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Project Manager

Job title: Project Manager
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Beverly Hills
Discipline: Marketing
Remote: No
Reference: 417205
Contact name: Melissa Llanes
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, a well-known creative agency is looking for a Project Manager to join their team in Los Angeles.

In this position you will:

  • Build creative and informative decks with quotes within 24-72 hours for clients and work with them to make sure all details for the project are captured correctly. This includes a cost & profit analysis of the product i.e, Cost of Goods, Prototyping, Duties/Tariffs, Freight, Lead Times, QC Inspection & more
  • Manage 10-20+ projects in various categories such as promotional & retail goods, fashion, print, and packaging (averaging $5k - $100k each)
  • Handle all orders from order placement until the product is in the client's hands. This includes, but is not limited to, verifying pricing, following up with manufacturers, and tracking orders through delivery
  • Help keep the client informed of all aspects of their project, from development to when the goods arrive at the client’s door, ensuring specs are precise, timelines tracked & deadlines met
  • Help Navigate Global Freight & Logistics (Post-Pandemic) — Booking LCL, FCL containers to ship products to ports around the world understanding timelines (mostly Long Beach Port for US clients)
  • Meet quarterly and annual KPIs while helping to build deeper relationships with existing clients
  • On a quarterly basis, do extensive bidding and cost analysis of hundreds of products for world-famous brands across categories like Barware, Novelties, Displays, Drinkware & Apparel
  • Work closely with our Shenzhen office daily to fulfill requests for quotes/bids with supplier pricing of products with our vendors - please note timezones (PT/GMT+8)
  • Help manage and collaborate with clients, internal and external designers, and  international sourcing offices to develop products for a various assortment of brands
  • Aid in troubleshooting all aspects of production within the development of the product
  • Collaborate and develop new product concepts, branding, and packaging
  • Help build out a sales and operations playbook we can replicate for future expansion.

You should have/be:

  • Client-centric: obsessed with client outcomes, doing what it takes to deliver the client’s expectations, understanding your client’s current and future business goals and challenges and translating those into relevant solutions and strategic account planning
  • A burning desire to win clients from competitors. You’re a team player, but you know that a little competition is healthy.
  • To be a self-starter who can solve problems and take on new processes – you’re excited about the idea of building something.
  • An obsession with client happiness. You succeed when they succeed.
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. See something broken? Fix it.
  • Cognizant of business cultural differences and norms across the globe; able to adapt style and approach to local business cultures.
  • Know-how and comfort in presenting to clients and executives, in a concise and effective manner
  • A team mindset, you’ll be working collaboratively across many different teams within the organization to build the foundations of this company.
  • Dependable with a sense of humor, and ability to balance the serious times with the fun times (we’re a work-hard-play-hard group!)

Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree, 3+ years of professional work experience in Business, Product Development & Supply Chain, Customer Relations and/or Project Management
  • Experience using macs & Excel

Ideal but not mandatory:

  • Experience with Sourcing & Quoting products and textiles with PPAI & China vendors
  • Solid knowledge of freight forwarding principles with a strategic and consultative mindset.— customs, duties, & tariffs (Currently use Flexport / Shippabo)
  • Experience using Salesforce, Slack, Mailchimp, Canva &/or Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) & Tech Sheets / 2D Designs
  • Experience and Knowledge on Sustainable Products - Sugarcane, PLA, Wheat
  • Experience w/ Photography of products & descriptions for Media Campaigns / Social Media Experience with Copywriting for Blogs (Design & Creative / Supply Chain / Social Responsibility)

Please submit your resume for consideration. 

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