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Project Merchandise Manager

City:  Copenhagen V
Country/Region:  DK
Application Deadline:  15th March 2023

Project Manager, Merchandising  

Are you passionate about Merchandising and product management? Do you enjoying leveraging technology and Agile principles to drive high impact projects within organisations? And do you want to be a part of the world’s leading jewellery company. If so, this could be for you! Pandora is embracing a scaled Agile setup structured around product teams with clear focus on outcomes. Strong and passionate Product Management is a key component of realising these ambitions. In this newly created role, you will help to shape the direction and product domain to ensure Pandora is putting technology at the heart of evolving our business and delivering growth. Have we sparked your interest? If so, we’d love to hear from you!  

 

Connecter between functional needs and technology 

As project manager for the merchandising function, you will be an essential part of the company’s transformation into the new ERP system, ensuring key Merchandising capabilities are reflected, to secure an excellent planning function and a smooth running of the jewellery business in the existing system landscape.  

 

You will act as the connector between functional needs, technology and merchandising functions, to ensure we are always working on the things that creates value for our consumers and the business. You will holistically manage the project management process for an agile team that works with everything from stabilisation of current planning solution, running the business tasks, process improvement, improvement of system setup and creation and improvement of supporting tools for our merchandising community. You will act as the voice of our merchandising functions, and translate their needs into product vision, roadmap, objectives, key results and corresponding team backlog. Continuously prioritizing the backlog will be of utter importance to optimise and realise beneficial improvements for the business. You will also act as the voice of process owners and Global Merchandising in the potential transformation of future planning system, demand and inventory and pricing and consumer insights capabilities.  

 

You will be collaborating with multiple stakeholders from different functional areas – Global Supply Chain, Digital and Tech, Global Merchandising, and Cluster Merchandising – to identify opportunities for improvement. Furthermore, you will also be collaborating with important external stakeholders such as system providers/vendors and service and consultancy providers amongst others.  

 

Additional accountabilities include:  

  • Be the project champion orchestrating all Merchandising function, aiming for a strong alignment with process owners across organisation 

  • Own and constantly prioritise product backlog to optimise for benefit realisation 

  • Lead the refinement of the backlog at the different levels 

  • Secure smooth running the business in existing system landscape 

  • Drive refinement and investigation into potential improvement areas for Global Merchandising 

  • Collaborate with Digital & Tech area to ensure optimised system setup and support 

  • Collaborate with Data and Analytics team on reporting and tooling solutions for optimised planning 

 

Effective decision making and focus on delivery 

To succeed as Project Manager, we envision you have minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in project management, demonstrating successful development and delivery of strategies, roadmaps through to product launch and optimization. You thrive on working with a multitude of stakeholders to overcome challenges, and you are flexible and adaptive to changing priorities. You are a strong team player with good people, networking and communication skills. You are structured and well-organised, and you enjoy having a coordinative role. Adding to this, you have strong analytical skills and attention to detail, a strong sense of urgency and responsibility, and you can manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Furthermore, we hope you have or can demonstrate:  

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree within Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Business Administration or Management Engineering 

  • Strong knowledge about planning processes, sales forecasting and demand planning 

  • Extensive knowledge about planning solutions/systems/software 

  • Experience with working with tech road maps and system design 

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel 

  • Strong aptitude to learn technical applications (like: MS Access, Hyperion and APTOS) quickly 

  • APIC certification and agile certifications are a plus 

 

Additional information 

Global Career Band 4 

Application deadline: March 15th 2023 

A maximum of 10-15 days of travel per year is to be expected in this role.  

 

Did we get your attention?  

We hope you got all your questions answered and feel confident applying for this position, however if you have more questions regarding the position, please contact:  

  

Alexia Twingler  
Global Recruiter  
+45 31 27 06 61  

 

If you see yourself in the position and would like to become a part of Pandora’s future, please do not hesitate to apply. We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

We process applications on a continuous basis, which is why we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible. You can also read more about Pandora on our corporate site www.pandoragroup.com.  

 

Icing on the cake  

You will be working out of our beautiful Head Office in Copenhagen V, established in 2016 and designed to unite and inspire our teams. Besides our beautiful interior design we are also proud of our LEED Gold Certification for Energy and Environmental Design. This means that we use as few natural resources as possible and that we use them with respect. The result is a professional and dynamic space that is unique, comfortable and inspirational – and delivers a true Pandora experience to anyone who works here or comes to visit. 

 

About Pandora  

Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries through 6,800 points of sale, including more than 2,700 concept stores. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs 27,000 people worldwide and crafts its jewellery at two LEED certified facilities in Thailand using mainly recycled silver and gold. The company plans to be carbon neutral by 2025 and has joined the Science Based Targets initiative to reduce emissions across its full value chain. Pandora is listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange and generated sales of DKK 23,4 billion in 2021.