Make To Order (MTO) Lead Project Coordinator
Louisville, CO (HQ)
Introduction to careers at PEARL iZUMi:
At PEARL iZUMi, we all play an integral role in our mission to "Unlock the Power of Inspiration and Impact" in a supportive, fast-paced and productive work environment. This is why we exist, and all team members contribute in tangible and sometimes profound ways. If you see value in "unlocking" this potential, then PEARL iZUMi could be the place for you. We are looking for passionate like-minded people who are fueled by an innate desire to work in an environment focused on team success. Whether your role is to create, to sell, or to support, careers at PEARL iZUMi give you an opportunity to make a difference.
We are also laser-focused on finding the right people who share our core values of Trust, Craft, Empathy, Impact, and Plus 1, as well as who help drive our Social Purpose. Check out our website to see how PEARL iZUMi defines and captures these critical internal values and Social Purpose. To be clear, we evaluate all candidates on their demonstrated commitment to these values.
Overview of role:
As the Lead Project Coordinator you will manage all key account/partner & brand initiative projects from inception to completion. You will work closely with the outside rep forces and internal departments to oversee all key client SMU opportunities. You will be responsible for assigning creative teams, providing background information, proactively thinking about how to improve efficiencies, and drive project timelines.
The Lead Project Coordinator should look to build a solid understanding of the creative team's skill sets, individual interests, and goals to assign projects according to individual's strengths and areas for growth. You will be the multi-dimensional liaison between customers and cross-functional teams to push projects forward. You will be responsible for facilitating communication, identifying customer needs, as well as best practices to support brand initiatives.
Demonstrated project management background in support of varied national accounts, brand initiatives, and/or key partner growth opportunities
Experience working with varied sales teams & graphic designers
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills & have excellent follow-through.
Flexible attitude and approach to collaboration, offering ideas and formulating plan from direction given
Able to identify all party needs (customer & brand) in the interest of developing & maintaining successful long-term partnerships
Able to complete projects on-time, on-spec and free of errors
Communicates efficiently & effectively, working collaboratively in an open environment with product and operations teams and cross-functional partners.
Ability to maintain high level of service and relationship management support.
Resolves issues in a manner that builds trust with customers and team members.
Self-starter and possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Excellent written and verbal communication
Receives feedback and criticism in a positive manner
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to manage multiple sources of data
Proactive thinking, initiative, and composure in a fast paced environment
Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Illustrator).
Personal interest and involvement in cycling is preferred.
Engage key internal and external stakeholders to ensure feasibility and optimization of key projects
Is the product expert for all Make To Order (custom) apparel
Contribute to the development process and leverage existing process, identifying areas for improvement on process, function, and communication across teams
Work with the sales and inside regional leads to identify opportunities to grow key partnerships
Be the touch point for communication between sales, creative, and product teams on all projects for key clients
Accountable for project execution by identifying all party needs, setting project timelines, adhering to customer budgets, and actively communicating with all parties to exceed expectations & ensure on-time delivery.
Perform Risk Management to minimize project risks
Follows through with all tasks, assignments and job duties in a timely manner - with a strong sense of urgency
Establish priorities for the team and communicate most pressing items while not letting other items fall through the cracks
Anticipates project needs, discerns work priorities, coordinates and monitors timelines, and ensures deadlines are met
Responsible for assigning creative teams, prescribing project timelines, break out a phased approach for key partner projects , and schedule check-ins for internal teams
Focuses one's efforts on discovering, meeting and exceeding stakeholder's needs and expectations.
Respond to all inquiries in a professional and courteous manner.
Interacts with others in a constructive, positive and respectful manner.
Assists team members or coworkers in achieving goals and completing assignments.
Adviser to all Inside & Outside Sales Teams to ensure partnerships that support the company mission.
Collaborate with Operations, Sales, and varied cross functional teams to achieve company goals and execute growth opportunities
Effectively handles changing environments within the organization; maintaining effectiveness when dealing with multiple and conflicting priorities, or during times of adversity.
Accurately assesses critical issues and concentrates work efforts on them to produce valued results.
Effective in using active listening skills when engaging in conversation when approached with a challenge.
Maintains personal productivity and effectiveness in the midst of change, ambiguity, or stress.
Responsible for proofing material at all stages of projects.
Identifies key trends opportunities, and organizational capabilities that would bring competitive advantage to the organization.
Sees trends before others and integrates concepts in a unique way.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualification associated with the job. The successful candidate will be expected to perform all functions from administrative processing to leading change initiatives.
Candidates who provide a cover letters or statement speaking to alignment with our Social Purpose will be given priority*
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