Senior Project Manager, Go-to-Market Calendar
Bombas is a comfort focused apparel brand with a mission to help those in need. The company launched in 2013, after the founders learned that socks are the #1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. From there, they set out to solve that problem, donating a pair of socks for every pair they sell. How do you donate a lot of socks? You sell a lot. And how do you sell a lot? You make the most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Over twenty five million pairs sold and donated later, Bombas is continuing to innovate with new socks and apparel while creating a positive impact on the community where we all work and live.
At Bombas, comfort is heavily rooted in our DNA. While striving to provide comfort for all, we welcome and celebrate minds from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We highly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Come as you are and we'll welcome you to the Hive.
About the Job:
As the company continues to grow, process and organization remain paramount to our success. In the new role of Senior Project Manager, Go to Market Calendar, you will be responsible for overseeing the complete Product Timeline, from concept inception, through warehouse delivery and Marketing. The role requires someone who is an expert at organization and operational execution, and can balance the art of holding people accountable while forming trusting relationships throughout the organization. You will be responsible for overseeing the calendar and process of multiple seasons at different stages at the same time. You will need to be comfortable working with and influencing people across different levels, functional areas and personalities. Gaining a thorough understanding of each step and department in the go to market process, and developing close relationships throughout these teams will be integral to your success. The role will be critical to ensuring efficiency and process for ongoing growth and success of the business, and will report directly to the Interim President, working closely with department leaders cross-functionally.
What you'll be responsible for:
Manage the Go to Market Calendar and all communication regarding shifts in workflow relative to the calendar
Drive product development project schedules from seasonal kickoff through go-live selling, collaborating closely with internal Product Design, Development, Sourcing, Finance, Planning, Merchandising, Operations and Marketing teams.
Maintain product development project schedules for all active projects and various seasons at a time, monitoring and driving critical milestones and ensuring each cross-functional team has an ongoing, thorough understanding of project status.
Schedule and facilitate key intersect meetings, including enforcement of meeting charters.
Coordinate project prioritization and successful launch strategies, working with all parties.
Maintain the processes of Bombas' approach to bringing products to market that balances speed, innovation, quality, and cost, constantly identifying opportunities for improvement
Proactively remove roadblocks for internal stakeholders in order to meet tight deadlines
Maintain and monitor launch schedules and launch plans documenting and following up on important actions and decisions
Build knowledge of cross-functional team needs and support team's ongoing examination of product launch process
Balance multiple seasonal calendars at a time
Act as team thought leader for building efficient methods of working, particularly in relation to go to market operations
Maximize the GTM process through pipeline innovation based on data analytics and reporting
Effectively and respectfully command the attention of business leaders, executives and founders, earning their trust through expertise and focus and escalating issues or changes as necessary
What we'll love about you:
Organized and thrive on making sure things run as smoothly as possible
Have a basic understanding of all apparel product life-cycle elements from design, sourcing and production, to design and planning
Thrive in a fast paced environment that requires continual multi-tasking and prioritization
Hardworking with a "no task is too small" attitude
Every time you are introduced to an existing process, your first question is "is this the best way to do this to meet our goals?"
Relish and are not intimidated by working with and delegating to people across functional areas, a range of personalities and various levels.
Have experience collaborating with and motivating high-performing teams
Have the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and push multiple projects forward at once
A team player who is willing and happy to help
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Belief in our mission and understand the importance of giving-back
Inquisitive, love to learn, embrace failure, and never give up
Comfortable working in an open office environment while staying focused
What you'll love about us:
We are a team of smart, interesting, diverse, funny, and loving people.
We offer competitive compensation, employer paid health, medical and dental benefits, 401k with match, paid parental leave, snacks, socks and a fun, relaxed office environment.
We take the responsibility to make sure you are excited, happy, and find fulfillment in your work very seriously.
We value fun. This is why we host office lunches, offsite team outings, and two annual company retreats.
We believe in giving back to the community and helping those in need, which is why we volunteer as a team regularly.
We believe success comes from the collective effort of all, which is why all full-time employees receive equity in the business.
We offer flexible paid time off for all full-time employees. This includes unlimited vacation, sick days, and wellness days because we understand the value of health, relaxation, spending time with friends and family, and traveling the world.
We believe a healthy body equals a healthy mind, so we offer a $100 monthly health and wellness reimbursement.
What you'll bring:
6+ years of experience in project and/or calendar management, preferably for an apparel or direct to consumer brand
Proven track record for building process that is focused on being better, faster, and more effective
Keen ability to collaborate and serve as a trusted advisor
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
Proficiency with Microsoft and Google suites
Background in operations or creating and launching physical products a plus