Project Manager - Play-Doh Wed Mar 25 00:00:00 CDT 2020 Pawtucket, RI 642499300 29341 Global Development 1 Employee <p>At Hasbro, we are looking for people who are passionate about impacting the future of play and entertainment. We seek individuals who are committed, curious, creative, and who are eager to keep imagination alive on teams that play together and create together. Our values –  community, passion, integrity, creativity and inclusion – help cultivate inspiring, diverse workplaces where teams are built on positivity as much as productivity, and where individuals can do work they love with people they enjoy on brands they believe in, all for a company driven by greater purpose.</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span lang="EN"><span style="color:#6c696a">Project Manager &ndash; Play Doh</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span lang="EN"><span style="color:#6c696a">At Hasbro, we embrace the outstanding skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas! We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we&rsquo;re committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and home, deliver excellence through teamwork and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span lang="EN"><span style="color:#6c696a">Position Summary:</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span lang="EN"><span style="color:#6c696a">The Play Doh Development Organization is seeking a highly innovative, upbeat, and motivated Project Manager to join our Team. This role could include unique opportunities on our Play Doh portfolio such as working on our new line of alternate compounds and their development. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span lang="EN"><span style="color:#6c696a">Utilizing strong communication, organization, negotiation and problem-solving skills, you will be responsible and accountable for information flow amongst the development team and key business partners. This includes collaborating with diverse multi-functional teams at our Rhode Island headquarters, and direct communication with product development partners in Global offices. Additionally, you will actively participate and contribute to the product development process by proactively identifying potential delays or roadblocks in the development process and helping the team to implement innovative methods and solutions to deliver products on-time. As part of the development team, you will be actively involved in defining the initial project development plan, leading our development reviews/meetings, and participating in the decision-making process throughout the product development cycle.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span lang="EN"><span style="color:#6c696a">This position reports to the Senior Project Manager for Play Doh, and is based in Pawtucket, RI.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span lang="EN"><span style="color:#6c696a">A day in the life of a Project Manager:</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span lang="EN"><span style="color:#6c696a">Under the general direction of the Global Development Organization, you will:</span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Create project development plans in support of the Global Development Calendar and prioritize activities of the project team members to ensure adherence to the plan. Suggest innovative ideas and methods for reducing development timelines.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Lead and monitor the global development process, working with the cross functional global development team, external suppliers &amp; partners to deliver against the project goals, communicating brand and/or project information</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Facilitate development meetings and communicate action plans developed by team. </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Maintain an action items list for key projects and drive team towards resolution and raise potential project risks to the team and leadership with potential solutions and a recommended direction</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Partner with our Project Management Team in our other Global Offices, Vendor Management team and Global Planning to provide early warning of availability delays and adapt development plans based on the Global Market Forecasts.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Develop, maintain, and continuously improve our project management tools, manage and improve our reports and ensure data integrity in our systems.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Identify and support continuous process improvements for the global development organization.</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><strong><span lang="EN">What you&rsquo;ll bring:</span></strong></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">BS/BA in project management, business, marketing or communications preferred</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Product Development Knowledge in the toy and/or consumer goods industry preferred</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Strong Communication, Influencing &amp; Negotiating Skills are a requirement</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Leadership &amp; Project Management Skills</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Working collaboratively with the ability to facilitate a diverse multi-disciplined team and forums is a requirement</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Ability to prioritize, balance workload, and organize multiple projects and shifting priorities a requirement</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">Project Management certification a plus: PMP // MPM</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span lang="EN">2+ years of experience in a product development environment </span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p>Hasbro is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status.</p>

Project Manager - Play-Doh

At Hasbro, we are looking for people who are passionate about impacting the future of play and entertainment. We seek individuals who are committed, curious, creative, and who are eager to keep imagination alive on teams that play together and create together. Our values –  community, passion, integrity, creativity and inclusion – help cultivate inspiring, diverse workplaces where teams are built on positivity as much as productivity, and where individuals can do work they love with people they enjoy on brands they believe in, all for a company driven by greater purpose.

Project Manager – Play Doh

At Hasbro, we embrace the outstanding skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas! We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we’re committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and home, deliver excellence through teamwork and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.

Position Summary:

The Play Doh Development Organization is seeking a highly innovative, upbeat, and motivated Project Manager to join our Team. This role could include unique opportunities on our Play Doh portfolio such as working on our new line of alternate compounds and their development.

Utilizing strong communication, organization, negotiation and problem-solving skills, you will be responsible and accountable for information flow amongst the development team and key business partners. This includes collaborating with diverse multi-functional teams at our Rhode Island headquarters, and direct communication with product development partners in Global offices. Additionally, you will actively participate and contribute to the product development process by proactively identifying potential delays or roadblocks in the development process and helping the team to implement innovative methods and solutions to deliver products on-time. As part of the development team, you will be actively involved in defining the initial project development plan, leading our development reviews/meetings, and participating in the decision-making process throughout the product development cycle.

This position reports to the Senior Project Manager for Play Doh, and is based in Pawtucket, RI.

A day in the life of a Project Manager:

Under the general direction of the Global Development Organization, you will:

  • Create project development plans in support of the Global Development Calendar and prioritize activities of the project team members to ensure adherence to the plan. Suggest innovative ideas and methods for reducing development timelines.
  • Lead and monitor the global development process, working with the cross functional global development team, external suppliers & partners to deliver against the project goals, communicating brand and/or project information
  • Facilitate development meetings and communicate action plans developed by team.
  • Maintain an action items list for key projects and drive team towards resolution and raise potential project risks to the team and leadership with potential solutions and a recommended direction
  • Partner with our Project Management Team in our other Global Offices, Vendor Management team and Global Planning to provide early warning of availability delays and adapt development plans based on the Global Market Forecasts.
  • Develop, maintain, and continuously improve our project management tools, manage and improve our reports and ensure data integrity in our systems.
  • Identify and support continuous process improvements for the global development organization.

 

  • What you’ll bring:
  • BS/BA in project management, business, marketing or communications preferred
  • Product Development Knowledge in the toy and/or consumer goods industry preferred
  • Strong Communication, Influencing & Negotiating Skills are a requirement
  • Leadership & Project Management Skills
  • Working collaboratively with the ability to facilitate a diverse multi-disciplined team and forums is a requirement
  • Ability to prioritize, balance workload, and organize multiple projects and shifting priorities a requirement
  • Project Management certification a plus: PMP // MPM
  • 2+ years of experience in a product development environment

Hasbro is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status.


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

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Date: Mar 25, 2020