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Global Field Merchandising Project Manager - Facebook Reality Labs

Company: Facebook
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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Facebook is looking for a Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) Global Field Merchandising Project Manager. This person will be responsible for planning, communicating, executing, and reporting on Global Physical Fixture merchandising programs across all our existing and future third party retailer partners. This role plays an instrumental part in contributing to the FRL vision for our global customers to find, learn and experience FRL products through physical retail. It is critical to have experience with merchandising within current retail partners such as: Walmart, Best Buy, Target and more. The primary role of the FRL Global Field Merchandising Project Manager is to ensure that all field merchandising components including fixtures, demo units, graphics and display technologies are operating and functioning properly, as well as maintained to our standards. The role is execution oriented and is focused on planning, managing, and executing large programs and projects across our global partners. The FRL Global Field Merchandising Project Manager must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment working collaboratively across channel marketing, sales, analytics, and external vendors.

Global Field Merchandising Project Manager - Facebook Reality Labs Responsibilities

  • Prioritize large volume of projects across thousands of retail doors, most with tight deadlines and extreme complexity, with the guidance of the Global Field Merchandising Manager

Partner closely with Channel Marketing Managers, Strategic Account Managers, third party labor partners, Analytics and Field Sales team members on a regular basis to execute initiatives with the utmost efficiency and accuracy

Act as liaison between global third party labor partners, fixture display companies, channel marketing managers and field sales on any issues that come up in our retail partners globally

Assess and make calculated decisions to maximize ROI and efficiency by leveraging partnerships with the internal analytics team

Build highly detailed execution plans for a variety of FRL initiatives across all product lines

Create, maintain, and enforce processes for all operations globally in store and with third party labor partners

Review instructions and execution for multiple projects simultaneously with a keen eye for detail

Understand display fixture production process and installation implementation processes to properly prepare workback schedules and deliverables to share cross functionally both internally and externally

Manage the reporting of the results of the field execution to internal stakeholders

Process all invoices and work closely with the Global Field Merchandising Manager to ensure all third party labor projects are on budget and tracked accordingly

Manage third party labor partner conference calls weekly to track progress ensuring all project deliverables are on track

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8+ years of professional experience on either the brand side of retail in-store merchandising or the vendor side of retail in-store merchandising

Experience understanding of the unique operating conditions within each retailer and how that impacts the planning and executing of the initiatives for all product lines

Experience sharing program/project updates across broad teams and organizations - transparency is key within the Facebook culture and the skill to communicate, clear and concise cross functionally at all levels

Accuracy and attention to detail with tracking and articulating the intricacies of complex fixture installations

Experience managing relationships with cross-functional stakeholders and external vendors

Experience finding the root cause of issues or gathering the necessary cross-functional members to find that cause or solution to an issue

Experience with navigating various organizational environments where culture and structure vary

Great communicator and superb communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with retail partners and their guidelines/processes

Experience within a brand executing in-store initiatives through merchandising

Experience in planning large-scale executions and installations from concept stage through prototype and production stages

Experience in working in a highly cross-functional setting

Experience maintaining budgets and fiscal responsibility

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About the Facebook company

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Facebook is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or who are neurodivergent, and to candidates with sincerely held religious beliefs or requiring pregnancy related support. If you need support, please reach out to accommodations-ext@fb.com.

Keywords: Facebook, Austin , Global Field Merchandising Project Manager - Facebook Reality Labs, Other , Austin, Texas

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