Company Overview Fanatics is the ultimate one-stop sports fan destination that ignites and harnesses the passion of fans and maximizes the presence and reach for preeminent sports partners globally. Leveraging long-standing, often exclusive relationships with more than 900 sports properties, a database of more than 90 million consumers worldwide and a trusted brand name, Fanatics is furthering its innovation across the sports landscape by building the leading global digital sports platform, complete with offerings including e-commerce and licensed merchandise, physical and digital trading cards and collectibles, and online sports betting and iGaming. 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; Fanatics Collectibles, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end physical and digital collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. As a market leader with more than 10,000 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. The NASE Senior Project Manager is responsible for scheduling and monitoring the development, manufacturing, and delivery of Topps releases. This position interfaces with internal teams and external vendors to ensure timely execution of project deliverables. The Senior Project Manager reports to the Director of Global Pre-Production & Project Management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, maintain, and monitor comprehensive release calendars for North American Sports and Entertainment (NASE) releases.
Create and monitor end-to-end milestone schedules for internal resources and external suppliers. Tracking production status from product inception and pre-press to production and fulfillment.
Create long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines.
Schedule, lead, and attend meetings with appropriate internal and external stakeholders.
Responsible for the training and growth of the NASE Project Management Department.
Skills and Abilities
Able to lead by influence and interact effectively with project team members.
Comfortable using video conferencing to collaborate and generate results while working remotely.
Excellent written and oral interpersonal and communication skills. Able to provide information thoroughly and accurately to all stakeholders.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to multi-task, command multiple projects, and disseminate information efficiently.
Education and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field preferred.
Experience managing cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment.
Experience with Microsoft Suite; intermediate understanding of Microsoft Excel
Experience with Project Management software preferred.