Project Manager, Retail Initiatives

Overview

This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

For more information about Express, Inc. please visit www.express.com.

Responsibilities

As Express transforms from a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose powered by a styling community, the systems and processes supporting our store teams are transforming as well. The Project Manager takes a leadership role in planning and oversight for the successful delivery of stores programs, initiatives and system implementations. This individual will work closely with stakeholders, Store Operations peers, cross functional partners and external vendors to drive project/program implementation.

  • Supports the implementation of strategic initiatives for the Stores Organization, partnering with key stakeholders and teams to execute the vision
  • Works closely with peers, cross-functional teams, and vendors to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives
  • Develops short- and long-term plans to achieve organizational objectives, sequencing work and communication to achieve desired results
  • Continuously evaluates programs and projects to ensure objectives are achieved, assess risks and identify areas for improvement
  • Identify key requirements needed from cross-functional teams and external vendors
  • Implements and manages changes/interventions to ensure project goals are achieved
  • Meets with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regardin g project issues and decisions on initiatives
  • Produces proactive, accurate and timely reporting on program status


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree or in lieu of, time spent in retail or related industry
  • 3-5 years experience in project/program management, ideally in the retail, hospitality, or other customer facing service industry
  • Demonstrated problem solving, time management and priority setting skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Desired - PMP certification or MPM degree

CRITICAL SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
  • Analytical skills - ability to synthesize data to derive insights
  • Presentation skills - excellent communicator and storyteller
  • Creative problem-solving and opportunity identification
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Excellent customer service with a focus on relationship building
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and priorities
  • Command of Excel and PowerPoint


Closing

As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.