Project Manager

Atlanta, Georgia, United States Full-time

RELEX is a fast-growing software company developing its own products that help retail companies plan and operate more efficiently. By accurately forecasting consumption of goods, we reduce inventory costs, increase availability and cut waste. To achieve this we use our in-house built terabyte scale in-memory database, which stores tens of billions of rows of data.

RELEX is trusted partner by leading brands including e.g. Party City, WHSmith, Delhaize America, Morrisons, Coop Denmark and Circle K Europe. We are a team of more than 500 employees with offices in the US (Atlanta), UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, and our headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.   

Are you a consultant-minded, customer centric individual looking for new challenges? Would you like to be part of creating long term success for retail, wholesale and manufacturing customers? Do you like to provide measurable value for your customers and fight against food waste?

Good news! We are now looking for a Project Manager to join our extraordinary Customer Operations team in Atlanta.

Here at RELEX we work in small teams where everyone’s input is valued. People can move among teams based on required skill set and personal interest. You are exposed to as much freedom and responsibilities based on your comfort level. We are passionate about what we do, but do not take ourselves too seriously. New challenges excite us where we can put our skills to test, and we make sure we have fun during the process. Life is supposed to be fun. Now - if you accept the challenge - we give you the opportunity to experience all this and more.

Ideal Candidate:

A motivated individual who has a combination of Project Management skills, Business Consultancy skills and a knowledge of the retail industry. This includes retail supply chain, store management, category management, assortment management, and space planning.  The individual should be able to influence business strategy and communicate effectively at all levels. After successfully performing in this role, the Project Manager will be given opportunities to further develop based on their skillset and interests into managing larger Tier 1 projects, being a Team Lead, or other senior roles within the growing organization.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in different aspects of software projects including: project planning, risk management, change management, and client relationship management
  • Experience in a minimum of three of the following areas:
    • Assortment planning
    • Floor planning
    • Schematic / planogram execution
    • Space optimisation
    • Store operations
    • Category development
    • Supply Chain
    • Store Systems
  • Experience with a grocery, consumer products goods (CPG), fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retailer or supplier, preferably in space planning, product ranging, or merchandising
  • Solid understanding of retail industry best practice
  • Experience of mapping business processes and comparing those processes to industry best practice
  • Previous experience managing projects or work streams preferred
  • Previous experience with Tier 1 retailer is preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Project management
  • Process design
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Training ability
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Technical competence demonstrated by the ability to understand basic to intermediate level technical concepts
  • Client relationship management
  • Microsoft Office required, SQL or BI skills are a bonus

Personal Characteristics:

  • Consulting requires traveling to client sites on a consistent basis; an understanding of and desire for this lifestyle is essential
  • A high sense of ownership and personal accountability for ensuring the quality and timeliness of own work
  • Willingness and desire to ‘do what it takes’ to deliver a successful project
  • Desire to develop and challenge colleagues to achieve customer and RELEX goals
  • Displays business and organizational maturity; ability to guide customers to realize financial and productivity benefits
  • Ability to balance RELEX Solutions and client needs effectively
  • Demonstrates an outstanding work ethic and a sense of urgency to resolve issues quickly and efficiently
  • Demonstrates a continual desire and capability to learn, partner, and collaborate

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage a software implementation project through all the phases of a project lifecycle including gathering requirements, process design, change management, testing and training
  • Support Pre-Sales team to translate business requirements and issues into deliverables
  • Deliver Support all stages of a project lifecycle (e.g. discovery, testing, training) as assigned with knowledge of industry best practice
  • Use knowledge of RELEX Solutions software and implementation processes to plan and design the project approach and proactively monitor its overall progress, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate
  • Responsible for the design, development and presentation of software demonstrations, that exhibit RELEX SOLUTIONS’s unique concepts and product offerings in a context relevant to clients’ business needs
  • Support of the sales team initiatives through solution positioning, benefit analysis, completion of RFI’s and preparation of ROI cases
  • Working with both prospective and existing clients on a consultancy basis to understand and optimize clients’ business processes and identify areas of opportunity to increase sales, reduce costs and maximize the efficiency of in-store operations through optimized product assortments and inventory management
  • Provide thought leadership, innovation and confidence to challenge business strategy with clients
  • Match business requirements with RELEX Solution’s s concepts, demonstrating and delivering the potential benefits of our solutions in a client’s own context
  • Perform business analysis and problem-solving activities at the strategic, operational, and organizational level
  • Execute other tasks as assigned and as needed
  • Actively participate in the growing company culture
  • Flexible to travel an average of 85%

HOW TO APPLY?

Please apply through this application with your cover letter.

Please note that the position will be filled as soon as the right person is found.

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