Project Manager - Nerf Fri Nov 30 00:00:00 CST 2018 Pawtucket, RI 522165000 8817 Global Development 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">At Hasbro, we embrace the unique 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 team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The Nerf Development Organization is seeking a highly innovative, energetic, and motivated Project Manager to join our team!</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><u>Position Summary:</u></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">This could include our great Nerf brands such as: Elite, Mega, Rival, and our partner brands such as: Fortnight, Overwatch, Star Wars & Marvel.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">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 interfacing with diverse multi-functional teams at our Rhode Island headquarters, and direct communication with product development partners in Hasbro’s Far East offices.  Additionally, you will actively participate and add value to the product development process by pro-actively identifying potential delays or road blocks further down the development process and helping the team to implement innovative methods and solutions to deliver on 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></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">This position reports to the Manager of Project Management for Nerf, and is based in Pawtucket, RI.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><u>A day in the life of a Project Manager:</u></strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:25.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Under the general direction of the Global Development Organization, you will:</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:49.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         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></p> <p style="margin-left:49.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Lead and monitor the global development process, working with the cross functional development team, external suppliers & partners to deliver against the project goals.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:49.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Act as the liaison with multi-disciplinary teams and global partners, communicating brand and/or project information.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:49.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Escalate potential project risks to the team and leadership with potential solutions and a recommended direction.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:49.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Facilitate development meetings and communicate action plans developed by team.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:49.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Maintain an action items list for key projects and drive team towards resolution.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:49.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Partner with our Project Mgmt Team in our Far East Office and Global Planning to provide early warning of availability delays and adapt development plans based on the Global Market Forecasts.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:49.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Develop, maintain, and continuously improve our project management tools, manage and improve our reports and ensure data integrity in our systems.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:49.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Define and maintain metrics reporting for the group. Identify and support continuous process improvements for the global development organization, and train others.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:49.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         May manage interns and/or temporary employees.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:24.0px"> </p> <p style="margin-left:24.0px"> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><u>What you’ll bring:</u></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         BS/BA in project management, business, marketing or communications preferred</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Product Development Knowledge in the toy and/or consumer goods industry preferred</span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-top:0.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Excellent Communication, Influencing & Negotiating Skills are a requirement</span></span></li> <li style="margin-top:0.0px"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Leadership & Project Management Skills</span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Working collaboratively with the ability to facilitate a diverse multi-disciplined team and forums is a requirement</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Ability to prioritize, organize multiple projects and shifting priorities a requirement</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         Project Management certification a plus:  PMP //  MPM</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">·         2+ years of experience in a product development environment</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Join us and be part of creating the world’s best play experiences.  IT’S NERF OR NOTHIN’ !</strong></span></span></p>

Project Manager - Nerf

At Hasbro, we embrace the unique 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 team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.

The Nerf Development Organization is seeking a highly innovative, energetic, and motivated Project Manager to join our team!

 

Position Summary:

This could include our great Nerf brands such as: Elite, Mega, Rival, and our partner brands such as: Fortnight, Overwatch, Star Wars & Marvel.

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 interfacing with diverse multi-functional teams at our Rhode Island headquarters, and direct communication with product development partners in Hasbro’s Far East offices.  Additionally, you will actively participate and add value to the product development process by pro-actively identifying potential delays or road blocks further down the development process and helping the team to implement innovative methods and solutions to deliver on 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 Manager of Project Management for Nerf, 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 development team, external suppliers & partners to deliver against the project goals.

·         Act as the liaison with multi-disciplinary teams and global partners, communicating brand and/or project information.

·         Escalate potential project risks to the team and leadership with potential solutions and a recommended direction.

·         Facilitate development meetings and communicate action plans developed by team.

·         Maintain an action items list for key projects and drive team towards resolution.

·         Partner with our Project Mgmt Team in our Far East Office 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.

·         Define and maintain metrics reporting for the group. Identify and support continuous process improvements for the global development organization, and train others.

·         May manage interns and/or temporary employees.

 

 

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

  • Excellent 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, organize multiple projects and shifting priorities a requirement

·         Project Management certification a plus:  PMP //  MPM

·         2+ years of experience in a product development environment

 

Join us and be part of creating the world’s best play experiences.  IT’S NERF OR NOTHIN’ !


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

Job Segment: Project Manager, Temporary, Product Development, Manager, Marketing Manager, Technology, Contract, Research, Management, Marketing

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Requisition ID: 8817