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Custom Field 2:  82790
Category:  Digital
Date:  Jan 15, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10118

Project Manager - CPG - Prestige Beauty

Global Initiative Manager 

New York, New York 


The Global Initiative Manager (GIM) is in charge a portfolio of projects and guides a multi-functional team in developping and executing a Fragrance initiative from ideation to launch. The Global Initiative Manager operates as the ‘orchestra conductor’, helping to drive collaboration in defining and executing the project plan (Critical Path Schedule) with colleagues in Category Marketing, Artwork, Supply, Procurement and R&D, and bring their expertise in Innovation systems and processes to deliver outstanding, breakthrough project results.

The Global Initiative Manager is the source of truth on project 360 readiness (commercial, financial, technical) and ensure that risks and issues are pro-actively identified and mitigated through their facilitation of the multi-functional project team. They collaborate closely with Site Initiative Leaders in Supply who are responsible for the product execution project plan once designs are locked and committed – although the Global Initiative Manager maintains accountability in the end-to-end innovation process.

The Global Initiative Manager operates through influence to guide and coach the teams through the gate process - while leveraging the Initiative Management Team tools and techniques.




  • Manages their portfolio of projects through the development of a project plan (CPS) and brings together the multi-functional team to work collaboratively and pro-actively
  • Co-ordinates the readiness review of each initiative with Category Marketing, R&D/Supply/Procurement and Marketing Finance
  • Frames and communicates requests to facilitate informed and agile decision taking
  • Applies the standard Supply operating strategy matrix to recommend finished good sourcing approach
  • Ensures issues and risks are pro-actively identified and brought to the attention of the project team for mitigation or resolution. Elevates project issues to IM Segment Director for visibility and support in resolution when needed.
  • Co-ordinates the formal Alert Process with global teams when a critical issue arises. Brings the project team together in crisis collaboration if needed.
  • Portfolio of projects can include: Innovation/new launches; Gross Margin Improvement projects; Regulatory compliance projects; Preservation projects




  • Collaborates with multi-functional partners to deliver a portfolio of initiatives that supports the brand innovation strategy in consumer offer, business scale and profitability, and meeting Coty standards
  • Guarantees Initiative success. Aligns business objectives and expectations, Deliver project Success Criteria. Focus on Business First, Project Second.
  • Ensures project initiation on time adherence to defined plan according to project complexity.
  • Project Success: Right First Time Initiative delivery (on time, on quality) with a high Customer Service achievement (On Time In Full/Fill Rate) and a sustainable manufacturing/procurement supply chain in place


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Proven experience in Supply Chain role(s)
  • Proven track record on managing projects and delivering on time, on cost and on quality
  • Proven experience in delivering projects as leader and/or member of a multi-functional team
  • 2-3years project management experience – familiarity with CPS/Project Planning, standard project management toolbox
  • Experience in operating in a matrix structure and across borders
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Understanding of new product development processes & stage gate approach
  • Understanding of MRP system logic
  • Exposure to production environment & interaction of packaging, process, manufacturing
  • Strong Microsoft excel & Microsoft project capability
  • Additional background in planning/purchasing/technical environment beneficial
  • Preferably to have experience in Beauty or related industry, pharmaceutical, paint, food, FMCG
Country/Region:  US
City:  New York

Nearest Major Market: New York City