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Job Description:

The Global Initiative Leaders (GILS) take responsibility for a given portfolio of projects and influence the activities of a multi-functional team who, together, develop and execute an initiative within the context of an Initiative Masterplan (IMP) from idea through to launch. The GILs operate as the ‘orchestra conductor’ helping to drive collaboration in defining and executing the project plan (CPS) with colleagues in Category Marketing, Artwork, Supply, Procurement and R&D and bring their expertise in Innovation systems and processes to deliver outstanding, breakthrough project results.

The GILs are the source of truth on project 360 readiness (commercial, financial, technical) and ensure that risks and issues are pro-actively identified and mitigated through their facilitation of the multi-functional project team and adherence to the technical and commercial qualification activities. They collaborate closely with Site Initiative Leaders in Supply who take responsibility for the product execution project plan once designs are locked and committed – although the GILs maintain accountability in the end-to-end innovation process.

GILs operate through influence to guide and coach the teams through the stage gate process and in the correct use of tools and techniques owned by IM.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Applies the standard Supply operating strategy matrix to recommend finished good sourcing approach
  • Frames and communicates project questions to facilitate informed and agile decision taking
  • Co-ordinates the formal Alert Process with global teams when a critical issue arises. Brings the project team together in crisis collaboration if needed.
  • Manages Brand stage gate process and preparation
  • Co-ordinates the review of readiness of an initiative, working closely with Category Marketing, R&D/Supply/Procurement and Marketing Finance
  • Portfolio of projects can include: Innovation/new launches; Gross Margin Improvement projects; Regulatory compliance projects; Preservation projects
  • Manages Brand IMP ensuring initiative Net Revenue sufficiency and prioritization
  • Ensures issues and risks are pro-actively identified and brought to the attention of the project team for mitigation or resolution. Elevates project issues to IM Segment Director for visibility and support in resolution when needed.
  • Manages their portfolio of projects through the development of a project plan (CPS) and brings together the multi-functional team to work collaboratively and pro-actively progress the agreed work
  • Builds Initiative Management capability within the multi-functional teams and drives Continual Improvement through coordinating project learning cycles

Job Requirements:

  • An understanding of new product development processes (packaging, formula, manufacturing) & stage gate approach
  • Co-ordinates the formal Alert Process with global teams when a critical issue arises. Brings the project team together in crisis collaboration if needed.
  • Manages Brand IMP ensuring initiative Net Revenue sufficiency and prioritization
  • Proven project management achievement that met company objectives (Right First Time, Service) whilst delivering Net Revenue and Profitability targets
  • Frames and communicates project questions to facilitate informed and agile decision taking
  • Manages their portfolio of projects through the development of a project plan (CPS) and brings together the multi-functional team to work collaboratively and pro-actively progress the agreed work
  • Relevant cosmetics/beauty/adjacent industry experience in R&D, Supply, Procurement or Marketing/Commercial roles
  • Builds Initiative Management capability within the multi-functional teams and drives Continual Improvement through coordinating project learning cycles
  • Clear communication skills and ability to synthesize project topics to facilitate understanding and decision
  • Co-ordinates the review of readiness of an initiative, working closely with Category Marketing, R&D/Supply/Procurement and Marketing Finance
  • Applies the standard Supply operating strategy matrix to recommend finished good sourcing approach
  • Portfolio of projects can include: Innovation/new launches; Gross Margin Improvement projects; Regulatory compliance projects; Preservation projects
  • Ensures issues and risks are pro-actively identified and brought to the attention of the project team for mitigation or resolution. Elevates project issues to IM Segment Director for visibility and support in resolution when needed.
  • Manages Brand stage gate process and preparation
  • 2-3 years project management experience – familiarity with CPS/Project Planning, standard project management toolbox

Job Details:

Company: COTY

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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