters
  • Project plans and timelines for agreed upon test and learn pilots, process enhancements or system implementations
  • Additional/re-vamped key interlock meetings where needed to ensure smooth handoff or coordination across multiple teams
  • Capacity assessment to create baseline capacity available and identify key investment areas to support, enable or accelerate delivery of project goals
  • Playbook/use cases and governance (decision rights, review, approval, SLA/timing) for key project milestones
  • Change management plan identifying impact to people/process/tools and actions, owners and timeline to mitigate risk of changes being adopted
  • Technology implementation:
    • From/To process map and timeline to reflect impact of new tools and their input/output requirements
    • Training tools for new tools/systems

 

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of relevant project management experience
  • Experience in the Fashion Retail industry required
  • Experience in process redesign, test and learn pilots, and technology implementation projects
  • Change management experience
  • Strong business acumen, paired with a customer-centric mindset and a can-do attitude

 

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build effective partnerships
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to interact successfully with diverse individuals at all levels
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, superior communication, customer service and follow-up skills
  • Outstanding drive for results and action
  • Ability to operate with high levels of ambiguity and to deal with significant change
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to make data-driven recommendations
  • Ability to multi-task projects with equal priority, anticipate issues and provide creative solutions
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Project, Visio, and Microsoft Office Suite

 

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-AH1 Visit Tapestry, Inc. at http://www.tapestry.com/

Req ID:  91823


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