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Project Manager, Learning & Development

Company: Living Spaces
Location: La Mirada
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Current Living Spaces Employees: Please apply via your internal Workday Account.Living Spaces is a growing home furnishing brand and we continue to open new locations. We know in order to stay current with the times and trends, we have to perpetually update our look and selection. What has truly sustained our growth - from 1 to over 20 locations, from 100 employees to over 2,000, from a humble home furnishings store to a widely recognized and respected lifestyle brand - are the talented individuals who have taken us there. We are looking for innovative, driven, and passionate professionals to join our team so we can reach even greater heights together.

We believe that a great team member experience leads to an even better guest experience. That is why we place a huge emphasis on building a great culture within our teams. Our ideal candidate will have natural talent: meaning, they possess the capacity and commitment, along with an openness to being coached around skills that will ensure they delight and exceed the expectations of our guests in all areas of Living Spaces business. We also believe in our team members taking ownership of their performance and how that contributes to the overall success of their role.Position SummaryWHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY

We are growing as a Company and as a team, and we are looking for a Project Manager to work closely with the Learning & Development and Human Resources teams to provide project management expertise to several key initiatives.

The role of the Project Manager for the Learning and Development/Human Resources department is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to timelines, milestone events and within budget. This includes acquiring resources, capacity planning and coordinating and motivating all project team members, contractors and or consultants to flawlessly complete project deliverables. The Project Manager will help define project objectives, scope, and requirements, and ensure high levels of development and project execution throughout its life cycle.Position DescriptionWHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of multiple projects.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project.
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant internal stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Delegate project tasks based on team members' individual strengths, skill sets, and experience levels.
  • Participate in meeting activities to identify project goals and gain consensus on project steps, schedule, and implementation procedures; foster cooperation and involvement of team.
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress and the successful completion of short and long-term goals.
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.
  • Measure performance using appropriate project management tools and techniques.
  • Report and escalate to management as needed.
  • Manage the relationship with the client and relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify internal and/or external resources to ensure successful project completion.
  • Monitor development activities relating to meeting project objectives, budget, quality standards and schedule.
  • Manage several projects of varying size concurrently and consult with all levels of management which may require coordinating activities across multiple departments and/or divisions.
  • Prepare project status reports; makes alterations in project plan as needed.
  • Foster and maintain good relationships with colleagues/clients to ensure that processes are integrated to support expected customer service levels. Act as business partner by managing expectations and providing guidance and advice throughout project duration.
  • Recommend and implement programs to minimize costs, ensures optimum output, and maintain quality. Advises on the solution of technical problems, priorities, and methods.
  • Perform risk management to minimize potential risks.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis.
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as other team members.
  • Lead team members to resolve system, operational, and product issues. Mediate solutions between the client and Learning and Development/Human Resources.
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills.
  • Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency.
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
    • Excellent project planning and managerial skills are required to plan, assign, and monitor all assigned projects.
    • Experience working with Asana or other project management software tools.
    • Project management certification a plus.
    • Extensive industry/business knowledge.
    • Proven working experience in project management.
    • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skill.
    • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills.
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.PROJECT MANAGER SKILLS & PROFICIENCIES:Developing and Tracking BudgetsCoachingStaffingProject ManagementManagement ProcessImprovementPlanningPerformance ManagementVerbal CommunicationWritten CommunicationLeadershipDetail-OrientedRisk ManagementNegotiationCost ControlCritical ThinkingCommunicationProblem SolvingAnalytical SkillsTechnical SkillsQualificationsWHAT DO YOU NEED TO SUCCEED
      • Minimum 5 years related experience
      • Minimum 3 years managing an extensive project(s) and/or team(sEDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B. S.) or equivalent from four-year college in Business, Education, Psychology, or related field preferred. 5 years of experience in workforce learning and development, planning, and project management. Strong Learning & Development functional expertise. Solid understanding and proven application of adult learning principles, practices and procedures of instructional design for digital modalities and user experience design. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES: Project Management Certification preferred.Equal Opportunity EmployerIt is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination based solely on a person's race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), sexual orientation, or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.E-VerifyLiving Spaces participates in E-Verify. All newly-hired team members are queried through this electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify their identity and employment eligibility.

Keywords: Living Spaces, La Mirada , Project Manager, Learning & Development, Executive , La Mirada, California

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