Project Manager

Acosta Sales & Marketing   •  

Bentonville, AR

Industry: Business Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 405 days ago

This job is no longer available.


The Project Manager’s primary responsibility will be to assist in the oversight and management of projects which directly relate to Store Operations and Merchandising, ensuring store associate impact, cost awareness, and resource efficiency is top of mind in execution. This role will work with various departments within the company to lead and drive key initiatives to successful, on-time deployment. These project activities are of varying types including fixture/marketing implementations, macro and micro assortment management & revisions, new formats, special field support programs, and other projects aimed at increasing productivity, gross margin, and top line sales.


The Project Manager will:

  • Lead the implementation of various projects collaboration with Category Managers, merchandise vendors and third party services providers

  • Define project scope, goals, timeline, project plan, communications and deliverables that support the project goals

  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion

  • Build, develop and grow business relationships vital to the success of the project with both internal and external resources

  • Manage cross-functional teams made up of internal members and vendor partners to solve problems, remove roadblocks and successfully implement initiatives

  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders

  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path

  • Plan, schedule, track and report project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations

  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans

  • Develop operational processes and procedures to support program and project deployment

  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management

  • Other project management duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's (or Master's) Degree in Business, Marketing or related field, and one or more years’ experience in a retail/merchandising/marketing environment OR any similar combination of education and experience

  • 3+ years’ experience in Category Managers, vendor merchandising with third party services providers

  • 1+ supervisory/management experience required to effectively perform the job’s responsibilities

  • Minimum of three years project management experience with a focus in Operations and Merchandising project management/deployment; experience in medium to large size, multi-location companies

  • Knowledge of retail functions and processes

  • GENERAL: Understands the importance of communications and relationship building to influence both internal and external groups; comfortable in an unstructured, fast-paced environment; demonstrated skills in prioritization, multi-tasking, and success in adapting to change in a fast-paced environment; brings fresh thinking, identifies and recommends new ideas and develops new approaches and processes to improve team and project performance; presents a can-do attitude and prioritizes other’s needs above own; takes initiative and invites responsibility; demonstrated effective written, verbal presentation and analytical skills.

  • Microsoft Office Application Proficiency (Word, Excel, Power-point, Visio) a must; MS Project experience preferred

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Job ID 2017-138604