Senior Tech Project Manager
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores.
As a market leader with more than 18,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
We are looking for a driven, talented Sr. Technical Project Manager who will lead large and complex Supply Chain and logistics initiatives across several channels and partners for the Fanatics Global Supply Chain Network. The global network is comprised of a variety and expanding list of fulfillment and logistics solutions. This role boasts responsibility for the execution of large scale and concurrent programs that will optimize current and new operations, launch brown and green field facilities, and allow us to fulfill orders with rapid speed and efficiency. You will work to help implement a suite of solutions that enhance our operational capabilities including WMS, WES, ASRS, WCS, PLC, manufacturing, GTP and robotic automation, CMS, and TMS systems. The ideal candidate has a track record of successfully managing complex technical projects in the Supply Chain domain with experience in implementing internal and external technologies as part of the primary project deliverables. They are also attuned to managing budgets, requirements, timelines, success
metrics, and stakeholder relationships and expectations through utilization of a deep skillset in Program Management tools and methodologies.
Lead the launch of technologies and capabilities that expand and support our Global Supply Chain and Logistics Network
Drive the definition of program success, on-going prioritization, deliverable timelines, and trade-off discussions
Help to organize, manage, and track tech releases coinciding with facility buildouts and/or external partner timelines through a combination of waterfall and agile methodologies
Manage external vendors and internal cross-functional teams on large, complex technology implementation projects
Scope, schedule, manage, track, and report on large cross-functional projects
Build project charters and schedules based on the capacities of the supply chain tech team, dependencies on partnering tech teams deliverables, dependencies on vendor work and deliverables, Ops requirements and schedules, and business initiatives and priorities
Manage project work and meet timelines while meeting production needs across a global omnichannel network
Manage expectations of a variety of stakeholders and relationships between the
Tech, Ops/Supply Chain, Traffic, and Business teams; frequently meet with Ops leadership to review progress; maintain alignment with product managers and engineering leaders on initiatives and priorities
Communicate strategy and program status at an executive level
5-10 years managing programs in the Supply Chain domain with proven experience in successfully implementing a broad range of warehouse and logistics technologies
Strong technical understanding and ability to develop strong and effective relationships with both engineers and operators
Strong leadership, collaboration, and strategic thinking skills
Strong organizational and communication skills
Strong analytical skills, including demonstrated ability to produce data-backed arguments and presentations
Self-driven and confident in making autonomous decisions that will ensure success or keep a project on track, and maintaining accountability for those decisions
Requires occasional travel to our other offices or new launch sites in (and possibly outside of) the U.S.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
MBA or MS degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, or Computer Science
Experience with JIRA and/or Trello
Experience with emerging supply chain technologies, especially Warehouse
Execution Systems and automation
Things We Care About
· Your career growth, your ideas, your work-life balance, and your well-being.
· Diversity and Inclusion
· Our Company Culture and Values
· Providing outstanding Company Perks and Benefits
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.
As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.
Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud. Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Fanatics recruiters will only reach out to applicants from an @fanatics.com or @fanatics.co.uk email address. For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at www.fanaticsinc.com/careers
Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.
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