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Project Management Office, Snr Manager for global apparel company. (Must have work authorization in China)

Project status
Project start date
16 Jun 2019
Project posted
21 May 2019 03:08
Project duration (approx.)
6 Months
Budget (approx.)
US$500 / day
Level of Experience
Apparel & Fashion
Area of expertise
Project Management, Business Process Optimisation
English (Essential) , Mandarin (Nice to have)

Objectives and Key Deliverables

*** Please note this project is ON-SITE in APAC HQ located in Shanghai ***

The Consultant will be responsible for providing the oversight, coordination and management of the PMO work- streams with the respective Asia Pacific Leads and Sponsors, in order to facilitate the development of the pan-regional APAC project.

He/she will achieve this mission by:
• Driving, guiding and supporting Leads in the planning and execution of the respective work-streams and initiatives
• Communicating project risks, recommending future actions, escalating decision points, and obtaining strategic direction from Sponsor(s) and Global interfaces.
• Establishing credibility with Leads and Sponsors (e.g. can be trusted for an accurate
snapshot of where things stand)

Key Responsibilities:

Project Planning
• Drive and guide Leads by creating and sharing a systematic and integrated view of selected work-streams (set the baseline: set work-stream objectives, role, define KPIs)
• Understand and identify interdependencies, across markets/functions, to enable effective measurement of portfolio risk and progress against baseline, prioritization, and focus
• Ensure objectives are aligned with the strategic direction of the APAC project
Project Management / Support / Communications
• Coordinate and manage prioritization processes across markets/functions for each work-streams development
• Provides content expertise, active process management and integrated problem-solving
support (define, structure the problem, prioritize, develop the issues, analyse, synthesize
findings, and develop recommendations)
• Proactively recommend and/or lobby for additional support with Leads and Sponsors to
facilitate work-stream development when necessary
• Keep the transformation on track by actively monitoring completion of necessary deliverables (e.g. enforces deadlines and ensures compliance) with work-stream Leads
• Translates implications of progress into outcomes and demands for Leads and Sponsors (e.g., knows who is on track, ahead of the game, or falling behind and understands what has to happen for the transformation to stay on track)
• Facilitate and guide the overall work-stream life-cycle from start to finish
• Act as liaison and communication bridge across the organization to build alignment on
work-stream direction and priorities, and to manage cross-work-stream interdependences
• Provide Leads, Sponsors and Global interfaces with regular updates on work-stream progress (objective perspectives, priorities and directions) while managing their
• Identifies and co-develops people solutions with Leads and Sponsors to organizational
complexities/conflicts that stifle cross-cutting work-stream(s)

• Work-stream(s), Initiative(s) achievement – Time to Completion, Resource Utilisation
• Contribution to the development of the overall business strategy and organisational set up
• Qualitative feedback from Leads, Sponsors and Global Interfaces on overall project
leadership, communications, problem solving, strategic influence

Knowledge and Abilities:
• Strong process and project management skills – organized but flexible approach
• Solid business sense and analytic/critical-thinking skills
• Strategic thinking but willing to problem solve using a hands-on approach
• Influential skills– able to mobilize people across functions towards a common objective.
Not just with logic but also by other means (e.g. appealing to authority, relationship, etc.)
• Strong multi-tasking and prioritization abilities to handle multiple projects at the same
• Takes initiative and proactively seek opportunity for improvement with an owner mentality
• People oriented & Collaborative – ability to work with, service, and navigate across a wide network throughout the organization
• Confident, has good judgement and will assert and stand behind it
• Accountable, reliable and objective, leveraging fact base

Requisite Skills, Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
• University degree or above (MBA or other business-related qualification preferred)
• 10-12 years of general business experience
• Strong track record in cross functional/market level project management with leading
consumer brands or consulting firms
• Proven track record of delivering high-quality work on time 

• Experience with initiatives/project tracking (e.g. knowledge of utilizing tracking tools)
• Experience with synthesizing large amounts of data into updates that are easy to digest 

• Broad understanding of business value drivers and operations 

• Solid skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.) and experience with problem- solving tools (e.g. logic trees, storylines, quantitative models)
• Strong communication skills – written and spoken English

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